Expression : Posing Masterclass for your DAZ Studio Characters

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST

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August 24, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm BST
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How to create DAZ Studio Pose Sets

Want to learn techniques to create, save and package poses to share with other artists? Want to thoroughly understand the controls available in DAZ Studio to properly pose your character? Want a proper workflow for Posing?

In this new webinar class, Mary Wright shows high value case studies that include harmonising the right body language with matching facial expressions. She’ll also demonstrate how characters interact with their body language, essential if you are rendering story scenes.

Learn how to use a good posing workflow and overcome trials with posing the more difficult parts of the body.

Mary Wright (Quixotry) shares her valuable experience of creating many successful pose sets sold in the DAZ 3D store.

We’ll have a lot of fun in using toon characters to demonstrate exaggerated emotion in some cases! 

Date: Saturday 24th August 20:00 BST (London) / 12:00 PDT (Los Angeles) / 15:00 EDT (New York)

Webinar duration : >1.5 hours

Anticipated running time : 1.5 hours

Content covered

Body Language Case Studies

  • Open/Confident/Comfortable
  • Closed-off/Anxious/Uncomfortable
  • Sad/Tired/Dejected
  • Happy/Energetic/Enthusiastic
  • Postures related to age

How to show exaggerated emotion through body language

Transforming poses

  • Start from a character projecting confidence and changing to closed off/shy.


  • Matching expressions to body language
  • Show how expressions can complete a character’s look and tell a richer story
  • How the wrong expression with the wrong body language can make the same scene confusing.
  • Subtle expressions versus strong expressions shown for different effects.

Interacting Pose Case Study #1: Parent and child

  • Walk through setting up the pose, explaining choices made in posture, arm and hand position as well as facial expressions.

Interacting Pose Case Study #2: Grandpa Toon Telling a Story

  • Show how to make Grandpa look like he’s in the middle of narrating an exciting story
  • Show the child toon reacting: hanging on his words, showing enthusiasm and excitement
  • Change the context from telling an exciting story to a scary story; showing the changes in gestures and expressions for both characters.

About the presenter : Mary Wright

Mary Wright is a published artist at DAZ 3D known as Quixotry.

She’s an accomplished DAZ Studio portrait-maker, with a fantasy edge and has developed a series of characters and pose sets sold in her DAZ 3D store.
She grew up surrounded by beautiful paintings. Her father, Thomas Baker, is a master oil painter specializing in portraiture. It was his talent, teaching, and encouragement that led her to begin developing her own artistic abilities. This, combined with help from several other talented family members, led to the taking up of a great many hobbies which include woodwork, clay sculpting, papercraft, beading, and writing: all practiced with great enthusiasm and varying degrees of success.
Mary discovered Daz Studio while looking for an affordable program that would allow her to learn about the world of 3D art. Recognizing it as a useful tool for figure reference, illustration, and book cover creation, she added it to her workflow and found that pairing 3D renders with postwork in Photoshop opened up a world of exciting artistic possibilities.
On top of being a digital artist, Mary is a freelance editor, voracious reader, and lover of the written word. She has run her own business, Quills, Nibs, and Keyboards Editing & Design Services, from home since 2014. It started out as a simple editing business and later expanded to include graphic design elements as she branched out into book cover creation with the help of Daz Studio.
She lives in New Mexico with her husband Brandon and their cat, Bagheera.