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Jay Versluis on
Adding an old GPU increased my render speed by 24%

Thursday, 9th January 2020

Thank you, Jim! 😃

Jim Innes on
Adding an old GPU increased my render speed by 24%

Thursday, 9th January 2020

Brilliant...

Rod on
How to make wheels turn in Blender 2.8

Thursday, 5th December 2019

LOL... Yeah, I was gonna grab the computer and jump on the Learjet, but the Girls are using it for some darn silly mission or something... Probably Christmas shopping.... I could do it myself, but I'm actually not sure if it came with a disc to load Windows.. I'll have to look around.. I just figured if they do it and something goes awry, it's on them to fix it instead of me pulling out what little hair I have left! 😅

Jay Versluis on
How to make wheels turn in Blender 2.8

Thursday, 5th December 2019

If we'd be neighbours, I'd suggest we do it together without Microcenter's involvement! It takes an afternoon to do, but it would be so much fun. Alternatively I could drop by with my private jet... but it's still in the shop. Something about my check bouncing? Maybe someday!

Rod on
How to make wheels turn in Blender 2.8

Wednesday, 4th December 2019

Looks like you nailed it, Jay! Those wheels are rotating perfectly - you've done NASA proud, my friend! LOL Can't wait to see the next shenanigans! I'm thinking about getting my DAZ machine upgraded - it 'only' has a 500GB SSD OS drive, and it's already nearly full just with Windoze 10. I'm going to find out how much it would be to have Microcenter just put in a 1 or 2 TB SSD (preferably a 2..), OS drive and a fresh load of W-10. I have 2 other drives in it, but I'd pull those before taking it in.

Ed on
How to export all Shape Keys as OBJ files in Blender

Monday, 2nd December 2019

LOL--thanks man, I must have messed up the script in every way possible. Good to hear it works, cause I really have love for the Blender.

Jay Versluis on
How to flip or rotate a texture in Blender

Monday, 2nd December 2019

Ah yes, good point Mike! In that case I would take your texture into an external image editor and rotate it there. That will turn the image and leave the UVs intact.

mike on
How to flip or rotate a texture in Blender

Monday, 2nd December 2019

but this is not rotating a texture,it's rotating the uv's i would like to rotate the actual texture when visualising hair planes, because yuo can't edit the uv's in this instance

Jay Versluis on
How to export all Shape Keys as OBJ files in Blender

Saturday, 30th November 2019

Hi Ed, yes it works great in Blender 2.81 - I've just tested it, no amendments are necessary.

Christina on
How to replace an object with another mesh in Blender

Saturday, 30th November 2019

Hi Jay, thanks for the shout out. I love how we help each other in our 3d community. For the modifiers: First click the object that doesn't have the modifiers. Shift+click all objects without modifiers if you want to send the modifiers to more than one object. The last object you shift click is the one with the modifiers. Than call the link command with Ctrl+L and from the context menu choose the modifiers. Cheers, Christina

Ryan S Kagy on
Where does DAZ Studio store temporary renders

Thursday, 28th November 2019

16 hour render lost because MacOs helpfully restarted Daz3d when I rebooted and I caught it too late.

Ed on
How to export all Shape Keys as OBJ files in Blender

Thursday, 28th November 2019

Hi there, Do you by chance have this working for Blender ver 2.8+?

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Thursday, 31st October 2019

Thank you, Mike!

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Thursday, 31st October 2019

I do indeed, thank you so much for submitting them! I'd like to start again soon with a new set and see if DAZ Studio 12 makes a difference for render times. Usually "newer" means "faster", but sometimes that's just not the case. Which version did you render with?

Nico Scheibner on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Tuesday, 29th October 2019

Hey - first thanks for your nice vids. So here are my results in case you are still collecting :-). System: Ryzen 9 3900x (12x Core) 32GB RAM 2080TI OC (@rendering not in overclocking mode) Optix = off Total Rendering Time: 4 minutes 59.33 seconds Optix = on Total Rendering Time: 5 minutes 1.14 seconds

Mike B on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 16th October 2019

EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB running on GPU only 8min 47sec

Allan Innes on
DAZ Studio 115: Parametric Light Objects in Iray

Saturday, 28th September 2019

Astounding tutorials on Daz3d...nowhere else on the web are they as good as Jay's...

Jay Versluis on
My first 24 Hours with the Unreal Engine

Sunday, 22nd September 2019

You’re very welcome! I felt so at home with Unreal, it’s... unreal 😃 I can’t wait do more with it and see how easy/difficult it is to import assets and use them. Also, considering the later EPIC/Blender developments, it’ll be citing to see how that integration will be implemented (I’m assuming it will be somehow, maybe via U3D, maybe with a plugin, who knows).

Chris McKay on
My first 24 Hours with the Unreal Engine

Saturday, 21st September 2019

Hi Jay, again: Thank you so much! Incredible how much information you give us. This article reinforces my opinion that UE is the right engine for me. I am really looking forward to using UE. What a difference to Unity. Thanks for all the time and effort! Best, Chrissy

VR on
How to run DAZ Studio on a remote machine via RDP

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Geez, I spent hours on this, updating drivers all over the place, even changing out the video card - and all for nothing. Then I come across this article. You're a genius, man!

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Render Speeds – The Results are in!

Wednesday, 18th September 2019

Oh yes M2 drives, those are very nice indeed! If ever SSDs are "too slow" for us, M2 is a good alternative.

DreamLab Studio on
DAZ Studio Render Speeds – The Results are in!

Wednesday, 18th September 2019

I really agree with you on the SSD. If your on a computer where the O/S and DAZ are on a HDD (spinning hard drive) then you really need to move over to SDD. Newer motherboard can also open up the ability to use M.2 NVMe drives which look like a memory stick. I have the Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB drive and it's soooo much faster than a regular SSD drive with read speeds at 3,500MB/s compared to the 550MB/s speeds of the more traditional SSD drives. Overall your entire computer is so much faster when not on a spinning drive. Powering up to be on Windows in 5-10 seconds is really nice compared to over a minute. LOL

Jay Versluis on
Where does DAZ Studio save Morph Files

Tuesday, 17th September 2019

That's so nice to hear, Arjun! Thank you for sharing this with me :-)

Arjun on
Where does DAZ Studio save Morph Files

Sunday, 15th September 2019

Hi Jay. Your videos and articles are so helpful. They are the most reliable and complete sources for any given topic which means I don't have to search around elsewhere for missing pieces. Thanks! - Arjun

Jay Versluis on
My first 24 hours with Unity3D

Saturday, 14th September 2019

I'm so glad it helped! I'm looking forward to putting Unreal through its paces and see how I click with it. For starters, the whole installation and "getting started" procedure is a breeze compared to Unity. What I also appreciate is that Unreal asks, "are you a game developer or a 3D designer" when you download. Although it's the same engine, they've got an eye on people who want to utilise it for things other than making games. So perhaps it'll be easier for us 3D Vets to understand and use. I don't think I'll explore the Cryengine either. I've seen what it can do, it's fantastic - but then, so are they all. Unreal and Unity have the biggest marketshares tight now, and they have marketplaces to sell assets at, which makes them good contenders.

Chris McKay on
My first 24 hours with Unity3D

Saturday, 14th September 2019

Hi Jay, thanks for this article. This was really very helpful for me. Until I can deal with game engines some time will pass - at the moment there are too many other projects to do. But next winter that will change, and I have often asked myself: Unreal, Unity, Cryengine or Godot? I have no intention of really making a game, It's more about the fun of creating worlds, and maybe I'll turn to creating paid assets, so I need to know how the game engine works. I know it's not going to be without programming, but for the most part it should be about the creative side. I've already thrown Cryengine out because there's too much done with coding. After your article, Unity will take the same way. I won't look at Unity at all. Your article saved me a lot of time and nerves - thank you very much! So there is still unreal Engine (I have some insight into this through an online course and that seems to fit me) and Godot. It would be great if you report about your experiences with Unreal Engine. Best, Chrissy

David Davis on
How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray

Thursday, 12th September 2019

roger that

Jay Versluis on
How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray

Thursday, 12th September 2019

Classic! I love it! I’d like to run an idea by you, I’ll make a video on my way home - watch that Discord inbox!

David Davis on
How to hide lights in DAZ Studio with NVIDIA Iray

Thursday, 12th September 2019

So, once again, here I am seeking out a solution to a tricky Daz Studio problem... I Google....and where do I find myself..... Jay Versluis!! Great job Jay you are the omnipresent Daz Wizard.

Mr. Katz on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 4th September 2019

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 X 2 @ stock NVIDIA Studio Driver Ver. 430.86 DAZ Studio 4.11.0.383 Pro Edition (64-bit) RYZEN 7 2700X @ Stock (Ryzen Master Controlled) - 16GB RAM@ 3600mhZ Win10 Pro 64-bit, Ver.1903 Build 18362.295 2 x GPU OptixPrime = False 4 minutes 8 seconds 2 x GPU OptixPrime = True 3 minutes 17 seconds 1 x GPU OptixPrime = False 8 minutes 11 seconds 1 x GPU OptixPrime = True 6 minutes 31 seconds It's that hot after the benchmarks I think I'll change into my holiday clothing and mix a cocktail :)