With so many joints to control in a 3D character, producing your own successful poses can feel quite daunting. Poses can make or break an image since with one glance we can see if something in the posture does not look natural!
To tackle posing challenges, it is very worth gaining a thorough understanding of the controls available in DAZ Studio as well as absorbing some background on anatomy and body language. Mary Wright (Quixotry) shares her valuable experience of creating many successful pose sets sold in the DAZ 3D store. In this workshop learn ideas for generating a good posing workflow, overcome trials with posing the more difficult parts of the body, examine posing case studies and study how to set up, save and package poses to share with other artists.
- Using the Posing dials and Pose Control dials in the parameters pane
- All about the PowerPose
- Where to start the process in posing a character
- Considering the centre of gravity
- Top advice for checking that feet/paws/hooves touch the ground properly
- Posing the hand successfully
- Diving deeper into posing expressions
- Using reference photos in setting up poses
- Case study 1 : The minotaur
- Showing quality connections – posing characters to interact
- A word on body language
- Case study 2 : Telling a story with poses – character interaction
- Saving full poses
- Saving partial poses
- Saving expressions
- How to set up and save hierarchical poses for use with props or multiple figures
- Packaging poses to share
About the presenter : Mary Wright
Mary Wright is a published artist at DAZ 3D known as Quixotry.
She’s an accomplished DAZ Studio portrait-maker, with a fantasy edge and has developed a series of characters and pose sets sold in her DAZ 3D store.
She grew up surrounded by beautiful paintings. Her father, Thomas Baker, is a master oil painter specializing in portraiture. It was his talent, teaching, and encouragement that led her to begin developing her own artistic abilities. This, combined with help from several other talented family members, led to the taking up of a great many hobbies which include woodwork, clay sculpting, papercraft, beading, and writing: all practiced with great enthusiasm and varying degrees of success.
Mary discovered Daz Studio while looking for an affordable program that would allow her to learn about the world of 3D art. Recognizing it as a useful tool for figure reference, illustration, and book cover creation, she added it to her workflow and found that pairing 3D renders with postwork in Photoshop opened up a world of exciting artistic possibilities.
On top of being a digital artist, Mary is a freelance editor, voracious reader, and lover of the written word. She has run her own business, Quills, Nibs, and Keyboards Editing & Design Services, from home since 2014. It started out as a simple editing business and later expanded to include graphic design elements as she branched out into book cover creation with the help of Daz Studio.
She lives in New Mexico with her husband Brandon and their cat, Bagheera.
What's Included and Features
- Powerful Poses : How to Create Dynamic Pose Sets: 1 hour and 50 minutes (.MP4)
- 00:05 Introduction
- 00:07 Take off texturing from a character
- 00:10 Create a primitive plane to place under the feet of the character
- 00:10 Making contact with the feet on the ground
- 00:12 See-through primitives to help line up characters with props
- 00:14 Pose dials
- 00:16 Disadvantages of starting pose from the base node
- 00:17 Start from the hip
- 00:21 Pose Architect and question on how to find the centre of balance for the character
- 00:26 Poser controls
- 00:27 Power Pose
- 00:30 Power Pose - focus on expressions - the face
- 00:35 Concentric circle pose dials in viewport
- 00:38 Pose limits and switching them off
- 00:42 Can Genesis 8 male touch his toes
- 00:46 Saving poses
- 00:52 Translating from hip.
- 00:54 Saving partial poses
- 01:02 Minotaur case study
- 01:07 Hieracachial pose presets
- 01:15 Case study 2 : poses with character interaction
- 01:23 A word on dForce and open space with clothing
- 01:29 Saving the multi-character pose as a set
- 01:36 Puppeteer - demonstration for helping set up poses between two presets
- 01:43 How to package pose sets to share for other artists
- 01:49 Quick way to fix poses with spine shape corrector (growing up morphs)
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