Draper, Utah - DAZ 3D has announced a new, free version of its
3D art and animation package, DAZ Studio 3, as well as debuted its enhanced, professional-quality tool set, DAZ Studio 3
Advanced, for 3D animators, designers, and illustrators.
Renowned for its ease-of-use and versatile tool set, DAZ Studio 3 offers improved OpenGL preview display with new camera and light pointer tools, depth of field, and support for Version 8.5 of Pixar's RenderMan-compliant 3Delight render engine. This tool is designed to allow hobbyists to create unique digital art and animation using their choice of virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, and environments, says a representative.
DAZ Studio 3 Advanced adds new professional-level tools, including advanced render effects and shaders, COLLADA import/export, animation keyframe editing, figure mixing, and support for 64-bit systems. Additional features include extended export capabilities and greater compatibility with Carrara.
Now available for Windows XP or higher and Mac OSX 10.4 or higher, DAZ Studio 3 is free to registered DAZ 3D members. DAZ Studio 3 Advanced, priced at $149.95, comes pre-configured with high-quality DAZ 3D content that is ready to be loaded and rendered at the push of a button.
For further advancement of 3D content creation, DAZ 3D offers the DAZ Studio Advanced Bundle, which couples DAZ Studio 3 Advanced with a suite of DAZ 3D advanced content creation plug-ins, including: Figure Setup Tools, 3D Bridge for Photoshop, FBX Exporter, and Multi-Layered Image Editor. The DAZ Studio Advanced Bundle is priced at $499.95.
DAZ Studio 3 Advanced and all DAZ Studio plug-ins are offered at introductory discounts for a limited time.
To obtain a version of the free DAZ Studio 3 core, or to download a free 30-day trial of DAZ Studio 3 Advanced, simply register for a free account at www.daz3d.com and then visit www.daz3d.com/studio.