Am i the only one who feels overwhelmed and lost when it comes to the technical and tutorial info? What ive learned so far with Daz has been by trial and error and i feel like im stumbling in the dark and there seems to be limited options for what my render models can wear..im looking for something where i can have the pieces all ready and then modify them to my liking..mostly armour i want to design..or have i just lost the plot?
Don’t get discouraged, we all start out disoriented and confused. I even had some working experience with Maya about 7 years ago and even I found myself completely befuddled at first.
That’s what this forum is for. There’s a really awesome community here of people who just love to help and share their experience. Some people have trouble even forming the questions for what they want to do so trying to find the right tutorial to help them along can be a challenge in and of itself, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions.
I’d recommend getting hexagon and just working on really simple projects at first. Don’t worry about creating a finished product just keep everything simple until you figure out all the tricks that will help you creating what it is you will want in the future.
Try making a simple shirt. Nothing fancy just something that covers the top of the figure and looks more or less shirt like. Then try pants. Then try footwear, and then when you’re feeling more confident try gloves. For now don’t worry about creating texture maps just concentrate on learning the modelling software.
Next step you want might to take a stab at making your own hair. Once again don’t worry about making a final product, just experiment with technique. Don’t worry about making mistakes.
When you’ve done that then you can try making different simple props and after that simple architecture.
Hexagon actually comes with some very simple models which can be helpful for studying to see what needs to be done with the polygons to attain different shapes.
There are a lot of great Hexagon tutorials on YouTube (some, unfortunately are only available in French) which will help you learn the interface.
Don’t expect to be cranking out finished products over night. Realize people take two and three year college courses in this sort of stuff so it’s going to take you some time to master the software. Even the experienced users in this forum still learn new things from one another. Stick with it and don’t get discouraged. It does get easier with time. The important thing is to give yourself the time to learn.
Also realize the world of computer graphics is nothing like they show on television. You don’t just enter a couple of commands and click the mouse a couple of times and then have a completely rendered high polygon model. Modelling is very time consuming and can often be tedious. But the end result of having a unique model that you created completely from scratch is very rewarding.
The most important thing is to relax and have fun. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to post things you are working on to get feedback from other users.