Shader Tutorial

OldminerOldminer Posts: 87
edited December 1969 in Daz Studio Discussion

Is there a good basic tutorial on how to use shaders?


  • StratDragonStratDragon Posts: 2,108
    edited December 1969


    select the model you wish to apply the surface to by clicking the root of the model in the content list or by selecting it with the keyboard (CMD+SHIFT+T [win] CTRL+SHIFT+T [mac])
    Select the surface you wish to apply the shader to (RMB over shader, then Select Surface..., or CMD+SHIFT+M [win] CTRL+SHIFT+M [mac])
    apply the shader from your runtime library, likely this is in Content/Shader but not necessarily

    If the shader does not modify the "default" shader structure on the surface; meaning your list of surface options didn't change when you applied the new shader you can copy and paste that shader to other surfaces. If the shader did change that "default" structure you will need to repeat applying the shader in the method I explained above.

    that's the VERY basics of this.

  • Scott LivingstonScott Livingston Posts: 4,128
    edited May 2013

    Here are a few tutorials that I know of:

    this one by Kraig Hausmann of DAZ 3D,
    this one by R_Kane1 and Jaderail, and
    this one by SGCBearcub, specifically for new users.

    And there is much more information on shaders and surfaces in this thread (from last month's New User Contest):

    Edited to add: there are also tutorials covering specific shaders, so if there is a particular shader you're trying to learn, let us know which one and perhaps someone can point you to more information on it.

    Post edited by Scott Livingston on
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