Starting in 3D
After having F'd around with screenshots, photographs and pixels I would like to give 3-d a try. Any suggestions on the best way to start? In confession, I downloaded Daz and a bunch of freebie crap and tried to learn it with all the freebie crap too and it was a cluster. It was disorganized and did not work very well haha.
Where should a newb begin?
There are so many free things out there that you don't really need to purchase a whole lot until you've decided you want to really get knee deep in 3D. The base models are free but the morphs do cost, but starting off you need to focus on more than just what her face looks like anyway.
Secondly, Daz is the way to go.
It's an easier program to learn than Poser and it's free. Daz has a bajillion tutorials in their forums (as well as more freebies) that'll help starting off.
The confusion with organizing your stuffs is a huge problem everyone faces. If you start off organized, it's easier to navigate through the ton of crap you get. Word to the wise, don't install anything until you need it. Makes it easier to find.
Vex wrote a introduction to 3D that's helpful, too. http://www.theangrycrayon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5602 You can find it there. But really, 3D is total hands on, so be specific with what program you're using, what products, and the problems you're encountering and anyone here will definitely help.
In any case, good luck getting started! I'm still learning, but having so much fun doing it!
Thank you for the suggestions. I'm really wanting to try it again but this time I am thinking slow and steady is the game.
Post some of what you have or if you're having problems rendering, post what you've done so far and we can help.
In any event, I uninstalled everything and am now getting the bug again. I'll start fresh and post!