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Postwork with 3DelightThis post addresses working with the 3Delight engine in DAZ Studio. Comments that deal with unbiased engines or link to renders from them will be deleted or hidden.Postwork with 3Delight by SickleYield
I was asked a question about this in the comments of my most-commented journal here, Making A Living At DAZ3D. Rather than make that article even longer, I'm going to address it here and link it back. Also, I have sick brain at the moment (pesky cold), and going back and editing one journal for clarity is easier when it's a shorter one.
The main question is, should I postwork my promotional art when offering a product to brokers? And the short answer to that is, yes, you should do that when it will improve the artwork, but not when it will give a false impression of your product.
There are purists who will use no postwork of any kind on a render from 3Delight. Go look at one of those people'
[Tutorial] Installing Content in DAZ StudioThe purpose of this tutorial is to provide a reference for those new to DAZ Studio and just learning to install products without the DAZ Install Manager for the first time. Please feel free to link to it![Tutorial] Installing Content in DAZ Studio by SickleYield
This comes up frequently on the forum and in my private messages. Usually what happens is that I get a message to the effect of "Hi! I bought a product from Renderosity/downloaded a freebie from ShareCG, and now I get a "missing file" error when I try to use it."
It is always possible for errors in packaging to happen, and in that case of course we want to fix it on the vendor end, but most of the time this happens because the product is not installed correctly.
Let's start out by suggesting some good practices for organizing your folders.
1. Directory And File Management (IMPORTANT!)
I suggest having a separate directory set up in your DS for each vendor (DAZ, Renderosity, Freebies, etc.) so you can always tell what you got where and how it is l
[Mini Tutorial] Hierarchical Presets in DAZ StudioRemember! You can pose not just Genesis or Genesis 2, but all of the things that are conformed or geografted at a given time. The Minos set of poses for Genesis 2 Male Minotaur 6 uses hierarchical poses, and you can expect to see a lot more hierarchical sets in the future as DAZ continues to come out with awesome creatures that have geografted parts.[Mini Tutorial] Hierarchical Presets in DAZ Studio by SickleYield
To use this option, first create your pose on the figures in DAZ Studio (always the hard part). If you're creating to try and sell, remember that DAZ wants a minimum of clipping of the figure with itself, although you can't avoid clipping the thumb with the palm when making a fist in most figures. When finished, select the main figure, not any of the geografts.
Go to the folder in your Content Library in DAZ Studio where you want the pose saved. Remember that you can right-click on Poses and choose Create Subfolder to make a new one from the library.
Click the plus sign at the bottom of your content library ta
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For the record: Folders marked with clear "Stock" label are the only ones containing stock material. Everything else is not. Thanks!