DAZ Studio : Making the most of 3Delight

November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

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November 5, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Free – $35.00
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The 3Delight render engine provides a powerful alternative to Iray in DAZ Studio. If your computer has lower resources, doesn’t have an NVIDIA graphic card or you want your render times to be reduced then 3Delight can and should be utilised. If you are working with non-realistic characters or are working on an animation, then again – 3Delight may well be the right choice for you.

But often artists find that rendering with 3DL makes the final images look “flat” with poor shadow quality. They really struggle how to light scenes for this render engine.

Discover how to overcome these challenges and learn the surprising advantages of 3Delight from Karl Knarr who has helped many artists get more out of DAZ Studio.

Community Input

As well as Karl’s presentation, I’d love to invite YOU to provide a tip about 3DL and how to get the most from it. Come and join us to collaborate and show us your best examples of 3DL artwork and add to the discussion during this session.

Who is this webinar session for?

DAZ Studio Artists : Who want to explore when to use 3Delight and when it gives them an advantage over Iray


  • DAZ Studio

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Webinar Content

Date : Sunday the 15th of November

Time : 20:00 GMT (London) / 12:00 PST (Los Angeles) / 15:00 EST (New York)

The Basics

    • Light types (point, spot, distant)
    • 3DL lighting parameters (shapes and shadows)

Lighting an Outdoor Scene

    • Quick “Light Dome”
    • Faking light bounce

Outdoors at Night

    • Tweaking the Dome
    • Sunlight to Moonlight
    • Artificial Lights

Advanced Lighting

    • Emissive Surfaces (fake and real)
    • Tweaking Shadows for Speed

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About the Presenter : Karl Knarr (AKA JonnyRay)

Whilst Karl’s formal training is in computer programming, he has been learning and sharing tutorials on DAZ Studio since 2014. You can read more about Karl’s digital artist journey and his tutorials here

*Artwork in event poster : render of The Hexagon interior set by Stonemason