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3D content and software developer DAZ 3D has updated its free 3D Posing and Animation Software, Daz Studio 2.1, with a number of new features for both professional 3d art...

Eric Caoili, Blogger

April 22, 2008

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3D content and software developer DAZ 3D has updated its free 3D Posing and Animation Software, Daz Studio 2.1, with a number of new features for both professional 3d artists and hobbyists. In addition to Daz Studio's OpenGL Preview, 3Delight Render Engine integration, and Fast-Time Rendering via graphic card hardware, this update includes new features, like Drag and Drop, Levels of Detail, Sub Division, and QuickStart. With Drag and Drop support, designers can automatically fit hair and clothing to 3D figures. Quickstart provides a step-by-step user interface, pre-loaded with DAZ 3D models and an extensive library of assets, to give users a fast and easy introduction to 3D and the application. Levels of Detail allows designers to control the amount of polygonal mesh detail, while retaining universal compatibility of morphs, textures, and other accessories. With Sub Division Geometry, users can apply more efficient meshes while preserving high-resolution in 3D avatars and figures. “DAZ Studio 2.1 is a real milestone in our ongoing commitment to provide high-quality, yet cost-effective, software and content that easily allows any level of artist to create breathtaking art,” said DAZ 3D president Dan Farr. “Not only do these features help us push the bar to meet the expanding needs of our customers, but we are also introducing the world of 3D to new audiences, from first time artists to transitioning 2D professionals.”

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Eric Caoili

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Eric Caoili currently serves as a news editor for Gamasutra, and has helmed numerous other UBM Techweb Game Network sites all now long-dead, including GameSetWatch. He is also co-editor for beloved handheld gaming blog Tiny Cartridge, and has contributed to Joystiq, Winamp, GamePro, and 4 Color Rebellion.

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