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dForce Expert Guide : Tutorial Course

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Product Name: dForce Expert Guide : Tutorial Course
Product ID: 84156
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2022-01-05

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“How do I successfully add dForce modifiers to hair or clothing to get that elusive realism?”

If you are a content creator, getting a complete understanding of dForce is one of the holy grails needed to create attractive content to customers.

Everyone wants dynamic, realistic clothing or hair and there is an expectation to see real folds, real creases and real draping for content.

“How can I extend the use of dForce to add realism to scenes and environments?”

If you are an artist, you may want to have your scenes “more lived in” and discover other extraordinary uses dForce has in DAZ Studio. You may want to convert older clothing assets to use dForce.

But dForce can be tricky. By its very nature you need to run a ton of simulations to understand it, adjust it, let alone apply it to your content.

Once you understand dForce and can successfully apply it to your content, you are in a pole position as a vendor or artist.

Richard Schafermeyer presents this nine tutorial video course who is an expert on the dForce engine. He has helped many artists in the DAZ forums understand and explore dForce's capabilities. Richard gives a solid foundation for the dForce basics and goes over all of the surface parameters in depth before going onto more advanced topics. This course is suitable for both beginners and more advanced users of dForce.

Total video content running time is over 15 hours.

The video course is organised into nine sessions with an assignment set at the end of each video, reinforcing the learning process.

Included in this product is the ability to search the entire video library for any keyword or phrase spoken during the recordings.

During the course what will you learn?

- Purposes /uses for dForce (many more than you think!)

- dForce fundamentals : parameters explained in detail

- dForce combined with weight mapping

- Creating animations with dForce

- Clothing - Pants, Skirts and Shirts

- Clothing - Accessories

- Converting legacy clothing for dForce

- Wrinkles, folds, puffy sleeves

- Details in clothing realism that aren't thought about

- dForce hair and fur

- Preparing legacy hair for dForce and applying it.

- dForce scene props caves and landscapes

- Realistic environment elements : footsteps, ploughed fields, roughness

- Character skin deformations

- dForce Interactions - object with self

- dForce Interactions - object with others

- Posing a character that includes dForce content

- Learning how to troubleshoot dForce explosions

- Additional tools to solve problems/create effects : push modifiers and mesh grabber

- Using dForce to create special effects; footsteps, indentations, ocean waves

- Other tools to look at : dForce magnet, ghost dynamics

Searchable Video Sample : for example search for the word “stiffness”

About the presenter: Richard Schafermeyer (rgcincy)

Rich Schafermeyer is a long-time 3D artist and programmer. He got his start with the original Poser and Bryce 3D. In 2001, he wrote his first 3D modeler that evolved into the still available Shape Magic. He began to use Daz Studio in 2012. With a research and engineering background, the physics of dForce grabbed his attention! He decided it would be helpful to others if he shared his learnings and has frequently done so in the DAZ forums.

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