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1.) "How do I get started in 3D?"
There are many ways to get started, the quickest way is to actually start with a 3D program. There are many to choose from, such as:
-3DS Max -Cinema 4D, -Maya -Softimage XSI -Lightwave -Blender 3D (Free!)
Once you obtain one the next step is to start with tutorials. There are many on the net, they range from text and image tutorials to video tutorials. You aren't going to find a tutorial for everything out there, but most will explain techniques that you need to adapt in order for you to achieve whatever final result you want.
2.) "Wow! That's a lot of programs! Which one is best? I heard ______ is best."
You heard wrong, there is no one program that is better than the rest, it has and always will be the skill level of the artist. Which program you choose is solely dependent on your own personal taste and which aspect of the 3D industry you want to be involved in. Max and Maya are the most hyped and so therefore the most used, they have the most available documentation online. The interfaces have a steep learning curve, but there isn't any 3D program you can't learn if you take the time to use it and follow some tutorials. Go with a generalized package, not a specialist one.
Now where KAT is gone (RIP my friend), where do you get your DAZ content now? There was an impressive community posting all DAZ shit available. It was a great possibility to test out stuff before buying (I bought 90% of the content after torrenting) Picture related, my DAZ render
I'm noobish as well. I was just wondering what type of morphs and stuff you guys have to make sexy looking models. I'm dabbling with game dev and wanna just do all the animating and building in daz. any help is appreciated.
Anonymous Top down shooter08/30/16(Tue)21:52:21 No.534197
>>534197 I would love to help, I can make a few simple assets, I don't want to commit to anything long term. I would love to help a little bit on the side though, not expecting pay or anything, just for fun. What is the general mood of the game? What style do you want?
>>534169 That is a loaded question anon, you need to understand that what you deem a worthwhile existence might look very different to other people. Artists are typically introverted tinkerers that live out the majority of their lives inside the rich internal world of their own mind. Extroverted people who are dependent on continuous interactions with others in order to further the narrative of their existence in a worthwhile direction have a psychology that is an ill fit for the kind of temperament necessary to thrive in this type of endeavor where endless sessions spent in solitude is the key to success.
In short yes we have lives, but lives that are inaccessible to personality types lacking the quirks that drives us to do what we do.
>>534200 well I clicked one button and it assigned weights based on where the other bones are located.
it's pretty much the same as the 2nd example I showed you. I've never used 3ds/maya before so I don't how it'd be done in those, but the general idea is to not make the pelvis weights blend too much into the thighs
>>534205 It takes all of 1 minute to do, and you're only redoing the weighting for 3 bones or so. It's true SFM is pretty outdated(in fact they have SFM 2, but it's for dota only and not backwards compatible) but at the moment it's the quickest way to churn out 5 second loop porn.
Man, FUCK Cycles. It doesn't matter what I change in the samples settings, I just can't get clean renders. This has like 300 samples, but even when I pump it up to > 600 the fireflies in the ears don't dissapear, if anything, I think they get worse. I even started tweaking the advanced glossy samples and shit, but nothing changes.
What the fuck /3/? How can anyone get clean renders in Cycles?
It seems to me that the amount of time Cycles needs to render an image with 2000 samples on GPU is as long as Arnold needs to render a crisp noise free render with the CPU. Cylces might be fast, but its not even half as efficient.
I've been trying to map this simple shape properly for 3 goddamn hours and I can't do it. I'm losing hope and I'm starting to doubt my ability to do even the simplest of shit in 3D rendering.
How do I stop burnout from happening? I want to get better at this but it's really discouraging when I go look for tutorials or help and all I find are 5 hour tutorials for simple shit like texture mapping a goddamn hand.
It kills me knowing that even if I figure this out, I'm going to have to do the rest of it for the rest of the body, then actually produce the textures, which admittedly shouldn't take too long, then fucking rig everything which is probably going to take 15 hours of watching tutorials and then 100+ hours of fucking up and eventually getting something that almost works properly.
>>531112 What the fuck are you even trying to do? If you want the chess field to align perfectly, use cube projection. If you want to have good uvs you want a nontiling texture on, just get the seams right, then simply unwrap it and base your texture on your uv layout.
>>531605 You have to suck for a while in order to get better. while 100% true, kids nowadays CANT stand not having results "right away, in this moment, on my command". Thats why they fail.
>>531112 LSCM unwrap + literally one cut along edge will unwrap this for you. Im not sure how you achieve this, dont limit yourself to just one software if another one can do the task much better - it is common that you do some things in maya, some in 3d coat, some things in max, and some things in xnormal. Faster you learn this, fewer hours of your life will be wasted.
DAZ stuff on sale generalAnonymous08/01/16(Mon)15:56:10No.531219[Reply]
Lots of $4 Pro Bundles. each down from $100 unless otherwise noted. All compatible with both DS/Poser, none DRMed or requiring DAZ Connect, and most of the textures/accessory content is compatible with Genesis/G2.
V4/M4 core figure Pro Bundles/Packs (these bundles bring a lot of necessary accessory content not bundled with the base figures, such as hair, everyday clothing, hi-res skins and the Morphs++ morph packs most characters require): ----------- Victoria 4 Hero Pro Pack (originally $180): http://www.daz3d.com/v4-hero-pro-pack Michael 4 Hero Pro Pack (originally $180): http://www.daz3d.com/m4-hero-pro-pack The Hero Pro Packs combine the M4/V4 Pro Bundles (themselves already down to $4 from $100) with useful accessories for no additional cost. No reason to get the PBs.
Because V4/M4 have idealized proportions (supermodel height for V4 and muscles aplenty on M4), these pro bundles bring characters that give the figures more down to earth proportions and in some cases, anime/asian looks: ----------- Aiko 4 PB: http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-4-pro-bundle Hiro 4 PB: http://www.daz3d.com/hiro-4-pro-bundle Stephanie 4 PB: http://www.daz3d.com/stephanie-4-pro-bundle
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>>534092 I had a lot of trouble navigating the Daz3d website because it's packed with animations that even my reasonably good computer feels overburdened trying to display... and Wikipedia no longer lists the versions and changes associated with it.
Any way I can get that stuff? Some hidden page on the website that is probably still there just obscured by the overdone graphics on the website? :3
no offense but i will keep my hands off the distort. maybe its good for gamers but i need something where i can stream on a simple klick so i can show people y modeling and offer them either solution or talk over the problem.
i used before some nice tools but they went all into expensive payment and spamflooding so right now im not using anything.
>>533892 The exception is other way around, there are some useless channels out there, but most are good. Besides its not like 4chan where you have to see stuff you dont like with anons spamming their crap all day long. Users are registered and you can only see stuff you have chosen to see, you can even block users.
hey guys so im getting into 3d for gaming related stuff my 2d isnt that great but not so bad too is there a certain level i should be at or decency is enough? also getting good at 3d is it like 6month + journey of learning to become good?
The question you're asking is essentially: how do I know I'm good enough to know if I'm wasting my time or not.
The answer is up to you, if you keep spending your time doing this its' not time wasted. If you quit right now you've wasted a bit of time, but not as much as if you quit in the future.
Use the first software you come across until your projects reach the limitations of what's possible, that's my advice. 2D is still really nice, anyway, you'll just be making 3D environments and half ignorning one of the dimensions
>>532753 >>>also getting good at 3d is it like 6month + journey of learning to become good? topkek i have 15 years of experience in industry, worked on dead island, dying light and lawbreakers, along with many titles you dont probably know, and i still know shit :D
But laughing aside, sucking in something is first step of being good at something. Nowadays you have plenty of resources onthe internet, buy tutorials (and i mean buy, not hoard them through torrent, because you wont value them then), learn from them, and for gods sake - dont put tutorial-m,ade things in your portfolio - i have daily 3-5 applications that have nothing but tutorial assets in portfolio. Seriously, you people need to stop that - make something unique, all by yourself, to actually show that skills youlearned can be applied in different scenarios.
look, no one is gonna tell you that your work is good or bad. even online people won't tell you outright what they think of your work, you will get suggestions to improve at most. most people won't even bother giving you an in-depth review of your work,some will bullshit you, some don't even know what they are talking about. on the opposite side you still have people that will give you a good critique and what to improve. generally, it depends on where you aim. game art in general is not easy, you have alot to know if you are the only person making the assets, the levels and everything. id wager there are only a handful of people that can make a game with good visuals on their own, so don't get too excited. learn to cut coners but also have an ambition, if you believe and work hard you will get there
>>534091 Consider that you need to phrase your replies better than. Am I retarded for you not putting a ? at the end of your reply and for you not stating you are a different anon? The fact that you replied as little as possible to not indicate that you're a new anon or the fact that since Poes Law is in effect on the internet it is difficult to tell sarcasm from truthful genuine questions makes it difficult to tell if you are first a different anon and second being honest.
The fact that you put >okay money with no ? at the end and a 'what is' makes it seem as though you're being sarcastic and referencing a previous post. Ask it in the correct manner and I'll gladly let you know what is
>>534098 even if I was the same person, the proper response would be the exact same. Rather than actually answer the obviously understandable question, you chose to be a autismo faggot about semantics. The first poster was obviously asking you to elaborate on the amount of money made, same as me.
There is no need to be such a defensive cunt on the internet. In the end, all you are doing is wasting time by constantly deflecting the obvious question you know you were asked.
Those models are full anatomy both internal, and external, and the external doesn't look good at all.
Turbosquid is much cheaper for the individual parts depending on what you need the model to do.
Say for example if you wanted a female model fully rigged to pose that can run from $100, to just over $1,000.00. What you need the model to do should be your first question, then based on that look to price range.
At http://3dscanstore.com/ there are thousands of base meshes that are not rigged but the most life like. Most of those cannot be rigged to pose, but there are a variety posed meshes already available in the individual package pricing of $20 to $200.
>>533001 >Why are 3d models so horrifyingly expensive? they cost more than the software they used to make it in. Sand is free, yet a glass chandelier isnt!?!?!?!? WHY! !1?!?!?!
Come on man, you know the answer.
If something takes a week to make then even at a burger flipping wage it should cost 10x8x5= 400$. But if you want a non beginer to amke it slap in there 30$ per hour and you got 1200$. Simple, isnt it?
A hammer and chisel will cost what, 50$? and a good sculpt by a know artists can cost thousands of burger money if not millions.
>>533001 because people who do 3d models at certain quality do it for life, not for after school beer.
>>533524 this guy nailed it pretty good, listen to him.
YOu probably compare the prices to shit-tier pricing from various asset stores that are so popular right now. Which is also laughable, because many HIGH quality assets there cos t housands to make, and are sold for like 30$ usd - because if you sell 100* 30usd you get 3000 (minus taxes but whatever for now), and noone will but a pistol pack for 3000 usd. But for 30 why not.
Market saturation with cheap-o assets made life harder for the very stupid people that dont value their own work, because pr0s will adjust pricing and just sell more shit for less, and stupid people will make mediocre shit that wont sell even for 20usd.
Working at studios 08/16/16(Tue)14:42:54 No.532758
I been doing some snooping around in linkdin, looking at the employees in different game studios and i noticed that almost everyone works at studios 1-2 years on average than goes to another studio, than works there for 1-2 or 2-3 years than goes to another studio?
why is that? do they get fired or do they get better job offers somewhere else, because i noticed few people became Senior artists or art directors after leaving 1 studio.
I also noticed that people working at Blizzard, stay working at blizzard for like up to 9 years even (blizzard opened in 2004 so that almost from the start)
>>532763 >because studious use contractors therefore don't have to pay benefits to employees
bullshit. never heard of anyone shutting down an entire studio, moving to another location, reopening just to avoid taxes. the paperwork and the hassle to close and reopen a business isn't worth it, besides, you still gotta pay your taxes, closing the business don't exam you from it, if it did, every single business would do it.
most decent studios do offer healthcare and 401k and other benefits to employees. if you check any studios glassdoor page they have the benefits and under salary they have the salary for the employees and the contractors.
Worked a decade in games industry, changed job 6 times.. Theres tons of reasons: Studio closure/layoffs Better job offer (recruiters are always hounding people with experience) Personal reasons like moving to a better city Chance to negotiate better pay Better projects
And sometimes if a friend gets a job somewhere and its awesome theres always a chance you'll follow suit for the fuck of it.
>>532763 this is utter bullshit,probably you're bad in what you do. >>532758 its all about the glass ceiling and skill cap, along with your personal develop process - i switched studios 4 times in last 15years of career, now im freelancing 100%, and it wont change - there is a moment in your job that noone can teach you new things, you teached most of your co-workers eveerything, and managment/boxx is giving you shit tasks that you might enjoyed 3years ago but now feel... mediocre - so you decide not to waste your time and move along. Freelancing for me is the ultimate challenge, as i can pick the difficulty level of work - in recent 3 years of freelancing i've aquired skill in editing video, 3d scanning, photography, electronics and programming simpe unity games - and i was 3d artist/tech artist my whole life.