How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature

How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature

  • $54.95
    • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
    • $54.95
    SKU:51285
    Compatible Figures:
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    Compatible Software:
     
    Install Types:
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
      • How to Create a New Daz Studio Custom Creature in Vendor, Sickleyield,  3D Models by Daz 3D
    SKU:51285
    Compatible Figures:
    N/A
    Compatible Software:
     
    Install Types:
  • Details

    Have you ever wished to create a unique and customised creature for Daz Studio?

    We'll teach you how....

    Create a NEW creature : fully rigged and prepped from scratch!

    This new masterclass from SickleYield teaches you all the steps of creating a custom creature for Daz Studio – from a new bone structure through to completion with full texturing.

    A professional workflow is shown from start to finish, dealing with the specific steps and allowing for Q & A along the way. She’ll show modelling in Blender with the project of building a Gecko lizard.

    The content is covered in three tutorials lasting over 4.5 hours.

    Software used in these tutorials: Blender, DAZ Studio, GIMP/Photoshop (or other painting software), ZBrush (not mandatory), Substance Painter

    SickleYield will use the Gestalt workflow of modelling: -

    - Creating good bends
    - Use of shape keys and geometry replacement.
    - UV mapping
    - Figure Setup
    - Rigging
    - Tweaking maps
    - Making JCMs
    - Eyelid pose controls
    - Texturing

    The bonus video teaches meshing, UV mapping, materials, and vertex group assignment in Blender

    The two main video files are indexed, allowing you to jump to key learning points easily.

    SESSION 1: The Rig (Blender and Daz Studio)

    -Intro with brief discussion of bonus video content
    -Setting up a directory for your product to aid saving and distribution
    -Export to Daz Studio via obj format
    -Importing an obj to the Figure Setup tab
    -Setting up a hierarchy and rotations in Figure Setup tab
    -Assigning weight maps
    -Tweaking weight maps joint by joint with the Weight Map Brush
    -Creating basic joint-controlled morphs
    -Creating advanced joint-controlled morphs that transition between values or affect multiple bends
    -Creating pose controls for facial features and the tail
    -Creating morphs for different character features
    -Saving correctly

    SESSION 2: The Textures (The GIMP, Zbrush and Substance Painter)

    -Creating a "dev" directory for your WIP textures
    -Finding legal texture sources
    -Creating brushes from photos for Zbrush and Substance Painter use
    -Prepping the mesh for texturing
    -Creating the high rez portion of the normal map in Zbrush
    -Importing your mesh to Substance Painter
    -Importing Zbrush's normal maps to Substance Painter
    -Painting a texture in Substance Painter with an updated normal map
    -Using different brushes to get different looks on different body areas
    -Exporting textures from Substance Painter
    -Setting up shaders for different body material areas in the Surfaces Tab
    -Saving materials and saving your figure with textures
    -Creating additional diffuse texture colors and patterns in the GIMP from those painted in Substance Painter

    About SickleYield

    SickleYield lives in the Western USA and has been making 3d content since around 2009. She started out with Victoria 4 in Poser 6 and gradually switched over to a dual workflow, then to just Daz Studio after the Figure Setup Tools became available.

    She has sold at Renderosity since 2010 and Daz3d since 2012.

    SickleYield started out with only Blender and the GIMP and gradually added 3d Coat, then Zbrush, then Marvelous Designer, and recently Substance Painter and RealFlow.

    Almost from the beginning SickleYield offered free tutorials on her deviantart blog, and in 2015 she began offering free video tutorials on her YouTube channel. She is strongly committed to community education and to sharing information with budding artists as they find their way through the difficult process of learning to make marketable content. It is her firm belief that competition make us stronger and that an artistic community stagnates without an influx of new ideas.

    In her spare time SickleYield loves RPG gaming, with the Elder Scrolls, Bioshock and recent Fallout games being favorites, and she also enjoys Pokemon Go, sipping diet soda in front of genre movies and being climbed all over by a pair of very rambunctious cats. Her desk is always covered with toys and action figures and her work computers are normally supervised by a large plastic shark.

    What's Included and Features

    • Session 1 Detailed Content:
      • Prepping the Model for Texturing
      • Exporting from Blender for Substance Painter
      • Sculpting a Normal Map in Blender
      • Creating a Custom Brush for Use in Blender
      • 1st Question and Answer Session
      • Baking a Normal Map out of Blender
      • Saving the Baked Normal Map
      • Loading the Normal Map in Daz Studio
      • Adjusting the Normal Map Intensity
      • Creating a Displacement Map from a Normal Map
      • Generate a Displacement Map from Blender
      • Sculpting a Normal Map in zBrush
      • Creating your Own Zbrush Brush
      • 2nd Question and Answer Session
      • Exporting from zBrush
      • Exporting a Normal Map from zBrush
      • Loading the zBrush Normal Map in Daz Studio
      • 3rd Question and Answer Session
      • Painting a Hairy Gecko in zBrush... just for fun!
      • Combining Maps in Substance Painter
      • Creating the Diffuse Map in Substance Painter
      • Adding Photo References to the Shelf for Painting with them in Substance Painter Painting with a Reference Photo
      • Creating a Smart Material for use in Substance Painter
      • Exporting Textures from Substance Painter
      • Adding the Textures in Daz Studio
      • Why you should use a value of at least ‘1’ in Layered Weight
      • Making at Outer Eye Lens for the Gecko and Why You Should Create it
      • Final Question and Answer Session
      • Using dForce to Modify a Creature – experiment and demo
    • Session 2 Detailed Content:
      • Prepping the Model for Texturing
      • Exporting from Blender for Substance Painter
      • Sculpting a Normal Map in Blender
      • Creating a Custom Brush for Use in Blender
      • 1st Question and Answer Session
      • Baking a Normal Map out of Blender
      • Saving the Baked Normal Map
      • Loading the Normal Map in Daz Studio
      • Adjusting the Normal Map Intensity
      • Creating a Displacement Map from a Normal Map
      • Generate a Displacement Map from Blender
      • Sculpting a Normal Map in zBrush
      • Creating your Own Zbrush Brush
      • 2nd Question and Answer Session
      • Exporting from zBrush
      • Exporting a Normal Map from zBrush
      • Loading the zBrush Normal Map in Daz Studio
      • 3rd Question and Answer Session
      • Painting a Hairy Gecko in zBrush... just for fun!
      • Combining Maps in Substance Painter
      • Creating the Diffuse Map in Substance Painter
      • Adding Photo References to the Shelf for Painting with them in Substance Painter Painting with a Reference Photo
      • Creating a Smart Material for use in Substance Painter
      • Exporting Textures from Substance Painter
      • Adding the Textures in Daz Studio
      • Why you should use a value of at least ‘1’ in Layered Weight
      • Making at Outer Eye Lens for the Gecko and Why You Should Create it
      • Final Question and Answer Session
      • Using dForce to Modify a Creature – experiment and demo

    Notes

    • This product includes:
      • 2 General Installers

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