[Tutorial] The Map Transfer UtilityThe Map Transfer utility in DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro is used to convert textures from one UV to another. In this instance I will use the example of converting M4 textures to the M5 genitalia UV, since that's what I've been using it for recently. I've used this to create M5 gens from the m4 textures I did for all of my character packs as well as to convert M4 Albane's gen textures for M5 use.[Tutorial] The Map Transfer Utility1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You will need:
The M4V4 UV Mapped M5 Gens (here: https://sites.google.com/site/crblackthorne/downloads )
The M5 Gens from DAZ3D (we won't be using them directly, but you have to have them to use the above)
The GIMP or Photoshop, for cleanup. Instructions will be for the GIMP.
OR if doing this with another figure: You need the figure to have BOTH the original UV you're converting FROM and the new one you're converting TO. So if you're using Genesis, you probably can convert Gen 4 to Gen 5 UVs, but not Gen 3 to Gen 4/5 (unless you know of a Gen 3 UV for Genesis set I'm un
Luxus and Luxrender Beginner's Guide - DAZ StudioLuxus and Luxrender Beginner's Guide - DAZ Studio1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Reality 2 might be the king of LuxRender plugins for DAZ Studio, and with Reality 3 on the horizon, that is not likely to change, but for those of us looking for something a little more flexible in the way it interfaces with LuxRender, the recently released Luxus is very a very attractive option. A number of LuxRender's features are not supported by Reality, but Luxus opens the options all the way out, and even has fields for entering newly released code to incorporate the latest LuxRender features.
The problem here is that configuring LuxRender's render engine and materials are complex tasks, and can be daunting to DS users that are used to the relative safety of the neat and simple interfac
dArp: Progress BarsThose among us who accept more than one commission at a time often like to show the progress on the single projects on their profile. What can be more handy than having pre-made progress bars by others?dArp: Progress Bars6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Below is a small selection of different progress bars you can find all over dA.
As always share your own or favourite progress bars with us, in case they are not listed here yet!
- - - - - - -
Blue Bars by L3Moon-StudiosPixel Progress Bars [Full Set] by z-stellmaria
Progress Bars (Free) by MythicalMagic Pastel Progress Bars - Orange Set by Kazhmiran
Progress Bars PSD by Celvas Status Bar Neutral by UndeadZombiiepixel pink progress bars by puucheii
XPS 10.9.3 - Broadway EditionXPS 10.9.3 -- Broadway Edition Release (Final version)XPS 10.9.3 - Broadway Edition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Immagine fantastica "Dead or Alive 5 Leifang - Are you even more ready?" by :iconHentaiAhegaoLover:
:: WHAT'S NEW ::
New Lighting dialog. XPS supports now a screen resulution with 1024 x 600. Request by :iconkidzi14:
Light 4 -- "Spotlight" shifted to the XPS 10.9.4 "Spotlight Edition"
Done Request by "Hongfire Wong" Support for "texture packs".
Demo Texture pack DG_Lara_Sedu_by_XNAaraL--Red and base MOD DG_Lara_Sedu_by_XNAaraL included.
First texture pack MOD Ruidia_FC--Alt by :iconkinasuki: http://kinasuki.deviantart.com/#/d5l576l
The "texture pack" need only the altered texture images inside a folder with the same name like the "full" basis MOD by adding the string "--YourTexturePackName".
Please add inside this folder also a text file named required.txt with the name and the URL to the base MOD.
Usage: The "base MOD" and the "tex
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013
Fairy by Epar3D
:: The Red Creation :: by vincebagna
Archon by Raelsatu
Space explorer by tsonline
Midday massacre by arsdraw
Wasteland Churches by Brosa
2013 personal work by ThibaultFischer
A Second Home for Humankind by XSereneiX
Applibot #8 by ChrisBjors
The Fanfiction Author's Guide to KepralsThe Fanfiction Authors Guide to Kepral's SyndromeThe Fanfiction Author's Guide to Keprals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We all know what Kepral's is, right? A terminal illness that affects the drell. When we meet Thane we find out within a couple of lines that he is dying. Naturally, we want to know more, so we go and ask him. Thane explains what Kepral's is. Sort of.
Then we skip to LotSB. We find out more about Thane's condition from the dossier, along with a hint at a possible treatment, and the fact that Thane refused it.
ME3 arrives, and this time we meet Thane in hospital. His illness has progressed, and this time almost all available dialogue is related to Kepral's. Does this help us to understand exactly what Kepral's is? No. Instead we are presented with new, conflicting, information. Add to this Thane's death, and we are left with a fragmented, incomplete, picture.
My aim is to take these pieces, and put them together in a way that is useful for fanfic writers. I'm also hoping to offer some ways of tr
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - April 2013
U-R Obsolete by dangercook
african women by danulrich
The Monster Within by TylerCreatesWorlds
The Hall of Doom by Niconoff
Landing Field by Sergey-Lesiuk
Death in Space by AtomiccircuS
Broken Things by Roboto-kun
Blind Elder by sancient
Winston Churchill bust by TomasKral
Cliodhna CompetitionTwitter!Cliodhna Competition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Celtic-Art as their own Twitter Account, to satisfy the social birds amongst you. Please be sure to follow us! CelticArt_dA and our hashtag shall be #CelticArt
Celtic-Art group is more than a year old, and with 200 members, I think it is time we held our first ever competition. Even though it is called a ‘competition’, I would like to encourage everyone to participate and view it more as a creative and artistic challenge.
I have selected the theme of the competition to be the goddess Clíodhna. Probably a lesser well known figure, which means many of our members will get to learn something new (myself included) I have had no objections or other suggestions around this theme, so I believe we shall remain with it.
The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive***FINAL UPDATE**The Thane MOD *Keep Thane Alive*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The day has arrived, and users are now able to download the ThaneMOD from nexusmods , and moddb . *Remember: the Installation Guide included with all packages is your friend.* There is yet one more surprise....Ottemis, one of the original creators of the Thane inspired Hoodie, has graciously extended her Texture library by creating brand new (and exclusive for the ThaneMOD) Thane-centric HR Hoodies. These are available for BOTH genders. Currently they are being offered through the nexusmod site, along side of the ThaneMOD. We will eventually include them directly with the "packages", in our next version release. Thank you for this wonderful addition.
Over the past 10 months, the ThaneMOD team has had Eurekas! and set backs. We
Tangled PLZ GuideLast Updated: 2/4/14Tangled PLZ Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MORE TANGLED PLZ ICONS FEATURED IN THESE GUIDES!!!
**FEATURE: ARTWORKS FROM MY FRIENDS - PART 3**Hi, here is my next feature. Hope you enjoy it.**FEATURE: ARTWORKS FROM MY FRIENDS - PART 3**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
♥ Greetings ♥
Johanna a.k.a. NebelelfeNaemy
Je reve by BurakUlker Embraced by BurakUlker
:thumb322107217::thumb322547868:The Green Forest by maiarcitaThe Appointment by maiarcita
Trapped by SweediesArtFallen Angel by SweediesArt... by CreamydigitalIL etait une fois.. by Creamydigital
Catwoman by dangerous-glowWhy so serious? by dangerous-glowMy hiding by ElenaDudinaUnderwater music by ElenaDudina
:thumb322307553::thumb322306037:War is Coming by LunaSombriaLast Symphony by LunaSombria
Solitary Ground by mysolitarygroundVerses of a Violin by mysolitarygroundDream of Mirrors by LanaArtsDance of Death by LanaArts
The Scientist by RossanaCastellinoRise Again by RossanaCastellinoAutumn by VampireDarllaDark Castle by VampireDarlla
World Apart by j3ff3rsonHeaven's Dead by j3ff3rsonNothing behind me.. by DiosaEMREve.. by DiosaEMR
Rest In Peace by Sannalee01Peaceful by Sannalee01:thumb321663110::thumb319170306:
Tears of Rain by Dark-Angel669Dark Silence by Dark-Angel669130812 by simplemanips060812 by simplemanips
10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should KnowHi all,10 Things a Photomanip Newbie Should Know2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I wanted to talk for a moment to our newbie photomanipulators or even older photomanipulators who are out of the fray. How are you? Welcome to the inner circle.
Here are some things that you (and all photomanipulators) need to know about dA and the photomanipulation community.
1. Stay in touch with the Photomanipulation CV (currently me, Aeirmid).
Watch me. No, that's not an ill-formed plea for pageviews, favorites, or watchers. Actually, I rarely even post art anymore. I am the Community Volunteer (CV) for photomanipulation, which means I regularly run contests, feature art, share news, post Daily Deviations (DDs), and do other things to support the community. It is in your best interest to watch my journal because I post every photomanipulation-related update there. This information is important to you so you can learn about upcoming events, changes in rules, new groups, and other news.
2. Watch :devcommunity
[OVER] Photomanipulation ContestCONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS[OVER] Photomanipulation Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place Winner
"The creation of an inner universe, dream and depth"
Some comments from the judges:
"Very creative theme and title. I love how you chose to represent this theme. I also love all the details and different stocks you used: the snowflake, water splash, rainbow... These little things are very creative, and the way you made the whole thing (with the two sides) is very original. It's all so detailed and placed so perfectly and delicately.I love the swirls and water and lighting on the dark side, and the clouds, colors, flowers, and snowflakes on the dream side. This is just such a skilled piece."
"This piece just struck me as marvelous. The contrast between the two sides is amazing, and I love how she is gazing towards the dream side. I love all the different textures, color shades, and brushes used here. It is one of the best photo-manipulations I have ever seen. Really, gorgeous. Gorge
Tutorial--The Elements And Principles Of DesignIn June of 2011, I had written a "walk through" type of tutorial on the difference between "design" and "scene" http://manipulatethis.deviantart.com/journal/Tutorial-Scene-Versus-Design-217929068 since many of our members were confused about which was which. In that tutorial, I had mentioned the Elements And Principles Of Design with defintions for each. At that time, WDWParksGal asked me to write a blog that would fully explain what the Elements and Principles were so that she could refer deviants directly to the tutorial. Well, I'm sorry that this is so late, but here it is.Tutorial--The Elements And Principles Of Design2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This tutorial is meant for Novice and Beginning Photo-Manipulators, but I'm hoping everyone will learn something they did not know.
Elements and Principles of Design
Question: What is meant by the Elements and Principles of Design?
Answer: Elements are the parts of a design, and the Principles are
Group Feature #1Tomorrow is Untold-Possibilities 1 year anniversary!Group Feature #11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And for the anniversary I thought I'd go through the 2011 folder and find some of my favorite deviations. So enjoy the eye candy and Happy Anniversary to all of us!
The mysterious Yvi by FurorArtjust a ride in the ocean's breathe by confuzzledMia. . . Last Cow Standing . . . by ChIandra4Umelancholic island by beyzayildirim77project_010 (big turtle) by ArtzIGORproject_010\02 (summer eve) by ArtzIGORLove Trip by DeklozSeason Of Death by Dasha444Hunter of the sky by LewiARTsBlush by monika-esSavanna by DeklozTribal by GrandeOmbreHotline by LunaSombriaAshes On Your Eyes by Dasha444Baby Racers by CouchyCreatureCircus by digitalessandraKadath by Flora-SilveCreation by ArtbyValerieThe Birds and the Bee by astrangeallureFantasia Bajo el Agua by sarahiartI'm Starvin'! by RichardGeorgeDavisof to-do lists and migraines by kuschelirmelWendy's Nightmares by Paulo-Bert. . . RatRace . . . by ChIandra4UJust Hang On by ReddawgiFree As A Bird by Dani-OwergoorGamezork by michaeldesigner15Shepherdess by annewipfThe Mechanical Phoenix by JoshDykgraaf:thumb331340953:project_007 (crash) by ArtzIGORSeek your fortune by EmbrisionArtsHalloween fairy by annewipfTake me home by vanesagarkovaproject_0077 (leaf) by ArtzIGORJustitia by FurorArtStranger in the nest by annewipf:thumb1666
The Angels are Crying Contest > ClosedPhoto Manip: by nikkidoodlesx3 | Model: dazzle-stockThe Angels are Crying Contest > Closed5 months ago in Personal More Like This
R U L E S
You have to be a member of the group to enter the contest.
2 per person; but only 1 will win.
New pieces only (After March 6th)
No racism, pornography, violence, bashing religions and hentai.
Photo Manipulations only.
ALL STOCK MUST BE CREDITED or your entry will be declined. If it is your stock, say so in the Artist's comments.
You must put in your "Artist's comments" a link to this journal or the group.
T H E M E
The Angels are Crying was the most voted.
Suggested by: Zozziegirl
You must submit to the contest folder: http://photomanipulatorsx3.deviantart.com/gallery/38554587
D E A D L I N E
I am accepting entries starting today (March 6th)
The deadline for this contest will be Ap
[Tutorial] Transferring Character Morphs G1 to G2(Updated for new features in DS 4.6.2.)[Tutorial] Transferring Character Morphs G1 to G29 months 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
How To Sculpt in Wax pt 1Well, as promised, I thought I should write up a little information on sculpting in Wax. It's not the first medium one would think to work in when starting out with sculpture, but it does offer a lot of benefits.How To Sculpt in Wax pt 16 years ago in Personal More Like This
That said, though, it's probably not the best medium to use if you're JUST getting interested in sculpting. It's primary benefit is that it allows for lots of clean sharp detail, which is something that's valued in the collectibles field. But we all know detail doesn't equal good work. As a prerequisite to wax, I think it would be best to start out sculpting in Super Sculpey. It's easy to get your hands on, and everything you learn from working with it is applicable to wax sculpting.
But if you're wanting to dive in and try wax, here's some help with getting going:
I personally use a few different kinds of wax with my sculptures. All of which are mixed and offered through private 'dealers' I guess you would say. ha! www.willowproducts.com is an excellent resource for gettin
Improved DMCA Reporting SystemImproved DMCA Reporting System1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Hello, deviants! In an effort to keep the community informed and to provide the best possible experience for our members, we wanted to inform you of changes to our reporting system.
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
In the past, we took reports by the copyright holder in two different ways: An informal report via the Report Violation tool and a formal complaint via contacting the Help Desk. While both of these methods were effective, they presented many setbacks.
The informal report did not gather all the necessary information for a formal copyright complaint and was prone to misuse by well-meaning deviants who would attempt to report images they did not own the copyright to
Contest- Journey to Unknown Place - closedVoting begins today.Contest- Journey to Unknown Place - closed6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
good luck to all
new contest the theme most voted :
use your creativity and create something wonderful with this theme
Journey to an Unknown Place
The contest begins today 29 / January
and ends day 7 / March
will be 12 winners
3 Chosen by Judges1 Chosen by Members
in both categories [advanced, intermediate and beginner]
(advanced, intermediate, beginner)
Feature on the front page The-Imaginarium
300 from Wesley-Souza 50 from Whendell 50 from cristii 50 from Methyss 50 from ernurse64 100 from Carlos-Quevedo 50
Fairy Tales contest WINNERSFairy Tales contest WINNERS6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features European folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls,dwarves, giants, witches, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. by wiki.
This contest will be very fun! I decided to let you choose a Tale to portray a scene as part of your entry. It can be from any country you like, or books or movies as long as it is real, not invented by you. I leave some awesome sites to take a look for stories. Have fun! Special thanks to sirenabonita for donating most of the points for the contest
Greek mythology is not a fairy tale. They
Fire and Ice Contest - For MAJOR PrizesContest ThemeFire and Ice Contest - For MAJOR Prizes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of the contest, as you can see, is Fire and Ice, or more specifically because this is a winged contest: Angel of Fire; Angel of Ice;
You may participate in this contest in one of the following themes:
Theme of Fire
Create an angel of fire using photomanipulation.
Theme of Ice
Create an angel of ice using photomanipulation
Theme of Fire an Ice
Create two complimentary images one for fire and one for ice.
OR Create a single image depicting both an angel of fire and an angel of ice.
Contest Begins: September 17, 2012
Contest Ends: December 15, 2012
Enter by commenting on this journal with a clickable link to your entry
Any image not meeting these will be disqualified without notice.
1. Your entry must contain one set of my wings,
Arts and Health: The language of empowermentWhat is empowerment?Arts and Health: The language of empowerment1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Empowerment means different things to different people. I would say that, in general, it means that we are in a position of power such that we have a say in the way things happen in our lives. It means that we can act in ways that will bring the good things we desire into our lives or, if that isn't possible, act in a way that limits the amount of negativity that happens when bad things enter our lives.
It's about being able to make a choice between "I CAN do this" and "I WILL do this."
Contrary to popular belief, the truth is that no one can empower you for you. Empowerment must come from within. The good news is that it doesn't need to require hours of psychotherapy to find it. It starts simply with language.
Yes, really. How often do you put yourself down? How frequently do you begin sentences with, "This may sound crazy/silly/stupid, but . . ."? Do you realize that every time you use words t
Theme ListsReserved for any small theme lists that I'll be making.Theme Lists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And, though knowing that I will never finish it... Since I created the 100 theme list (back in 2005), might as well. I'll only put full NEW illustrations though.
You are free to use this list, with no deadline whatsoever as it is only for fun. If so, please credit to AngieChild and SnowyKitty if possible (I said many times, we came up with the list together, so it's not me alone) since that's the account where it began and where everyone else credits to. Or you can mention that it's me too. Your choice.
And don't worry about people who take the list and not credit - but if they claim that it belongs to them / they came up with it, then I would definitely feel that there is a problem.That's all.
# of Artwork Completed: 0/100
Last Update: n/a
Themes Updated: n/a
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away