Realistic 3D Portraits With Rauko001 – Daz Gallery Feature
Daz 3D Blog
by Lacey
3d ago
What does it take to create a high-quality portrait in Daz Studio? There are multiple factors, including finding the right hairstyle, dialing in a realistic expression, setting up lighting, and choosing detailed models. Rauko001’s Daz Gallery combines all of these and more for tons of great examples of the portraits you can render with Daz.  Let’s take a look at some of their Gallery images and share the Daz products used so you can create realistic portraits like Rauko001. The Temple Warrior This image has dramatic lighting and shadows that pair well with the dim, firelit background, an ..read more
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Creating and Working With Your Own HDRIs – In the Studio Breakdown
Daz 3D Blog
by Lacey
5d ago
Welcome to your ultimate guide for creating HDRIs and working with them in Daz Studio. Taken from the In the Studio livestream with Jay Versluis, these steps will help you master the basics if you’re new and learn additional tips and tricks if you’ve been here a while. Let’s dive right in! To follow along with Jay, watch the full livestream. HDRI Basics The cool thing about HDRIs is that they provide lighting as well as a background. You don’t have to use them as a background, but it speeds up render times enormously.  But HDRIs aren’t an end-all or be-all. Some beginners tend to think t ..read more
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Daz Employee Spotlight: Brett Shaffer, Web Designer
Daz 3D Blog
by The Admin
3w ago
It’s time for the first Daz Employee Spotlight of 2023! Meet Brett Shaffer, Web Designer for the eCommerce Team, who has been with us since 2014. We interviewed him to learn about his time with Daz and a few interesting facts about what makes Brett tick. If you missed it, you can learn more about our Associate Production Manager in the previous Employee Spotlight Post! Without further ado, let’s dive into Brett’s interview. The Interview Brett, thanks for taking the time to talk with us. First, what is a day in the life of Brett like?  My role is a Web Designer for the eCommerce team. I t ..read more
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How to Use Your Legacy Content With Genesis 9 Figures
Daz 3D Blog
by The Admin
1M ago
Genesis 9 characters are now available, but if you’ve been with Daz for a while, you probably already have a go-to collection of poses, clothing, and more from earlier figure generations. Here are a few handy tools to help you convert some of your favorite items for use with Genesis 9.  Convert Poses for Use With Genesis 9 Characters Poses are essential to creating a convincing scene, and once you’ve found a favorite set, it’s hard to let go. Well, now you don’t have to! Teach your Genesis 9 characters how to strike a classic pose with these recent releases.  Genesis 3 and 8 to 9 Pos ..read more
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Daz Artist Interview Series: ForbiddenWhispers
Daz 3D Blog
by Lacey
2M ago
Whether you’re new to Daz or have been with us for a while, you’ve most likely seen the incredible products Published Artist ForbiddenWhispers creates. They’ve been with us long enough to evolve with each figure generation and offer hundreds of quality products along the way.  Need to jog your memory? Check out their artist store and, for a limited time, get up to 60% OFF! Ready now? Here’s a fun glimpse into the life and artistic process of ForbiddenWhispers. The Interview Let’s start from the very beginning. How did you learn about Daz 3D? I learnt about it through Renderosity. And when ..read more
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Level Up Your Skills With the Daz Studio Masterclass
Daz 3D Blog
by The Admin
2M ago
Whether you’re new to Daz Studio, returning after a break, or a frequent dabbler — there’s always something more to learn. The Daz Studio Masterclass is now available, offering in-depth tutorials for creators of all skill levels. Jay Versluis, the host of several ongoing Daz 3D livestreams, has compiled hours upon hours of tutorial courses in this 3-part series ranging from beginner to advanced.  Better yet, Part 1 of the series is FREE for everyone. And if you’re a Daz+ Member, you’ve already unlocked exclusive access to Parts 2 and 3! Here’s a quick preview of what you’ll learn.  ..read more
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Daz Employee Spotlight: Dave Desautels, Associate Production Manager
Daz 3D Blog
by Lacey
2M ago
It’s time to highlight another member of the Daz team! Meet Dave Desautels, our Associate Production Manager who has been with us since March 2021. Keep reading to learn about his career, as well as some interesting facts! If you missed our last spotlight, no worries! Hop on over here to learn about our Website Design Senior Manager.  Now, let’s get started. The Interview Dave, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. What do you like most about working at Daz?  The creative and cooperative atmosphere both virtually and in the office. And what are some of your favorite memories at D ..read more
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The GPU Shortage Is Over (Almost)! Leveling Up Your Hardware in 2022
Daz 3D Blog
by The Admin
3M ago
In the wake of the pandemic, 2021 was a nightmare for the GPU industry due to a global semiconductor shortage. Owing to increased demand paired with considerably reduced available supply to be sold while production lines were halted waiting on chipsets and other processing elements, GPU prices soared and even then stores struggled to keep them stocked. If you were in the market for a good GPU at any time during the pandemic and well into 2022, you may have given up searching a long time ago. The good news: we’re finally seeing the end of the GPU shortage! Finding a good GPU is about to get a l ..read more
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How to Shatter the Render Limits of Your Laptop, PC, or Mac
Daz 3D Blog
by The Admin
4M ago
As an artist, there’s a good chance you’re already plotting your next scene. You have characters, environments, props, and plugins ready to go. A vibrant image or animation is taking shape in your mind.  But when it’s time to render, you may face frustration and disappointment if your hardware isn’t up to speed.  So whether you’ve almost given up creating artwork; cutting down scenes to fit your local memory; or just waiting hours (or days) to see your creative vision take form — you need a boost. That’s why we’ve partnered with Infinite-Compute to offer Boost for Daz℠ — a powerful ..read more
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The Ultimate Iray Render Guide: Best Iray Render Settings for Daz Studio
Daz 3D Blog
by The Admin
4M ago
Many Daz users find themselves scouring forums for posts like this one, as well as countless YouTube videos to find the very best Iray render settings. Even intermediate and experienced users may find themselves needing to brush up on some terminology now and again. It can be hard to remember which settings are best and what they do and these settings can be extremely intimidating for newer users. Depending on the project, you may find yourself waiting hours for a render to complete. Sure, we could simply use the best settings and wait ages for it to complete, but this isn’t the most efficient ..read more
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