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Posted: 16 April 2012 02:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Secrets of the DAZ Studio 4 Pro UNIVERSE!

(special thanks to RKane_1 for starting this post in the older DAZ 3D Forums)

My intent with this thread is to link some commonly asked for items regarding Content Creation and Advanced DAZ Studio usage together for easy location. I hope that this thread is stickied as it grows but if you have any suggestions of new links to useful information or tutorials found here or anywhere else on the web, please let me know and I will link those items here!

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Rendering

What are Displacement Maps and how can I use them?

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What are Shaders and Shader Mixers?

Answer #1

Answer #2

Answer #3

Is there a good source for Shader Mixer recipes and more knowledge regarding that?

Answer #1

Answer #2

What is IDL? How do I use it in DAZ Studio?

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Clothes Modelling/Management

How do I rig a piece of clothing I have made in another modeller so that it works with Genesis?

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Answer#2

How do I Autofit older clothing/hair items to Genesis but retain the morphs of the original item?

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How do I model clothes for Genesis NOT using the default androgynous figure but a different form of Genesis?

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What are “Ghost Bones”? How do they help me with clothing manipulation?

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From the lovely Pendraia’s link:

How do I rig Conforming Clothing and Accessories using the Transfer Tool?

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Basic Rigging with the Transfer Utility

Convert A Static Clothing Mesh To A Figure For Genesis

Transfer Utility info

Basics: Initial Rigging with the Transfer Utility

Can you give me specific info on modelling and rigging particular item types?

Rigging a skirt for Genesis by SickleYield

Rigging a skirt for Genesis by SickleYield Part 2

Basic Rigging for Clothing video by Bobbie25

Long Dress video by Bobbie25

And though many items in this list are for older version’s of DAZ, I think Seacanyon’s links from the clothes modeling tutorials? thread are worth perusal:
    Kattey’s Clothing Creation Workflow
    First Steps in Clothing Creation
    Clothing Creators Forum (For discussion, tips & commiseration—be sure to check their tutorials list)
    SickleYield’s Clothing Creation Workflow
    Clothing Creation by Will Dupre
    Creating a Legal .cr2
    On Rigging Clothing in DS
    Thread on Clothing Creation Tips
    English Bob’s Intro to Conforming Clothing
    Wrinkles with Hexagon
    Wrinkles - How is this Done?
    Morkomon on using Hex & Poser to Create Morphs
    How to Save a New Morph to a Dial in DS with Morph Loader
    Daybreak Studios on Grouping with Hexagon
    Rigging Clothing for Millennium Figures
    Will Dupre on using Hex to group new models
    Grouping Objects in Poser
    Using Daz Rigging Tools to Pirate a Skeleton (like Quick Conform)
    Figure Setup Tools Tutorials on YouTube
    Chris Schell on Conforming Items Using Daz Figure Setup Tools
    RoxanneJ’s Daz Figure Setup Tools Tutorial


Morph/Character Creation

How do I transfer morphs from Gen4 figures to Genesis?[/strong

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How do I export an .OBJ file from DAZ while retaining it form after having used Smooth upon it?

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Prop/Accessories Creation/Management

How do I make a Smart Prop in Daz Studio?

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Packaging and Sale

How do I become a DAZ Published artist?

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Answer #2

How do I add an icon to a morph I’ve created?

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What is “MetaData” and how can I use it?

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How do I create Metadata for my own projects?

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How do I package up Metadata for distribution?

Answer #1

Answer #2


Rigging a New Figure

How do I rig an entirely new model I’ve created in another application for Genesis in DAZ Studio 4?

Answer

Answer #2

What is ‘Weight Mapping’? How do I use it to rig a figure/prop?

Answer #2

Answer #2


Geo-Grafting

How can I add another limb to my model? What is Geo-Grafting?

Answer

Answer #2

Answer #3


Glossary

New AND improved! “For Noobs- A Glossary of sorts”

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Base Figures: History of and Compatibility


The full thread can be seen here:  SECRETS of the DAZ STUDIO 4 PRO UNIVERSE!

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Posted: 03 June 2012 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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These links appear to be broken :(

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Posted: 03 June 2012 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I let them know that there are broken links in there.

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Posted: 05 June 2012 02:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Secrets of the DAZ Studio 4 Pro UNIVERSE!

Geo-Grafting

How can I add another limb to my model? What is Geo-Grafting?

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Answer #2

Answer #3

Please, please, please Daz, can you do a Youtube Tutorial on this? I gave up with my tries to get it working.

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Posted: 06 June 2012 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Secrets of the DAZ Studio 4 Pro UNIVERSE!

Geo-Grafting

How can I add another limb to my model? What is Geo-Grafting?

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Answer #2

Answer #3

Please, please, please Daz, can you do a Youtube Tutorial on this? I gave up with my tries to get it working.

Yeah, That would be nice.

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Posted: 02 October 2012 01:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I didn’t see this in the list But if it is, sorry.

I proof it with a victoria 3 shoe and it works. I need more experiments, but I have few shapes, then I don’t know if it is 100% effective.

Rigging Conforming High Heels for Genesis by niccipb
http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?p=3406520

It only explain how rig new item, but author explain briefly in Sharecg that it is possible to use it to conversions.


My conversions Steps:

1.- Load original V3 and load genesis.

2.- Shape Genesis to V3. Pose V3 as Genesis. Leg, foot an toe very closed. (Save pose from V3 for future use)

3.- Load the original shoe, “Fit to” V3. If there is a pose to V3 foot apply it to V3.

4.- Pose genesis foot as V3 foot, very closed please. Genesis pose have to match with shoe (Save new genesis foot pose for future use)

5.- Export shoe as obj. Reload object shoe, rescale shoe until fit with genesis foot. Export again.

6.- Follow the niccipb’s tutorial since page 6.

When I use some shapes I need apply smoothing modifier with 4 smoothing iterations.

 

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Posted: 15 October 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Hello,  I have been over Basic Rigging with the Transfer Utility tutor more times that I care to count and the shirt obj I made in carrara (also tried hexagon) also moved ends up between the gen knees. Any thoughts?

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Posted: 26 March 2013 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’m sure this was a noble effort, but it’s now a series of broken links and missing images that will further frustrate potential users.

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Posted: 26 March 2013 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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If someone would care to make a list of which links are broken, we can attempt to update the post.  Thanks

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Posted: 26 March 2013 06:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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any example image that was linked prior to the site changing it’s domain name is now a broken link.

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Posted: 26 March 2013 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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you take the postimages/origimage_1_3341101.jpg   from the image url and add it to http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/


http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/postimages/origimage_1_3341101.jpg

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Posted: 26 March 2013 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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OK. My Control Panel subscribed threads links all 404 also. I have to go searching through pages of threads to find anything. Seems to be systemic issues going on.

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Posted: 27 March 2013 07:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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seen that too, just keep trying and when it decides to start working you can manually remap the images one by one in a new window.
I didn’t know that, apparently it was another secrete.

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Posted: 28 April 2013 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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It’s nice to get an link to old forum articles. Unfortunetely most of the links or pics inside the old forums are dead and didn’t work.

There are so many good ideas, unfortunately the implementation of these ideas is more of a disaster.

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Posted: 28 April 2013 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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You can view an image by adding the partial path from the HTML in the post (postimages/) to forumarchive.daz3d.com/ and pasting that into the address box of a new window or tab.

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Posted: 28 April 2013 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Thanks for the hint Richard. But that can also only work, when the pictures are not removed.

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