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We're going to delve into an exciting adventure of filmmaking purely from CG (computer generated) elements, but maybe with a touch of stock footage shot in-camera? We'll see.

I'm sure that most of this will also be valuable toward making still images as well, but my main goal is to put it all in motion.

We're about to get underway with the next phase of this project - Seriously adding Daz Studio into our animating and rendering workflow.

It's been an exciting time for me, learning how to animate in such an odd way, yet doing it in the interface that allows us to make our own custom tools to help... I have an entirely different outlook on Daz Studio now.

I liked using it before, but only as a set of tools to help make things compatible with Carrara.

Now I've opened it up and explored rendering in OctaneRender and Iray, grabbed some useful plugins and scripts, discovered ways to animate without relying solely on aniMate 2 alone, simulating using both VWD and dForce and in the process made a whole new cast of characters that I like more than ever.

The above image is the new Rosie 7 and her new aniMate compatible car in a new Iray Cyberpunk environment.

*** If you're looking for the old Home page, I have it saved HERE. I will be further cleaning up this Home page to keep folks informed of new happenings with the site.

This next adventure is going to be a Fun one... so Buckle Up!!! DAZ Zone is about to get Serious!!!

I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that new pages are going to be coming soon about the results of this whole adventure and some new videos that help show off the new techniques.

*** If you're looking for the old Home page, I have it saved HERE. I will be further cleaning up this Home page to keep folks informed of new happenings with the site.

This next adventure is going to be a Fun one... so Buckle Up!!! ;)

Plenty of experiments going on learning micro-movements of the face using a new FACS system.

Genesis 3 & 8 Face Controls provides a facial puppet rig used to manipulate all of the FACS (Facial Action Coding System) intricacies. We'll learn how I took this further by developing my own Animorphs specifically for FACS and expressions.

MORE TO COME SOON!!! MORE TO COME SOON!!! MORE TO COME SOON!!!

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(or not... your choice!)

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Drop by Daz 3d and buy me a Gift Card!

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Thanks in Advance! Dartanbeck

Ever want to turn your 3D creations into something tangible? Something useful or even a cool action figure for the desk?

We have a new thread in the Carrara forum all about making this happen!

We also have CREALITY, bringing 3D Printing to us at incredibly reasonable prices!

They even offer upgraded kits!

CREALITY excels at selling 3D Printers for less than $300 USD, and we're talkin' about the famous Ender 3, not the bargain basement brands that just become a big ol' household paperweight!

Use the Gizmo on the left (or the following links) to filter between the following:

* Blacksmith 3D * Daz Studio * Poser * Reality * Reallusion * Sixus 1

...and Have Fun Learning New Skills and Techniques!!! :)

Philip Staiger of Project Dogwaffle (makers of PD Howler) uses Power Director to create his energetic and fun tutorial and demonstration videos!

and support this site at the same time!!! :) Thanks!!! :)