January 24, 2008

DAZ 3D Unveils DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop

DRAPER, Utah – DAZ Productions Inc., a developer of professional-quality 3D software and models, has released beta version of its DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop plug-in.
Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, and CS3, this new plug-in allows DAZ Studio users to automatically apply 3D imagery and artwork to any Photoshop project. The limited-time public beta version of the DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop is now available for free download at www.daz3d.com/3dbridge
To help users build their 3D Photoshop library, DAZ is offering a free 3D Bridge Starter Bundle, valued at more than $230. The 3D Bridge Starter Bundle contains DAZ’s Aiko 3 Base with several textures, hairstyles, and poses; a Millennium dragon, cat, and dog; a futuristic car, and the EmotiGuy.   
The DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop makes it easy for users to: 
- View 3D scenes as Photoshop layers
- Change objects and figures simultaneously
- Render directly into Photoshop
- Import, export and modify image maps and textures onto 3D models in Photoshop
- Composite 2D and 3D content  
- Access DAZ’s full library of quality 3D content    
DAZ Studio boasts such features as a full-color OpenGL Preview, integration with the 3Delight Render Engine (compliant with Pixar’s RenderMan), and Fast-Time Rendering via the user’s video card hardware.
DAZ Studio comes with three pre-configured 3D content scenes that are ready to be loaded and rendered. With its content management system, DAZ Studio enables users to create, organize, and access virtual scenes, objects, and images. DAZ Studio also features a Poser animation and content import functionality which allows users to load and modify their favorite Poser content.
The DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop plug-in is available in both PC and Mac formats and is compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, and CS3. The 1.0 version will be available for purchase in spring 2008. The public beta version is currently available for free and is valid until midnight MST on June 30, 2008. DAZ Studio is free of charge and is available on Windows 98 SE or higher and Mac OSX 10.3 or higher. 
For compatibility information and to download copies of DAZ Studio, the DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop (public beta) and the free 3D Bridge Starter Bundle, users must register for a free account on the DAZ 3D Website (www.daz3d.com) and then visit www.daz3d.com/3dbridge.