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Posted: 19 February 2013 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 19 February 2013 07:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Two thumbs way, way up cheese  Thank you so much for posting this grin

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Posted: 19 February 2013 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Wow. I wish someone had told me this before. I thought if I bought enough software I’d automatically become a great artist. You mean I have to work at it? But this is supposed to be easy isn’t it? The computer’s supposed to do all the work, I thought. That explains why all my artwork looks crap. I always thought it was just buggy software…...

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Posted: 19 February 2013 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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No kidding.  I’m only as good as the effort I put into my stuff - which is why no one has ever seen any images from me wink

Biggest problem I have is finding good pose reference atm.

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Posted: 19 February 2013 10:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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True words that cover many more thing’s than just what we do here. Thank you for the post.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 01:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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A few years ago I thought about this scenario as some kind of joke, a boundary you just couldn’t cross without making it all ridiculous (IMO). But now it’s actually happened:

http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ready+to+render

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Posted: 20 February 2013 05:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Taozen - 20 February 2013 01:06 AM

A few years ago I thought about this scenario as some kind of joke, a boundary you just couldn’t cross without making it all ridiculous (IMO). But now it’s actually happened:

http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ready+to+render

If it is a joke, it’s not very funny.

It kinda reminds me of the “I win” button gamers sometimes refer to…

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Posted: 20 February 2013 05:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I will put a link to this on my advice page, thx Matty never a true word spoken(written). smile

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Posted: 20 February 2013 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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nightwolf1982 - 19 February 2013 09:59 PM

No kidding.  I’m only as good as the effort I put into my stuff - which is why no one has ever seen any images from me wink

Biggest problem I have is finding good pose reference atm.

Movies, training videos, etc.. and screen capture.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Taozen - 20 February 2013 01:06 AM

A few years ago I thought about this scenario as some kind of joke, a boundary you just couldn’t cross without making it all ridiculous (IMO). But now it’s actually happened:

http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ready+to+render

If it is a joke, it’s not very funny.

It kinda reminds me of the “I win” button gamers sometimes refer to…

I think of those as training excercises. I’ve never bought one myself, but I can understand their use. You can break it down and look at things like the lighting setup, the pose, the backgrounds and generally get a feel for how to achieve certain effects in Daz. That way you can reproduce similar results on your own later.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I haven’t seen countless copies of those ready to render scenes on DeviantArt with literally no alterations at all.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 03:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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flipping BRILLIANT MattyManx!!!  Thank you for that.  The thing is, after fifteen years playing with 3D stuff, how come I feel like I STILL am somewhere in the middle of my first two?

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Posted: 20 February 2013 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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There is never a point at which you stop learning.  Even I have learned new things lately and am very glad I did.  So no matter how long you have been doing it, just keep going at it.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Excellent post Mattymanx…definitely words to live by.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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HeraldOfFire - 20 February 2013 05:51 AM
Machieltje - 20 February 2013 05:26 AM
Taozen - 20 February 2013 01:06 AM

A few years ago I thought about this scenario as some kind of joke, a boundary you just couldn’t cross without making it all ridiculous (IMO). But now it’s actually happened:

http://www.daz3d.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ready+to+render

If it is a joke, it’s not very funny.

It kinda reminds me of the “I win” button gamers sometimes refer to…

I think of those as training excercises. I’ve never bought one myself, but I can understand their use. You can break it down and look at things like the lighting setup, the pose, the backgrounds and generally get a feel for how to achieve certain effects in Daz. That way you can reproduce similar results on your own later.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I haven’t seen countless copies of those ready to render scenes on DeviantArt with literally no alterations at all.

Back when those were first proposed I suggested a follow-on pdf or video tutorial - covering both how to see what was under the covers and how to ‘make it your own’ by experimenting with lights, poses, camera setup, and textures. Never went anywhere. Still think it would serve as a valuable introduction to 3D.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Very true, thanks for posting that.

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Posted: 20 February 2013 07:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I finally got around to viewing Dreamlight’s DS4.5 FREE video tutorials in the DAZ store as I’m contemplating getting one of his Surfaces video tutorials.  There are 11 DAZ Studio specific video tutorials and they are all currently FREE.  He provides very clear tutorials on each subject.  I highly recommend anyone new to DAZ Studio to get them.

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