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|Startup: Vital Tips in Getting Started with DAZ Studio
|Digital Art Live, Griffin Avid
This tutorial set explores the learning of DAZ Studio for new users, with visual storytelling in mind.
If you've had a story in your head for years (perhaps decades) and have always wanted to illustrate it, you will have considered using DAZ Studio.
This virtual studio has everything at your disposal to illustrate your characters - in any scene you can imagine. With tens of thousands of supporting assets, there's an unlimited set of possibilities to create your visual stories.
But there is a learning curve to go through. Have you had these types of questions when beginning to learn with DAZ Studio?
Where do I start?
How do I create dynamic poses for storytelling?
How do I apply clothing and props?
How to avoid the most common 3D artistic mistakes?
How do I use my virtual camera effectively?
How can I improve lighting in a scene?
What render settings should I use?
How do you organise so many assets?
Drew Spence has logged hundreds of hours using DAZ Studio to illustrate dozens of comic books, including Force Six The Annihilators. All of the questions above and more were experienced by him during his DAZ Studio learning journey.
In this tutorial set, Drew provides his insights and learning journey in overcoming the most frequent hurdles in using DAZ Studio for storytelling. Save time and money by utilising a more efficient workflow and getting more out of your DAZ store purchases.
This course explores the learning of DAZ Studio, looking through the lens of an artist that tells dynamic stories.
Tutorial set total running time : 3 hours and 40 minutes
In this webinar class you will learn:-
The beginning of Drew's journey with DAZ Studio
Drew's first struggles with DAZ Studio : only know what you need to know
Drew's first (disastrous) renders and what he's learned since
Winning with the virtual camera
Lighting tips and shortcuts
Render settings that work
Creating a learning diary
Posing - Drew's two greatest mistakes to learn from.
Characters interacting with props
Scene optimisation tips
Mindset : Overcoming the artist's hurdle of perfectionism
Who is this Course for?
Digital artists who are just getting started with DAZ Studio or who are in their first year of learning.
Illustrators wanting to learn DAZ Studio for visual storytelling
About the presenter : Drew Spence
Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from New York city. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino Grey, Dynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates - from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer's Edge magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.
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