Figures, Characters and Avatars 2e
ISBN-13: 9781435461208 / ISBN-10: 1435461207
Unlock the 3D artist in you using the incredible power of DAZ Studio and other great tools created by DAZ 3D. You'll discover how to construct, move, and pose figures, how to use lighting to make your art look lifelike, and even how to make the characters you create talk. Offering comprehensive coverage of the DAZ Studio software, FIGURES, CHARACTERS, AND AVATARS, SECOND EDITION: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO USING DAZ STUDIO TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL ART will help you become a better artist and show you how to stretch your imagination as you make unique digital art and animation. Included in the book is a gallery of images created by DAZ Studio users.
1. What can be created in DAZ Studio™ .
2. The basics.
3. The scene and camera.
4. The figure.
5. Morphs and how they work.
6. Dressing the figure.
7. Posing the figure.
8. Props, backgrounds.
9. figures to look natural.
10. Lighting the mode.
11. Using models for drawing.
12. Basic animation, key-frames.
14. Adding emotion to animation.
Appendix: Art gallery.
NEW EDITION COVERS THE LATEST DAZ STUDIO™ IN DEPTH. Now readers can learn to maximize all of the latest tools, content, and features with this edition''s coverage of the latest, no-cost DAZ Studio™ 4.0 program. Version 4.0 is filled with features and updates that extend well beyond the competition, making the user''s design experience simple and fun. Best of all, DAZ Studio™ 4.0 continues to be offered at no cost! Readers delve into improvements that make DAZ Studio™ 4.0 special, such as the Start-Up Wizard that provides users with numerous video tutorial options every time the program opens.
Les Pardew is a recognized leader in the world of interactive entertainment. He is a video game and entertainment industry veteran with more 20 years of industry experience. His artwork credits encompass film and video production, magazine and book illustration, and more than 100 video game titles, including numerous market-leading choices. Les has also authored or co-authored 13 books on game art and game design for teens, digital art and 2D and 3D animation, drawing, and virtual models. Les started his career in video games doing animation for Magic Johnson Fast Break Basketball for the Commodore 64, He went on to help create several major games, including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Star Wars, Wrestle Mania, NCAA Basketball, Stanley Cup Hockey, Jack Nicklaus Golf, Where in the World/USA is Carmen Sandiego?, StarCraft Brood Wars, Rainbow Six, Cyber Tiger Woods Golf, and many others. An accomplished instructor, Les has taught numerous art and business courses, including teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management. As a business leader, Les has founded two separate game development studios. He is also a favorite speaker at video game conferences and events.