This is the first part of a walkthrough showing how I design a character for True Tales of the Soryan Order in Daz Studio 3, then complete the job in Photoshop. I show the props/clothes/model I use, plus a little on installing on the Mac. Part 2 will be on posing and setting the materials, […]
I had cause in a project recently to have to reduce the size of a bunch of objects to the same dimensions. Luckily, Adobe Illustrator’s Transform Each command was up to the task. Except… there’s a surprising limitation. Check the video for more info:
This site runs off of the free Magazeen theme created by the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I’ve modified it quite a bit from the default, but I really like it as a starting template. The problem I ran into right away was the annoying “comment date bug”. It became obvious fairly quickly that when […]
This is a Joomla tutorial I made on creating module positions because I saw a bunch of questions on this in the Joomla forums. Sometimes coming to grips with the module positions in Joomla is kind of a pain. So here’s the vid:
I’ve been doing a lot of Facebook wrangling lately, but one issue had me stumped and I couldn’t find a clear answer. The problem: I have a Facebook Fan Page, and of course my own personal profile. I usually post my artwork and other stuff regarding this website, etc. on my Fan Page. However, I […]
I’m working on a weapon for one of my characters from my online novel True Tales of the Soryan Order, and I started it as a vector from Adobe Illustrator. I thought I’d write this up because it took me a while to figure out a reliable method.
Here’s one I recently wrangled with while trying to get my novel site True Tales of the Soryan Order, built with Joomla, set up for RSS.
I run this site using WordPress, but a lot of the other sites I develop are created with Joomla. Recently, I had a lot of trouble getting the thumbnail and meta-description from my sites to show up when I tried to share them on Facebook. Only the site name and the link to the article […]
Real quick one here tonight on a persistent UV Unwrap mistake I still see people asking about. Sometimes in Blender when you’re ready to do a UV Unwrap on an object, the preview in the UV/Image Editor doesn’t look right.
Render Filters in Blender 3D I was watching some of the videos on the Creature Factory DVD I bought from the Blender e-store. The DVD is essentially a a walkthrough of how creator Andreas Goralczyk made a short video form start to finish all in Blender. I’ll do a more thorough review of it later, […]
Installing the Yafaray renderer on the Mac Normally, when using Blender I always use the internal Blender rendering engine, since it’s so easy and convenient. You don’t have to change anything. Once in a while, I would use the old Yafray renderer that was included with the program. In that case it was as easy […]
I’ve written some before on <a href=”http://www.fantasybookbanner.com/my-projects/53-my-3d-artwork/87-daz-studiojust-too-damn-slow-progress-bar-goes-backwards-and-20-minutes-to-save.html” title=”Daz Studio…just too damn slow. Progress bar goes BACKWARDS, and 20 minutes(!) to save!”>using the free 3D program DazStudio 2</a> on my other site, but now I’ve upgraded to DazStudio 3 and I thought I would write up a guide to how I install into Daz 3.