How to cut rendering times in DAZ Studio

A interesting ‘taster’ video tutorial for DAZ Studio users, which claims to show you how to save 50% or more on your long render times (DAZ users can have 2-4 hours rendering per frame on complex scenes)…

Basically the formula seems to be something like this: render in layers (DAZ: “Render to New Layer”, with the DAZ Studio 3D bridge active to send it to Photoshop), each with a single light, stack the resulting layers, then use the layer blending modes in Photoshop to obtain your lighting effects. There’s apparently a free ebook on how to do this, at his — in exchange for your name and email address. I could be wrong, but it seems that this is a freebie that’s intended to get people interested in his paid tutorial courses?


100 free film tracks from Moby

Want pro music for your short? The musician Moby is giving away over 100 of his tracks

“This portion of, ‘film music’, is for independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students […] The music is free as long as it’s being used in a non-commercial or non-profit film, video, or short.”

Here’s Moby explaining it…