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[Tutorial] Transferring Character Morphs G1G2G3G8
The first version of this workflow came from Kattey on the DAZ forum, for which I acknowledge credit. 
Here is that (lengthy) thread: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/24093/
Here's another thread with a method that might be better on eye distortion, I haven't tried yet: https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/comment/2539831/#Comment_2539831
Here's what I've been doing myself. 
First of all, however: there are two ways to recreate a character.  There is the easy way, which is not redistributable, and the hard way, which is.  We'll discuss the easy way first.  I'm sorry, but I can't do anything for those of you who absolutely can't learn from text.  This is what I have time for right now.
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PART 1: CREATE A SINGLE DIAL
Load Genesis 1.  Dial in your character morph.  There cannot be anything in the scene except the single figure while we do this.  No hair, no clothes, no props.  Or if they are there, you must hide them by c
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[Tutorial] Convert Clothing G3 to G8, G8 to G3
PRELIMINARY UPDATES FROM PEOPLE'S QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:
THE CONTENT MANAGEMENT/SMART CONTENT HAS TO BE INSTALLED AND WORKING TO USE THIS METHOD.  IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE COMPATIBILITY BASE IT IS NOT ON.
  CHECK THE BOTTOM OF THE SMART CONTENT TAB FOR A "START CMS" BUTTON.  IN YOUR DAZ INSTALL MANAGER IT'S CALLED POSTGRES SQL CMS OR SOMETHING SIMILAR.
This will only work between these two figures, possibly between their male counterparts in the future if there is a G8 Male.  It will not work between any previous figures, or between these and previous figures.
THIS ALSO WORKS ON HAIR.  HAIR AND CLOTHES ARE NOT DIFFERENT IN THE WAY THEY ARE RIGGED.  EVERYWHERE THAT I SAY CLOTHING YOU CAN ALSO TAKE THAT TO MEAN HAIR EXCEPT THAT YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO WORRY ABOUT POSING THE ARMS AND LEGS, JUST CHANGING THE SCENE IDENTIFICATION.
Here's the YouTube video.

For this tutorial you need:

Genesis 3 Female fro
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In the lake by SammyScuffles
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Iray Teeth shader by Sangriart Iray Teeth shader :iconsangriart:Sangriart 41 6 The Awakening by 3D-Naama
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[Tutorial] Indenting Skin Where It Touches Objects
(I will link a YouTube version when I have one.  Hopefully I can fix my mic's current issues soon.)
Today I'm going to show you how to force a figure in Daz Studio to indent when in contact with clothes, ropes, or other objects.  This is not a feature of the program at the moment (figures having physics is still a long way out, I suspect).  We can use a kludge to make it happen.
I was asked about this via PM, and I realized I hadn't actually tried it on the assumption that it would not work.  When I did try it, it actually DID work.  It's very unstable and somewhat crash-prone in my testing, and the higher poly the colliding object is the more unstable it is, but it works.
Here is the workflow I used.
1.  Load a figure into the scene.  I don't know if the geometry of Generation 4 is too different or not, but it might still work.  Definitely any Genesis figure will.
2.  Set up everything else in your scene: the clothes, the props, the lightin
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Quick 'n easy Iray wet skin tutorial
I looked for tutorials on how to make sweaty/wet skin in Iray renders, and I ended up using an easy fix of my own. The problem is, with default values it's impossible to make skin look wet. Here's a typical setup, with an Uber shader, glossy layered weight set to 1, glossy reflectivity 1 and glossy roughness 0.1:

The glossy highlights are barely visible, mostly because the glossy color textures are really dark. Tutorials either involve removing them, which gives a plastic wrap effect, or tweaking the top coat setting with custom textures. The solution I found just involves slightly messing up the default values. Just select the character's skin, edit the glossy layered weight parameters and remove the limits:

Then you can boost the glossy effect to your heart's content. Here's the result when set to 10:

The highlights are much larger, and the whole skin
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Merging two props into one jointed prop in DAZ
I recently posted a video showing how to add new joints to an existing prop in DAZ Studio.  This video takes the concepts of that video to the next level, combining two props into a single jointed figure.  The example used here is combining an earring with a navel piercing to create a new navel piercing, keeping only the geometry we want to make it look like it was an original figure.
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[Tutorial] [Iray] Environment Lighting and You.
To get the ball rolling on some lighting tutorials, I'll start with one on Environment Lighting, and the various things it can do for you. If you have any clarifications or discrepancies with my explanations, please let me know! I'm learning this too, so this is just my current interpretation of it.
The first thing I would always suggest doing is to turn the "headlamp" on all of your cameras to "off". On "Auto", it won't light the scene if there's any other light object in the scene, but it will still activate it if all you are using is environmental lighting. The headlamp basically ensures that your entire scene is lit, by using a light at the camera. As it is a genuine light source, it can cause problems with shadows and flatten an otherwise dynamic image.
So to start with, I've asked Julianne, just back from her cosplay shoot, to give us a hand.

This will be our basic image to start with. My camera is set to "headlamp auto" so it will
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KC Riley-Gyer
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Australia
I'm a writer, author, 3d artist by way of Daz Studio. I love reading and watching movies and tv, archery and shooting and enjoy watching motorbike racing. Each of these have been an inspiration towards my writing, which in turn inspires my attempts at art.
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This is a redo of a render I had done over a year ago when I'd lost all my scene files after a computer reformat. I have learnt so much since the original version and I think it shows between the two versions.

G3F and G3M
DS and Iray
Vignette postwork in Paintshop Pro; no other postwork.
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Enchanted-April Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello and thank you for faving my "good-night story" :D
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KCRileyGyer Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, I love the lighting and the overall theme. It's well done :)
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EJDM Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Thanks for the faves! :)
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KCRileyGyer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, I love the look of him :)
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EJDM Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Thanks for the fave! So glad you like him! :)
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KCRileyGyer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, he looks awesome :)
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jepegraphics Featured By Owner May 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for thee watch, KC. Very much appreciated! :)
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KCRileyGyer Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. I love your work and products :)
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FirstDarkAngel2001 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the watch. ^^
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KCRileyGyer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, I'm enjoying your work.
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