Snow's Tips #1 - DAZ Studio Render SettingsAdam gives very useful presets and tips regarding DAZ Studio render settings in this thread that both new users and veterans may find useful.Snow's Tips #1 - DAZ Studio Render Settings1 year ago in Other More Like This
My personal settings as of 1/7/2014. All of these values can be edited in your Render Settings panel.
My PC is an Intel i7 with 12 gig of RAM, most final renders take anywhere from 7 to 20 minutes.
Bucket Order: Horizontal (this is up to you though)
Bucket Size: 16
Max Ray Trace Depth: 1 (I don't need extremely accurate reflections)
Pixel Samples X: 12
Pixel Samples Y: 12
Shadow Samples: 24
Gamma Correction: Off
Shading Rate: 0.10 (this is important. My value is low on purpose, it's slower but better).
Pixel Filter: Sinc
Pixel Filter Width (X): 6.00
Pixel Filter Width (Y): 6.00
Motion Blur is off
Hope it helps!
[Tutorial] Tidying Your Genesis Morph ListThis tutorial is to help you deal with quickly reorganizing your morph directories for Genesis. It will eventually probably apply to Genesis 2 as well, but hopefully knowing this you can keep things from getting as messy as I know my Genesis Actor groups are.[Tutorial] Tidying Your Genesis Morph List1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But First: EVERYTHING NEEDS TO GO UNDER ACTOR.
This is all that's required for them to appear in the Shaping tab. I don't care about this, because I think the Shaping tab is completely unnecessary, but it may save you a few complaints if you release products or freebies. Also, if you want to offer a product to DAZ, they prefer morphs to appear under Actor as well.
I'll also take the opportunity to apologize for the products for Genesis I sell at Rendo that are poorly categorized. I didn't sell at DAZ yet, and I didn't know. I can't really update them now, either, because without uninstalling manually people would just have morphs appearing in two places. I promise to do it from now on.
Snow's Tips #4 - Basic Camera Tips for DAZ StudioThe Perspective View is not saved with a scene or between sessions. If you like the angle you've created using the Perspective View, create a new camera and when the Create New Camera box appears, check the "Apply Active Viewport Transforms : button (click the "Show Options" button on the bottom if you cannot see this option). This will create a new camera in the exact same position and with the same settings as your Perspective View, and that camera will be saved with the scene.Snow's Tips #4 - Basic Camera Tips for DAZ Studio1 year ago in Other More Like This
Focal Length is probably the most important parameter for a camera. The default is 65. Setting this to a low value (like 25) will create a fish-eye distorted view, with some objects appearing to zoom disproportionately. Raising it to high values (like 100) will 'flatten' the zoom and lessen the effects of objects being at different distances. It's important to experiment to see how this actually looks, but I recommend using a value between 65 and 85 for most scenes.
You can copy the position of
[Tutorial] Prepping .CR2 Gens for G2MAdzan's Hirogens (link to adult site) are a fantastic free set of genitalia, originally for Hiro 3, that are still great now. You can't use your Genesis 2 Male genitalia textures with them, but you won't need to - you just need to buy this product from Jepe, which has every natural skin tone imaginable in it and is cheap, and I do mean cheap, at the price he sells it for (certainly more so than buying a pro bundle to get the DAZ gens).[Tutorial] Prepping .CR2 Gens for G2M6 months ago in Personal More Like This
He also sells such a set for the UlfGens and one for the M4 Gens (same freebie link for UlfGens, expansions at the same store as the linked one), giving you even more options. The UlfGens also have an M4 mapped option (again, same freebie page) for use with Michael 4 UV textures.
An advantage to, say, Adzan's Varsity set is that they have a lot more bones than the G2M gens, allowing for more realis