Welcome to Level Two.
If you’ve been following the tutorials so far, you should be able to find your ways around DAZ Studio pretty well. You know how to drop figures into a scene and add clothing and props. You know how to use textures, apply poses, manipulate the lights and even use Shaders to create anything from Superheroes to high quality line art.
It’s time to turn the heat up a little.
We’re going to look at how to make a good scene great. We’re going to look at realism and how to achieve it. We’re going to find out how to use reflections, transparency, depth of field and more, all in the pursuit of Makin’ Kewl Piccies. So far, I’ve tried to focus on the wealth of available free products that’s out there in renderland. This time around you’ll be pointed to the best value for money non-free products out there too. It’s possible to create downright stunning artwork with very little cash outlay at all provided you know what’s worth buying and what isn’t. I’ll help guide the way.
Photoshop is going to get a workout too as we’ll be looking at how to use postwork to improve your images – and when it’s best to leave well alone.
Watch this (3d) space.