DAZ Studio : Realistic Scene and Portrait Lighting Course

Saturday June 2 @ 8:00 pm - Sunday July 1 @ 9:30 pm UTC+0

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Saturday June 2 @ 8:00 pm
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Sunday July 1 @ 9:30 pm
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Free – $90
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REGISTER NOW TO GAIN THE RECORDINGS FOR EXPERT TUITION ON SCENE LIGHTING

Professional Comprehensive Course on DAZ Studio Lighting for Artists

Six hours of Tuition

When we experience lighting in the “real world” it tends to just well—happen! Without much effort from us, the sun rises, we flick a switch, or we open the curtains and there we have it, light! We may put some thought into where we place a lamp, how we angle the blinds, or where we aim a torch, but much of the time our experience with light is generally a passive experience.

Things are different in the 3D graphics world, where we’re wanting to maximize a scene that we have carefully set up. It’s to optimise the elements of mood, a character’s expression, the textures and objects or certain areas in the scene.

With effective lighting you can make your 3D models really stand out!

There are a number of deep-rooted 3D lighting standards, and the type of scene usually determines which one is most appropriate.

Esha, a long standing published artist at DAZ will guide you through the lighting maze. She’ll approach each 3D lighting paradigm consistently with a first webinar exploring realism for scene lighting and a second session going into depth on portrait lighting to make the most of your 3D characters!

For the Scene course:
Learn how to light outdoor environments and indoor scenes. Master the Daz Studio Environment Render Modes and how to tweak them.

For the Portrait course:
Light your digital portraits like professional photographers do in real life. Learn how to translate photography tutorials into 3D rendering environments.

Realistic Lighting for Scenes (already broadcast)

Webinar Session 1

Date and time : Saturday 2nd June : 20:00 BST London/12:00 PDT Los Angeles/15:00 EDT New York

Webinar Session 2 : Realistic Portrait Lighting

Date and time : Sunday 3rd June : 20:00 BST London/12:00 PDT Los Angeles/15:00 EDT New York

1.5+ hours for each webinar session including Q&A.

Content across the two sessions:-

  • Scene types : Outdoor and Indoor
  • Environment mode combinations : Dome, Scene, Sun and Sky
  • Considering HDRI
  • Intensity settings
  • Shadow settings
  • Positioning of the sun or other light sources
  • Light types : Spot, distant and point
  • Other light sources : mesh light and sky dome
  • Render settings : camera, quality settings and environment controls
  • Scenarios : Studio setup, outdoor/indoor scenes and dark (night) scenes.
  • Postwork on light scenes

Realistic Lighting for Portraits

Registration Available for this Course

Webinar Session 1

Date and time : Saturday 30th June : 20:00 BST London/12:00 PDT Los Angeles/15:00 EDT New York

Webinar Session 2 : Realistic Portrait Lighting

Date and time : Sunday 1st July : 20:00 BST London/12:00 PDT Los Angeles/15:00 EDT New York

1.5+ hours for each webinar session including Q&A

Content across the two sessions:-

  • Light types used in photography : natural, flash, beauty dish and softbox
  • Recreating key light types in DAZ Studio
  • Four types of classic portrait lighting setups explained and examined
  • Butterfly/Glamour/Paramount lighting
  • Loop lighting
  • Rembrandt lighting
  • Split lighting
  • Case studies

Presenter : Esha

Esha lives in Austria and has been creating 3D products for nearly 13 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.