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First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Twelve

So last time we looked at the free Dystopia City Blocks and how to create a broad sweeping city scene. This time around we’re going to zoom in (or, more accurately, scale up) and...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Eleven

Let’s build a city! Dystopia is an utterly wonderful set of props, figures and scenery that, as the name implies, postulates a broken near-future. They have a grimy sci-fi style that’s in keeping with...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Ten

We’ve reached Part Ten, so in the best “..for Dummies” series tradition, here’s my Top Ten list of essential DAZ Studio goodies. I’ve mentioned several of these a few times before, and I’ll probably...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Nine

Let’s talk Lighting. I’ve said before that Light is Everything, and in Let There Be Light wrote about how to use light to create different moods and set the feel of a scene. In...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Eight

This time, I’m going to let you into DAZ Studio’s best kept secret. Shaders. Begin technical bit from the DAZ Studio manual. Look away now! Each material in your scene also a shader attached...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Seven

One of the most useful items in any photographer’s arsenal is a white cloth background. This throws reflected light back onto the subject and gives a surface that’s perfect for catching shadows. With that...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Six

We’ve looked at how to add figures and clothing to DAZ Studio, and how to use the Parameters tab to control their placement. This time we’re going to put it all together to create...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Five

Following on from Part Four (well, duh!), we’re looking at the Parameters tab in DAZ Studio. It’s the place there all the scary numbers hide meaning it’s where you need to be if you...

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Four

We’ve looked at how to download and install DAZ Studio (Day One), customize the interface and how to get started (Day Two) and how to set up the camera and add lights (Day Three)....

First steps with DAZ Studio: Part Three

In Part Two, we left Vicky dressed and posed, but floating in a sea of whiteness looking pretty bland and lifeless under the default light setup. This time, we’re going to look at how...