The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4 - Cover

It’s with great pleasure that I announce today that “The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4” book is now available.

This book is the culmination of a year of intense work, doing research, analyzing topics and working non stop to provide the most comprehensive and practical text on how to use DAZ Studio 4.

I wrote this book keeping you, the Studio artist, always in my mind. The constant goal was to give you the most useful and practical information on how to take advantage of DAZ Studio. This is truly the book I hoped I had when I started using Studio. There are no endless lists of menu items or descriptions of every button and icon in the user Interface of Studio. Nobody can memorize that material and become proficient in using the program in that way.

Instead, the book uncovers the features of Studio as we work on progressively more complex topics. In other words, you will learn by doing, which is what I think is the best approach, especially with complex software like DAZ Studio. Pack Publishing is committed to this practical approach and so I was thrilled when they asked me, a little more than a year ago, to write this book.

The book can be ordered in print or e-book format from both Pack Publishing and Amazon.

The Complete Guide to DAZ Studio 4 covers topics like posing, lighting, organizing your Runtime, creating content and animation, among others. It also contains bonus material from Jack Tomalin and Hivewire3D. I want also to acknowledge the support of Luxology, the makers of modo. As you might know, Luxology’s modo is the programs used to model Victoria 4 and Dawn. There is a chapter in the book on how to create conforming clothing for Dawn using modo 601.

I also want to acknowledge the incredible talent of Callad, who has prepared the wonderful artwork for the cover.

You can find the full table of content in the book page at Packt where you can also find a full sample chapter.

I hope that you will find this book useful and informative. I look forward to reading your comments.

Cheers.

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