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Posted: 12 August 2013 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 286 ]
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Welcome to the DAZ forums Subtropic Pixel, and to your latest addiction, because if you weren’t addicted when you first started out with 3D software, you will be now.  wink

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Posted: 12 August 2013 08:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 287 ]
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I am somewhat addicted to chocolate.  And cherries.  In ice cream.  So maybe I should render that first…

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Waiting patiently for Hexagon and Bryce to be upgraded to 64 bit!

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Posted: 13 August 2013 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 288 ]
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Ohhhhhhh chocolate!!!  YES, I would love me some chocolate!!!  cool smile

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Posted: 16 August 2013 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 289 ]
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Hello gang!

I know I already wrote some kind of introduction but to me that was cheating a bit because I was also wondering if I really couldn’t use the nick I kinda came to like. As you can see.. then again; it’s more likely you don’t wink  Thanks to the powers that be (thanks Adam!) I could use the nick I liked.

SO now I felt a proper (more official) introduction is in order..

My name is Peter, I reside in the Netherlands and my main passion is sound. I have other hobbies too of course, but the one thing somewhat overshadowing all my interests is sound and sound synthesis. I like to call myself a semi-professional sound designer, meaning so much as if I hear an interesting sound (think of water coming down a fountain, the noise in your street, the backend “noise” while visiting a store right down to the “beng!” when you closed your door too heavily..) then I might want to reproduce it. And in many cases I will and can!

It gets more bizarre wink  I can’t draw. Never took an interest in it, never bothered. Give me a piece of paper and a pen and demand some nice drawing and you’ll most likely get a nice (consistent!) UML diagram smile  (heavily offtopic, turn to a search engine for more info).

Even so; 3D modelling has always intrigued me. And although I normally wouldn’t have bothered I got a tip that Daz Studio 4.6 (“DS4”) was free of charge for a limited amount of time. That got me thinking and calculating. Getting DS4 was an no brainer; but what would be next?

Still not fully understanding everything (but I am getting there) I focussed on the basics. My intention is first to have some fun, second to work out my own fantasies and ideas and finally to have a good time overall.

SO what got me hooked into this ‘camp’?  Price considerations. I am not a professional, I don’t even have any intention - what so ever - to become one but I am looking forward for a good time. DS4 was free; what more would I need?

I’m gonna write up a newbie intro myself soon enough (from a newbie and for the newbies) but in short I was looking for a way to do it all myself. I did pick up some basic contents to help me get going and I’ll most likely going to keep up a bit, but my main aim is to make stuff myself. As such I also picked up Bryce & Hexagon besides DS4 and so far I enjoy the ride!

Honestly: I truly have no clue what I’m getting myself into. But so far I grabbed several goodies for DS4 which really inspires me, next there’s my no-pro approach. I’m in this for the fun. And then there’s the community which I really liked so far.

And I suppose that’s my story.

A “3d curious” guy who took a liking into Daz Studio and really likes what he saw so far.

As to my aims..  First thing is to have fun, but second..  I have to admit that the experience was somewhat of an eye opener. At the time of writing I’m focussing myself on creating fantasy sceneries with some optional captioning.

So that is my story.

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Posted: 21 August 2013 02:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 290 ]
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Another noob intro! wink

My name is Bee, I’m a 40-ish female from Germany (and thusly, English isn’t my first language).
I’m a complete newbie to 2/3D art and rendering. I do a bit of sketching and drawing with pencils, but I’m not very talented in that aspect. I also write, sci-fi, fantasy, mostly.
Fortunately for me, neither art nor writing stories is my day job, or I’d have starved by now. wink

I stumbled over DAZ about three months ago, when looking up some things. I have to say, I’d never tried it if it wasn’t free. Bad mistake, though. Trying it out, I mean. I soon found out that this is just what I really like to do, and that I can combine this with my other two hobbies, and maybe come up with something satisfying.
Of course, when the flame was lit, I figured out very quickly that a) the good stuff (content) isn’t really free and b) you’ve got to sit down and work really hard if you want to make any progress. There’s c), too, which is “buy a new computer, or go on a holiday trip”? The debate is still ongoing.

So far, I’ve already learned a lot of things from reading through various threads here, and found this community to be a nice and helpful one. So I’m really looking forward to spend some time here and learn, and I hope I also can become a contributing member in the future!

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Posted: 21 August 2013 03:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 291 ]
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Hi there,

First herzlich willkommen grin

(sorry, couldn’t resist wink)

lee_lhs - 21 August 2013 02:37 AM

There’s c), too, which is “buy a new computer, or go on a holiday trip”? The debate is still ongoing.

There may be more alternatives to solve that problem, well, if the problem was that you’d want a new computer to make better renders.

My computer isn’t exactly state of the art either when it comes to video processing, but I’ve already found many ways to cope with situations where Daz Studio didn’t manage too well (mainly because of memory concerns); one of them is Bryce 7. Make poses and such in DS4, then move your models and props over to Bryce to complete it, where you also can make an appropriate skyline in no time.

Maybe a tip..

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Posted: 21 August 2013 06:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 292 ]
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Goedendag! (Sorry, my spoken Durch is rather limited, though I understand it pretty well. smile)

Thank you for the suggestion. I will give it a try.
Though, the problem is rather one of too much heat created in a poor laptop, than one of lack of memory. The processor just gets really hot with all the calculating, and the ventilation inside a laptop isn’t that great, ergo “Zap!” after about 3-5 minutes of rendering. :-(
I don’t know if rendering in Bryce will solve that problem…

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Posted: 21 August 2013 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 293 ]
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lee_lhs - 21 August 2013 06:27 AM

Goedendag! (Sorry, my spoken Durch is rather limited, though I understand it pretty well. smile)

Thank you for the suggetion. I will give it a try.
Though, the problem is rather one of too much heat created in a poor laptop, than one of lack of memory. The processor just gets really hot with all the calculating, and the ventilation insude a laptop isn#t that great, ergo “Zap!” after about 3-5 minutes of rendering. :-(
I don’t know if rendering in Bryce will solve that problem…

I doubt it somehow. Bryce has a very advanced render engine, and some render settings can make very long render times. It is only fast when used in default mode, and Bryce has progressed far past only having a default mode to render in.

 

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Posted: 21 August 2013 08:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 294 ]
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lee_lhs - 21 August 2013 06:27 AM

Though, the problem is rather one of too much heat created in a poor laptop, than one of lack of memory. The processor just gets really hot with all the calculating, and the ventilation inside a laptop isn’t that great, ergo “Zap!” after about 3-5 minutes of rendering. :-(
I don’t know if rendering in Bryce will solve that problem…

Well, Chohole already said most of it, and I have some doubts as well since using a laptop can indeed make a difference.

My problems mostly involved around memory and CPU issues (the latter is an assumption) and I’ve noticed several examples where Bryce simply kept on rendering where Daz Studio would always prematurely quit. Best part; Bryce even kept going on higher settings (anti alias settings for example).

But in a laptop almost everything will produce heat. From your hard disk to the CPU itself. And no matter what program you’ll use to render; the CPU is going to be intensively used, one way or the other. And although there are also plenty of examples where the hardware capabilities of a videocard are being used for rendering; in a laptop it would still make little difference where heat is concerned.

So yeah, in that case it might be a good idea to consider using something else for rendering.

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Posted: 22 August 2013 02:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 295 ]
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Thanks for the answers, chohole and Peter!

I’ve already feared as much. Well, my old Desktop needed replacement, anyway, and the screen’s bigger, too.
Seems like my vacation will take place in Balconia, with many trips to Render Beach. wink
So, off to buy that new PC….

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Posted: 03 September 2013 03:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 296 ]
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http://www.daz3d.com/media/3d/badges/images/badges/badge_03.png Hello im new to this but i want to learn all i can.

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Posted: 03 September 2013 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 297 ]
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Welcome to the DAZ 3D forum Wally, and welcome to your latest addiction.  grin

Seriously though, if you have any questions, join your fellow Newbies in the New Users Help Forum.

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Posted: 08 September 2013 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 298 ]
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Hi,

I just got started with Daz Studio last week because I need a kind of virtual mannequin for a swimming-related project. Well the last few days have been brutal, to say the least, because I’m new to 3D posing/animation and there’s a lot to learn. But it’s fun too and I can understand how this stuff can get addicting grin.

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Posted: 17 September 2013 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 299 ]
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Hello.

Most people out there in internet land call me ScraverX - oddly enough smile I even have custom scuff plates in the door sills of my car with this ‘tag’ on them.
I’ve been using DAZ for about a year - I think - but it isn’t my first foray into 3D. I’ve used and studied; AutoCAD and 3ds Max - in Max I focused more on Scenery, Lighting and Rigging. I’ve always had an issue with creating realistic looking human forms which is something that attracted me to DAZ. The Genesis figure and associated morphs give me an easy to use and adjust base figure that I can work with to get a look I like. The pre-built poses are good too and I find them quite easy to adjust to fit some of my morph blends.

Inspirations? Well, I take a lot of inspiration from photographs but also I work from a figure and just play around until I come up with something I like. My brain works in a visual and spatial realm - Space, Shapes and Light make more sense to me then Words and Sounds - so I almost build an image in my head then transfer it into DAZ. I’m also a role-player so I sometimes use fantasy and sci-fi themes as inspiration; for example I come up with a character and then try to ‘build’ that person.
Sometimes a piece of Content by one vendor or another will be my inspiration.

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Posted: 09 October 2013 02:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 300 ]
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Hi…my name is Kathleen but go by Katie and I am new to Daz.  I had used it once before a few years ago but gave up before I really got started.  This time a good friend got me started again and I have gotten addicted and I am starting slow from the beginning.  I am slowly making my way around the forum and finding tutorials and what not.  I have done a lot of work in PSP9 making stationery for Incredimail, but digital art is something new for me.  But I am looking forward to getting to know other newbies like myself.

Katie

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