PacktLib: The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4

The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Quick Start – Our First 3D Scene

Stepping into DAZ Studio

Customizing Studio

Introducing Genesis – a shapeshifter

Rendering an image

Summary

Customizing Studio

Getting more screen space

Removing screen clutter

Simpler, faster keyboard shortcuts

Changing the background color

Summary

Posing Figures

The main blocks of a pose

Using premade poses

Creating a new pose

Avoiding common mistakes

Posing the lower part of the body

Finishing touches

Saving the pose

Summary

Creating New Characters with Morphs

Understanding morphs

Character creation with morphs

Summary

Rendering

Gearing up for rendering

The Render Settings menu

Rendering

Summary

Finding and Installing New Content

Places to find more content

Summary

Navigating the Studio Environment

Polygons – the building blocks of our scenes

Moving in the 3D space

Learning about the Viewport tools

Let there be light

Managing content

Importing models from other applications

Summary

Building a Full Scene

Adding an environment

Summary

Lighting

Setting the scene

Adding the required lights

Renaming objects

Cinematic lighting

No lights in the frame

Summary

Hyper-realism – the Reality Plugin

LuxRender

Understanding LuxRender concepts

Installing Reality

Using realistic materials

Lighting with Reality and Lux

Reality in production

Summary

Creating Content

Creating clothing

Making a dress for Dawn

Rigging the dress

Distributing your work

Getting down to business

Summary

Animation

Understanding animation

The Studio timeline

A simple animation test

Organizing your project

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Rendering

Summary

Installing DAZ Studio

Installing DAZ Studio

Installing DAZ Studio

Installing DAZ Studio

Index