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Using Puppeteer by SnowSultan Using Puppeteer by SnowSultan
After SquallLion asked me about Puppeteer, I figured I'd throw together a quick tutorial showing how it can be used for making poses and expressions. The most important thing is to remember that each dot you place saves EVERYTHING, so it's best to decide whether you're going to work on expressions or poses first and save anything you like as a real preset. It's a very useful tool though, and can really help you adjust expressions easily without having to manually change all the dials.

Hope it helps someone! I'll get back to real Smacky pics soon, just have to finish some unexpected work. Thanks for taking a look!

Puppeteer is included with DAZ Studio, available at www.daz3d.com.
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V3Digitimes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow! Thanks so much for sharing!
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Digital Artist
There's a lot more you can do with Puppeteer, especially for animation, but hopefully my little tip here can at least get you started.  :)  Thanks!
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V3Digitimes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks to you, I've opened the puppeteer window for the first time of my life (except when I opened it by accident)!
I have just used it for playing with camera framing, and this is a really great tool, so fluid! Thanks again for your advice!
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm very glad it can help!  :D
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RissingFlower Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Thank you for the inside. It will defiantly help me in my scenes.Love  
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Vaskania Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I found this. I took one look at the Puppeteer when I first got Daz, closed the pane, and never re-opened it. Maybe now I actually won't mind doing my own posing since this gives an easier way to mix them.
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm glad it helped! I really find it most useful to 'quick save' poses and morphs so I can go back to them if I experiment and mess up an earlier version that was better.
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I donīt remember seeing this tutorial before. :confused:
Pretty cool! But I need to practice to better understand. I still find this puppeteer a bit confusing. :)
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SnowSultan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Yes, it was a little confusing for me at first too. :) Basically it saves a pose (with all morphs) as a dot. By moving the cursor in between two dots, it gives you a mix of the morphs and poses from the dots that it's between. It's really more useful for posing than morphs; for example, you place one dot with the figure's arm up, then another with their arm down. You can then easily animate or pose the arm by moving the cursor between the two dots.

I hope that makes sense! ;)
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm I think I understood.
I'll try experimenting!8-)
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