This Daz3D How to Hide the Whole Character Tutorial shows you step by step how to completely hide a genesis figure from your scene in Daz Studio.
You have a nice scene that you want to render with a character in it. And for some reason, you need to hide this character. Maybe to work on something that is behind or below them or for any other reason. The obvious thing to do is to press on the Scene tab’s eye icon to hide the character.
But when you do that – it does not really work out, because only the character mesh is gone, but everything that was connected to it is still there. This includes wardrobe items, hair, and any other additional accessories.
This is a very common problem that anyone can meet while using Daz3D. And now you need to manually go and hide each part of the scene that was connected to the character. Or are you? There are better ways to fix this and now we will look into them.
Daz3D Grouping Objects
The first way in this Daz3D How to Hide A Figure tutorial, is to group all these objects to make them work as a single connected thing. To do this – we will create a Group. First of all, for this, you need to select the character. The simplest way to do this is to click on the character in the Scene tab. If it is highlighted with yellow – it means that it is selected.
With the character selected go to the top bar and open the Create list, there find a New Group option.
In the appeared window you can change the Name and Label of the created group. So, for example, to make it easier to notice and use, I can label this group – Genesis 8 Character.
After clicking on the Accept button – the group will appear in the Scene tab with the Label that you gave it.
If I press on the eye icon of this group – it will hide the whole character instead of only the main mesh. Just as we wanted from the start.
Select Children in Daz Studio
Another method of dealing with this problem is to use the Select Children function. It allows you to select everything that is connected to the selected object. So we again need to select the character. After that, click on the character with the right mouse button. In the appeared list follow the Select > Select Children.
This will select absolutely everything that is connected to our character. We can see that by expanding the character’s child list and seeing that everything there is selected.
Though when you click on the eye even now – it still only hides the character and leaves all assets on the scene.
That is because to apply action not only to the main object but to everything selected – you need to hold the [CTRL] button. This means that if I hold CTRL while clicking on the eye – everything will work and it will hide every single selected object.
Hiding Parts of the Character in Daz Studio
An additional advantage that this method gives is that it allows for a lot more than hiding the character. Instead, you can use the Select Children method to hide parts of the characters that you don’t need.
For example, let’s say that this is the angle that I want to render out:
Not the whole character is in the frame. We can’t see the left leg and also the right foot with the left palm. This means that we can hide them. It is a good idea to do so because this speeds up your renders.
The problem here is that when I select the left hand and hide it – it only hides the hand itself and leaves fingers.
The same happens when I try to hide the leg. We are already familiar with this problem. And the solution is also already known. Instead of selecting the single bone – I will use Select Children to select everything that is connected to it. So in the hand example – it will include all fingers. And now using the [CTRL+LMB] I can hide the whole hand just like that.
Repeated the whole process with the left leg and the right foot.
It is done. Looks very weird, but this does indeed decrease the overall rendering times. The main thing that you should look out for is not to hide something that would be seen on the render. Frequently use Camera view to check for this. Mine looks absolutely the same as it did before:
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Conclusion – Daz3D How to Hide the Whole Character
Hiding the whole character at once is a trivial problem. But knowing how to do this small thing can improve your overall quality of using the Daz Studio, so hopefully this Daz3D How to Hide Character Tutorials will help you in the future. Furthermore, you can use hiding methods to hide parts of the scene and character that you are not rendering to make your renders faster. By the way, these methods are also used in the same way to show everything back.