Twitch Stream about using DAZ Studio and ZBrush to make 3D Printable Miniatures!

ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417
edited May 2018 in Art Studio

Yeah, yeah, I decided to stream.

Basically, what this stream is about,is I have made an original geometry male and female figure, and lots of props for them. I load in the figure in DAZ Studio, and load in the props, then I take the result in ZBrush and sculpt on clothing, armor, hair, and the like, and convert it into a tabletop miniature you can print on a home 3D printer. Very often, I'll take requests from the audience, as well, to determine what to make.

The primary stream is on Sundays, at 8 PM Central US time. On Sundays is when I usually sculpt a full figure, and the result will be available as a free download on Thingiverse.

Thursdays at 8 PM Central Time is more of a 'utility' stream, where I make more props and weapons, as well as further FBM's for the figures to better represent other races, humanoid monsters, and the like.

The address for the stream is:  https://www.twitch.tv/valandarthered ; , and below are a couple sample prints of these miniatures. They are printed on a moderately inexpensive FDM printer, showing what you can do without a super expensive resin printer.

Please be aware my camera is potato. The prints look a LOT cleaner in person. :P

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  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    Going live! Tonight's show is about making props for orc and barbarian weapons, and a bit about combining some of the existing dials to make a new dial.

  • WandererWanderer Posts: 825

    I'm so sorry I missed the stream. I would've loved to see it. I'm a big fan of your work.

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    Well, the previous two weeks of streams are there on the site...

  • WandererWanderer Posts: 825

    Good to know. I will check them out.

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    Sunday I plan on sculpting no less than THREE orcs - two soldiers and a sergeant. :D

     

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    So I didn't get the sergeant done, because I got him done earlier!

     

    But tomorrow night, I will be going whole hog, and sculpting a big, bada** Orc Big Boss, live on the stream!

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,252

    Glad I saw this! I will have to go check it out.  I'm a big fan too and can't wait to see what you do.

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    Erm... oops on the "tomorrow night" thing.

     

    I was thinking "next stream", instead of "Monday night", and my brain did a booboo.

     

    The big honking Orky boss will be tonight, in all actuality. :D

  • wsterdanwsterdan Posts: 1,277

    I’ve only had time to spend about an hour or so zipping through a couple of your videos, but it’s very enjoyable, thanks for sharing your talent. It’s fascinating to see how so creat your art and make it look so effortless. I own over 250 of your items here at DAZ and am always looking forward to see what you come up with.

    May I ask what printer you own, and if you’re ever printed one of your figures at a slightly larger scale, say three to three-and-a-half inches high?

    Thanks again for sharing your talent, I look forward to watching more as time permits.

    — Walt Sterdan

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417
    wsterdan said:

    I’ve only had time to spend about an hour or so zipping through a couple of your videos, but it’s very enjoyable, thanks for sharing your talent. It’s fascinating to see how so creat your art and make it look so effortless. I own over 250 of your items here at DAZ and am always looking forward to see what you come up with.

    May I ask what printer you own, and if you’re ever printed one of your figures at a slightly larger scale, say three to three-and-a-half inches high?

    Thanks again for sharing your talent, I look forward to watching more as time permits.

    — Walt Sterdan

    I own a pretty solid printer, a Creality CR-10. And, no, to date I haven't printed an upscaled version of the figures. I have, however, printed out my Wyvern. :D

    Also, this Thursday's sculpt will likely be a sorceress. :D

  • wsterdanwsterdan Posts: 1,277

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated. Looking forward to Thursday. wink

    — Walt Sterdan

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    By the way... this is how my Wyvern came out...

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  • wsterdanwsterdan Posts: 1,277

    Gorgeous!

    — Walt Sterdan

  • NovicaNovica Posts: 19,956

    I haven't had time to watch these, but it sure sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your talent with everyone! 

  • magnumdazmagnumdaz Posts: 261

    wow, that is super cool

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    Okay, haven't heard back from one of my players, so it looks like I'll be making a knight tonight, instead of a sorceress. :D

  • wsterdanwsterdan Posts: 1,277
    Valandar said:

    Okay, haven't heard back from one of my players, so it looks like I'll be making a knight tonight, instead of a sorceress. :D

    Ha! Sounds like we win either way. wink

    — Walt Sterdan

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    And I've gone live, if you wanna watch... https://www.twitch.tv/valandarthered

  • wsterdanwsterdan Posts: 1,277

    Great show, I really enjoy watching how easily you seem to build such cool miniatures. Thanks again for sharing.

    -- Walt Sterdan

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    Well, I've decided to move the Sunday stream to 6 PM Central for a few weeks, and see how things go... Going live in about 40 minutes or so.

  • wsterdanwsterdan Posts: 1,277

    Still enjoying the videos very much, I especially liked the Tiefling Warlock and the Grumpy Ranger.

    I'm really impressed with the overall style of your creations. Have you ever considered using your generic male and female characters to create a coherent "universe" of models for DAZ? I think they'd be perfect for comic and slylized/semi-toon art and I'd snap them up in a heartbeat. 

    A "Valandar Universe" would be awesome.

    -- Walt Sterdan

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417
    edited August 2018

    I should note I'm still doing these... and the detail level has started ramping up!

     

    Now I'm doing them on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM Central US time, and Sundays at 6 PM Central US Time...

     

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  • KnittingmommyKnittingmommy Posts: 7,499

    Looks cool! I'll have to sit down and watch the older videos. :)

  • ValandarValandar Posts: 1,417

    The minis are definitely printable, too...

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