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HOW DO YOU FI ND I NSPI RATI ON? I j u s tg e ta ni ma g ei nmyh e a dt h a tI h a v et odoo ri tdr i v e sme n u t s .I t ' su s u a l l yas pe c i f i cc h a r a c t e r , o rs c e n eI wa n tt ou s ef o r ac h a r a c t e r . On c eIs t a r t ,I ' mc o n s t a n t l yc h a n g i n gt h i n g s , f i n di n gmi s t a k e s , g e t t i n gf r u s t r a t e dwh e ni tj u s two n ' tc o o pe r a t ewi t ht h ei de aI h a d.T h e ne v e n t u a l l ys o me t h i n gf i n a l l y c l i c k si n t opl a c ea n di t ' sdo n e !An dL o r dh e l pmei fI t r yt o r e doa no l do n ewi t hn e wl i g h t so rt e x t u r e s !T h a t ' swh yI u s u a l l ydov e r yl i t t l et on opo s t wo r k !Is h o u l d, bu tIdo n ' t h a v et h epa t i e n c eI u s e dt oh a v e .

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WHATAREYOURTHREEFAVORI TE VENDORS? S t o n e ma s o n( DAZ)n e e dl e s st os a y ,pe r f e c t i o n !E v e nh i s o l de s ts e t s i nt h eP l a t i n u mCl u ba r es t i l l wo n de r f u l ; P r e da t r o n ( DAZ)f o rh i ss e t s , a n dn o w pl a n t sa n dl i g h t s !I s e e mt obe u s i n gh i si t e msmo r ea n dmo r eo f t e n ! ; B a dK i t t e h Co . ( R DNA) f o rc l o t h i n gt h a th a ss oma n ymo r ph sI do n ' tk n o wh o ws h e do e si t !E v e nmo r ph sf o rwr i n k l e sf o rmo r er e a l i s t i cl o o k s ! I r e me mbe rwh e ns h e wa sl e a r n i n gmo de l i n ga n d do i n g f r e e bi e so v e ra tR e n de r o s i t ya n dI j u mpe dt oa c qu i r eh e rf i r s t " S t o r mc h a s e r " ! WHATAREYOURTOPTHREEPRODUCTSYOU USECURRENTLY? Mu l t i pl a n eCy c l o r a ma ,s i n c et h e r ea r es oma n yf a bu l o u s t e x t u r e sf o ri t( pe r f e c tf o rpo r t r a i t so rs ma l l e rs c e n e s ) . Ge n 4 f i g u r e s ,a l t h o u g hIa ms t a r t i n gt owo r kal i t t l emo r ewi t h Ge n e s i sa n dG2 , Ih a v ewa yt o omu c hc o n t e n tf o rt h e mt o s t o pu s i n gt h e m. P r e da t r o n ' sL i g h tS e t s ; h i sE s s e n t i a l L i g h t ss e t h a sOc c l u s i o na n dI DLc h o i c e sa n dt h eI DLh a s n ' tc r a s h e dmy c o mpu t e ry e t ! WHATGOESI NTO API ECEOFARTFORYOU? F i r s ta ni de a !Ac e n t r a l t h e meo rc h a r a c t e r , t h e ne v e r y t h i n g e l s ei s de t a i l i c i n go nt h ec a k e ! R e a l l y , I h a v et oh a v ea" f e e l i n g " o rmo o dt oe v e ns t a r t !E x pe r i me n t a t i o nwi t hdi f f e r e n ti de a s i sr e a l l yn e c e s s a r y . I do n ' tdoe n o u g ho ft h a t , s oI pu tt h a to n myl i s tf o rt h i sy e a r .

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DA Z T I M E S A V E R S Twowa y st oma key ourwor kf l owe a s i e r SYMMETRY-SHIFT+Y S y mme t r yi sav e r yv a l u a bl ec o mma n dwh e ny o uwa n t / n e e dbo t ha r ms , h a n dso rl e g st obei nt h es a mepo s e . S a v i n gy o ut h et i men e e de dt or e do e x a c t l yt h es a mepo s e . Y o uh a v es e v e r a l c h o i c e si nt h es y mme t r ywi n do wt a b: No de s: s e l e c t e do rr o o t , g i v i n gy o ut h ea bi l i t yt oc h o o s ei fy o uwa n to n l y t h epa r ty o us e l e c t e d( s e l e c t e d) o ra l l t h es u bh i e r a r c h y( r o o t ) P r o pa g a t i o n: n o n eo rr e c u r s i v e; me a n si twi l l a ppl yo n l yt oy o u rs e l e c t i o n o rt oa l l t h es u bh i e r a r c h y Di r e c t i o n: L e f tt oR i g h t , R i g h tt oL e f to rS wa pL e f ta n dR i g h t; y o uwi l l s e l e c tf r o mwh e r ey o uwa n tt h es y me t r yt oa ppl yf r o mORi fy o uwa n tt o s wa pt h epo s e T r u n kNo de s: L e a v ea l o n e , Ze r oP a r a me t e r s , mi r r o rY/ ZR o t a t i o n s; I l e tt h e L e a v eAl o n epa r a me t e r Y o uh a v ea l s oawi dea r r a yo fpo s s i bi l i t i e st h r o u g hc h e c k i n ga n du n c h e k i n g bo x e s( r o t a t i o n , t r a n s l a t i o n , s c a l e ) F a s te x a mpl e: Y o upo s et h er i g h th a n do fy o u rc h a r a c t e rt oh a n dl eawe a po na n dy o uwa n t t h el e f th a n dt oh a n dl eas e c o n dwe a po no ft h es a mek i n d. a ) S e l e c ty o u rr i g h th a n da n dT y pei nS h i f t+Y , b) Ma k et h es e l e c t i o na sbe l o w c ) Ac c e pta n dy o ua r edo n e I fy o un e e da l s ot h ef u l l a r mt obepo s e dt h es a mewa y , s e l e c tt h er i g h tc o l l a r( r Co l l a r ) a n di n s t e a do fS e l e c t e di nt h eNo de ss e l e c t i o n , c h a n g et oR o o t: y o uh a v es y mme t r i s e dy o u ra r m! NB: Wh e na n i ma t i n g , t h es wa pc o mma n di saf a s twa yt oma k eawa l k c y c l e .

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