1. Main Features
- Create 3D illustrations using ready-to-use models
- Support for Poser, Autodesk, and COLLADA graphics formats
- Large selection of models available in the DAZ 3D Store
- Helpful video tutorials and user manuals
2. Software Overview
DAZ 3D DAZ Studio is a free 3D modeling program available for Windows and OS X. The program allows you to create 3D characters, graphic design elements, virtual environments, and illustrations (for books and comics).
DAZ Studio is designed as an alternative to expensive and complex 3D animation programs. The program enables you to create detailed 3D models and scenes by inserting ready-to-use models. You can purchase models through the DAZ 3D Store and insert them into your scene. After insertion, you can customize the appearance of virtual people, props, animals, accessories, environments, and vehicles. You can select different poses for your models and give them unique animations. The program also allows you to select different lighting variations and camera angles to view your 3D creations. Plugins are available to add increased functionality to the program.
DAZ Studio uses a proprietary format to save its contents but can export and import a variety of graphics formats. Some supported formats include Poser, BioVision, Autodesk, and COLLADA. The program also features some basic tools for customizing your models and scenes, such as the joint editor and region navigator. The application provides helpful video tutorials and user manuals to teach you about the tools’ functions and the program’s other features.
DAZ Studio is a 3D modeling application geared towards beginners looking to create 3D illustrations. It allows you to use ready-to-use figures and models and some basic tools to help bring your artwork to life. If you don’t have the time or money to create 3D scene illustrations from scratch, try DAZ 3D DAZ Studio.
3. Supported File Types
|1||.BVH||Biovision Hierarchy Animation File|
|2||.CR2||Poser Character Rigging File|
|3||.DAE||Digital Asset Exchange File|
|4||.DAZ||DAZ Studio 3D Scene|
|5||.DBC||DAZ Brick Camera File|
|6||.DBL||DAZ Brick Light File|
|7||.DBM||DAZ Brick Material File|
|8||.DS||DAZ Studio 1/2 Script|
|9||.DSA||DAZ Studio 3+ Script|
|10||.DSB||DAZ Studio Binary Script|
|11||.DSD||DAZ Studio Object Morph File|
|12||.DSE||DAZ Studio Encrypted Script|
|13||.DSF||DAZ Studio Asset File|
|14||.DSI||DAZ Studio Layered Image Set|
|15||.DSO||DAZ Studio Object File|
|16||.DSV||DAZ Studio UV Mapping File|
|17||.DSX||DAZ Studio XML File|
|18||.DUF||DAZ User File|
|19||.OBJ||Wavefront 3D Object File|
|20||.RDS||Ray Dream Studio Scene File|
|21||.U3D||Universal 3D File|
Updated: August 17, 2014