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New Beginner Tutorials at BlenderCookieBlenderCookie now has a new series of tutorials up for newcomers to the program.New Beginner Tutorials at BlenderCookie by ~SickleYield
If you're sick of Hexagon's constant crashing or just want to add another powerful modeling/sculpting/UV tool to your toolbox, this is for you. I would be the first to admit a lot of things about Blender's hotkey-based GUI are not the most intuitive, but it's an incredibly powerful program, and it's worth it for the things it can do. If it cost as much as Zbrush (also known for its unusual interface), everyone would be using it.
Back when I started in Blender, 2.0 wasn't even out yet, and it was still very crash-prone and hard to use. Since the big updates in 2.5 I have to say things have gotten much better; the program is now very stable and is much easier to work with.
Being able to use a modeling program to create your own morphs, at the very least, is very worth it for the amount of power and flex
[Tutorial/Clarification] Wearables PresetsI've seen some incorrect information being spread about these. Here is DAZ's word on the subject.[Tutorial/Clarification] Wearables Presets by ~SickleYield
The purpose of a Wearables preset in DAZ Studio is to save an entire small wardrobe that is already conformed or parented to Genesis or G2.
It is not for saving clothing items themselves to the library. When you wish to save an Autofitted or Transfer Utility-converted item to the library, you should use File--Save As--Figure/Prop Asset. This is for clothing, smartprops, rigged props, characters, and basically everything similar to these. The .duf format encodes all of them rather than having them as separate types the way .cr2 and .pp2 files are encoded in Poser.
Now, if you are interested in creating Wearables presets for their intended purpose, they can save a lot of time when loading bi
[Tutorial ]Saving Gen 4 Custom Bones on ConversionThere is a huge amount of clothing content for Michael 4 and Victoria 4. Some of it is by really outstanding artists who do not or have only recently worked with G1 or G2, and some is quality work that was never updated but is available cheaply, including many of DAZ's Platinum Club items. You can take best advantage of this by using Transfer Utility in addition to AutoFit. This tutorial will show you how to use Transfer Utility to preserve skirt handles, fancy sleeve rigging, or basically any extra bones that are normally lost in the conversion process. I've done a different tutorial for converting custom bone items between G1 and G2 already and a post on converting high heels to G2.[Tutorial ]Saving Gen 4 Custom Bones on Conversion by ~SickleYield
I posted this in the thread for the Sickle Rigging and Morphing Sy
Except, uh, in a wrong way.
So I went to see my doctor and found out what the bloodworks said.
I sat in a less-than-comfy chair and just went "well, it does explain quite a lot, now that it has been said and to be honest, I sort of suspected".
I had more bloodwork done on Friday, since the type is still unknown, let alone underlying causes, but I can say that the safe bet is "type 2" and "less than stellar lifestyle". I will find out in five days or so. Meanwhile, I've been off sugar as much as possible, eating tiny meals/veggie snacks throughout the day, watching simple carbohydrate intake and replacing them with more complex carbs whenever possible and just Dealing With It.
If it turns out to be a stand-alone case of it (and not, say, something dreadful like pancreatic cancer or everything else you can find from the Hospital of Google, after consulting Wikipedia MD and Nurse Wild Imagination ), I should be fine. Still... considering how much I love baking and cake artistry, it is annoying. (For the record, cakes in my corner of the world are definitely less sweet than American standard (about 1/3rd of sweetness).)