Build an Essentials Mage, today!

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  1. Dave says:

    What are you using to create all of these nice character images you make?

    • greywulf says:

      Thanks! I use DAZ Studio, a free 3d character-based rendering program. It’s fun!

      If you want to give it a try, I’ve posted up a load of tutorials too. Just start at the end and work back.

      • Dave says:

        Sweet! DAZ Studio looks awesome; I’m definitely going to check out your tutorials. I love the characters you post on your blog. How long did it take to get to your current level of skill with it?

        • greywulf says:

          I’ve been using DAZ Studio for a couple of years now, and Poser before that. Learning how to use DAZ Studio isn’t difficult though, and there’s no shortage of great folks out there (such as the DAZ3D forums) who will be only to happy to help you along the way.

          My eleven year old son put together a comic last term using DAZ Studio (without my help, I might add), and I’m sure if he can do it, anyone can :)

          Of course, if you have any questions, just ask!

  2. With the Essentials coming out, and you doing these character builds, it’s got me interested. Sure i’ve been curious about 4e for a while, but with the price of buy-in, i could bring myself to justify the cost. However, it looks like WotC is changing things up, and it just might be worth revisiting my idea of trying 4e.

    About 3D programs, is Blender similar to DAZ in any way, other than it’s a 3D program? And what are your thoughts on it?

    • greywulf says:

      Thanks. Sound to me like you’re the perfect target for D&D Essentials. It’s definitely geared (at least in part) toward people who were put off by 4e for whatever reason the first time around.

      Blender is a great app. In many ways it’s more powerful than DAZ Studio, and capable of producing stunning results on a par with the high-end commercial 3d applications. The downside is that Blender does have quite a steep learning curve to get through first.

      Where I can mess around with DAZ Studio for hours, producing something in Blender demands a much more focused mindset to work with. It’s not for the faint-hearted :)

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