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Novica & Serene Night’s Renders, Tips, Tutorials & Product Reviews Part 1
Posted: 06 May 2013 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 211 ]
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JCMs and FBMs

For newbies, that stands for Joint Controlled Morph and Full Body Morph, read more on this thread. Sickle Yield and jestmart were kind enough to explain the use.

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/19278/P15/#284722

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Posted: 06 May 2013 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 212 ]
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I found a link to this in another thread (thanks to Mustakettu85 for posting it) and wanted to share it here, as it seems relevant to some of the things you’ve discussed recently: http://www.manufato.com/?p=902

For anyone who wants to learn about materials (particularly diffuse and specular settings), it’s very illuminating. Not specific to DAZ Studio, though, and a few of the terms used are different…for instance, “Alpha maps” are what we would call transmaps or opacity maps, and “self-illumination” seems to refer to Ambient. Based on the other discussion, instead of “conductor” and “dielectric” it’s probably simpler to just think “metallic” and “non-metallic.”

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Posted: 06 May 2013 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 213 ]
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Thanks Scott-L smile  Post links anytime!

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Posted: 07 May 2013 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 214 ]
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Area Lights

Take a peek at this thread- galactica1981 asked a great question about area lighting, and zigraphix is very helpful. Nice links to products. (Thanks zigraphix!)  Look at the Ring of Lights, has great samples of what it can do.

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/21784/

Ring of Light:
http://www.daz3d.com/environments-props/lighting/ring-of-light-environment-lighting

This is the link to Omnifreakers Area Light from that thread.
http://www.omnifreaker.com/index.php?title=OmAreaLight

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Posted: 10 May 2013 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 215 ]
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Futuristic Motorcycle

Wow. I usually hate all the ads on websites, but when this popped up I thought, “We need one of these for a DAZ product!”
It looks so futuristic! (And can be had for $25,000 up.)  I know if someone modeled this I’d really take a look at adding it to my collection!

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Posted: 10 May 2013 06:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 216 ]
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Here’s some more- and a few more coming.

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Posted: 10 May 2013 06:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 217 ]
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And the last one. This is the limited edition one pictured. Gave you the website so you can have a good site for posing motorcycle riders.

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Posted: 10 May 2013 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 218 ]
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Check your emails NOW. If you got a survey and do it, you’ll probably still be in the first 1000 people to do it (only takes three minutes) and you’ll get a $5.00 off code later. I just did it at 8:15 central time (Fri Night, USA) and I was still one of the first ones. It will tell you that you will receive a code later.

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Posted: 11 May 2013 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 219 ]
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Hmm, either there’s glitches going on right now or either an email hasn’t been sent out telling members they get additional discounts (which normally is stated the PC members will get 40% instead of 30%, yada yada.)

72% discount on banner promo items that say 60%.  DM’s store. Go shop! NEVER trust what a banner says, be sure you are logged in and click on all promos. On top of the 72%, I got the additional $5 off for Cinco De Mayo (over $25.) Time: 1:50am Central time, Saturday
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Posted: 11 May 2013 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 220 ]
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Genesis Body Morph Resource Kit- Thorne’s Tutorial

Thorne was kind enough to do a tutorial with images so content creation got a whole lot easier! Even if you’re not at this stage yet, take a peek.

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/1636/#18780

the tutorial starts here, but I would read the thread from the beginning so you know what they’re talking about.
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/1636/#18780

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Posted: 11 May 2013 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 221 ]
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I’m loading a lot of figures into my Studio, and decided to let you have some fun. How well do you know the hair? The figures? Perhaps you’ll see something you like, so this is a product review smile

I am not doing any morphs, or adjusting the figures in any way- this is “straight out of the box.” I am only slightly adjusting the hair with smoothing/collision and the volume if it needs it. So here’s the first woman.

My observations: love this hair. SO many morphs and it fit VERY easily- and I do mean SO many morphs! And with this color, you can easily change it. The mahogany/brown was 112 / 48 / 48 for the diffuse, the other surfaces were left alone.

So do you know this gal?  The hair? (Well known)  The answer will be in the next post- don’t cheat!

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Posted: 11 May 2013 07:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 222 ]
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Move over Victoria, Stephanie has breezed in!  Meet Riley for Stephanie 5!
And if you’re just starting out, try the Silvermoon Hair. Wow, was it easy to work with! They must have poofed it up for the promo,  I barely adjusted the volume. So what a wide range of styles you can get!

http://www.daz3d.com/riley-for-stephanie-5
http://www.daz3d.com/silvermoon-hair

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Posted: 11 May 2013 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 223 ]
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And all of these of course were Stephanie 5 at 100 percent, Riley at 100 percent.

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Posted: 12 May 2013 12:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 224 ]
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Enjoyed the glitches when I shopped just now. 50% was nice on things that normally won’t go that. Glitches started at 1:15am central time, Sunday.

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Posted: 12 May 2013 12:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 225 ]
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Novica - 10 May 2013 06:44 AM

Futuristic Motorcycle

Wow. I usually hate all the ads on websites, but when this popped up I thought, “We need one of these for a DAZ product!”
It looks so futuristic! (And can be had for $25,000 up.)  I know if someone modeled this I’d really take a look at adding it to my collection!

An interesting model. I can make a model for DAZ. Certainly not an exact copy, but very close to the original.

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