[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).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
Daz Studio UberEnvironment2 SettingsI use UberEnvironment2 (UE) with almost all of my renders. I have Age of Armour's Advanced Ambient Lighting, but as far as I can tell, it doesn't allow for adding a color map image to the color of the light, so I only use that for monochrome ambient light or if I want localized ambient light. At some point I will make a tutorial for using the UE color map, but for now, I present the UE settings I use:More Like This
Environment Mode: Occlusion with Soft Shadows
Your other lighting should be providing the shadow direction. And it is difficult to line up the 'directional shadows' with the direction the shadows should be going.
IDL settings take a lot longer to render and don't look as realistic. The shadows are not dark enough, and the color bleed is too strong.
Occlusion Color: Something like color number 50 44 40 is typical for my work, a nice dark brown color. If there is a predominant color in the scene, say like green grass in a forest, than you could choo
Freebie 3D Japanese Manga Onomatopeia Mini-LibraryGreetings, Fellow 3D CG artists ! My humble freebies I present for your rendering ... pleasure or frustration, whichever is your experience with your software package.More Like This
Cut to the chase.
"Japanese Manga Onomatopeia Mini-Library" by Juniper Chew, July 2014.
A simple and non-exhaustive collection of sound effects words seen in Japanese manga (graphic novels). This is just a sampling and you should copy only the item you need for your 3D scene, otherwise it makes no sense. You have to understand what the Japanese means, in order to use these effects correctly. Sorry, I am not translating for anyone. Please enjoy using them.
Commercial renders OK; contents not for re-distribution.
[Tutorial/Reminder] Adding SubD Makes It better!Why care about SubD?: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] 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.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.
[Tutorial] Transferring Character Morphs G1 to G2(Updated for new features in DS 4.6.2.)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
Morph Transfer Options Added to DS 462That's DAZ Studio 4.6.2, the latest version as of this writing.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
GET DIALOGUER, FREE!HI EVERYONE ! GET DIALOGER ( A NEW UNITY EXTENSION FOR FREE !! Get it fast as its just a few days ! )More Like This
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GET DIALOGUER, FREE!
So, because Dialoguer has been delayed for so long, I want to show my apologies by giving it away for free for the few days leading up to it's release. The only thing I ask is that you share this page on twitter or some form of social media.
Once you've shared it somewhere, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Dialoguer for free!" and a link to where you shared it in the message, and I'll send you a copy of Dialoguer for free!
I'm only doing this until Dialoguer is released (For $35 in the Unity Asset Store!) which I expect to be in a few days, so make sure you get to it quick!
I made Dialoguer because I realized we were missing a simple solu