DAZ Studio 4.6 User Guide and QuickStart Guide

DZ_jaredDZ_jared Posts: 1,316
edited December 1969 in Daz Studio Discussion

We just released a new User Guide and a new QuickStart Guide for DAZ Studio.

They are both available in .pdf format here:
http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/software/dazstudio/4/userguide/start

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  • Kismet2012Kismet2012 Posts: 3,166
    edited December 1969

    Thank you for these. I have already learned some things I did not know and I have only gotten to the end of Chapter 2.

  • stump3point1stump3point1 Posts: 131
    edited December 1969

    This will help those just starting out(and maybe a few advanced users).

    Is there a more detailed Reference guide in the works(other than the online center)?

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,952
    edited December 1969

    Good idea this thread.

    I'll mention of it in mine so people might migrate over. You have a lot of thank yous!

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,952
    edited December 1969

    And given the amount of time all this took ... as just installing everything and it runs, isn't exactly what's happening for everybody. As this is the first time I've installed with DIM I rather wonder if having the 2 CM [one for DIM and one for the 2 programs, release and beta] is what's causing the issue to get content to show. My 2 Cents.

  • atticanneatticanne Posts: 2,919
    edited December 1969

    I didn't even know I had a Barefoot Dancer until yesterday morning and was going to see what I could find out about it tonight. Voila! There she is in our new guide. Many, many thanks to anyone and everyone who put this together. We have needed it for a long time.:-)

  • Zig ZagZig Zag Posts: 96
    edited December 1969

    I agree, this will surely help out beginners, thanks a lot!

  • SpitSpit Posts: 2,144
    edited December 1969

    Yes, thank you for this! Oh, and I just love that hair!

  • DZ_jaredDZ_jared Posts: 1,316
    edited December 1969
  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,952
    edited December 1969

    Nicely done, thank you.

  • srieschsriesch Posts: 3,593
    edited December 1969

    It is a nice quick guide to the basics that should be very helpful to new users, good job. I learned a few new things reading through it that I did not know about yet and will doubtless refer back to it in the future.

    Is there any chance that a complete guide covering every feature of DS, rather than just the more commonly used features described in this document, could be added as well? This basic guide would be an excellent starting point for such a document.

  • edited December 1969

    I applaud DAZ for completing and releasing a DAZ Studio Users Manual. Thank you!

    Is there any chance of there being completed and released a manual for the Content Creation Tools? It is extremely frustrating not being able to find detailed information about the less obvious options in these tools. When I ask questions I am usually directed to the Documentation Center, which is woefully incomplete in this area.

    Thank you.

  • frank0314frank0314 Posts: 10,340
    edited December 1969

    We have also asked for advanced documentation on the tools. If you have some knowledge of how the tools work you can get by, but if your someone who hasn't worked with the tools in the past then your completely lost

  • edited December 1969

    Thankfully I am not completely lost.

    Thanks Frank0314.

  • ExtremeAlphaExtremeAlpha Posts: 59
    edited December 1969

    This is great. I've been doing this by trail & error.

  • DZ_jaredDZ_jared Posts: 1,316
    edited December 1969

    So, the User Guide has been out for about a month now. The feedback so far has been good. I can't promise anything, but I do have plans (nothing concrete, so don't get too excited) for documenting some of the more advanced features in Studio.

    Feel free to chime in with specific functions that you'd like to see covered first.

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,952
    edited December 1969

    DAZ_jared said:
    So, the User Guide has been out for about a month now. The feedback so far has been good. I can't promise anything, but I do have plans (nothing concrete, so don't get too excited) for documenting some of the more advanced features in Studio.

    Feel free to chime in with specific functions that you'd like to see covered first.

    Thank you .... anything to do with ERC :-)

  • srieschsriesch Posts: 3,593
    edited December 1969

    DAZ_jared said:
    So, the User Guide has been out for about a month now. The feedback so far has been good. I can't promise anything, but I do have plans (nothing concrete, so don't get too excited) for documenting some of the more advanced features in Studio.

    Feel free to chime in with specific functions that you'd like to see covered first.


    So many things leap to mind they all jam together, so I don't actually have any one that's more important than any other one. :-) However, how about the various menu options that are listed when clicking on the Active Pane menu icon for each of the tabs you already have in the documentation? (ex: what does the Parameter Pane's "Consolidate Properties" do, etc.)

    And if you want to quickly bulk up your manual without lots of extra work, you could merge some of the existing documentation; for example, there's a document out there describing the various bricks in the Shader Mixer tab; perhaps the two documents could simply be combined into one, and instantly everybody who didn't know about the other one who downloaded yours would suddenly have it. (shader_mixer_brick_docs.pdf, the one that starts with
    "Shader Mixer Reference
    Overview
    Shader mixer provides a user-friendly interface"... etc.

  • PendraiaPendraia Posts: 2,891
    edited December 1969

    DAZ_jared said:
    So, the User Guide has been out for about a month now. The feedback so far has been good. I can't promise anything, but I do have plans (nothing concrete, so don't get too excited) for documenting some of the more advanced features in Studio.

    Feel free to chime in with specific functions that you'd like to see covered first.


    So many things leap to mind they all jam together, so I don't actually have any one that's more important than any other one. :-) However, how about the various menu options that are listed when clicking on the Active Pane menu icon for each of the tabs you already have in the documentation? (ex: what does the Parameter Pane's "Consolidate Properties" do, etc.)

    And if you want to quickly bulk up your manual without lots of extra work, you could merge some of the existing documentation; for example, there's a document out there describing the various bricks in the Shader Mixer tab; perhaps the two documents could simply be combined into one, and instantly everybody who didn't know about the other one who downloaded yours would suddenly have it. (shader_mixer_brick_docs.pdf, the one that starts with
    "Shader Mixer Reference
    Overview
    Shader mixer provides a user-friendly interface"... etc.I'll second more documentation for shader mixer...

  • IvyIvy Posts: 3,640
    edited December 1969

    Hi Guys
    I've been reading and searching everything i can trying to find an Daz studio development kit .
    is there such a thing for daz4.6? I have one for for daz studio 3 , But when i tried using it to create something for daz4.6, I noticed the coding was different.
    i would like to give it a try at creating a FX program plugin for daz 4.6 mostly dealing with creating a particle effects plugin that can use a independent light source, this is not really for to sell or anything , its I just need a particale effects program for my animation.
    how would I go about creating it.? I could not find a SDK plugin or documents for such.
    is there documentation for creating plugin content?
    are there any documents on creating coding for fx programs for Daz Studio so I can satisfy what is needed to make a particle effects plugin work with Daz Studio 4.6?

    thank you for reading my comment any suggestions would be great.

  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 17,083
    edited December 1969
  • IvyIvy Posts: 3,640
    edited December 1969

    Thank you very much this is just what I needed

  • edited December 1969

    there ARE 3 DAZ Studio User Guides and they are abour 250 pages and the other is 350 pages long. The are DAZ Studio Guide books and can be downloaded from The ITunes web site right into your ipad I have all three and they are great

  • edited November 2014

    Go to Apple ITunes to down DAZ Studio USER Guide books there are 3 DAZ Studio user guides.

    [email protected]

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  • edited November 2014

    This was the second DAZ Studio Guide I found on the Apple.com website (iTunes Store) just download it into uour ipad or iphone it is 192 pages long


    e-mail ; [email protected]

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  • edited November 2014

    The last of the DAZ Studio Guides I found on the iTunes Store was this another good book this also can be downloaded from the iTunes Store website.

    [email protected]

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  • KeryaKerya Posts: 9,311
    edited December 1969

    Figures, characters and avatars - DazStudio3
    The Complete Guide to DazStudio4 - well, it's 4.
    Actual version is 4.6 - and if you try to use for example the Property editor, you will find out that things got moved around a lot between 4 and 4.6!
    Just a word of warning.

  • edited November 2014

    There is a complete Guide for DAZ Studio actually there are three(3) books manuals for DAZ Studio on ITunes website see below:

    DAZ Studio 4 and 4.6 are not that much of a difference. I think anyway the manuals are still good.

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  • 3Don3Don Posts: 475
    edited December 1969

    What is the latest version number of DS 4.6?

    Is it a Beta?

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 9,311
    edited December 1969

    DS 4.6.3.52 not beta

  • misssusan002misssusan002 Posts: 23
    edited December 1969

    Is there any kind of manual on how to use the figure maker at all. I mean where you can take a simple primitive's and turn them into a figure. Nothing complex just some simple stuff using primitive's that all.

    Sue

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