Valentine's Day Contest! + Kiriban my little lifeValentine's Day Contest! + Kiriban6 months ago in Personal More Like This
KETO! I've recently made a lifestyle change. I'm one of those people who reddit too frequently. I stumbled upon /r/keto one day and I've been hooked since. I'm eleven days in and eight pounds lost so far. I'm hoping to lose a total of 30 pounds so I can fit into my old clothes! (yay). Unfortunately the last year has been a bit of a roller-coaster and I've gained a lot of weight But as I said, this is a lifestyle change for me, not a simple diet or fad that will fade. Something to help me stay healthy and give me more energy! Have any of you made any lifestyle changes recently? I'd love to hear about them!
The first person who can catch my 560,000th page view will receive a 3 month premium subscription and their choice of any two HQ textures or HQ packages! You must take a screen cap of the page view and send it to me via note (no cropping pleas
Contest - In Space- ClosedHi Everyone,Contest - In Space- Closed5 months ago in Personal More Like This
today we ( :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconybsilon-stock: ) start with our new contest.
Our new theme is "In Space". Be creative and show us your imagination.
You are given 30 stocks below. Your work has to include min. 1 of each of us. From stockpacks you are allowed to take only one. You are free to use more than one stock from each of us. The size must be so, that we can see it without a loupe and we reserve the right to decline the entry, if we can´t see our stocks. Credit all stocks you used with a direct link (equal it is our stock or an other stock). Only legitimate stock is allowed (no Google or something like this).
Your artist comment has to include a statement, that this is a entry for the Contest "In Space" held by :iconcd-stock: :iconevelivesey: :iconYb
How to Credit StockRecently I've seen a lot photo-manipulations where the resources used have been listed in a slightly slap-dash fashion. Things like "Resources by fuguestock" or simply pasting my icon at the bottom of the comments. Now I'm glad to be shown what artists have done with my photos, but I do ask in my guidelines (as do most stockists) that you paste a link to the image used in the comments. This is really quite important to me.How to Credit Stock3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Iceberg http://fuguestock.deviantart.com/art/Iceberg-07-Hole-Close-Up-433448188 by fuguestock
(: devNAME : will display a deviants name and : iconNAME : will display their icon if you remove the spaces between the colons.)
There are a few reasons us stock artists ask to be attributed like this, but really its the first that concerns me most:
It makes it easy for other artists to see an element they like in your picture, and q
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Contest 1 WEEK LEFT! NEW PRIZESUpdate: 1 WEEK REMAINING FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION! New Prizes! 100+ points up for grabs along with some cool exclusive stockSci-Fi and Fantasy Contest 1 WEEK LEFT! NEW PRIZES6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Current Entries can be found here:
I've decided to have a contest in celebration of hitting 10K page views. Well ok, I'm at 9116 and the wait is killing me. So it's close enough, eh? I want to get this contest started. There are two categories to the contest, art creation and stock creation!
Art Creation: Fantasy and Science Fiction
Artists, your task is to create a fantasy or a science fiction themed piece. Bu
Luck of the Irish Contest!!Saint Patrick's Day is coming up so it's time to announce out next contest! The "Luck of the Irish" contest will a bit more challenging than the last. We will do another community vote to keep things fair and ask Contributors to judge in the event of a tie. Contributors and Co-Founders are welcomed to participate for fun. The prizes are a bit more bigger than the last contest so really give it your all and HAVE FUN!!Luck of the Irish Contest!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place - 3 Month Premium Membership
2nd Place - 400 points
3rd Place - 200 points
5 Honorable Mentions
All entries will be featured in a video on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFatUgrLs4X5GfwGdmzobA
If anyone would like to donate any points please do so here :iconMaipulationHelpDesk: I will be personally providing the 3 month membership prize. I can not keep providing the prizes all by myself so PLEASE make a donation so we have the point prizes available by the end of the contes
Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind GovernmentCreating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement.Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind Government4 months ago in Personal More Like This
A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any gover
[Tutorial] G1G2 Clothing in Blender 4Part 1[Tutorial] G1G2 Clothing in Blender 46 months ago in Personal More Like This
In this section we'll talk about applying textures and generating materials in DAZ Studio.
From Parts 1 through 3 you should have:
-A UV-mapped mesh, with materials assigned, at a poly count between 16k and 100k polygons (less is okay, more is not) that is already saved to the library with a basic rig in DAZ Studio.
-A sculpted displacement map created in Part 3 and saved out to .jpg format.
-A diffuse and bump map created using layer modes in your image editor. Having a scanner or a good camera to create your own base textures for clothing is not a bad idea (a scanner that can create 4000x4000 images is available cheap at many thrift stores; a good camera is
Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members270 members! :iconeagerbeaverplz:Unrestricted Use Stock Directory 270 Members5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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[Tutorial/Reminder] Adding SubD Makes It better!Why care about SubD?:[Tutorial/Reminder] Adding SubD Makes It better!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lately I've been doing a lot of renders involving making tiny things giant, and sometimes that causes issues with the fact that they were made at low resolution for efficiency. They can come out looking very angular and jagged when sized up large. In that case, the best solution is to add levels of detail in DAZ Studio. Geometry will smooth right out, and your prop collection's usefulness and flexibility will greatly increase.
You can do this with literally anything, props, figures, clothing; and because it's just a single click, you don't have to have a content creator's level of involvement for it to be useful in your scenes.
What to do:
Select the item in the 3d Window.
Go to the Scene tab.
Click on the little button at the top right of that tab (or left, if you have it docked on the right of your screen).
Choose Edit--Geometry--Convert To SubD.
Now in the Parameters tab under General, you have a heading called "Mesh Resoluti
[Tutorial/Clarification] Wearables PresetsI've seen some incorrect information being spread about these. Here is DAZ's word on the subject.[Tutorial/Clarification] Wearables Presets7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of a Wearables preset in DAZ Studio is to save an entire small wardrobe that is already conformed or parented to Genesis or G2.
It is not for saving clothing items themselves to the library. When you wish to save an Autofitted or Transfer Utility-converted item to the library, you should use File--Save As--Figure/Prop Asset. This is for clothing, smartprops, rigged props, characters, and basically everything similar to these. The .duf format encodes all of them rather than having them as separate types the way .cr2 and .pp2 files are encoded in Poser.
Now, if you are interested in creating Wearables presets for their intended purpose, they can save a lot of time when loading bi
Interview Conspiracy With Shue13 - Sebastien HueToday our interviewed is Sebastien Hue, aka Shue13, a great artist who shares some of your work with us. Enjoy it !Interview Conspiracy With Shue13 - Sebastien Hue4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Sebastien, about your start in digital art, do you had any troubles along the way?
As a self-taught artist, of course many troubles were encountered. First learning on your own and try to analyze what the others do in their work. Inspiration is good but try to get how they do such or such effect is much better. So I started documenting myself with high-quality tutorials and admirable artists to find out valuable tools, techniques and combine what I learnt with my own art. Getting feedbacks from other artists is almost vital in the very beginning, it could be difficult. I have to say that I had extreme chances to get feeback from very talented artist quite rapidly, (yes kind people exists giving without expecting anything in return...). it helps a lot and makes you grow.
2 . About Sci Fi, seems like is a passion. Do you always liked science fiction ?
I do a
[Tutorial]Keeping Bones On TU Conversion, Fast WayI've done a previous pair of tutorials on keeping bones when converting items between figures, as for instance between Genesis and Genesis 2. That method takes a few steps and an obj export/import. This way is faster, although it doesn't work well with Generation 4 conversion.[Tutorial]Keeping Bones On TU Conversion, Fast Way3 months ago in Personal More Like This
You will need:
-The figure you want to convert TO.
-The piece of clothing or hair you want to convert.
-Any relevant clones. For e.g., you will need to purchase the Michael 4 for Genesis 2 Male and/or Victoria 4 for Genesis 2 Female to convert items between Gen 4 and Genesis 2.
Load the figure.
Load the item of clothing. Cancel Autofit if it is triggered.
Start the Transfer Utility. Its icon looks like an arrow pointing up and right.
Displacement MappingSickleYield writes wonderful little journals where she explains things to the 3D world and tells stuff she has just learned to the people who watch her. I love that she does that, so why shouldn´t I try to do the same... because this is how we all grow, yes? Learning from each other is very important and I myself had wonderful teachers. So...Displacement Mapping1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a little crash course about displacement mapping or better - how those are made and set up in Photoshop / Gimp and DAZ.
In Daz Studio, displacement maps work pretty much like bump maps. Light areas render as positive while dark areas render as negative. To make a map for veins on arms, for example, I load the limbs texture into Photoshop as a guide layer, create a transparent layer above it, and simply airbrush the veins (white) using the texture as a guide. Some textures have veins that are visible and very easy to follow, while others do not and you just have to kinda wing it. It always helps to look at photos of very defined
[Tutorial] Requested: Loading Morphs in DAZ StudioThis is useful even to those working with Generation 4, because you can create and morph Gen 4 clothes in DS4.6 just as you can Genesis 1 and 2 clothes, and its free built-in creation tools are more robust and powerful than those that come by default with most versions of Poser. So even if you want to render in Poser, it makes sense to do your morphing in DAZ Studio.[Tutorial] Requested: Loading Morphs in DAZ Studio3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The first thing you will need to do is to load the clothing item you would like to morph in DAZ Studio.
If it is set up with multi-resolution (I have no clear idea whether Poser can do that), you need to set the resolution to Base and the Subdivision to 0. You can do this in the Parameters tab to the right of the screen. If there is no Parameters tab, you can create one using Window--Panes/Tabs.
If it is morphed or posed by default, you should also set those dials to 0. Most clothing is not, but just to cover my bases.
Once the figure is fully zeroed and at base resolution, go to File--Export.
Stock RulesRules for using my stock images:Stock Rules5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read these rules before you use an image:
- Please leave a message at your picture, send me a note or comment on the stock with a link to your art. If I don't get a note or comment, I can't add your work to my favourits
- I allow you to use the stock outside deviantart but would highly appreciate if you would inform me.
- Please link back to my account in your image description.
- I allow you to sell prints of your manipulated work with my stock.
- Favourits would be nice.
- For commercial use you first have to contact me
- Please be creative! Simply changing colors and adding Text is less than your talent can do.
Additional rules for photos with human models:
- Not for use in any work which is offensive, discriminatory or glorifies violence
- Not for use in pornographic work
Download the images for full size will make you more happy.
Best wishes, Jantiff
My main account: :iconjantiff:
[Tutorial] Custom Bone Rigs G2F to Genesis ConvertI'll be using Esha's lovely Triton mertails, which are only for G2F, and which I wanted to use on Genesis. For this tutorial you need:[Tutorial] Custom Bone Rigs G2F to Genesis Convert10 months ago in Personal More Like This
-A G2F item with custom bones
-The G2F clone for Genesis, here: http://www.daz3d.com/genesis-2-female-clone-for-genesis
(Or one of the free ones; you can try this without one, but it will work poorly.)
-DAZ Studio 4.6
-An external folder to export geometries
And that's it.
Import Genesis and the Triton tail into your scene.
Start the Transfer Utility.
Transfer from Genesis to the tails (don't worry about rigging yet, we just want the shape reversion on this pass). Choose Clone--Genesis 2 Female from the left dropdown, and make sure "reverse source shape from target" is checked.
When the process is done, delete or hide Genesis (it's important that the tails are not conformed to it). Export the converted tails as an .obj to the folder of your choice. Make sure you add a G in the name or some other indicator that it's different.
Delete this first conve
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
The Vamps Band fan club /Lee , es importante .Hola , ¿ que tal ? . Les cuento que junto con unos amigos iniciamos la propuesta de crear el fan club de una nueva banda llamada The vamps band Y real mente quisiera dar a conocer este proyecto . ¿ Pueden ayudarme ? es muy facil solo deben dar me gusta /like a la pag de face del club https://www.facebook.com/FanClubTheVampsVenezuela?ref=hl Y LISTO . Si pueden por favor digan a sus amigos que se unan y nos apoyen como club de fans MUCHAS GRACIAS . SI LEES ESTO , ESTARÉ AGRADECIDA SIEMPRE , gracias de nuevo .The Vamps Band fan club /Lee , es importante .4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Simple Solution for Creating Original DAZ MorphsOkay so my recent deviations have been of my own original creations in Sculptris and imported into Daz Studio for use as morphs with Genesis 2 Males, thus far. Found Sculptris recently and learned it was a simple solution for creating some basic original morphs. Here's my evaluation of the software followed by some simple steps to proceeding with experimentation on your own...Simple Solution for Creating Original DAZ Morphs6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sculptris is SUPER SIMPLE to use and requires a modicum of understanding of how 3D sculpting software works. I honestly think anyone could use it and have fun with it. It might not be the most advanced but it's a solution that ANY NEWBIE or NOVICE could use and get some form of base to start from.
What do I mean by "BASE", well BASE for me means a starting point that can then be enhanced using the available morphs out there commercially. Obviously if you want to get the most out of the box bang for you buck and you don't want to spend a fortune on the morphs, Sculptris is the platform from which to
[Tutorial] G1G2 Clothing in Blender 1This tutorial series was requested by JooDoo. If you don't use Blender, feel free to skip this. Blender's interface is widely hated, but it's a free program with tons of features, and at the very least it's a great way to build your business until you can afford 3dCoat, Zbrush, or one of the more expensive suites. Blender can be profitably integrated with these others as well, especially when it is used to base model and UV map and they are used for sculpting and painting; but that's a discussion for another day.[Tutorial] G1G2 Clothing in Blender 16 months ago in Personal More Like This
In Part 1 we'll start with a discussion of setting up your first scene and creating a good low-res base topology.
A pictorial supplement can be found here.
Latest version of Blender (2.69 as of this writing); 64 bit is pretty much mandatory for sculpting, and if you have a 32 bit system you may not be ready to start really working in 3D.
DAZ Studio 4.6 or higher.
The GIMP or another image editor. GIMP is free for
Duda!! me responden?(:Bien preocupada yo pero si._., ¿SUBIÓ LA PEPSI en su localidad? Y cuánto es que subió?e.é, Siiii mi duda es esa ;-; esque aquí, bueno en donde yo vivo subió a $25 y como yo soy pobre psss8---) aq, nah soy adicta a la PEPSI;c y con esos 25 me alcanza para un forro x_x pero como ni soy fumadora compulsiva ps mejor se lo doy a mi vecino 8c jajaja. . Por cierto*----*' feliz año^^ ya se mis felicitaciones llegaron tardes pero llegaron); Espero que se las hallan pasado del todo bien que yo me aburrí ese día (:Duda!! me responden?(:6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Valgo $256,850 (envidienme, b*tches)Lo primero, maldito Da' que no me dejó poner tilde en envídienme ¬¬Valgo $256,850 (envidienme, b*tches)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Me taggeó Mrs-DirectionerMixer
Color de cabello:
 Negro - $50
 Rubio - $100
[x] Pelirrojo - $175
[x] Castaño- $25
 Calvo- $5
 Otro - $2
(A ver, lo explico... Soy medio pelirroja/medio castaña *u* soy especial<3 okno)
Color de ojos :
 Marrones- $50
 Verdes - $150
14 Wounded In Texas College StabbingAt least 14 people were wounded yesterday during a stabbing spree at a Texas community college carried out by a knife-wielding 20-year-old student, who has since been charged with the attack.14 Wounded In Texas College Stabbing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Clearly this isolated incident highlights the problem of America's lack of knife control. Only by passing common sense knife legislation can we prevent another tragedy like this from happening again.
I propose background checks for knife purchases, and that knife owners be placed in a national knife registry. Anyone wishing to buy a knife must first receive extensive knife training. Civilians are to be restricted to purchasing butter knifes. Anything sharper are strictly off-limits.
Of course, knowing the rampant knife culture in this country, a reactionary organization will surely rear its head, probably naming itself the National Knife Association, and obstruct this legisl
Religion is a Mental Disorder?And atheists wonder why they're the most distrusted group in America? It's crap like this, atheists!Religion is a Mental Disorder?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, a YouTube atheist called Livelife8072 started a video series in which he explains how religion is a mental disorder. What's even more face-palmingly painful is that he openly admits at the beginning of his video that he's not a medical professional and that he's merely expressing his opinion--and yet he still expects us to take his "analysis" seriously!
And what does his non-expert medical "analysis" consist of? Well, other than providing anecdotal evidence, and starting every other line of dialogue with "I think" or "I believe", he compares people dancing and singing in church to mental patients in a insane asylum.
Clearly this man is en route to obtaining a Nobel Peace Prize!
VIDEO: Religion & Me