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|Product Name:||AVATAR : How to Build a DAZ Character to Represent You or Your Brand|
|Published Artist(s):||Digital Art Live|
Discover the story of how Deanna Cathcart (deathbycanon) built a growing brand with a DAZ Studio-built Avatar. Learn the essential considerations for the Avatar design process. See how Deanna’s Avatar was universally applied on her Minecraft YouTube channel, Twitch channel and on merchandise.
What was the result of using such an Avatar? Deathbycanon achieved high click-through rates AND increased subscriber rates, with her audience easily identifying new content when released.
Building a 3D character Avatar has 5 powerful advantages
Your audience will instantly identify your uniquely designed character
Your click-through rate will measurably increase.
You’ll have a wider range of branding possibilities for the “face” of your channel.
Creation of consistent branding will be much easier.
Different visual cues can be added with clothing, accessories and props to signal a topic or message for your audience.
Where might you use your Avatar?
Your forum profile graphic
In your YouTube channel video thumbnails
On merchandise such as t-shirts, baseball caps and mugs
On a live streaming gaming channel
Emoticons or Twitch emotes
On a Facebook profile picture for a fan/business page
In Instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp
In this tutorial you'll learn:-
An Avatar design process
How to identify the most important Avatar elements to represent you/your brand
What makes an effective thumbnail when using your Avatar for a high clickthrough rate
Mood and lighting for your Avatar renders
Consistent brand messaging
How to create Emotes or Emojis.
Tutorial Running time : 1 hour 54 minutes
About the presenter : Deanna Cathcart (Deathbycanon)
Deanna Cathcart has played around in photoshop since ps5 came out in 1999. She did composites using other people’s stock for several years before picking up a camera in 2004 to start taking her own photos to work from. That didn’t last long as she quickly became very well know locally for her photography and opened up her own photography studio a few months later. It was a very successful business, but the stress that came with it didn’t play well with her chronic illness and after several hospitalisations doctors told her she needed to stop working. She closed the studio in 2012. It was too depressing for her to even touch a camera for a few years so she took a break.
Then her youngest daughter became interested in makeup and costumes and would dress up and ask her mother to take her photos, so Deanna picked her camera back up. She went back to the reason she picked her camera up in the first place and started doing composites again. Some of these needed dragons, and she was running out of pre rendered dragons being offered at DeviantArt, so in 2017 she ventured into Daz Studio. It took her awhile to get the hang of it but once she did she loved it. It was like having her photography studio back again!
Deanna is now a successful digital artist and is a co-founder of Sympatico Studios
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