Join Jay Versluis for tips and tricks on all things 3D, featuring packages like DAZ Studio, Blender, Marvelous Designer and several others. It's all Complex Stuff - Made Simple.
Converting aniBlocks into regular keyframes (and back)
In this quick tip I’ll show you how to convert an aniBlock into regular keyframes to make a change to the animation, then turn it back into an aniBlock for use with aniMate. The process is simple, yet not exactly obvious.
Adjusting multiple values at the same time in Blender
In this quick tip I’ll show you a neat trick to enter the same value into multiple text fields in Blender. Works for keyboard input as well as using the mouse to adjust multiple sliders.
Smooth Dollying/Zooming in Blender
In this quick tip I’ll show you how to dolly/zoom without steps in the Blender Viewport. It’ll only take a minute 🙂
DAZ Studio 4.12 Beta – a Sneak Peek – 3D Shenanigans #25
On today’s stream I’ll take sneak-peek at the new features in the brand new beta version of DAZ Studio 4.12. It was released earlier this week, and it’s all about better animation tools: integrated features from GraphMate and KeyMate, and IK Chains inside a scene hierarchy.
The highlights in this version are:
* overhaul of the regular timeline* integration of the KeyMate and GraphMate functionality* addition of IK Chain feature for regular scenes* Viewport Performance setting finally defaults to “best” rather than “none”
There’s a complete list of new features is here, and the full changelog can be found here.
You can download the beta from here (it installs in parallel to the release version and will not affect your current settings or library).
Patreon Supporters can get download the scene files from this stream here.
Many thanks to Mike Myers for suggesting this topic for today’s stream ☝️
Trying out Chocofur Asset Management for Blender 2.8 – 3D Shenanigans #24
In this episode I’ll try to install the Chocofur Asset Management add-on for Blender. It’s recently been updated to Blender 2.8, but right now not so easy to find on their website. Chocofur have lots of free assets to try out, perhaps we can work out how this works together.
I was unable to get this thing going during the live stream, so I’ve made another video the next day to explain how to make it work.
The podcast episode is only the second part, which contains the solution to this mind bending puzzle.
Building a scene with dForce Magnets – 3D Shenanigans #23
In this live even I’ll show you how to use the dForce Magnets by Esha and Riversoft. I’ve had this question many times, perhaps my approach to using them helps to inspire you.
I’ll start with a demo of how to add magnets to an plane object and explain how this product differs from a regular rigid follow node. Then I’ll move on to building a bed scene in which I’ll drape a duvet/sheet over a sleeping character.