3D Articles

So far I've written 200 articles about 3D software for this site.
Here's a list of each one, grouped together by app:

DAZ Studio

  • How to create DAZ Character Morphs with Blender
  • How to create a turntable animation in DAZ Studio
  • How to delete all keyframes of your animation in Poser and DAZ Studio
  • How to run DAZ Studio on a remote machine via RDP
  • What is the /data/auto_adapted folder in DAZ Studio
  • Where does DAZ Studio store temporary renders
  • How to avoid missing textures in Reality for DAZ Studio
  • How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray
  • How to use Spotlights with NVIDIA Iray in DAZ Studio
  • How to combine a 3D render with a background image in Photoshop
  • How to rename Parameter Dials in DAZ Studio
  • LILIKOI Textures – now available at Renderosity
  • EQUINOX Textures – now available at Renderosity
  • SYMPHONY Textures – now available at Renderosity
  • COOL BREEZE Textures – now available at Renderosity
  • How to fix “The interface of shader xxx is invalid” in DAZ Studio
  • My new HP Z600 Workstation
  • How to create a Smart Prop in DAZ Studio
  • How to create Poser Companion Files in DAZ Studio
  • How to suppress the “Incoming Network Connections” Dialogue for DAZ Apps on your Mac
  • How to use the Photoshop 3D Bridge in DAZ Studio
  • How to install 3D Content from a ZIP Archive on Mac OS X
  • How to apply Subdivision Surfaces in DAZ Studio
  • Say hello to Victoria 7
  • How to preview HD Morphs in DAZ Studio
  • How to change the launch image in DAZ Studio
  • How to enable Hardware Acceleration in DAZ Studio
  • How to reduce the Depth-Of-Field frost effect in DAZ Studio
  • How to render DAZ Studio RIB Files on another computer
  • How to batch render RIB Files on your Mac
  • How to render a multi-camera animation in DAZ Studio
  • How to create keyframe animations in DAZ Studio
  • How to create Material Presets in DAZ Studio
  • How to create a 3Delight Shadow Catcher in DAZ Studio
  • How to use the Interactive Preview Renderer in DAZ Studio
  • How to move the pivot point of an object in DAZ Studio
  • How to reset surface materials in DAZ Studio
  • How to reload image textures in DAZ Studio
  • How to change Node Selection Highlighting in DAZ Studio
  • How to use First Person Keyboard/Mouse Navigation in DAZ Studio
  • How to change the background colour in DAZ Studio 4.7
  • How to setup shortcuts to load figures in DAZ Studio
  • How to avoid Figure Relocations when applying a Pose in DAZ Studio
  • How to apply a Shader in DAZ Studio
  • Getting started with UberEnvironment in DAZ Studio
  • How to speed up rendering times (or improve quality) with 3Delight in DAZ Studio
  • How to render with Depth of Field in DAZ Studio
  • Comparison: 3Delight vs NVIDIA Iray for Animations
  • How to render Iray with transparency in DAZ Studio
  • Skeleton at the Graveyard
  • How to export garment animations from Marvelous Designer for use in DAZ Studio
  • How to export animations from DAZ Studio for use in Marvelous Designer
  • How to display the camera frame in DAZ Studio
  • How to transition from a static pose to aniBlocks in DAZ Studio
  • How to turn a 3D object into conforming clothing in DAZ Studio
  • How to import DAZ characters into Marvelous Designer
  • Navigating 3D Space in DAZ Studio
  • How to group objects in DAZ Studio
  • How to render DAZ Studio scenes without DAZ Studio
  • The old Empty Smart Content Tab ploy – and how to fix it
  • How to navigate DAZ Studio on your Surface Pro
  • Blender

  • How to create DAZ Character Morphs with Blender
  • How to export all Shape Keys as OBJ files in Blender
  • How to import an object as Shape Key in Blender
  • How to setup a Height Shader in Blender
  • How to generate terrains from heigh maps in Blender
  • How to apply textures in ZBrush
  • How to map a keyboard shortcut for Local View in Blender
  • How to select every other vertex in Blender
  • How to render “Manuel Bastioni LAB” characters without purple skin in Blender
  • How to combine an Image Sequence into a video file with Blender
  • How to display a movie on a plane in Blender (Blender Render)
  • How to hook a track to a vertex in Blender
  • How to create a translucent shader in Blender (Cycles)
  • How to create a Shadow Catcher in Blender (Cycles)
  • Why I joined The Blender Cloud
  • How to create a transparency shader in Blender (Cycles)
  • How to make a texture repeat in Blender (Cycles)
  • How to grow grass on a landscape in Blender
  • How to flip or rotate a texture in Blender
  • How to add margins between UV islands in Blender
  • How to turn a mesh into a path in Blender
  • How to split and detach viewports in Blender
  • How to copy and paste materials in Blender
  • How to render the current viewport in Blender
  • How to use Normal Maps in Blender (Cycles)
  • How to use Bump Maps in Blender (Cycles)
  • How to use First Person Navigation in Blender
  • How to add Material Zones to an object in Blender
  • How to export only selected objects in Blender
  • How to add textures to a sculpting brush in Blender
  • How to use the Screw Modifier in Blender
  • How to use Boolean Operations in Blender
  • How to duplicate an object along a path in Blender
  • How to use Proportional Editing (Soft Selections) in Blender
  • Blender Keyboard Shortcuts
  • How to chamfer edges in Blender
  • How to use the View Selected shortcut in Blender on a Mac
  • How to apply transformations to your non-uniform objects in Blender
  • How to set the origin (pivot point) in Blender
  • Joining and separating objects in Blender
  • How to use Reference Images in Blender
  • How to add thickness in Blender
  • How to weld points in Blender
  • How to apply textures in Blender (Cycles)
  • Getting started with UV-Unwrapping in Blender
  • How to reload image textures in Blender
  • How to use Background Images in Blender
  • How to use Blender as a simple Render Farm for animations
  • How to drape cloth in Blender
  • Grouping and Parenting in Blender
  • How to render with Depth of Field in Blender Render
  • How to render Motion Blur in Blender
  • How to constrain an object to a Motion Path in Blender
  • How to create keyframe animations in Blender
  • How to apply textures in Blender (with Blender Render)
  • How to assign Materials in Blender (Blender Render)
  • How to point the camera at an object in Blender
  • How to use Sculpt Mode in Blender
  • How to use Soft Selections in Blender
  • How to apply a Modifier in Blender
  • Creating selections on Vertex Objects in Blender
  • Creating Primitives in Blender
  • Navigating 3D Space in Blender on Mac
  • Marvelous Designer

  • How to download previous versions of Marvelous Designer
  • How to create a pillow in Marvelous Designer
  • How to create symmetric patterns in Marvelous Designer
  • Skeleton at the Graveyard
  • How to export garment animations from Marvelous Designer for use in DAZ Studio
  • How to export animations from DAZ Studio for use in Marvelous Designer
  • How to export a garment from Marvelous Designer
  • How to import DAZ characters into Marvelous Designer
  • Navigating 2D and 3D Space in Marvelous Designer
  • Poser

  • How to delete all keyframes of your animation in Poser and DAZ Studio
  • How to create a Smart Prop in Poser
  • How to create Poser Companion Files in DAZ Studio
  • How to install 3D Content from a ZIP Archive on Mac OS X
  • How to fix poke through in Poser with the Morphing Tool
  • How to use the Wardrobe Wizard in Poser
  • How to reload image textures in Poser
  • How to apply Materials across all parts of an object in Poser
  • Getting started with Bullet Physics in Poser
  • How to create primitives in Poser
  • How to remove old renders in Poser
  • Directory Structure of a Poser Runtime
  • How to rotate around selected objects in Poser
  • How to use Motion Blur in Poser
  • Rough Guide to Poser Pro Render Settings
  • Navigating 3D Space on Microsoft Surface Pro
  • How to remove empty folders from your Poser Library
  • How to upgrade Poser Pro 2014 to Poser Game Dev
  • ZBrush

  • How to apply textures in ZBrush
  • Getting started with ShadowBox in ZBrush
  • How to add thickness in ZBrush using Panel Loops
  • How to extract geometry from an existing mesh in ZBrush
  • How to add thickness to an object in ZBrush using the Move Tool
  • How to cut holes in ZBrush
  • How to select multiple parts of a brush in ZBrush
  • How to enable the Magnifying Glass in ZBrush
  • How to create seamless texture tiles in ZBrush using the elusive Tilde Key
  • How to remove polygons from your model in ZBrush
  • Getting started with the ZModeler in ZBrush
  • Painting textures with 2D tools using ZAppLink in ZBrush
  • Creating UV Maps with UV Master in ZBrush
  • Creating Texture Maps in ZBrush
  • How to use GoZ in ZBrush
  • How to fix “insufficient disk space” error for GoZ in ZBrush
  • Changing the colours of the Popup Help in ZBrush
  • Navigating 3D Space in ZBrush
  • How to use Spotlight in ZBrush
  • The First 48 Hours with ZBrush
  • Mes vacances avec ZBrush
  • Carrara

  • My new HP Z600 Workstation
  • How to suppress the “Incoming Network Connections” Dialogue for DAZ Apps on your Mac
  • How to animate clouds in Carrara
  • How to lock objects in Carrara
  • How to use sunlight and moonlight in Carrara
  • How to disable Image Grids in Carrara
  • Skeleton at the Graveyard
  • How to install Carrara 8.5 in Mac OS X Yosemite
  • How to edit 3rd Party Vertex Objects in Carrara
  • Creating a waving flag in Carrara using Soft Body Modifiers
  • How to use Replicators and Surface Replicators in Carrara
  • How to show the sun and the moon in Carrara
  • Creating Morph Targets in Carrara
  • Hexagon Features in Carrara
  • How to close a Vertex Object in Carrara
  • Creating Motion Paths in Carrara
  • Navigating 3D Space on Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Using the Physics Engine in Carrara
  • Using Image Based Lighting (IBL) in Carrara
  • How to navigate 3D space in Hexagon and Carrara
  • Business Cards
  • New Logo for www.oliverspanuth.com
  • Hexagon

  • How to expand selections in Hexagon
  • How to subdivide an object in Hexagon
  • How to populate the Custom Tools Palette in Hexagon
  • Slicing and Dicing: Tessellation Tools in Hexagon
  • How to use the 2D Symmetry Tool in Hexagon
  • How to join or connect objects in Hexagon
  • How to use the Edge Tools in Hexagon
  • Hexagon Features in Carrara
  • Navigating 3D Space on Microsoft Surface Pro
  • How to navigate 3D space in Hexagon and Carrara