Daz Studio Masterclass : Rigging Necklaces

Daz Studio Masterclass : Rigging Necklaces

  • $44.95
    • $44.95
    Compatible Figures:
    Compatible Software:
    DAZ Studio 4.12
    Install Types:
    Compatible Figures:
    Compatible Software:
    DAZ Studio 4.12
    Install Types:
  • Details

    Rigging is one of the more challenging steps of creating content. In this webinar we're applying rigging to something very specific during this two hour session; necklaces.

    We start with learning how to rig a base necklace and then moving onto more complex examples. Learn how to bring your designs to life with Esha's thorough demonstration of the rigging process.

    For this prop we consider MULTIPLE rigging methods.

    It's all done step by step, turning your fixed creations into animatable props.

    In this masterclass we go through in detail:-

    • The Transfer Tool
    • Tweaking Weight Maps
    • JCMs
    • Creating a base (or simple necklace)
    • Creating a poseable necklace
      • Adding additional bones and using Dformers
      • Adjusting for movements and body shapes
    • Generating a Necklace with Pendants
      • Rigged
      • Rigid Follow Node

    The tutorial requires you to have some knowledge on how to use the transfer tool, the weight brush, the morph loader and Daz Studio's general features. Daz Studio 4.9 Pro and modelling software ZBrush 4R7 are used in this presentation.

    This product includes Higher Resolution recording versions.

    Q&A sessions are included after each section; take advantage of this live webinar and drill down to explore your rigging problems with these kinds of props.


    Presenter : Esha

    Esha lives in Austria and has been creating 3D products for nearly 12 years.
    She has created content for Smith Micro and Daz and is an active vendor at daz3d.com.

    When Daz released the Developer Tools for Daz Studio in 2008 she integrated them into her workflow and has been working with Daz Studio, alongside Poser, ever since. In recent years she has been focusing on DS for product development.

    Esha’s favourite tools include Daz Studio, Poser, ZBrush, Wings3D, Xfrog, Marvelous Designer, UVLayout and Photoshop. In all of these she is a self-taught artist, basing her skills on years of experience and numerous online tutorials.
    She fully understands the difficulties of moving from Poser to Daz Studio, having made that journey herself, and enjoys passing on her Studio know-how to new users.

    Esha also has several years of experience in teaching adults. She firmly believes that the best way to learn is to actively do something yourself, so she favours a hands-on approach in teaching.

    Knowing only too well how tiresome it is to gather scraps of information all over the web she wants to provide comprehensive webinars that really offer solid information. Moving from the basics to advanced procedures she takes care to make sure that her audience will be able to follow her courses smoothly.

    In her spare time Esha loves listening to classical music, baking muffins and collecting cat photos.

    What's Included and Features

    • Topics in Detail:
      • Necklace types examined.
      • Identifying problem areas in creating a Necklace
      • Rigging Methods considered
      • Simple Transfer of Rigging/Weights
      • Transfer Tool on a simple necklace
      • The effect of JCMs on the necklace
      • Using Zbrush to correct the deformations
      • Loading the JCM and consider naming conventions and presets
      • Neck JCM issues covered
      • Saving to the library
      • Dealing with distortion
      • Fixing with movements with weight maps
      • Fixing body shape changes with rigidity maps
      • Adding Bones
      • Demonstrating adding weight maps without first removing maps from the G3
      • Demonstrating the problem of lost weight maps and the need to create JCM's to fix the problem
      • Using d-Formers and parenting to the created bones.
      • Pros and Cons of using D-Formers and Bones
      • Special needs of saving D-Formers: the procedure
      • How to handle the morphs when the shape changes
      • Rigid Follow Nodes
      • Rig the pendant
      • The Figure Setup Menu
      • Defining Rotation Orientation
      • Weight mapping the bones
      • Setting ERC to restrict movement
      • Example of incorrect rotation order
      • What can we do with a rigid follow node?
      • Necklace with Pendant
      • Summary


    • This product includes:
      • 3 General Installers

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