Category Archives: Screencasts

DAZ Studio 112: Content and Smart Content explained

In this episode I’ll explain the differences between the Content Library Tab and the Smart Content Tab. I’ll also show how to bring content into your scenes, and touch on the different types of content (for example, a shirt fits on a figure, but a material preset fits on a specific shirt).

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Building an Indoor Pool Scene with DAZ Studio – 3D Shenanigans #02

In this live event I’ll build a scene with the Hotel Indoor Pool product from DAZ and Imaginary 3D. I’ll explain how to walk through the scene to explore the the whole set, pick a good camera angle, convert existing objects into light sources and add new ones underwater. I’ll throw in some workflow tips and tricks and build the above image.

Here’s how to navigate DAZ Studio in 1st Person View (video and written instructions).

Products I’m using in this video:

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Creating a Turntable Animation in DAZ Studio – 3D Shenanigans #01

In this first Live Event I have planned for y’all I’m going to explain how to create an easy turntable animation in DAZ Studio. We’ll dress up a character, pose him (or her), set some lights and create a 360 degree slow spinning animation of it. This technique is a nice way to show off one of your creations from all sides.

The tools we use are DAZ Studio 4.10 – that’s it.

Note that this was the first live broadcast I’m doing from my desk, so bear with me if things aren’t as smooth and snappy as they usually are šŸ™‚

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Creating a Zoom Blur Effect in Photshop

In this episode I’ll show you how to create a moving Zoom Effect in Photoshop, using the Radial Blur Filter. I’ll also explain the use of Smart Objects and how to blend the original image with the blurred version using a Layer Mask.

I’ve used this effect to create the thumbnail for my Vertigo Shot animation here: https://youtu.be/M-UevHx5CsQ

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Creating the Vertigo/Jaws Shot in DAZ Studio – Part 2

In this episode I’ll show you how to create a Dolly Zoom animation in DAZ Studio. That’s a camera trick made famous with Alfred Hitchcock’s movie VERTIGO, hence it’s often called a Vertigo Shot or Jaws Shot (because Steven Spielberg has used it for great effect in Jaws).

In Part 1 I’ve explained how the effect is created and how to frame up the keyframes of our animation. In this part I’ll get into setting lights, animating the camera’s depth of field and rendering out the animation.

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Creating the Vertigo/Jaws Shot in DAZ Studio – Part 1

In this episode I’ll show you how to create a Dolly Zoom animation in DAZ Studio. That’s a camera trick made famous with Alfred Hitchcock’s movie VERTIGO, hence it’s often called a Vertigo Shot or Jaws Shot (because Steven Spielberg has used it for great effect in Jaws).

In this part I’ll explain how the effect is created, setup our scene and frame up the keyframes of our animation. In Part 2 I’ll get into setting lights, animating the camera’s depth of field and rendering out the animation.

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How to use SOUL REFLECTIONS for DAZ Studio

In this episode I’ll show you how to use my new lighting product SOUL REFLECTIONS – Vol. 1. I’ve had so much fun exploring the eye reflections I’ve explained in my previous two videos, importing several interesting shapes and turning them into reflective surfaces.

SOUL REFLECTIONS is the result of my endeavours. I’ve compiled presets for close-up, medium and wide shots with appropriately patented light emitting shapes, matched with varying intensities for each shot and shape to get you started quickly. All you need to do is load and pose your character, pick a shape and shot, switch to the new camera, frame up your image and hit render.

SOUL REFLECTIONS – Vol. 1 is available from Renderosity: https://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/?ViewProduct=128956

You can also get it as a FREEBIE if you support me on Patreon (all tiers):
https://patreon.com/versluis

Any questions, please let me know below šŸ™‚

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Creating a Ring Flash in DAZ Studio

In this episode I’ll show you how to create a ring flash in DAZ Studio so we can use it to create catchy reflections in our characters’ eyes. Full credit for this method goes to s1rmunchalot, who very kindly left a comment on my previous video about creating such a ring flash from a torus primitive.

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Storyist 118: Bookmarks and Comments

In this episode I’ll show you how to use the bookmarking feature in Storyist. I’ll also explain how to use comments and where to find a list of them so you can see them all in one place.

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Creating Eye Reflections in DAZ Studio

In this episode I’ll show you how to create reflections in the eyes of a character in DAZ Studio. I’ll explain why these things happen in reality and how we can re-create them in the software. I will show you this principle with three types of lighting: using IBL, using parametric lights, and using an emissive primitive as a light source. I’ll also touch on the Eyes Cornea Bulge parameter and show you a quick line-up of what different values can do to your eye reflections.

For Biscuits 3D.

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