DAZ Studio Foundations and Essentials Course

May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

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Webinar Entry : DAZ Studio Foundations and Essentials Course
Entry for two webinars on DAZ Studio Foundations and Essentials Course. Includes HD recordings.
$ 55.00


May 14, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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DAZ Studio Introduction

If you are a familiar and seasoned user of Poser and are now starting to use DAZ Studio, some of the functions, tools and methods you are used to can be a little tricky to pick up or find. These two webinars give you a thorough grounding and essential key knowledge to help you become accustomed to the workspace and tools.

These two sessions are also particularly for you if you have started to explore DAZ Studio and want to get things right from the beginning. Get into good habits and set things up right now to save pain later down the line. Learn where important time saving functions are and learn an easier workflow from a presenter who’s had eight years of experience with creating content in DAZ Studio.

In this two part course you’ll receive:-

  1. Over three hours of live interactive instruction.
  2. Q&A sessions that will help you gain solid footing
  3. Presentation by Esha, who has been creating 3D content for 12 years.
  4. High Definition recordings of both sessions

PLUS get this Bonus!


Bonus : Custom presets for UI layout and keyboard shortcuts

Essential time saving toolkit for your new workflow – given to all attendees and used during the presentations.

Session 1 (Saturday 14th May)

Date and time : Saturday 14th 20:00 BST London

12:00 PDT Los Angeles
15:00 EDT New York

– Software installation & content installation
– Manual installation vs. DIM installation vs. Smart Connect
– File Structure

Customizing the workspace

– Changing UI layout & style
– Managing libraries
– Custom keyboard shortcuts

Setting up a scene

– Finding & loading content
– Selection methods
– Fitting conformers, parenting props
– Moving, scaling & rotating objects
– Creating groupings

Using the camera

– Navigating the scene
– Normal cameras vs. perspective camera
– Important camera settings
– Pointing eyes to the camera

Posing and morphing the figure

– Applying presets & useful tricks
– Manual posing & morphing
– Using pose controls

Session 2  (Sunday 15th May)

Date and time : Sunday 15th May 20:00 BST London

12:00 PDT Los Angeles
15:00 EDT New York

Tweaking content inside DS

– Deformers
– Push modifiers
– SubD
– Geometry editor tool

Setting up lights

– For 3Delight
– For Iray
– Working with shadow cameras


– 3Delight shaders
– Iray shader
– Using the Surface Tab
– Difference between shaders & materials


– Iray
– 3Delight
– Quality vs. render time

Presenter : Esha


Esha lives in Austria and has been creating 3D products for nearly 12 years.
She has created content for Smith Micro and Daz and is an active vendor at daz3d.com.

When Daz released the Developer Tools for Daz Studio in 2008 she integrated them into her workflow and has been working with Daz Studio, alongside Poser, ever since. In recent years she has been focusing on DS for product development.

Esha’s favourite tools include Daz Studio, Poser, ZBrush, Wings3D, Xfrog, Marvelous Designer, UVLayout and Photoshop. In all of these she is a self-taught artist, basing her skills on years of experience and numerous online tutorials.
She fully understands the difficulties of moving from Poser to Daz Studio, having made that journey herself, and enjoys passing on her Studio know-how to new users.

Esha also has several years of experience in teaching adults. She firmly believes that the best way to learn is to actively do something yourself, so she favours a hands-on approach in teaching.

Knowing only too well how tiresome it is to gather scraps of information all over the web she wants to provide comprehensive webinars that really offer solid information. Moving from the basics to advanced procedures she takes care to make sure that her audience will be able to follow her courses smoothly.

In her spare time Esha loves listening to classical music, baking muffins and collecting cat photos.