To give me the basics ... I imagine, this would be far easier than trying to ‘create’ a figure from scratch?
If so, how easy to then ‘change a pose’ and create another png format image?
I will attach below a very quick PhotoShop mockup of the kind of thing I want to acheive in various poses (complete with cape, shades and graphic on chest!). Is this acheivable without years of training.
I apologise in advance for so many newbie questions, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Will the app run on an old Mac (OSX 10.4.11)?
Mac™ OS X 10.5 or above.
I guess you need to find DAZ Studio 3 to run on OS X 10.4
chris - 06 March 2013 07:51 AM
How steep a learning curve to get to grips with 3D (I understand that’s possibly impossible to answer!)?
To be honest, installing content at the right place and to find it when you want to use it was the hardest part, when you step that step in the ladder, most things will be clearer. Secondly, going from “looking ok” to “looking great” is a long process, having a graphic eye and some photography experience helps a lot.
I do think DAZ Studio would be a good choice for you based on your stated goals, and the Blank Boi product you’ve identified is exactly what I’d recommend. I haven’t used Blank Boi myself, but based on what I know about him, and on my experiences with various other figures, it would be easy to change poses (very simple to change between preset poses, and fairly easy to make your own original poses). Each time you get a pose you like, you can easily render the posed figure to png.
Yes…it would be far easier to use Blank Boi (even if you have to create original poses and textures for him—that’s also very doable) than to make your own original figure from scratch. If you are interested in making your own figure, this would be a good place to start: http://www.daz3d.com/rigging-original-figures-in-ds4-pro plus you’d need a modeling program like Hexagon. To be honest, this is not something I’d recommend attempting until you’re more familiar with 3D figures, though it’s certainly possible to do it.
The learning curve can certainly be challenging because there’s so many aspects to 3D…but considering that what you hope to accomplish doesn’t sound too complicated (relatively speaking), it shouldn’t be too difficult to start achieving your goal. And the forum can be a great resource if and when you get stuck
Edited to add: No need to apologize…newbie questions are always welcome!
With DS3 there are only a couple of places where it is possible to download a completely legal version of the software. Mostly these are the sites of reputable Online 3D magazines, but off hand I can’t remember which ones.
The best way to make sure you have a legal copy is to file a support ticket, using Zendesk. They are usually very helpful, and if you explain your situation to them they may well help you by adding a copy of DS 3 to your Itemised History and providing a serial number for it.