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Leandra Dawn

User Stories

FREELANCE ART & DESIGN

LEANDRA DAWN

Is a digital freelance artist, specializing in 3D rendered images, website creation and graphic design. Her primary software tools include Daz Studio, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver. Since 2004, Daz Studio has been her program of choice. She first found Daz 3D back when it was a division of the 3D custom modeling company known as Zygote.


TOOLS USED

DAZ Studio, Bryce, Adobe® Photoshop, Adobe® Dreamweaver


FAVORITE DAZ 3D PRODUCTS

Victoria, Apteromata Flight



HOW LEANDRA DAWN USES DAZ 3D PRODUCTS

"Generally, I use Daz Studio and Daz 3D's catalog of models as the initial basis for a piece of art. Scene setup, customization of materials and lighting are all done within Daz Studio as well. My time spent using Daz Studio varies from image to image, but it is always used as the starting point for my projects. After I'm satisfied with the scene, I render it large to then bring into Photoshop for postwork.

I get a great deal of personal satisfaction creating these images. To be able to create your own worlds and your own characters is not something to underestimate. The tools that Daz 3D provides allow artists to let their imaginations be their guide in creating whatever they want. This is very powerful, especially for those who feel they can't create art. Believe me, if I can create art, then anyone can do it.

I like to plug in a texture to the "Diffuse Strength" channel for a darker and different look to my material. It’s amazing the variety you can achieve doing this.

Don't be afraid to remove the limits from settings to increase or decrease past the limit. This can be especially useful for brightening a texture or increasing the occlusion on UberEnvironment. My advice to those starting out is; create your art for yourself - everything else will fall into place."

Rocket Fuel