Yes i finally summoned enough will power to overcome the laziness and give DAZ a try after installing it last week.
It definitively has a lots of buttons and sliders things, so after a while staring at the screen i went do something i have experience. Shopping.
I bought some clothes, hair, skins, morphs and posing stuff. Many based on stuff people used to create Super Michelle already at DA. In some ways its pretty similar to SL market.
Back to DAZ, the auto install was really handy, same with the smart thing after i found it using the tutorials. Creating the character and choosing skin, make up, eyes is mostly like Second Life if you are using a mesh body and head. It take some time to notice that there are options for iray and 3dlightsomething and i have no idea yet about all the map choices yet (so will save it for later). Using clothes is also mostly like using fitmesh in SL. the clothes just fitted themselves to the model like digital magic! (thank you gnomes living in the internet)
Super Michelle created, i tried to walk with my avatar like in SL and obviously it didn't worked well, at least posing and moving is like using poseballs in SL.
After that i looked for the morphs things i had installed, so many sliders, it made me laugh a lot with some creations and i did a must 'bigger' avatar just for the fun. I really love how the hair has also morph things. Shame that SL doesn't has that, even if some hairs today have different styles, but its not the same.
I obviously love shiny things, from costumes to skin so after some more clicking and google-fu i found the surfaces things. That is why my skin looks like plastic! Yes, it sucks if you want a skin to look like real skin but you know...SHINY! The boots and gloves are from the same pack (
used the gloves on the Super Michelle renders) but not the slingshot, so instead of trying to match the colors i just changed them using some metallic painting for cars lol and yes..more SHINY!
Already dressed (and shiny), posing and with a snobbish expression on my face i was ready to click the render button but wanted some kind of background, so i downloaded one of the photos from a site
posted a few days ago. Several you tube videos later i finally found how to upload the damn thing and turn it visible (seriously, thats a lot of tabs, buttons and sliders with things that i have no idea of what they means).
Now with a background for the picture i finally rendered it.
I must say that was fun even if basically i only messed with the easy part, shopping ^^
Going to do more tests until creating more courage to ready and watch many tutorials i saved already like the ones from
and others i found in the youtube. Use of light, cameras, creating costumes, messing with skins, that will be the hard part.
Soon i hope to be able to render
as a cheerleader. And a version of Cardinal from
that can't hide her wings, never, unless she uses a huge backpack.