Monday, September 30, 2013

Primrose showing off her moves

So Daz has been having this promotion, I was luckily enough that I was able to get the Stephanie4 Pro Bundle, which had some cool stuff that I did not have in it! For FREE, with purchase of 3 items etc etc small print here.

Anyway one of the characters I got was Primrose, who is adorable!

Here she is showing off her moves to her little friend.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Moire - Gets some Halloween Makeup!

Just finished up making Moire some Halloween Makeup! Getting it packaged up and ready for uploading.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Moire - updated

I updated Moire, a couple of the file references were pointing to the wrong spot. Per user requests I also added in another option for "Lots of Freckles" on the body.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Moire is ready!

Moire is ready to be downloaded! I finally told myself to stop futzing around with her and just finish already! So she has been posted to ShareCG for download !

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems with the package!

I am really excited by how she turned out, I think she looks very good, even if there are a few things that could use a bit more work.

Here are her promo images:

Moire - WIP

She is almost done! I got the skin tone worked out, but am having a minor issue with the lips, which I should be able to fix fairly easily.

She will have two morphs, one for younger and one for older, and two sets of freckles, lots of freckles and light freckles.

I am really pleased with her look so far.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Moire - WIP

Moire is still a work in progress, but I was inspired by this picture I found on Deviant Art.

So I am working a freckled V4 model, I am having some trouble with the skin on the face matching her torso. Hopefully I will have this worked out soon!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ogre Calling! WIP

"When Smash is not out fighting humans, he is calling his girlfriend on his new smart phone."

This guy is a WIP, still tweaking the skin, the Ogre base is from Daz3D's Genesis Creature Morphs.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Shaders part 2

So in case you did not notice the page with a bunch of shaders at the top of the blog, or see my previous post about them, I will point you there now!

This is an example of the shaders used on a Genesis character wearing clothing by the awesome Wilmap!

The girls dresses have been shaded using the Stars Treats Faded Blue set.


Apparently there was an issue with the file path in the Mil Horse Texture files! I uploaded the updated zip files, and so they should be correct now! Please let me know if you have any problems with them!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cori for G2

Okay I made a new morph for Genesis 2 female. If you are like me and have not spent the money for the upgrade and have pretty much nothing for Genesis 2! This is a good start! She requires RamWorks Genesis 2 Morphs for her Shape to work correctly.

Cori click here for download page
She comes with 1 full Body Morph
5 full makeup options
5 eye shadows
5 lip colors
4 eye colors

I am not entirely happy with the seams, but they were not noticeable when I rendered her. Let me know if they are having issues in your renders.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Textures for Backgrounds

I love using textures for backgrounds!
I recently found another great artist on DeviantArt which has some awesome textures! All Things Precious has some amazingly beautiful textures!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wilmaps Genesis Clothing

On ShareCG Wilmap has awesome sets of clothing for Daz Studio's Genesis and even Genesis 2.

I highly recommend all of her stuff! She made the riding outfit that this character is wearing. I made updated mats for the jodhpurs to give them a extra realistic look.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


So in case you did not notice the page with a bunch of shaders at the top of the blog, I will point you there now!

This is an example of the shaders used on a Genesis character wearing clothing by the awesome Wilmap!

The girls dresses have been shaded using the Stars Treats Blue Creme set.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Anime Supergirl!

Recently Evilelot has posted some great Anime Style Armor on ShareCG! They even made a nice expansion for the extra colors.

A render I did of the Pisces armor set on Genesis, with some Anime Style hair and the Anime morph set from ShareCG.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Texture Atlas Basics Tutorial

Texture Atlas is an awesome resource and this tutorial is about the basics of using it.
Do not have Texture Atlas enabled? Check out my tutorial on how to Set Up.

For the basis of this tutorial I have loaded up a green alien (which can be found at ShareCG)

Step 1
Texture Atlas

Load your figure, in this case I have used my green alien.
Then open up texture atlas by clicking on the grey globe icon.

Your screen should show a dialogue box similar to this one:

Step 2

Click on the "Auto Arrange" button, which should allow the "Preview" and "Accept" buttons on the lower right hand side to be selected.

Click on "Preview"

This will bring up a new dialogue box.

(tip: if you do not see anything when you clicked preview, don't panic! You probably do not have the figure selected in the scene, close out and select the figure and then go back to step 1.)

UV Set Name: what the UV (texture map) will be saved as.

Target Image Folder: where the map will be saved to! (tip: make sure you pay attention to this and change it if needed so you can find it later!)

Created Images: this are different options, which will allow you to do different things. The most common are bump and diffuse.

Texture(s) Settings: this allows you to set the size of the image, the larger the image the more details you can add, but you should not need to to be too huge for more uses 512 x 512 to 1000 x 1000 should be fine.

For this I have changed the UV Set Name to "Green Alien"

Step 3

Navigate to the folder that you saved your new UV Set to (remember that tip about paying attention to where you saved it?)

It should contain two images (if you used the Toony Alien, some will contain more, but in this case the alien only has a diffuse and bump.

Step 4
That is nice what do I do with these images now?
Excellent question!
With this images you can change colors, and make a variety of changes to a character!
How do I do that?
That is for another tutorial!

Congrats you now know the basics of Texture Atlas!

This tutorial was brought to you by Amy Pettijohn and Bouncing Dog Graphics.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Appaloosa colors posted

Okay I got the appaloosa colors posted and they are ready for download.
If there are any problems with them please let me know!
Otherwise enjoy!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Horse mats

Okay I have the horse page up and going! I have not finished off some appaloosa colors, but will upload them once they are done!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Toony Alien freebies!

This is a set of freebies for the Toony Alien by Marco.

Available here:
Toony Alien Skin mats
A set of 11 skin mats to give him a variety of colors

Toony Alien Hair mats
A set of 6 eye colors for our cute alien

Toony Alien Eyes mats
A set of 7 eye colors for our friendly little alien

Toony Alien Bodysuit
A "bodysuit" in four colors (note this is not a real piece of clothing, but simply a shader added to the skin to make it look like a bodysuit)

Toony Alien Poses
A set of 9 alien poses to add some action to your renders!

Another set of Toony Alien poses is  available by Cdlzt at ShareCG:  Poses 

T oony Alien Shaders at KCTC, it is under "Toon Characters"

There was also another set of skin shaders somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find them, so if you know where they are let me know and I will add them to the list!

Texture Atlas Set Up Tutorial

Texture Atlas is one of those cool things included in Daz Studio 4.6 Pro but most people don't use because it is not already set up!Looking on the Daz Studio Website is not exactly a help, as last time I checked the information page was pretty much empty! An in depth search of the forums does help some, but it did not fully answer my questions in an easy manner.
So here is my guide to the Texture Atlas!

Texture Atlas for Daz Studio Tutorial!

If you are like me you were excited that Texture Atlas was included in Daz Studio, however, it is not pre-setup for use!

Step 1 
So the first step is to enable it. For the purpose of this tutorial I use the "Hollywood Blvd" layout, which can be selected under "Window" then "Workspace" then "Select Layout".

To enable Texture Atlas you need to go to: Window > Workspace > Customize (or use F3)
Then select "Actors Wardrobe &&" from the right column, toggle the arrow down to see the drop list, then select "Toolbars", at the bottom there should be "Tools" and default setting is to OFF, you want to click it with a right click, which should bring up a little dialogue that says "Enable Tool Bar" which you click and should turn it ON. Then click "Apply" at the bottom of the window, that way the setting change goes into effect. See graphic below.
When you hit apply your screen probably seemed to freeze a moment then refreshed, don't panic! There should be change to your tool bar, see graphic.
Yours will probably not have the grey globe that is texture atlas... yet!
Texture Atlas Icon

Step 2 

How do I get that little globe to show up?
Click on the "Tool Bars" button at the top of the box on the right side, that will bring up a new menu.
At the bottom of the menu should be "Tools" Click the > to expand it.
Then on the left size on the "Actions" box area, there should be "Texture Atlas" listed (tip: its listed alphabetically, so its pretty far down the list) then click the > to expand it, it should have a grey globe and "Texture Atlas" as an option.
Drag and Drop the globe icon over into the "Tools" menu in the right column.
Then hit apply, after the refresh you should see the grey globe on the menu bar...
Now you can click on the texture atlas icon to open it up.

Step 3 
But I don't like all those extra icons at the top of the screen you say?
Go back to Step 1, and remember when you "enabled" the tool bar? Go back there and "disable".

Step 4
But wait! How do I access texture atlas then?
It is still there, you just need to go to the "Tools" menu at the top, and your Texture Atlas icon should be listed.

This tutorial was brought to you by Amy Pettijohn and Bouncing Dog Graphics! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to School!

A render I made, and it makes me think of the challenges of going back to school!

It's called "Whats With Her Ears?"

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I have a DazStudio. Now what?

Well there are a number of great tutorials out there and you can fiddle around with it.

But I highly recommend the set on YouTube called "Great Art Now" by Dreamlight as a great starting place.

Great Art Now 01
Great Art Now 02
Great Art Now 03
Great Art Now 04
Great Art Now 05
Great Art Now 06
Great Art Now 07

The first seven videos give you a good overview of Daz and how everything works!