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Second Skin : The Complete Guide to Geoshells

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Product Name: Second Skin : The Complete Guide to Geoshells
Product ID: 82965
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2021-09-16

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The Geoshells feature in DAZ Studio creates a second skin – a thin layer over the entire character mesh, a perfect duplication of the figure's geometry, which provides some valuable benefits for character artwork, such as skin art or providing clothing texturing options, or even creating second skin clothing. Another benefit is that morphs and weight maps will follow perfectly on a geoshell, avoiding those dreaded poke-throughs!

This tutorial looks at Geoshells in detail, in what they are, where they might be used as well as how to create and make the most of them.

Included is a PDF guide on using Geoshells for makeup / glitter and a handy add-on shader and guide for making dirt or grunge layers on the skin.

Four expert artists show how Geoshells have transformed their artwork and products by multiplying artistic options and making their workflow easier.

Ken Kawashima:

- Ken shows what a Geoshell is and what it is not.

- Geoshells go way back! The history of this facility both in Poser, DAZ Studio and other 3D applications.

- How to create body paint, tattoos and 2nd skin clothing in DAZ Studio

- How to get things done faster when manipulating active shells; these are tricks that aren't so well known!

- How to create an instant dynamic bodysuit with one mouse click.


- How skin and clothing can be roughed up with a grunge Geoshell.


- Effective examples of Geoshells used for makeup and glitter on the skin

Barbara Rohrer:

- Geoshells used for her hybrid creatures such as the dragon horse.

- How Geoshells can be used for modifying clothing colours and customizing detailing

- Demonstration of stacked Geoshells and the importance of the offset.

PDF Guides included:

1. Expert guide by SpiritFoxy on using Geoshells to add makeup or glitter onto a character's skin.

2. Using a new shader add on that creates random cutouts on the geoshell layer allowing you to make dirt and grunge from any shader or set you want

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Second Skin The Complete Guide to Geoshells (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “General:Digital Art Live:Second Skin The Complete Guide to Geoshells:Cutout_Addon_Shader:Shader Presets”

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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native formats