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I just logged onto DA for the first time in several months and won't be able to reply to all of the favs and nice comments, so thank you very much for them.  Also, thank you in advance because it'll probably be a few more months before I log back in.

Earlier this year, I hit DA burnout and a deep dissatisfaction with my Poser "creations".  I put creations in quotes because I haven't really created anything; rather, I've just posed content which I've purchased from somebody else.  Poser gives one the ability to create sets, camera angles, lighting, and tweaking textures, which was fun for a while, but I upgraded to 2014 Pro and can now no longer get the textures to work correctly.  I really have no knowledge of creating 3D images outside of Poser, so I'm limited to the few things I've learned so far on my own.  Learning Poser is a bit of a menacing endeavor because there really is no how-to guide for things you want to do.  Instead, you'll need to comb through the millions of online tutorials and forum entries to try to find that one particular thing you're trying to accomplish.  Because of that, I decided to start using Poser for what I had intended to use it for when I first picked up a copy many years ago, which was just to use Poser as a reference for other projects.
Please don't think I'm badmouthing other Poser artists, because there are some people out there doing some amazing things with it.  It just became a distraction with too steep of a learning curve for what I really wanted to do.

I've been learning Anime Studio and I'm (slowly) working on some projects.  It's all a work in progress, and I've got a long way to go with it, but it's fun.

  • Listening to: birds
  • Reading: Salman Rushdie's latest
  • Watching: Elementary
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: Peanut M&M's
  • Drinking: Cheap beer
I just logged onto DA for the first time in several months and won't be able to reply to all of the favs and nice comments, so thank you very much for them.  Also, thank you in advance because it'll probably be a few more months before I log back in.

Earlier this year, I hit DA burnout and a deep dissatisfaction with my Poser "creations".  I put creations in quotes because I haven't really created anything; rather, I've just posed content which I've purchased from somebody else.  Poser gives one the ability to create sets, camera angles, lighting, and tweaking textures, which was fun for a while, but I upgraded to 2014 Pro and can now no longer get the textures to work correctly.  I really have no knowledge of creating 3D images outside of Poser, so I'm limited to the few things I've learned so far on my own.  Learning Poser is a bit of a menacing endeavor because there really is no how-to guide for things you want to do.  Instead, you'll need to comb through the millions of online tutorials and forum entries to try to find that one particular thing you're trying to accomplish.  Because of that, I decided to start using Poser for what I had intended to use it for when I first picked up a copy many years ago, which was just to use Poser as a reference for other projects.
Please don't think I'm badmouthing other Poser artists, because there are some people out there doing some amazing things with it.  It just became a distraction with too steep of a learning curve for what I really wanted to do.

I've been learning Anime Studio and I'm (slowly) working on some projects.  It's all a work in progress, and I've got a long way to go with it, but it's fun.

  • Listening to: birds
  • Reading: Salman Rushdie's latest
  • Watching: Elementary
  • Playing: Destiny 2
  • Eating: Peanut M&M's
  • Drinking: Cheap beer

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xanaman
Xan I
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United States
I write music and draw, but I'm mostly a Poser poser.
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EnglishDamsel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Happy birthday!
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sturkwurk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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JAton-Ra Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Elise has an account on DA now. Check her out!
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Skidogg6666 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
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sturkwurk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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xanaman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! (I haven't logged on in a while, I guess :)
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JAton-Ra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Xanaman for the faves.
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xanaman Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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JAton-Ra Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave dude.  Hoping to finish the new Powergirl piece, but it may take a while.
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xanaman Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Digital Artist
You bet, and I look forward to it!
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