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dForce updates and you!
I was thinking about doing a tutorial on how to update older clothing items to dForce, but it turns out Mada has already done a really great one here:
The only thing I think she might've left out is that you don't need that little weight map token saved, it's only there for editing purposes.  You save the weight maps by re-saving the clothing to the library (this will save your altered material settings as well).
There's also an option now that when you save a material to library, you can save just the simulation settings, so you can apply them over any material of a given item.
The fact that the clothing has to be fully resaved to update the weight map means I can't do a lot of free dForce add-ons for different things as I'd hoped, sadly, but it's not that hard for anyone to do, so please give it a look!
I'm not allowed to offer a dForce item in another store or as a freebie for 60 days, until the day after Christmas to be safe.  I do want to offer Daz a couple of things I'v
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Brand New To Daz Studio FAQ
1.  How do I use this?
Here's my YouTube starter series!
And here's a tutorial index, although it can be harder to find things if you're brand new to the program.
Searching for "Daz Studio" on YouTube will also find you a LOT more tutorial content both by Daz staffers and by other Published Artists.
2. What's the difference between Victoria 4, Genesis 3, Michael 5, etc.?

This confuses a lot of people new to our market.
SHORT VERSION: Basically Daz has "figures," and Daz has "characters."  A "character" is usually a dial or set of dials that changes the shape of a "figure" within the program.  Characters with number 5 after them are dialed morphs of Genesis (Victoria 5, etc.), 6 are morphs of Genesis 2 Male or Female, and all t
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[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray
Introduction
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.

Here is a .pdf version.

This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?"  This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render. 
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information. 
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To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.

Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section.  Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards.  I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
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Iray Surfaces And What They Mean
I've updated and corrected this article based on DAZ's documentation.  You should read that if you want more information.  This will continue to be more of a "plain talk" breakdown.
Let us begin with the different types of shaders from the "Base Mixing" dropdown at the top.  Choosing one of these will hide or gray out some options and reveal others.


The Iray shader behaves as though it has three layers: The "base" layer, the "metallic flakes" layer on top of that, and the "top coat layer" on top of that.  It is possible to turn off the top two layers and not use their settings, but the ability to use them is a property this shader has that 3Delight did not.  This makes using shaders made for Iray very important when rendering to get the best look in Iray!
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Converting a Dress from V4 to G8F for dForce
So, vwrangler expressed curiosity as to whether the Rovescio dress for V4 might be able to be converted to G8F for dForce use.  It sounded like an interesting challenge, and the dress is $2.99, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Note:
This will only work for rigged clothing.  Dynamics will require a different workflow entirely and aren't very workable with current available options.  I'm working on a product for that.
Workflow:
To go from Victoria 4 to Genesis 2 Female, I first set the dress to weight mapping using the edit--rigging option in the Scene Tab.
Then I dialed the V4 clone to 1.00 on Genesis 2 Female (making her the shape of V4).  I used Transfer Utility and the "Current" option under "Source" instead of the usual clone/reverse shape from selected option.  This avoided the "chunky hem" and crotch triangulation problems surprisingly well.  There was some clipping in the hip area whe
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Journal Entry: Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:53 PM
Greetings all!

I changed my username to my actual artist name to fit with my other creative outlets:  NellWilliams.com and my facebook page www.facebook.com/nellwilliamsd….

I have been working on some professional project and hope to catch up my DA account to my fb page and personal site.


Miss you all,

Nell

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I live in Florida with my husband and son. I love 3d art and hope to very soon move from hobbyist to professional. I love learning new things about the programs and the process.
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