Digital Tutors – Modeling Realistic Trees with SpeedTree

Digital Tutors – Modeling Realistic Trees with SpeedTree

In this SpeedTree tutorial we’ll learn to model a realistic 3D tree from the ground up. Realistic foliage is an essential component for the creation of a believable outdoor environment. SpreedTree is a powerful tool that specializes in perfecting your foliage and trees to bring them closer to that realistic look you desire.

By the end of this SpeedTree tutorial, you’ll have a good understanding of the program’s parametric tree creation toolset, which will enable you to create natural looking trees of all shapes and sizes.

Lessons in this tutorial

1. Introduction and project overview
2. Building a basic tree from scratch
3. Adding texture
4. Refining the trunk
5. Adjusting the branches
6. Refining the secondary branches
7. Generating leaves
8. Reshaping branches
9. Re-routing the roots
10.Cleaning up the tree with Node Editing
11.Creating low res trees
12.Making random variations

How to Create a New Custom Daz Studio Character

How to Create a New Custom Daz Studio Character

Have you ever wished to create a character from scratch for Daz Studio? Where do you start?!

This tutorial deals with the foundational work of how to generate a character. It provides a thorough grounding where SickleYield shows the step by step workflow of building the head, body and face morphs. This is a professional workflow from start to finish, dealing with concrete steps. You will start in Blender and take your character morphs all the way through saving a combined dial in Daz Studio, ready to share with others.

Session Content (2 hour step-by-step tutorial)

How to plan and approach your sculpt
Sculpting an eye morph in Blender
The OBJ export from Blender
Loading your morph on Genesis 8
Creating an MCM to fix eye closing
Creating an MCM to fix mouth closure
Creating a master dial for your face using ERC freezing
Saving your new morphs
Planning your body sculpt and matching it with your head
Loading the body sculpt and adjusting the bones
Creating JCM to assist bending on difficult body morphs
Creating a master dial for your combined head and body morphs using ERC freezing
Brief discussion of presentation settings in Daz Studio
Saving everything

Software Used in this Tutorial Blender, Daz Studio Pro

smooth POSE tut

smooth POSE tut

smooth POSE tut
smooth POSE tut is a set of video tutorials that teaches you how to quickly and easily smooth any posed figure with Poser’s morph tool. To follow along with these videos you must have Poser version 8 or higher.

Add realism and style to you images – Never again finish a picture only to have that certain spot on the model
bother you! This covers smoothing and enhancement for the model and clothing, for smoother more realistic fits. By the time you are done with the videos, I’m sure you’ll be an expert!

Fix joint issues in minutes, easily!

What’s included:
Video 1- Introduction to Poser’s morphing tool – covers settings, dos and don’t s, tips and tricks
Video 2- Touch Ups and realism
Video 3- Upper body and clothing
Video 4- Now we combine all of our skills to smooth a character quickly and easily.
This video is meant to be an example of how easy the process can be.

Combined all 4 videos are 30 minutes of training
2 sample poses for V4 are included for practice

Read more description: