Getting started in 3D!


Getting started in 3D!

How many times has someone asked you how they can get started doing what you are doing? I know that every so often someone asks me what he or she will need to get started with 3D. I usually tell them to watch a few YouTube tutorials to get an idea of what can be done, but I realize this may not be the best advice because there is so much out there that it can make a person dizzy.

So, I thought I would take a look myself and set up some links to some of the better free tutorials out there.

Daz 3D – 3D University

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On Daz3D there are a range of free tutorials for someone just getting started, which you can find here

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You can find a list of free Bryce tutorials for beginners and others here, such as ‘Bryce made easy(ish)’:

There are also various in-depth videos on creating, rendering, posing or selling 3D images for folks with more experience with Daz3D and Bryce. These cost upward of $9, to know more go here:

People often ask what they will need in terms of hardware, so go here for detailed system requirements for Windows or Mac for both Daz3D and Bryce:


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Blender tutorials are also free and they take you through downloading the software to getting started for the absolutely just beginner, such as the Blender Beginners Course, which you can find here

I find that even if I know how to do something, just checking back over some of these beginner videos will jog my memory, or get me thinking about other projects and even other video ideas.

This next link gives you Minimum, Recommended and Optimal (production grade) requirements. They say that Blender works on almost all operating systems and they give you an overview of what you will need here.


poserPoser also has a set of basic video tutorials, which you can find here.

Poser 10 system requirements can be found at this link after scrolling almost all the way down to the bottom of the page:

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Digital tutors

Digitaltutors is not free, so if you want to watch their tutorials you will need to subscribe. They promise a new tutorial every day. For one month it will cost you $29 per month, and for the Premium version you pay $49 per month. If you are curious to know more go here.

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The truth is, that learning 3D graphics on your own IS very time consuming and can be extremely frustrating. I know how you feel, because I’ve done it myself… I’m Val Cameron a.k.a. Waldemar B., the founder and visionary of Dreamlight 3D Club, the leader in 3D graphics training for beginner and intermediate artists since 2006.

-Val Cameron/Dreamlight

PS: If you want to get started on your 3D journey, you will want to take a look at this very special offer.

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