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Liam for Dusk SE by llynara Liam for Dusk SE :iconllynara:llynara 0 0 Keri for G8/V8 by llynara Keri for G8/V8 :iconllynara:llynara 5 0 Silver Huntress by llynara Silver Huntress :iconllynara:llynara 3 0 G8 Ceridwen by llynara G8 Ceridwen :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 G8 Anneka by llynara G8 Anneka :iconllynara:llynara 3 0 V8 Djinn by llynara V8 Djinn :iconllynara:llynara 1 0 Beyond the Sea by llynara Beyond the Sea :iconllynara:llynara 1 0 Maharani for V3 by llynara Maharani for V3 :iconllynara:llynara 0 0 Dyn Creator for DAZ Studio by llynara Dyn Creator for DAZ Studio :iconllynara:llynara 1 7 To Arms by llynara To Arms :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 Pondering by llynara Pondering :iconllynara:llynara 7 0 Lifted by llynara Lifted :iconllynara:llynara 1 2 Looking for a Fight by llynara Looking for a Fight :iconllynara:llynara 5 5 Shanghai Spring by llynara Shanghai Spring :iconllynara:llynara 2 0 WIP: Valkyries by llynara WIP: Valkyries :iconllynara:llynara 8 3 Azrea for V3 by llynara Azrea for V3 :iconllynara:llynara 5 1

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Rebirth by Methyss Rebirth :iconmethyss:Methyss 80 35 Raven Keeper by Methyss Raven Keeper :iconmethyss:Methyss 165 52 The Dark Queen of Ice by Methyss The Dark Queen of Ice :iconmethyss:Methyss 280 73 SKIN: a chart - SUPPLEMENT IMG by navate SKIN: a chart - SUPPLEMENT IMG :iconnavate:navate 11,610 440 SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 by navate SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 :iconnavate:navate 18,092 765 SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by navate SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 :iconnavate:navate 16,621 728 Edmond Trevelyan by slugette Edmond Trevelyan :iconslugette:slugette 285 29 Serpent-Mage by BettyElgyn Serpent-Mage :iconbettyelgyn:BettyElgyn 1,450 84
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[Tutorial] The Map Transfer Utility
The Map Transfer utility in DAZ Studio 4.5 Pro is used to convert textures from one UV to another.  In this instance I will use the example of converting M4 textures to the M5 genitalia UV, since that's what I've been using it for recently.  I've used this to create M5 gens from the m4 textures I did for all of my character packs as well as to convert M4 Albane's gen textures for M5 use.
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You will need:
The M4V4 UV Mapped M5 Gens (here: https://sites.google.com/site/crblackthorne/downloads  )
The M5 Gens from DAZ3D (we won't be using them directly, but you have to have them to use the above)
The GIMP or Photoshop, for cleanup.  Instructions will be for the GIMP.
OR if doing this with another figure: You need the figure to have BOTH the original UV you're converting FROM and the new one you're converting TO.  So if you're using Genesis, you probably can convert Gen 4 to Gen 5 UVs, but not Gen 3 to Gen 4/5 (unless you know of a Gen 3 UV for Genesis set I'm un
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[TUTORIAL] Character Skins G2 to G3 Via Skinsuit
This technique also works with things like Jepe's Jewels and Tears (don't do the culling method suggested in "Refinements" if you want to use a transmapped product).  It's a kludgy workaround, but it's free.  I may do a video or I may not.  I've been ill and my voice is still not at 100% yet.  If I do I'll link it here.
This should also work in the reverse direction if you have purchased G3 clones for G2.  If you want a V4M4 skin on G3 I recommend you apply that skin to Genesis 2 and use it for this process; the shapes are too different for even clones to work very well.
Here's a proof of concept showing Elite V4 Arianna on RawArt3d's Massive for Genesis 3 Male.

You need:
Genesis 2 Male or Female.  G3 already has clones for both of these natively.  Use the male for the male and the female for the female because their shapes are closest.  If you want to get a female skin onto the
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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 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 from Daz3d.com.
Genesis 8 Female from Daz3d.com.
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
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Sculptris Alpha 6 Mega Pack Brushes by Strigoi-vii Sculptris Alpha 6 Mega Pack Brushes :iconstrigoi-vii:Strigoi-vii 380 176 Daz Iray Emission Temperatures by FollyFool Daz Iray Emission Temperatures :iconfollyfool:FollyFool 41 11 Akasha by FrozenStarRo Akasha :iconfrozenstarro:FrozenStarRo 1,632 312
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[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in Iray
A video version is here.
I learned this method from jag11 on the DAZ3D forums, who is thanked for permission to use it in this tutorial!
In 3Delight there's no way to create atmosphere or godrays (the rays that are visible when light passes through dust or particles).  There are products to facilitate (one of them mine), but most are either not the easiest to use or ultimately just a faking of a feature the engine lacks.  Many artists use postwork instead.
DAZ Studio 4.8 Beta's new Iray engine also lacks a native mechanism for creating atmospheric volumes - but it can be easily convinced to produce them!  They will come from your lights and react to objects in your scene.  I did a test image of Jack Tomalin's Chapter House Iray scene (free to Plat Club members
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Liam for Dusk SE
Having fun with a new hottie. Loving Tempesta's characters for Dusk! I don't have a lot of clothes for him. Not that he needs them...

Note: This character doesn't work in DAZ3D. At all. He doesn't work with Reality either, but he looks fantastic in Poser Firefly or Superfly. I am not well versed in Poser, but happy with how this came out in Firefly. Still learning, and am impressed with what PAs create for this engine. There are some seriously amazing characters and materials for it. 
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Keri for G8/V8
Couldn't resist doing a quick test render of DarwinsMishap's lovely Keri for G8 and V8, just released at DAZ. No makeup or tattoos here, just her defaults. She's athletically beautiful. Love her muscles and skin. Cannot wait to do more action and fantasy renders with her. I'm so excited to see so many stunning characters coming out for the newest generation of figures. 

Other items used: 
Eternal Outfit for G3F (from the Girl 7 Pro Bundle at DAZ)
Dragonfly Hair for V4, G2F, G3F (DAZ)
Sveva's Lumiere Portrait Pro Lights (Rendo)
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Lifted by llynara


As artists, we are all on a creative journey of some sort, often tightly intertwined with our journey through life. Sometimes we try to force our way through it, pushing ourselves endlessly towards some sort of perfection in the quest to become better at our craft. Often that obsession can suck the joy right out of the creative process, even to the point of hindering it.

Somehow, we have to give ourselves permission to be human and love the imp
erfections in our art as well as ourselves. Otherwise we risk loathing both, and burning out to the point where nothing is pleasurable.


Lately I'm taking a different approach, buried in the still, small voice of the art itself. It whispers, "Follow me. Let me take you somewhere new." And I find myself unsure of who is leading who - the artist or the art. 

I'm discovering more joy in going with the flow of a piece and learning to let go when it says it's done, rather than forcing it to be the exact replica of what I originally envisioned. That may sound crazy, but as a writer, I have story people talking to me all the time, telling me their secrets and even dictating when they live and die in my stories. Perhaps it's the subconscious, who knows. But I'm learning to trust it with art as I do with stories. I'm starting to move with it and see where it wants to go, like streams of water flowing into a bigger creative river and out to the sea beyond.

It's teaching me every day to let go of what I think I know, and just create. The picture in my head is only the starting point. The one on the canvas is the real journey.
 In the process, it lifts me into a higher place, and reminds why I fell in love with it to begin with.

It brings me a feeling of freedom.
Love.
Beauty.
Acceptance.
Where anything is possible.
Where everything is possible.

And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing indeed.

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Kimberly Gordon
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an IT professional, a published author, a veteran and a mother of five. I live in a 100 year old farmhouse in rural Illinois, where I enjoy coming up with outrageous stories and telling them to whoever will listen, including my chickens.

I come from a family of writers and have a background in theater and broadcasting. I have a lifelong passion for words. My favorite authors include my mother, Kathleen Kirkwood, followed closely by Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. I'm a big fan of God's many masterpieces, especially the Bible, lilacs, and the cacao bean.

I'm learning 3D art to do book covers, promos and web design for my sites. I write romantic comedies and have two series currently out. Black Kat is a dark romantic comedy series with superheroes. It's considered New Adult, and goes from urban fantasy to pure fantasy over the course of 12 books. Calpernica is a romantic comedy series spanning 50 years in a small rural town in the Midwest. It's more on the inspirational side and has 10 books total.

You can find the first books in each of these series on Amazon on my author page here: www.amazon.com/Kimberly-Gordon…
I'm also on Patreon: www.patreon.com/BlackKatSeries

I'm currenly working on the second books for both. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy, both on the art and writing side!
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:iconmcafee2000:
mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves.
If you go to ShareGC, I have a number of textures available there for V4 and V3.
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Mike! I found them and downloaded them all. They are wonderful and I can't wait to render them. Check out my latest post. Pride 2007 is looking great in Iray!
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mcafee2000 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I saw - well done
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JoePingleton Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017   Filmographer
Thanks for the fave :)
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you too, Joe!
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borghalcl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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KomyFly Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yoho,I found ya...can I come aboard,milady? The Cutes Smile Ever by KomyFly  
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llynara Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
But of course, you skalliwag!
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Tjeb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Thank you for the fave.
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