How to use DAZ STUDIO

DAZ Studio is a 3DCG software released by Daz3D for free.

Figures sold by Daz3D are placed in a scene and output a still image or video with an Iray-based photorealistic drawing.

Initially, the full-featured DAZ Studio Pro was paid for, but was made free around 2015, with the latest version 4.12 in 2019 featuring the ability to generate a highly similar figure from a single figure image, available in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions.

The latest version of DAZ STUDIO can be downloaded free of charge if you register as a member.

DAZ3Dの使い方 無料登録方法 DIM(DAZ Install Manager)の使い方も解説
DAZへの登録を覚書しておきたい。DAZへのユーザ登録DAZ公式ページを開く。>DAZ 3D公式ページ ページ右上の人型のアイコンをクリック小さいウインドウがミョロッと出てくるので、REGISTERをクリックユーザ情報入力画面が表示される。

  1. DAZ STUDIO latest version 4.12 – Figure creation from images
    1. DAZ STUDIO 4.11 with physical hair
  2. How to download DAZ STUDIO
  3. How to install DAZ STUDIO
    1. How to uninstall DAZ Studio
  4. How to get a free item from DAZ STUDIO
  5. Localization in DAZ STUDIO
  6. How to use DAZ STUDIO
    1. Call the figure to the scene
    2. Cover your hair on a figure
    3. Get dressed
    4. Save
    5. Render (draw)
    6. How to pose PowerPose and ActivePose
    7. Symmetry for pose reversal
    8. Simple, cursory writing
    9. Iray Preview: Check the final render in a short time
    10. Anime-style display in Iray
    11. Changing textures and materials
    12. G8 dressed for G3, G2 and Genesis
    13. How to write a script for DAZ STUDIO
    14. Iray Server Collaboration
    15. Work with Blender Rendering and physics simulation via obj and FBX
    16. Works with Zbrush for modeling and morphing with a claywork feel
  7. Tips
    1. Hair animation with deformer feature
    2. Animation of analogue movement with Puppeteer
    3. How to make it easier to preview a huge background set
    4. Decal (apply textures in three dimensions)
    5. Deformer to increase the depth of the background
    6. How to reverse the light source from a two-dimensional background to blend in with the figure
  8. How to deal with errors and problems in DAZ STUDIO
    1. It’s not an error, but something is wrong with the figure display
    2. Errors when trying to use dForce
    3. I installed the plugin, but it doesn’t appear in the menu
    4. I can’t find the figure I installed in DAZ Studio
    5. Nothing to show in Smart Content, ! Mark icons are displayed
  9. DAZ Studio Glossary
    1. Iray Iray
    2. dForce dForce
    3. Dform Dform
    4. DAZ Script DAZ Script
    5. Shader shader
    6. Smart Contents
    7. Figure
    8. Props
    9. Bone
    10. Material
    11. Morph
    12. Rendering
  10. What is the model number of the GPU that runs DAZ Studio normally?
    1. NVIDIA Geforce GT 440
    2. NVIDIA Geforce GT 1030

DAZ STUDIO latest version 4.12 – Figure creation from images

The Face Transfer feature, which was introduced in 4.12, allows you to create a figure from an image.

It’s so easy that you can make a realistic look-alike figure and play with it.

Let’s play with portrait rights in mind. I think that if you make an erotic image with your face replaced by a female entertainer and publish it, you’ll be frowned upon with the law.

DAZ Face Transfer 顔写真から3Dフィギュアを生成する機能
DAZ STUDIOに、Face Transferというおもしろ機能が搭載された。(V4.12~)画像を一枚指定すると、Genesis 8フィギュアをでっち上げてくれるのだ。▲孤独にグルメを楽しむ人と、釣りバカな人顔の認識機能はなかなか強力

DAZ STUDIO 4.11 with physical hair

DAZ STUDIO 4.11 official release in June 2019.

The centerpiece is the dForce physical hair creation feature.

DAZ STUDIO 4.11 レビュー Strand Hair機能(dForce髪)搭載
いつのまにか、DAZ STUDIOが4.11にアップデートされていた。Daz StudioダウンロードページStrand Hair機能ファーストインプレッション4.10が2017年12月だったので、1年半ぶりぐらいのアップデート。バグフィッ

How to download DAZ STUDIO

Download the latest version of DAZ Studio

Sign up for a free membership and download & install to use it. No need to buy.

The highly compatible 3D modeling software HEXAGON is also available for free download.

DAZ STUDIO / HEXAGON download page

There are so many choices on the download page that it’s hard to decide which one to download.

For example, the easiest way to install on Windows is to use

Default Resoucesfor DAZ Studio 4.9+ … included figures and more!
DAZ Studio 4.12 (Win 32-bit) or (Win 64-bit) … The software

Let’s manually install two of them.

How to install DAZ STUDIO

When you start the installer, the manual installation is basically completed by typing “Next” continuously.

Check the “I accept agreemnt” checkbox and click Next.

Check the box for “I accept the Agreement” and click on “Next”.

DAZ’s content management service, which is installed at the same time as DAZ STUDIO is installed, is explained. It will be installed without question.

Next, the screen to specify the installation directory. The top is DAZ STUDIO and the bottom is where the contents are installed. If there are multiple drives in your computer, it is a good idea to specify a drive with a larger capacity to install the contents.

It’s an installation start when Next is clicked on the following screens.

How to uninstall DAZ Studio

Also, how to uninstall it. Uninstallation is done from the DAZ Install Manager.

Click on the Installed tab and put “studio” in the search window and you should see it.

Look for DAZ Studio 4.12 (Win 64-bit) and click on Uninstall, and you’re good to go.

Once you delete the old data and want to do a clean install, you can uninstall it from here.

Please note that you need to manually remove your figures and other data from DAZ STUDIO to completely remove them.

By default, it’s installed in c:\cTwoUsers\cTwoPublicDocuments\cTwoMy DAZ 3D Library, so manually delete this folder.

DAZ INSTALL Manager is installed in the above folder by default.

How to get a free item from DAZ STUDIO

There are a lot of free items available at DAZ STUDIO. Some of them are completely pay-as-you-go items, so you should get them before the distribution ends.

There’s some good-looking copyrights and stuff.

DAZの無料配布フィギュアの探し方 0ドル購入でもらえる
高品質、無料のDAZ STUDIO用フィギュア(人体モデル)の探し方。DAZ公式のフリービーコーナーや、RenderosityのFreestuffコーナー、ShareCGなどはブックマーク必須。

Localization in DAZ STUDIO

DAZ STUDIO’s localization is a must-have for many people.

Discovered how to convert the latest version of DAZ STUDIO 4.12 to Japanese.

It’s not perfect, but the main menu is so-so in Japanese.

With 4.12, half of the menu can be translated into Japanese.

reference DAZ STUDIOを日本語化する方法

How to use DAZ STUDIO

Call the figure to the scene

Open the Smart Content tab and click on “Figures” in the category on the left. Double-click on the icon of the figure you want to call up.


▲ Here we are calling out the figure “Kanade 8”.

If you can’t find the Smart Content tab, select Window→Panes (Tabs)→Smart Content from the menu at the top of the screen.

Click the “Figures” button in the left category to open the figure’s details, and double-click on the “Actor” icon to call up the figure in the scene.

If you don’t see any icons in Smart Content or all the icons are “Surprise mark on frame”, it’s likely that you’ve made a mistake or the file path is Japanese and DAZ STUDIO can’t handle it properly.


▲ Surprise marks on the picture frame

Please check “How to solve DAZ STUDIO errors and problems” at the bottom of this page.

Cover your hair on a figure

The hair of DAZ STUDIO’s figures is covered with a wig.

Click on the body of the figure, or click on the name of the figure in the Scene tab to make it selectable.

In the Smart Content tab, select “Hair” from the category on the left to display the hair.

At this time, note the “Filter By Context” checkbox at the bottom of the screen. If this checkbox is checked, only the special hair and clothes will be displayed.

It’s none of my business, so let’s check it out. That’s because even the Genesis 8 figure has an Auto Fit feature that allows you to wear the hair and clothes for Genesis, Genesis 2, and Genesis 3.

Genesis 8 のオートフィット 過去フィギュアの服の着回しは現実的か?
先日、Sakura8を購入して、Genesis8の服がなーい!とか思ってた。でも実はGenesis8には、Genesis,Genesis2,Genesis3の服や髪が着せられるのだ。Sakura8にGenesis用服を着せてみた → だいた

Select the hair you want to use (it says “Hair” on the icon) and double-click it. If the figure and generation are different (e.g. Genesis 8 figure with Genesis 2 hair), an Auto-Fit window will appear.

Even though it says Auto-Fit, you have to manually specify what the target hair is for the figure.

“What figure was the item originally desined for? from the pull-down menu and click Accept. This time, we selected Genesis 2 Female because it’s for Genesis 2 Female

If you don’t know what the figure is for, go to the official DAZ website and open the product page or right-click on the icon in the Smart Content tab and select More Information

If you look closely, you’ll see words like “Genesis”, “Genesis 2 Female”, “Genesis 3 male”, etc., and you can rely on them to complete the Auto-Fit.

Done, there. Auto-Fit is incomplete due to protruding face.

I clicked on the hair to make it selected, and then I made the Z Scale a little bigger in the Posing tab (if it is not displayed, choose Window→Panes (Tabs)→Posing).

In addition, Posing tab is similar to Parameters tab, but the point is that you can operate it even if the value of Scale (scaling) is set to a hidden attribute.

Get dressed

The procedure is the same as for hair.

Click on the body of the figure, or click on the name of the figure in the Scene tab to make it selectable.

Double-click on the outfit you want to wear in Smart Content.
The clothes fall into the category of “Wardrobe”.

For example, let’s put on a shirt for Genesis3.

When I try to put my old figure’s clothes on Genesis8, an AutoFit window appears. Specify what outfit is for the figure and click Accept.
This time, it’s for the Genesis3 women’s clothing, so “What figure was the item originally designed for? with Genesis3 Female and click Accept.
What type of item is it? is not a big problem if you leave it as it is.

Note that if you don’t cancel Autofit or select a figure before calling the clothes, the clothes will be called into the scene with the default shape.

If you don’t know what to do, select an outfit and delete it with the Del key on your keyboard and start over from the beginning.

Applying small items (ribbons, etc.)</h3
The procedure is the same as for hair; Auto-Fit doesn’t work.

Save

Depending on the specifications of the machine, DAZ STUDIO may become inoperable after rendering and terminate abnormally. Once you’ve painstakingly placed the figures and such, you can save the scene.

Here’s how to store it.

DAZ STUDIOの保存と呼び出し Smart Contentから呼び出せる
今更ながら、保存したデータをSmart Contentから呼び出せることを知ったので覚書。データの保存方法 Save asとりあえずScene(シーン)として保存すれば、まるごと保存できる。画面上部のメニューから、Save As→Scene

Render (draw)

If you don’t want to go into detail and want to draw and output an image file…

Click the camera icon at the top of the screen, or press Ctrl+R on your keyboard, or choose Render→Render from the top menu, or click the blue Render button at the top of the Render Settings tab.

Well, I guess the camera icon is the easiest to understand.

Because the rendering setting is somewhat troublesome, please refer here.

DAZ STUDIO 4.12のレンダリング設定覚書
DAZ STUDIOのレンダリング設定を覚書してみたい。バージョンは、4.12正式版(ベータじゃないやつ)を前提にしている。General(全般)設定 Dimension Preset(Global)レンダリング画像の縦横サイズのプリセッ

In the meantime, now I can call up the figure, dress it, and even draw it!

How to pose PowerPose and ActivePose

DAZ STUDIO has a number of ways to pose figures. For now, it’s a good idea to remember how to combine PowerPose and ActivePose.

After trying many different methods, I found this method to be the easiest and easiest to understand.

DAZ STUDIOのポーズの使い方
DAZ STUDIOのポーズツール、Active PoseとPowerPoseを組み合わせるとポージングがしやすいので覚書しておきたい。体の部位選択と固定は、PowerPoseツールPowerPoseは、人体画像のパーツをクリックすることで

Symmetry for pose reversal

Use the Symmetry window to flip the pose horizontally.

Click on the target figure to make a selection, then choose Edit menu → Figure → Symmetry at the top of the screen, or press SHIFT+Y (shortcut).

Set Nodes to Root, Propagation to Recursive, and Direction to Swap Left and Right, and click Accept.

The left and right of the pose will now be switched. If you want to make it symmetrical, you can specify the following


Example of copying the pose from Left (left) to Right (right) to make it symmetrical.

If you want to reverse it, set Direction to Right to Left to copy the pose from right to left to make it symmetrical.

Simple, cursory writing

Apparently, the combination of position and orientation of the lights is profound, so being an eternal amateur, I don’t really know. Here are some examples of using 360-degree images as background and light source.

DAZ STUDIOでざっくりライティング
DAZ STUDIOのライト関連をざっくり覚書しておきたい。Sun-Sky Only 日付時刻指定で季節の日差しを再現レンダリング設定で、Environment Modeを「Sun-Sky Only」にすると…日付と時刻指定で、屋外の太陽の

Iray Preview: Check the final render in a short time

Even if the figure calling and posing can be done by feeling, it is difficult to set up a preview. It bothers me a lot when I don’t know the right answer.

I want to preview a realistic, near-rendered image!

DAZ STUDIOのIray Previewをリアルにする設定
本番レンダ前に、ある程度リアルなプレビューを確認しておきたい。なぜなら、何時間もレンダリングしたあとに「失敗した失敗した失敗した」と悔やみたくないから。具体的には、↓このプレビュー画質を↓こうしたい!!要するに、光とかをちゃんと計算した状態

Anime-style display in Iray

The way to display a cel animation-like effect depending on the materials used. A slightly more subtle example.

pwtoonでトゥーンレンダリング(アニメ調表示)
フィギュアを非リアルにアニメ調レンダリング(トゥーンレンダリング)する方法をまとめてみたい。なお、下記の動作はDAZ Studio 4.12で確認済みだ。pwToonでトゥーンレンダリングそこで、DAZ Studio用の古いトゥーン表示用プ

Changing textures and materials

You can apply the shaders included with DAZ STUDIO to make the texture of a $1 item look different, and it’s a lot of work to do one at a time.

DAZ STUDIOのテクスチャ変更方法 textureフォルダはどこ?
DAZ STUDIOで、服の色(質感)を変更するShader(シェーダー)について覚書してみたい。Irayシェーダーと、旧シェーダーのレンダ結果DAZの古いアイテムをレンダリングすると、なんだか変な感じに描画されることがある。しかし…DAZ

G8 dressed for G3, G2 and Genesis

DAZ STUDIO has an auto-fit feature that allows you to wear different types of clothes, and Genesis8 allows you to wear the clothes of G2 and G3 figures from Genesis onwards.

However, the auto-fit accuracy of the shoes is a bit questionable.

Genesis 8 のオートフィット 過去フィギュアの服の着回しは現実的か?
先日、Sakura8を購入して、Genesis8の服がなーい!とか思ってた。でも実はGenesis8には、Genesis,Genesis2,Genesis3の服や髪が着せられるのだ。Sakura8にGenesis用服を着せてみた → だいた

Fourth generation clothes like Victoria4 and Michael4 don’t auto-fit to G8 (they don’t show up as an option), so you’ll need to use a converter.

V4 M4服をG8用に変換 RSSY Clothing Converter from Victoria4 to Genesis 8 Female.
V4、M4用の服をG8で着回すためのユーティリティをゲット。RSSY Clothing Converter from Victoria 4 to Genesis 8 Female 製作者はRiversoft Art氏。(団体名?)髪のコンバ

How to write a script for DAZ STUDIO

You can automate troublesome operations. If you know about it at least briefly, you may be able to use it conveniently by appropriating the published free scripts. It’s pretty applied, but I’m just going to introduce it.

DAZ Studioのスクリプトを自作する
DAZ Studioのスクリプトを使って、省力化したいなーと思ったので、ざっくり情報を集めてみた。スクリプトの開発環境DAZ Studio IDEIDE(Integrated Development Environment)=統合開発環境。

Iray Server Collaboration

If the machine isn’t powerful, why don’t you just let the render farm draw it! So, I tried Iray Server cooperation. Because of the change of the license system, Iray Server has disappeared from the major render farms, and I can’t use it… I had a sad ending.

I’d like to introduce the record of my hard work to run the trial version of Iray Server.

DAZ STUDIOとIray Server連携 失敗の記録
DAZ Studioには、Iray Server連携という魅惑的な機能があるので、試してみた。結論から言うと、Iray Serverを動かすことに失敗して、挫折した。 DAZ STUDIOからIray Serverに連携できるかを検証して

Work with Blender Rendering and physics simulation via obj and FBX

Information on how to work with Blender for free. The free 3DCG software Blender has evolved little by little to become multifunctional and has a lot of information.

Mainly, the procedures for exchanging data between the two software are shared, which can be linked in obj and FBX formats.

Blender, which has recently been adding high-end features, can use physical renderers such as Cycles (path tracing) and Eevee (rasterization). In addition, the ability to handle unrealistic rendering and high-speed DOTS physics simulation using FreeStyle is attractive.

DAZ STUDIOとBlenderの連携まとめ
未だにちゃんとメンテされてて、機能拡張も進んでいるのが無料の3DCGソフト、Blender。以前から、独特のクセがあって使いにくいという声はあったが、生き残ったもの勝ちという感じがする。DAZ StudioとBlender連携をワザを公開し

Works with Zbrush for modeling and morphing with a claywork feel

Zbrush and DAZ STUDIO can easily work together using the GoZ plugin (free). For this reason, Zbrush is positioned as a modeler with a high affinity for DAZ Studio. Morphing of figures, wrinkles in clothes, etc. can be easily processed without having to hand over files.

This is a must for the creation of original characters, which is not possible with existing morph combinations alone.

DAZ STUDIOで服にリアルなシワをつける
DAZ STUDIOとZBRUSHを連携して、ノーマルマップでリアルなシワをつける覚書。あまりシワがリアルじゃない点は、今の私のシワ描画力がこの程度なのでスルーしていただこう。リアルなシワをつくる、ざっくりした流れ DAZ STUDIOか

Tips

Here are some interesting tricks that you can do using the basic functions of DAZ STUDIO.

Hair animation with deformer feature

An example of how a simple combination of functions can achieve complex movements. The hair fluttering in the wind is animated with no dForce, just the deformer function.

DAZ STUDIOで、髪をなびかせるアニメーション
DAZ STUDIOを使って、髪をなびかせるアニメーションを作ってみた。Aiko8 + Mitsu Hair (髪) + New Semester Outfit (服)髪なびきの概要D-Former(デフォーマ、変形用の特殊オブジェクト)を

Animation of analogue movement with Puppeteer

With a unique mechanism called Puppeteer, the timing of the animation can be input with the mouse in real time. It is possible to create an exquisite analog motion that cannot be achieved by hand-editing the keyframe.

Motion can be divided and layered, so you can create an animation of a human expression that moves in a complicated way. It’s not a general system, so it may be a disadvantage that it’s not easy to get used to.

DAZ STUDIOのPuppeteer機能 マウス操作でアナログモーションづけ
鳥が空を飛ぶアニメーションの例。移動の動きと、羽ばたきのタイミングは、人間がマウス操作で決められるのでいい感じのアナログ感が出せるのが特徴だ。鳥の移動は、こんな感じにマウスを適当に動かし…▲「+」は、マウスの軌跡羽ばたきの動きは、マウスをぐ

How to make it easier to preview a huge background set

This is a basic feature that makes it easy to position the camera with the basic function of cutting the background as if it had been cut with an iron sword.

I’m moving the camera in a complex house object and a wall appears in front of me and squeak! You’re in my way! It is a technique to break through the situation of “I don’t know what to do. This feature, too, has been unbeknownst to me for a long time.

斬鉄剣!? Iray Section Plane で部屋の壁を消す
DAZ STUDIOのおもしろ機能、Iray Section Plane。指定した平面で、アイテムをスパッと切ることが出来る。いろんなアイテムを斬鉄剣!モンスターもスパッリンゴもスパッ大仏さまもスパッ(バチあたり!)面白いけ...

Decal (apply textures in three dimensions)

This is a technology that allows you to paste a 2D image into a 3D image like a sticker without thinking about it, without UV expansion.

It’s a basic feature of DAZ STUDIO, but I didn’t know about it for a long time. It has a wide range of applications. In addition to tattoos and the like, if it’s a still image, it’s likely to make tears, blood, sweat, etc.

DAZ STUDIOのDecalで遊ぶ
フィギュア ↓髪 Hampton Hair DAZ STUDIOのDecal(デカール)を使った、汗や涙の表現を覚書してみたい。Decal(デカール)ってなに?フィギュアやオブジェクトに、シールをペタッと貼るようにテクスチャを貼り付ける機能

Boob Fingers: How to make your breasts soft and deformable</h3
An example of deforming a boob with a basic function (deformer).

There are a lot of restrictions, but you can zing zing and zing zing in real time.

おっぱい揉んでる DAZ STUDIOで、おっぱいフィンガー
DAZ STUDIOで乳もんでる感を出す方法を編み出したので、紹介したい。ようするに、こういうことをやる覚書。この手法を名づけて「おっぱいフィンガー」(OPPAI FINGER)としよう。Aiko8 + Leotard for Genesi

Deformer to increase the depth of the background

If you use an accurate perspective of 3DCG, you will feel that the depths are narrower. It’s an attempt to apply exaggerated perspective to 3DCG like Totoro and other famous anime. Specifically, the background is deformed so that a one-point perspective looks like a two-point perspective.

DAZのD-Formで、トトロみたいに背景に迫力を出す方法
DAZ STUDIOのD-Form(デフォーマ)機能を使って、シーンに迫力を出す方法を覚書してみたい。やろうとしていることはコレだ。透視図法といえば、学生の頃、トトロのレイアウトに定規を当てたら一点透視のはずなのに消失点が2つあって、これは

How to reverse the light source from a two-dimensional background to blend in with the figure

Trying to get the entire background set in 3D is expensive, time-consuming, and time-consuming. A useful way to do this is to use a 2D image as a background. By downloading the background image from free material sites and setting the IBL (image-based light source), it is possible to blend the figure into the background image. The key point is that there is no need to work on lighting settings, such as light placement, because it is calculated backwards from the image.

The following article explains how to convert a 360-degree image to HDR (high-degree image that can be used as a light source), and the middle part of the article explains how to use a 2D image.

JPG画像をHDRに変換 無料でコンバートする方法
DAZ STUDIOのIBL光源には、通常のJPG画像を使うよりもHDR化したほうがクォリティが爆上がりする。多少の手間はあるけど、無料ソフトを食いつないで作成できるので、トライしてみるといいだろう。3枚の360度jpg画像を合成して、HD

How to deal with errors and problems in DAZ STUDIO

It’s not an error, but something is wrong with the figure display

The figures are being updated daily. If you don’t install the updated data, the display can go haywire.

If you see a strange mark on the top right of the Smart Contents icon, it’s a sign that it needs to be updated. Let’s update it without thinking about it.

DAZ STUDIOでフィギュアの表示がおかしい!?
かなり頻繁にバージョンがあがるDAZ STUDIO。久々に起動したら、かなりバージョンがあがってて、新しく買ったフィギュアがうまく表示されないなんてことがある。1時間ばかり苦労したので、覚書しておきたい。SAKURA 8の表示がおかしい

Errors when trying to use dForce

When my computer is old, I get an error when I try to use the cloth simulation function dForce. The only way to deal with it is to buy a new computer (or change the video card to a new one).

Could not find a avalid OpenCL deviceエラーで、dForceが使えない
古いグラフィックカードだと、DAZ Studioの布物理シミュレーションdForceが使えない。Simulashon Settingsの「Simulation」ボタンをクリックしたときにこんなエラーが出るのだ。▲Could not find

I installed the plugin, but it doesn’t appear in the menu

Some plugins require you to enter a serial number. However, I don’t get a message that says, “The serial number is not included, please insert it. It could be said to be a spartan response.

Please refer to the “Installation” section of the following article where you can enter your serial number.

HeadShop OneClick2 人物写真をフィギュア化するツール
DAZにて、人物画像をDAZフィギュア化できるDAZ STUDIO用ツールをゲット。HeadShop OneClick2具体的には、人物の写真からG2、G3、G8フィギュアの頭部のシェイプとテクスチャを出力するというものだ。※画像からリアル

I can’t find the figure I installed in DAZ Studio

To be exact, it’s “Looks like the installation is done, but I don’t know where I’m going with it.

The quickest way to find them is to go to Smart Contents, select “Sort by Order Date:Recent First” and click on All Products.

Items are displayed in order of purchase date.

Enter text to filter by…” just above “Sort by… If you type a part of the item name into the search window that appears, it will be displayed normally.

Nothing to show in Smart Content, ! Mark icons are displayed

If you don’t see anything in Smart Content, you may have misconfigured it.

In my experience, it’s often the case that the file that stores the content has Japanese language and the foreign DAZ STUDIO doesn’t handle it well.

First, let’s check out the settings.

Select Edit→Preferences from the menu at the top of the screen

On the Preferences screen, click the Content tab and click the Content Directory Manager button

When Content Directory Manage is displayed, check if the file path of “CMS Cluster Directory” or “DAZ Connect Data” has Japanese characters in it.

If the file path is Japanese, click on the file path to make it selected, then click on “Directory:Edit” on the left side of the screen to specify another folder (without Japanese in the file path).

When you change it, a message like “Your current content database is going to be destroyed” comes out and scares you, but if you can’t do anything else, you can just push through with “Yes”.

If you change it, let’s change the installation folder of DAZ Install Manager too.

Click the gear icon on the top right of the DAZ Install Manager

On the Setting screen, click on the Installation tab and click “+” at the bottom left of the screen. Enter the label (admin name) and file path, then change the Content Path Shorcuts to the admin name you entered. Finally, click Accept.

Now, the icon should appear in Smart Content…

DAZ Studio Glossary

Wouldn’t you hate it if the first time you saw the DAZ Studio description site there was a bunch of jargon all over the place? I hate it.

I’ve put together a list of terms that I’ve been playing around with DAZ STUDIO and thought, “What the hell are you talking about?

Iray Iray

I think it reads “Iray”, but I don’t know because I’ve never heard it pronounced by ear. When Iray preview is turned on, it is possible to display in real time in a form close to the rendered image even if it does not render.

If the graphics board is non-powered, the display will be very heavy.

DAZ STUDIOのIray Previewをリアルにする設定
本番レンダ前に、ある程度リアルなプレビューを確認しておきたい。なぜなら、何時間もレンダリングしたあとに「失敗した失敗した失敗した」と悔やみたくないから。具体的には、↓このプレビュー画質を↓こうしたい!!要するに、光とかをちゃんと計算した状態

dForce dForce

DAZ Studio’s physical computing capabilities. You can simulate how a cloth or hair becomes fluffy or wrinkled according to gravity. It won’t work without a decent graphics board. It takes a fair amount of time to simulate it.

DAZ STUDIOのdForceの使い方
自然に服や髪をフィットする物理演算機能dForce。パラメータ指定が複雑なのが難点だ。実は、簡易的に設定できるdFore Surface Adjusterが用意されている。ウェイトマップで作用範囲を塗り分けて制御しよう。パラメータを変えたら布の動きがどう変わるか、GIF動画を使って解説。

Dform Dform

It seems to be a DAZ-style coined term for “Deform. A feature for making simple morphs yourself. It’s supposed to be a useful function, but it’s not very sophisticated and difficult to use.

With a little ingenuity, it can be used as a “taper” function.

DAZのD-Formで、トトロみたいに背景に迫力を出す方法
DAZ STUDIOのD-Form(デフォーマ)機能を使って、シーンに迫力を出す方法を覚書してみたい。やろうとしていることはコレだ。透視図法といえば、学生の頃、トトロのレイアウトに定規を当てたら一点透視のはずなのに消失点が2つあって、これは

DAZ Script DAZ Script

A scripting language for automatic operation of DAZ Studio, a proprietary language similar to Java Script. There aren’t many explanatory sites and materials, so the hurdle is high if you see it for the first time.

DAZ Studioのスクリプトを自作する
DAZ Studioのスクリプトを使って、省力化したいなーと思ったので、ざっくり情報を集めてみた。スクリプトの開発環境DAZ Studio IDEIDE(Integrated Development Environment)=統合開発環境。

Shader shader

Texture data that can be assigned to 3D shapes. If you assign a glass shader to a cube, the cube will look like glass, and you can play with just the shader that comes with DAZ Studio.

DAZ STUDIOのテクスチャ変更方法 textureフォルダはどこ?
DAZ STUDIOで、服の色(質感)を変更するShader(シェーダー)について覚書してみたい。Irayシェーダーと、旧シェーダーのレンダ結果DAZの古いアイテムをレンダリングすると、なんだか変な感じに描画されることがある。しかし…DAZ

If you know what each parameter of the Surface means, you can fine-tune it yourself and play with it even more.

DAZ STUDIOのShader覚書 金属っぽくしたり、透明にしたり
DAZ STUDIOの質感をいじる覚書。全体の質感を変えるには、シェーダーと呼ばれる質感プリセットを適用するのが手っ取り早い。しかし、さらに細かくいじるにはSurfceタブにずらりと並ぶ難解なパラメータをいじる必要があるのだ。こちらは、Bl

Smart Contents

A screen to find a figure or prop in DAZ Studio, similar to Windows Explorer.

For example, by displaying only the data that can be used for the currently selected figure, you can’t find the figure you want because there’s too much data. It can reduce the stress of “I don’t have to do this.

However, I still feel like I haven’t mastered it.

Figure

The 3D data that can be posed in DAZ Studio is called a figure. Strictly speaking, clothes and hair are also figures, but they are often referred to as “figure bodies”, “hair”, “clothes”, “shoes”, etc. (Part of it is my selfish local rule-ishness.)

DAZの無料配布フィギュアの探し方 0ドル購入でもらえる
高品質、無料のDAZ STUDIO用フィギュア(人体モデル)の探し方。DAZ公式のフリービーコーナーや、RenderosityのFreestuffコーナー、ShareCGなどはブックマーク必須。

Props

A 3D object that does not have joints (bones) is called a prop. I call it that, but I can’t imagine what it looks like from the word sense, so maybe I should call it a “prop”.

Bone

A skeleton for posing. The figure has a simple stick man inside, and the pose of the stick man is accompanied by the surrounding flesh (polygons).

Setting and adjusting a bone is called “rigging”.

Material

It is used in a similar sense to shader. I think it often refers to texture data that is specific to a particular object. You can change the color of your hair by switching materials.

In Smart Contents, the figure data is often stored in a folder called “Material”.

The UV map (texture assignment position) is different between figures of different generations, so it can’t be used around.

Victoria8にV4のテクスチャを使えるようになるキット
今では激安で手に入る、V4のテクスチャセットなどがVictoria8などのGenesis8シリーズに使えるようになるという素晴らしいキット。Legacy UVs for Genesis 8: Victoria 4Legacy UVs for

Depending on the material settings, parts can also be made to glow.

DAZ STUDIOのemissiveでネオンみたいに光らせる
DAZ STUDIOのemissive機能で、遊ぶための覚書をしてみたい。BEO2K10 v2まだ何もわかってないので、ひとまずプレビューの仕方だけ。わー、光ってる-。あとは、おいおい追記していこう。プレビューでemissiveの光を確認で

Morph

Data for deforming a figure or other object. Morph Target, which transforms the figure by changing the parameters of the Paramters window.

The whole figure becomes puffy and muscular, and the chest part of the clothes is peeled off. I have taken the liberty of calling it a “stripped morph” because it transforms into a stripped feeling.

For example, the following tool adds “stripped morphing” to even $1.99 items that don’t contain any morphing, for example

Fit Control for Genesis 8 Female(s) 脱げモーフ追加&フィット調整ツール
Genesis 8用の服フィット調整&脱げモーフ付加ツールをゲット!Fit Control for Genesis 8 Female(s)プロモ動画がコレ。デフォルトだと、水で濡れたようにボディラインに追随してしまう服を、自然に浮かせるのが

Inside, there’s even a maniacal morph set out there that creates droopy tits and triple buns.

Body Diversity Morphs for Genesis 8 Female 段腹・垂れ乳・セルライト集
G8女性に段腹やセルライトを付加するという謎の需要に答えるモーフ集。Body Diversity Morphs for Genesis 8 Female(s) アイテム名は、ボディの多様性モーフ、という感じの意味合い。でも、そんな方向の多様

The best way to create an original character is to add a morph set to the base character, such as Genesis 8, and adjust the parameters.

Rendering

To create an image of an object placed in a scene by drawing it neatly. The parameters are complicated and difficult to understand. For now, I try to memorize the results by changing various parameters and recording the results.

DAZ STUDIO 4.12のレンダリング設定覚書
DAZ STUDIOのレンダリング設定を覚書してみたい。バージョンは、4.12正式版(ベータじゃないやつ)を前提にしている。General(全般)設定 Dimension Preset(Global)レンダリング画像の縦横サイズのプリセッ

It is also possible to adjust the shaders and draw like a cell animation. It’s a technique called “toon rendering.

pwtoonでトゥーンレンダリング(アニメ調表示)
フィギュアを非リアルにアニメ調レンダリング(トゥーンレンダリング)する方法をまとめてみたい。なお、下記の動作はDAZ Studio 4.12で確認済みだ。pwToonでトゥーンレンダリングそこで、DAZ Studio用の古いトゥーン表示用プ

It’s very difficult to set the light to render beautifully. I give up on elaborate writing and try to keep it “loose”.

DAZ STUDIOでざっくりライティング
DAZ STUDIOのライト関連をざっくり覚書しておきたい。Sun-Sky Only 日付時刻指定で季節の日差しを再現レンダリング設定で、Environment Modeを「Sun-Sky Only」にすると…日付と時刻指定で、屋外の太陽の

What is the model number of the GPU that runs DAZ Studio normally?

I used to have a 10 year old GT440, which was a tough one, but when I switched to the GT 1030, it was a whole new world to me.

NVIDIA Geforce GT 440

A graphics board from around 2011. Silent type with low power consumption.

    • Iray Photo Realistic Preview works if you don’t run any other apps
    • dForce doesn’t have the required standards, so it doesn’t work

When I try to use dForce, I get an error saying that it doesn’t support opencl1.1.

Could not find a avalid OpenCL deviceエラーで、dForceが使えない
古いグラフィックカードだと、DAZ Studioの布物理シミュレーションdForceが使えない。Simulashon Settingsの「Simulation」ボタンをクリックしたときにこんなエラーが出るのだ。▲Could not find

NVIDIA Geforce GT 1030

The graphics board is circa 2017. Silent type with low power consumption.

    • Iray photorealistic preview works effortlessly
    • dForce It’s not fast, but it does work

It’s low-profile compatible even if your PC specs are low, and the actual price tag by 2020 will be around 10,000 yen. If you want to get a computer to run DAZ STUDIO with minimal investment, it’s a decent choice.