DAZ Studio

Free and powerful 3D modeling app

3D modeling applications are renowned for two things - complexity and expense. DAZ studio attempts to change this with a free but extremely powerful 3D modeling environment that will have even beginners producing impressive 3D models. View full description

PROS

  • Free to use
  • Easy to get started
  • Plugins advance capabilities

CONS

  • Limited for advanced modellers

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3D modeling applications are renowned for two things - complexity and expense. DAZ studio attempts to change this with a free but extremely powerful 3D modeling environment that will have even beginners producing impressive 3D models.

DAZ Studio is aimed at beginners with no modeling experience who want something that takes you by the hand but doesn't lack in features. In addition to modeling, it will be of interest to animators because it features a lip-sync feature to add audio, a smoothing angle to smooth surfaces, and morphing effects. It has to be said that these are some of DAZ's more advanced features and the easy-to-use principle soon fades when you try to morph 3D models - indeed knowing where to start is a task in itself.

DAZ Studio also allows you to perfect your models by offering different camera angles, lighting, and a collection of plug-ins that can expand for users looking for more power. There are a few basic preferences and options regarding how you wish to view your modeling environment, although it's trial and error to find out what each one does.

The best thing about DAZ Studio is that even novices can produce some pretty impressive 3D models in six steps. Advanced animators and modelers will find the software extremely limited though.

Changes

  • Version 3.1.1.73 contains support for Bryce 7 and is required in order to use the DAZ Studio Bridge feature within Bryce 7. This is the latest full version of DAZ Studio 3.
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— User reviews — about DAZ Studio

  • pokey01

    by pokey01

    "VERY BAD"

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! its BAD!! I wanted to throw my computer. I called there help number and got the runaround. they seemed... More.

    reviewed on August 20, 2013

  • karina-brandt

    by karina-brandt

    "i agree"

    i totally agree. nothing works for me either. thank god i didn't pay anything but got the campaign free version. so much... More.

    reviewed on September 4, 2011

  • Blackthorrn

    by Blackthorrn

    "Don't bother"

    It may look nice, but it'll leave you in tears. I downloaded about 15 gigs worth of free content for it and most of it d... More.

    reviewed on February 13, 2011