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Daz Studio's Linear Point Light Lesson by jamminwolfie Daz Studio's Linear Point Light Lesson by jamminwolfie
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This is a simple lesson, that apparently words couldn't describe, to help someone with Linear Point Lights from Daz Studio 4.

The room consists of a "box" made with plane primitives, surface settings left at default.

My settings for the light, other then those in the images, as follow...

Shadows - Raytraced
Shadow Softness - 4.0%
Shadow Bias - 0.10
Color - White (255 255 255)
Intensity - 100%

Here is my final render result... (but with a more wider setting and UberEnvironment loaded) I highly recommend loading and using the UE light, I can't stress enough that this light (with normal DS light) produces better render results then faked out multi lights without shadows.
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DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is good to know... also, I have a powerful system and use DAZ Studio 4.5, but my first try using a linear light, and nothing else... I canceled the render after 3 minutes because there was 0% progress. Is it supposed to take so long?
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for taking so long to reply. Actually I don't know about DS4.5, I didn't install it 'cause of some compatible issues with certain things and creating characters (a lot of people don't want DS4.5 so I won't limit my work with only people that have that upgrade). Anyways, I really don't know why the linear light is giving you hell, maybe your render settings? Maybe compatibility? There can be a lot of things. If you go to the Daz3D forums and ask, there are people who's happy to help out. Sorry I don't have the answers.
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CalieVee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been using Daz since the 1.7 version on up to the current 4.5. I think I might know why some renders take a long time, at least what ends up happening to me as I watched it render. The biggest thing, no matter what version, is the hair when using raytracing. The better the hair, the longer the render...BUT...only until the hair has been rendered, once past there, it speeds up. Watch your render to see if that happens and you may have an answer.
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CalieVee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to add....Wonderful tuts you have, I learned a lot from them. Thank you for doing them.
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, friend! The hair... yes... it actually depends on the tramsmap applied to them. But this would help greatly, I've seen hair go from 30 minitutes to about 30 seconds using UberHair or UberSurface... here's a link to some setting... [link]

Hope that helps, friend! And you're welcome, I love helping people!

...wolfie
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Today I've tried to execute the lesson and the result was rather good. That's one more stuff learned about daz. Thank you for that.:)
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, friend, and you're very welcome! Sorry for taking so long to reply.
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Jazzine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
thanks so much for the great explanation! i never understood fall off and stuff... visuals helped a lot! :love:
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're absolutely welcome, friend! I couldn't understand them at first either, so I know how you feel :) And thanks for commenting :)
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NeilV Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend! :)
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TLCDigitalArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sends you a big squeeze and kiss. Thank you Woflie. Sorry for my denseness but I was a bit umm off with margarita's ;)
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwww :) Not a problem hon, and you're absolutely welcome! :)
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent tutorial (I don't use Poser, only Daz)
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! (This is Daz (Studio)

(Daz is the company, Daz Studio or DS is the program).
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, I know but I AM A lazy man :D
of course, it's Daz Studio (I work with DS3 because DS4 sucks)
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol...
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
It is worth mentioning that, despite no error/warning messages and even 'processing' messages, deep shadow maps do not function with linear point lights.
You might also need to turn shadow samples down to 1 to prevent some strange shadow artefacts.
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never use deep shadow map, that setting sucks in my opinion. Where are you talking about, "shadow samples"? There's no "shadow sample" setting on the light.
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SimonJM Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
It's in the advanced render settings
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought. Mine's at 24 at the moment, can't remember what I had it to before my hard drive crashed, but isn't it "the higher you go, the more quality"? I'll have to ask fisty (friend at Daz3D) for her settings list again lol (she know's DS quality, her remarkable renders back her up).

Anyways, this lesson's not on render settings or quality, it's to show what the linear point light does.
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Peken Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool & thanks!
More knowledge every day :D
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome, friend! :)
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IanTP Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, wofie, snagged!!
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Very welcome, friend! Don't forget to load the UberEnvironment light :)
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IanTP Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, thanks wolfie, i'm putting all this stuff together in a folder, where i can find it!!
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jamminwolfie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Can't blame ya buddy! Very welcome!
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