Free for February AND MARCH!, 3 major programs from Daz 3d.
And no, I’m not talking about the kind of 3d with the funny glasses, I’m talking about the 3d digital art you see more and more in advertising, animations, and artistic renders. You may or may not have heard of programs like these, but if you think you might be interested, now is the time to check it out. This is legitimate software that I have used regularly, (see my header image) so I can vouch for it. You will need to create an account at Daz 3d in order to get these, so before you grab them, use the link above to the main page and find Create an Account along the top bar.
With this program you can create scenes, add characters, modify their appearance, change their clothes, pose them, move them about, light the scene for effect, and render your imagination visible. There are a lot of extras with the Pro version, but don’t let that scare you, the basic program itself is easy to learn. The Pro stuff will be there when you grow into it. Oh, and this Pro version also comes with a Bridge direct into Photoshop CS 4 for use with their 3d component.
Bryce is a landscape creation program that allows you to create beautiful scenes, whether realistic or fantasy, or sci-fi, it’s all there for you to put together. You can also import content from Daz Studio using an internal bridge between the two programs.
One of the sweetest little modeling programs I know. Hexagon is for making objects to use in the rendering programs like Daz Studio and Bryce. It includes UV mapping and direct texturing, as well as many different tools for precision modeling work. Even if you don’t think you will ever model so much as a cube, it may still be a good idea to grab this while it’s free. you never know where inspiration might lead you…
A couple of sample images from an amateur (me):
Daz Studio back in version 1, a good example of what a relative beginner can do –
(click for larger view.)
Bryce, again an early render, in this one I used the bridge to mport the Unicorn from Daz Studio into Bryce.
I’ll be posting more about these programs at a later time, as they make up a big part of my digital art library, but for now, I just wanted to pass this on. Again the offer is only good for February. And no, I am not getting any kind of affiliate return on telling you about this, I just wanted to share the good news.
After all, free is free.
Okay you’re right, nothing is completely free, these programs rely largely on Content, so if you download them, you may find yourself wanting to buy content to use in them. Each program comes with a good sampling of content to get you started, so really, you don’t have to buy a thing. But of course, I know the people at Daz 3d are hoping that you’ll get so enthused about what you can do with it that you will want to purchase at their store. No hidden agenda, just good business sense.
And it works. Once you learn the programs, you will likely find yourself wanting more content. I’m just saying, be forewarned…