DAZ Studio : Getting Started with Animation

Saturday August 11 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday August 12 @ 10:00 pm BST

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Saturday August 11 @ 8:00 pm
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Sunday August 12 @ 10:00 pm
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Build your Foundations for Animating with DAZ Studio

Get started quickly with learning to animate using Daz Studio to create a simple 3D/2D Animation. Ivy Summers will help you create an animation with 30 to 60 keyframes in length, using any of the Daz Studio 3d characters, with focus on Genesis 3.

Requirements : We assume you already have some basic working knowledge of how the daz studio software works. This course is to expand your skills and knowledge to take the next step into the world of animation using the Daz Studio software and the included plugins. This Webinar does not cover Poser or other 3D software or their file formats.

This webinar consists of two webinar sessions between 1.5 and 2 hours duration.

Learn how to set up the animation work environment

a. Setting up Daz Studio User-interface to speed up your workflow.
b. Get organised! Setting up a basic file management, for your animation project.
c. Storyboards and project scripts
d. Animation assets? What are they?
e. Beginning and saving your animated project.

Master animation timelines

a. Learn about the built in Daz Studio Native Timeline.
1. What are keyframes?
2. Touch on the basics of using the puppeteer for setting up animated poses.

b. Introduction to the AniMate2 plugin. Learn the basics of the AniMate2 Plugin by
GoFigure. Demonstrate the power of using AniMate2 timelines.

c. Introduction to aniblocks & MOCAPS ( preset motions files) to use with the
AniMate2 timeline. A simple demonstration on how using preset motions
files and why would you use them.
d. More about Keyframes & Editing them with the license version of animate2
e. Saving your Animation as a Animate Preset to share for other projects or to
share with other artist..

Learn Basic Lighting Skills for Speed Rendering.

a. Setting up a scene using AOA lights for quick 3Delight Rendering.
b. Rendering Animation with Iray. Recommended Iray render settings to speed up render times.
c. Essential shadow and display setting cheats to speed up your renders.
C. How to use Spot & Emissive Lights with the AniMate2 Keyframes for simple light-effects…

Rendering your animation

a. Introduction & Demonstration into Render settings & file Options used for a Daz Studio animation.
b. The Daz Studio render settings for 3delight.
c. The Daz Studio Render settings for Iray

Saving and Showcasing your Animation

a. File options to save your finished animation for film editing
b. Options for showcasing on social media.

About the Presenter : Ivy Summers

Ivy Summers from Northeast Tennessee has always had music and art as part of her life!

She has been an Adobe Creative Suite Ambassador endorsing and working with Adobe creative suite products throughout most of her art career.  In 2010, she was then introduced to Daz Studio and soon discovered the joy of creating short story animations, realising the accessibility to an unlimited amount of quality 3d models, that could be rendered on a home computer.

Since then Ivy has created a series of her own cartoon animations including the “Karate Girl” Adventures. She’s been commissioned to promote country musician Gus Gregory’s children Christmas songs with animation and commissioned for book cover illustrations by Christian author Buddy Vadien.

Today the demand for Ivy’s ability to create commissioned artwork, for print, websites design, business logos, brochures, t-shirt prints, book covers, animation has grown! Throughout her husband has encouraged her creative journey.

you can find more example of Ivy’s work on her website.

Ivy is an active member of the DAZ forums, sharing her art and advice since 2010, especially on this long running thread.

To top it all – Ivy is very energetic and loves all animals, especially the small fuzzy ones!

To help Ivy fulfill some of her her career requirements Ivy patronizes and works with the following companies. Creative Printing LLc,  Disney Interactive Studios,  Create Space Book Publishing,  GoDaddy.com, Kevin Macleod