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Daz Studio

Post by Calie on Wed May 18, 2011 2:25 am

Daz is a great site, like renderosity, it has items for sale and free, tutorials and forums for the various programs available (some sold at daz, as well as their own Daz Studio which has both a free and pay for version). They have a weekly newsletter which has a link to a new freebie each week, you need to be registered in order to receive this newsletter. You will normally get about two, maybe three emails from them a week, depends on whether or not they have something they want you to know about, usually about their own program and content, sometimes others though not often. Your email will not get clogged up unless you only check it once a month...lol

NOTE...You must register at this site (it's free) if you wish to purchase any product or download weekly or special event freebies.
Advantage of purchases and special freebies is that they are kept in your purchase history and you can re-download them if needed. Instructions are in the following posts of this thread.

The Daz program is a 3D rendering engine. Not originally designed for creating items, though more for taking already made items to create your scenes and then render them as either a single frame image or animations. Surprisingly enough, rendering anything in Daz does not take nearly as long as say in the Poser program or others out there. Like other programs, Daz also has the ability to do animation. There is a plugin called animate and addons of animations you can get free or for purchase that can help you along the way, also cuts down on workload if they have one you are looking for. Animate lite is free and part of the Daz program itself, though tends to be slightly limited, it can still do a lot though. Daz also has puppeteer as part of their program which also animates you characters. This plugin you can create as well as use other people's animations for it. Daz can also use BVH animations.

Aside from the program, Daz also provides the main models most people use. These main models would be Victoria, Michael, Hiro, Aiko and the kid ranging from a toddler to preteens, there is also Stephanie, The Girl, the Freak, She-Freak and finally David and various animals and toon type models. Hiro and Aiko were originally designed for those interested in anime, yet have become quite popular with their realistic looks as well. The current models are referred to as Gen4, as in the fourth generation, as over time these models have been improved on greatly from their original design. You can still get the previous versions and they also offer a low resolution version of most models for those interested in game creation. As of summer 2011 Daz now has a Genesis model that apparently is one item to make all the a fore mentioned characters, as well as a new program to use it. There vote is still out on this newest development.

This is not to say there are not other human models out there, there are plenty and just as good as Daz's G4 models, both for sale and for free....NOTE...it must be remembered that in order to use the various characters made for these models, you will need the morph packs for each. The models come with limited ability to morph and most character packages usually require the morphs in order to work. There are still many varied images you can create if you do not have the morph package, the textures in the character packages go a long way in changing the look of your model. The textures for the character packages can still be used on pretty much all the genders, such as V4 character textures will work on A4 and Stephanie4, etc. same goes for anything for Micheal, can be used on Hiro and David. It must be noted that anything created for a Gen3 model does not work on the Gen4 models, though they do have a plugin that will convert morphs and textures for use on other models. This same thought applies to clothes and there are also plugins out there for conversion as well.

Daz Studio does come with some free content, including Victoria 4, as well as clothes, hair and other items to help you get started on your journey to creating scenes. You also get a coupon for a free bundle. On the net (if you look under the free content section) there is a package from a previous version of Daz that includes things not found in the current one. The link to this free package is in the free content list.

If Daz Studio is not to your liking, the site does offer other programs, such as Bryce and Carrara, as well as Mimic which is a lip sync program for your models, and Hexagon which is a 3D creation program for making your own models and other items from scratch.

Well that is a pretty good rundown of the site and I do hope you will check it out. If you need any help with this site, I have added some images and instructions of the most common things to know about what you can do there.

http://daz3d.com/



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Post by Calie on Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:54 pm

Tutorials and images on their way
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