updated 02:30 pm EDT, Fri September 24, 2004
Free version of DAZ/Studio
DAZ Productions today launched a free version of its 3D design package , which allows first-time 3D artists to load and render a pre-configured scene with two mouse clicks, producing beautiful imagery without a time or cost commitment. The offer, which requires users to sign for a free account, includes pre-configured 3D scenes, complete with a poseable character, accessories and environments. These scenes can easily be manipulated in an intuitive interface -- character poses, shape morphs, model textures, lighting and more can all be customized in just a few mouse clicks.
Advanced users can also create scenes from scratch using any of almost 3,000 DAZ products available online, including the new 3D Starter Bundle for under $100. The bundle includes a comprehensive set of products designed for the first-time 3D artist including Bryce. The package offers support for Mac OS X 10.2 or later, single selection and editing of bones or objects via controls or directly in the 3D Viewport (along with cameras and lights), editable material properties (surface color, texture map, bump map, transparency map, etc.), and OpenGL 3D Viewport and renders as well as the 3Delight Renderman compliant renderer.