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[Tutorial] Sculpting in Blender 2.6x for Poser/DAZ
Skiriki asked for this.  I've been putting it off because it's very involved, but it is a good workflow to know if you're doing Poser/DAZ props and outfits on a budget.  Blender is free and, while it has notable shortcomings in terms of painting across contiguous nonidentical UVs (which is why it doesn't compete with Zbrush and 3dCoat in those areas), it is great for base meshing and many kinds of sculpting.
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Some preliminary controls in Blender:
Viewport:
Scroll Mouse Wheel: Zoom in and out.
Hold Mouse Wheel/Drag: Rotate view dynamically.
Shift/Hold Mouse Wheel/Drag: Move view horizontally/vertically.
Numpad keys: different orthographic views; 5 switches orthographic/perspective.
Tab: Switch modes.  You can see the Mode dropdown just below the 3d window.  It will say Object mode when you start up Blender.
Object control:
Right Click: Select an object.
G: grab an object to move it.
Right-click after G: Let go of moved object, letting it snap back to its original
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[Tutorial] The Map Transfer Utility
The 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.
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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
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Iray Surfaces And What They Mean
I've updated and corrected this article based on DAZ's documentation.  You should read that if you want more information.  This will continue to be more of a "plain talk" breakdown.
Let us begin with the different types of shaders from the "Base Mixing" dropdown at the top.  Choosing one of these will hide or gray out some options and reveal others.


The Iray shader behaves as though it has three layers: The "base" layer, the "metallic flakes" layer on top of that, and the "top coat layer" on top of that.  It is possible to turn off the top two layers and not use their settings, but the ability to use them is a property this shader has that 3Delight did not.  This makes using shaders made for Iray very important when rendering to get the best look in Iray!
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I guess I'm no longer a dabbler in Daz Studio. Now relatively competant using it :P In my own work I tend to like character portraits and, it turns out, fantasy art.

Now a vendor over at Renderosity and PA at Daz3D. Yay!

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Coffee-vee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helloo! How are you doing today?
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kmcbriarty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, AJ, for adding me to your watch list. CURSE YOU!
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Emerald-Senpai Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I just purchased Imrae on daz :) Can't wait to animate her, i just need to save up my monies for the rest of the scenes and stuff, Great work bud ^_^ 
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ihatzi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Wanted to give you a heads up about a site we are launching. We need to jump-start getting content on, so come over for early access...

-> RenderHub.com</a>

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BramaleaArtist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am such a huge fan of your characters and the beautiful works you create with them.
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