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Somethings to Consider when starting to learn CG
Posted: 15 March 2014 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 151 ]
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Szark,

Great post.

Thanks,

Dan

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Posted: 15 March 2014 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 152 ]
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Thanks Dan

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Posted: 25 May 2014 12:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 153 ]
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You forgot to add, when all else fails, go back to the beginning. I realize that I SUCK at sculpting, but that 3D is a different option. I have really cool character and costume ideas, but also know my limitations at reproduction. I still go back periodically and actually DRAW a character. I just can’t seem to recapture the face again.

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Posted: 18 June 2014 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 154 ]
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Szark - how yuh doin’? I realise that this ‘missive’ was written some time ago but I’ve just come across it. I find it a great , ‘tell it like it is’ for someone like me who is just starting out into CG. I am a retired oldie with some time on his hands and have always enjoyed digital art, even before it was digitised, back when it was called Fantasy Art. I was always fascinated by the art work of Roger Dean who did many album covers in the 60s and 70s. Anyhow, thanks for a very good article. My best wishes.

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Posted: 20 June 2014 04:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 155 ]
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I am doin fine thanks robert. That is why I wrote it so that is cool, thanks for taking the time to post a comment.

Have fun

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Posted: 20 June 2014 04:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 156 ]
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asilyad - 25 May 2014 12:02 PM

You forgot to add, when all else fails, go back to the beginning. I realize that I SUCK at sculpting, but that 3D is a different option. I have really cool character and costume ideas, but also know my limitations at reproduction. I still go back periodically and actually DRAW a character. I just can’t seem to recapture the face again.

good point. Yeah I often go back and watch/read tutorials again as a refresher. It is amazing how much I forget. smile

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Posted: 17 August 2014 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 157 ]
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Thanks for this, it really encourages me to just do it…slowly. 2 years ago I joined a site, which is actually a game/social site, and began designing clothing for premade avatars. Yes I was doing it all by hand, folds, wrinkles, bulges, etc in Photoshop. Though frustrating at times because tutorials were very limited and there has been hours of trials and errors, I found it very cool and something I discovered I liked…really liked. Now I have found Daz3D, and I feel like I have discovered a 20 pound diamond in a lost cave! I have made a few renders already, mainly for myself and just playing. But it’s very satisfying to me, because I’M happy with the results. To the pro, I’m sure it looks like an 8 year old’s crayon drawing, but it makes me happy. I will get better, I know I will; my only problem is I like shake and bake results. However, after designing these avatar clothes by hand in PS, I know that’s not gonna happen, but that’s ok, I’m gonna be patient on this one because it’s something I love….already. Again, thanks for this post, it has made me step back and say ok, let’s do this by it’s own rules….not mine.

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Posted: 17 August 2014 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 158 ]
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artoir first off welcome to DAZ3D and to the forums.

My pleasure. All I did it for was just that, for newcomers, like me 5 years ago, to step back and ask themselves what they want to do and get out of doing it. You got the most important aspect…“what makes you happy”. I still look as some of my pieces and I am still not happy…some I am ecstatic about but I want more. Overall I am happy with my progress so I can’t complain much.

And given you comments about how your image looks and posting it in a public place tells a lot about your attitude…very positive, What a great start. Don’t forget to check out my render thread that has a few tutorials posted at the top of page 1.

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Posted: 17 August 2014 08:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 159 ]
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Thanks so much for your comments…. and for the welcome!

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