Getting Your Art Seen: PlacementCommunity WeekGetting Your Art Seen: Placement5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Groups aren't doing it for you, the thumbshare forum isn't doing it for you, the sharezone dAmn chat isn't doing it for you... You want someone to look at your art. After all, that's why you post it.
How many times has each of us thought that our postings are getting buried by others? Let's face it: there are over 32,000,000 accounts on this site, and 160,000 pieces are uploaded every day.
One thing to consider is where you're putting your work.
Don't I want to put it in the most popular section of the site?
Not really. I know that the first impulse is to put your work right where you think everyone's going to see it immediately. But with 160,000 works posted per day, if everyone posts it all in "digital" or "
XPS to Rigged Daz Studio FigureIf anyone interested finds this: I couldn't find anyone who had done this and wrote about it. I'm still figuring it out, after a lot of dead ends, but I do have my first working figure. After trying methods using 3d studio, blender(multiple versions since scripts seem to work only for the version they where written for- and Norton's hates blender.exe) , hexagon and a few others and addons I got it to work with Just XPS and Daz (with blender as a little optional help!). The Kasumi DOA figure rendered in my Gallery (as of this writing) was rigging automatically with the G2F skeleton (cleaning up the joints is on the "to do" list) using the DAZ built in transfer tool. The basic steps are:XPS to Rigged Daz Studio Figure1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(note: I did play with export and import scales but I didn't keep track, and mostly they didn't seem to matter, you can resize after too.)
1) Export a copy of the DAZ figure (in my case G2F) whose rigging you want to use, with a zeroed (default) pose as an OBJ (The pose is IMPORTANT.) I also had to rip o
Morph Transfer Options Added to DS 462That's DAZ Studio 4.6.2, the latest version as of this writing.Morph Transfer Options Added to DS 4622 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you transfer morphs with Transfer Utility, you might previously have noticed that you have no option to only transfer SOME morphs. This can particularly be annoying with Genesis morphs, where you end up transferring hundreds and then have to sort out and save to library just the one you want.
Well, the newest version of DAZ Studio has an additional feature to help with this.
In the Parameters tab, when you've found the dial for a particular morph, right-click on it. One of your options is "Favorites." Hover over that and you can choose "Add Selected Properties to Favorites."
On most items, all morphs are not favorited by default, including Genesis. Mark just the morph or morphs you want to transfer as favorites in the manner described.
Now when you start Transfer Utility, uncheck everything but the "Morph Targets" option. You need to have the "Show Options" button checked to expand that par
Klaus : more than just a pretty boySo, I've always gotten a very positive response from readers and watchers whenever Klaus is mentioned, but for those who have not read my book and especially my final draft, I don't feel like you know him well enough. So I've decided to share a few new Klaus scenes that I've written recently to develop his character more.Klaus : more than just a pretty boy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
around Chapter 8 at Edith's dinner party in late June
"Would you care to accompany me to the veranda for a cigarette?" he asked. "There's one on the second floor, and it's getting a bit stuffy in here."
I agreed, and soon we were standing out on the lanai, elbows leaning upon the cool iron, the brisk summer wind rustling the ivy that crawled up the side of the railing. Klaus pulled a pack of cigarettes from his waistcoat pocket along with a lighter. Imprinted in the copper were the letters K&K, and suddenly I wanted to ask him what had happened the other day—what Heinrich had said about choosing the Gypsy over him. I didn't have time to ask though, because K
What is art?There's a lot of deviations on the front page that I check out just so I can read the comments.What is art?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of users seem to think they can define what is art and what isn't, and this never fails to infuriate me.
Have these people ever been to any art galleries? A lot of popular modern art looks like it's been drawn by 5 year olds in 5 minutes, while classical art all looks exactly the same. Maybe they should go visit some museums and start shouting "not art, herp derp" until they get thrown out.
If stuff you don't like makes the front page, it means there's an audience for that sort of stuff, in which case you should be blaming DeviantArt's user base rather than insulting the artists. Funnily enough, unoriginal Pokemon and Pony crap doesn't get as much hate as a lot of nude stuff. I wonder why. (*coughpersonalinsecuritiescough*)
Wikipedia's definition of art is: "Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and aff
Benjamin Jastrow : Altruism or Self-Abnegation?An important point in the characterization of Paper Stars is that each character has one very important characteristic that defines them as a person and influences their day to day lives. Each of these traits are supposed to be both the character's greatest asset and their greatest flaw. They both build the character up and destroy their progress. And in this journal, I wannted to share with my readers an in-depth analysis of Benjamin Jastrow.Benjamin Jastrow : Altruism or Self-Abnegation?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Easily the antithesis of Sara, Benjamin's defining characteristic is his altruism, and all of his other traits are influenced by it or are a result of it. His mild, gentle nature is centered around his carnal fear of causing others discomfort, which, in turn, becomes his own discomfort. His kindness is not limited to only those he cares for--it stretches to all those he meets, even when they are cruel to him, and he willingly shoulders the blame for any and all grievances around him. He is a human scapegoat, an alacritous martyr willing to give u
Copyrights, patents, piracy etcHay guys, to what extent do you think it's okay to steal/copy stuff?Copyrights, patents, piracy etc4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really undecided about many of these issues myself, so I made myself a wee questionaire and filled it in with my opinions.
Keep in mind I'm not a lawyer, and don't really care about what the actual laws are.
Do you think it's okay to pirate software, movies, music and books?
I support piracy because I see it as free advertising and believe that most people who would have paid for it still will.
I make a point to buy stuff I really like, though I'm more likely to support poorer developers or projects that just didn't pay off.
How about pirating really old stuff (NES games, The Beatles etc)?
It really bothers me how Nintendo are still trying to sell their old games, but then again they'd lose sales on their new games if they gave away those old ones for free. So *shrugs*. I've never felt bad about not paying for old stuff though, it's more important to support those who are actually
[Tutorial] Transferring Character Morphs G1 to G2(Updated for new features in DS 4.6.2.)[Tutorial] Transferring Character Morphs G1 to G22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been hearing a fair amount of complaints about Genesis 2 Female lately, and I understand; I said many of the same things when it first came out. I should've known better, because I also did this when Genesis came out, but sometimes we live and learn slower than we'd like.
One of the most common, and most easily answered, is "I already have a bunch of characters for G1 that I can't recreate on G2." For this purpose, G2 refers to Genesis 2, not the old Poser G2 figures.
Well, as a matter of fact, you can. With practice you can do it in seconds per FBM (don't let the length of the tutorial fool you). The first version of this workflow came from Kattey on the DAZ forum, for which I acknowledge credit.
Here is that (lengthy) thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/24093/
Here's what I've been doing myself.
First of all, however: there are two ways to recreate a character. There is the easy wa
About my TMNT rantGot a long journal head of you. I tried to break it up a bit so you can skim parts.About my TMNT rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It appears some people were a little less than happy with the idea that I’m not going to see the new TMNT movie, yet have already formed a negative opinion about it. Some people, who don’t understand what the word means, are calling this “hypocritical” since I often ask that people try to see both sides of an issue, so taking a definitive stance here with (what appears to be to them) incomplete data is wrongheaded of me. So now I gotta write this journal to explain my actions better. Hope you’re happy ‘bout that...
It’s just a movie! Why does it matter?
Because it’s not JUST a movie. Movies do not exist in a vacuum. How well (or bad) a movie does informs YEARS of upcoming movies and careers. Thousands of people’s jobs are dictated on the whim of what the box office rankings are for opening weekend. A now famous example is Guillermo
Anonymous view on SingularityGreetings and salutations to all of you,Anonymous view on Singularity4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st off, put away your snowflake porn, winter is over... \sicko\... that being said,
There is /b/ a rapidly expanding paradox within the scientific community that has been dubbed 'the singularity';
simply put, it is the rise of machines from mindless constructs to fully sapient organisms. (Moar specifically it is the eventual rise of a singular construct bearing intellect that equals the ENTIRE human race - but we are simply concerned with sapience and mote conscious at this hour..) Science fiction has covered elements of this subject in many forms, from tasteful compositions such as 'i Robot' to lesser artistic productions such as 'Stealth'. It is ironic that 'Stealth' is closer to the truth than the majority of these films. Behold, your (if applicable) military's 'Great' plan:
Airstrike 2025: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=airstrike+2025
Demon Girl Appreciation Day (EDIT)Demon Girl Appreciation Day (EDIT)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: 05.05.2013: Hey guys! I'm gonna be a bit slow making the aftermath journal, but it'll be up by tonight because I know there's still a few people that have something to put up. So I'll wait on them~
In the meantime, though, I have a favor to ask...
Today is :iconodst-dutch:'s birthday! He would appreciate it, as would I, if you could go give him happy birthday wishes! C: Thanks all!
Hello all! TheEnglishGent here!
As many have you already noticed, I submitted a piece yesterday calling on you - the people - to help me partake in a specific cause. The cause maybe known to you as Operation:
saul sceneDespite this, it was a nice affair: the family was overjoyed to have Saul with us and it was the first time I had dined anywhere else besides my room, which pleased Adele to no end. It was wonderful…until I walked Saul to the front gate.saul scene3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why?" I asked him as I watched his crutch kick up dust into the warm night air.
"Why do you get that look in your eye when you speak to Daniel? Has he offended you in some way?"
Saul bit his lip, but didn't respond.
"It isn't him, is it? It's Benjamin. You dislike him because of his brother. Why do you hate Benjamin? He has done nothing wrong!"
"Sara, don't you understand that he did this to you?" said Saul, his voice stretched. "I know he was a nice boy and that you loved him, but you've turned him into a saint in your min. You've canonized him, and you don't realize that if it weren't for him, none of this would have happened to you!"
"It is not his fault that he was persecuted for something so out of his control," I spat, sudden anger s
Fascists attack!Last night the MPAA took down Megaupload and several staff members were arrested, on the grounds of copyright infringement.Fascists attack!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In response to this, Anonymous launched their biggest attack ever against organizations like the MPAA, RIAA etc and took down their websites.
Since the SOPA protest was received extremely well, it'll be exciting to see what other political moves the internet can make in future.
The fascists won't be able to beat down protesters on the internet like they did with Occupy Wall Street.
Word of caution: false dA Premium linksUpdate June 1, 2015 -- Well, they're at it again (2 years later since this journal lawl)Word of caution: false dA Premium links2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't click on ANY links sent. It will send you to a phishing website that will steal your information or shut down your account.
dA would NEVER give away a free 12 month premium.
Seriously... This is dA we're talking about.
This is nothing new (as seen that this same thing happened in 2013 and onward) but please, be on your guard.
Quite a few people have been posting about this web url that supposedly was sent to them by Deviantart about a 'free premium membership' through either a note or an email.
First of all, DON'T CLICK IT.
Chances are it's a virus, phishing site, or it'll put a Keylogger virus on your computer... which means it'll take all your information about your dA page and hack/p
Scene from 'The Moon in the Door'Based off a recent experience I had while visiting a cemetery to see my great grandmother's grave.Scene from 'The Moon in the Door'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shiloh stopped for a moment, pausing in front of an especially old tombstone. He knelt and ran his hand along its face, feeling the indents of the words.
Matthew Jonathan Mayland
April 15th, 1904 January 1st, 1921
Loving son, caring friend.
"Shiloh, what's the matter?" asked Emmy.
He didn't answer. He just crouched, his fingers freezing to the stone, his breath rising in clouds from his parted lips.
"I'm scared," he said finally.
"Why are you scared?"
He shook his head. "All these people here, all these people under us, they were once alive, right? They breathed. They smiled. They cried and sometimes the wanted to die. But they all had their own lives and stories and problems, and we don't know any of them. We don't know anything at all." He bowed his head slightly. "The kid underneath this grave, he was my age when he died. He was seventeen. He had a mum and a dad and a family
Commission Art Price List [UPDATED]I'm a Concept Artist, Digital Painter and Illustrator. I have 10 years experience in this industry. I have done over 1100 commissions from over 150 clients around the world.Commission Art Price List [UPDATED]5 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSION PRICE LIST
(PRICE FOR SINGLE CHARACTER WITH FLAT COLOR BACKGROUND)
(EXTRA $10/CHARACTER, $10 FOR BACKGROUND)
FLAT COLOR $20
(EXTRA $15/CHARACTER, $10 FOR BACKGROUND)
SIMPLE COLOR $30
(EXTRA $20/CHARACTER, $20 FOR BACKGROUND)
COM : Sonic In Coco's Clothing by whiteguardianCOM : Raidy the Naga by whiteguardianCOM : Kieran in Vasto Lorde form by whiteguardianRenamon by whiteguardianLunaxia Hylena Chibi by whiteguardian
ADVANCE COLOR $50
(EXTRA $35/CHARACTER, $30 FOR BACKGROUND)
The Resurrection of Mara JadeThe Resurrection of Mara Jade4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Resurrection of Mara Jade
Like millions of kids growing up in the 1980s, I spent many happy hours imagining what it would be like in the rosy future when George Lucas made new Star Wars movies. It was almost as difficult and delicious to imagine as adulthood.
Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, but many, many years would pass before we had new stories. In the meantime, we created our own stories with fan art, fan
[Tutorial] Getting Started With IrayIntroduction[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.
Here is a .pdf version.
This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?" This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render.
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information.
To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.
Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section. Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards. I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
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Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by BirdsistersStockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
Teslapunk technologyHere's a question for the physicistsTeslapunk technology4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If we discover a way create a path of low electrical resistance through air (wireless electricity, electrical fields with sharp edges), what are some of the technologies that might spring from it?
So far I've got:
(1) appliances that pick up electricity from generators in the area (like wifi)
(2) weapons that zap you, like wireless tasers
(4) a shell of low resistance sandwiched between shells of high resistance, the middle shell filled with suspended bits of metal. Set it to spin. Instant shield.
(5) create different paths for metal shards to move down, and your rail- or coil-gun becomes a variable-length chainsaw. Or boomerang gun.
(7) a powerful and complicated looped path for electrons. Pass it through electronics and watch them fry. Pass it through someone's head and they die or go insane.
Any other ideas?
These questions are answered in my recently-finished book, the World's Other Side (http://bensen-daniel.deviantart.com/gallery/27
Naming contest! Closed WINNER ANNOUNCED!WINNER ANNOUNCED!Naming contest! Closed WINNER ANNOUNCED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Omg this was so hard! I never expected to get so many names! I'm really happy though! I want to thank everyone for entering.
If you are interested in another contest, check out the mascot designing contest of my group! http://more-adoptables-now.deviantart.com/journal/Over-100-members-mascot-contest-400122812
And now the winner...
:iconthesnakechild: with the name 'lux' Congratulations!
I recently made a new oc! I really really love him!
Adopted from okapiartist
But I need a name for him. I really can't think of anything.
So a contest will be held.
Check out the deviation page for more info on him.
- A max. of 3 names per comment
- Put: I love lamps in the comment or it will not count! It's just to prove that you read
Christmas Character get togetherI'm in the giving mood. So starting from today I'm going to be drawing peoples characters in a group one by one on a sheet of paper and on Christmas eve I'll post the pic of the whole thing.Christmas Character get together2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you got to do to get your character in on the paper.
-Just favorite this journal.
-Link me a reference
-One character per person (need to keep space open to everyone else~) So make sure you know who you want up!
I'm only sketching which means no colors. I will also only be drawing just headshots. (need lost of spaace)
When you send me your thing just comment it like this.
Extra: (anything extra goes here, like what specific character ect.)
And that's it! >v<