DAZ Review

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PROS / The models are lush, plentiful and easy to browse.

CONS / They are only compatible with DAZ software.

VERDICT / If you are already a DAZ disciple, this service is fantastic.

DAZ sells high-quality 3D models at extremely affordable prices, in formats specifically for Poser, Carrara, and their own software, DAZ|Studio. Register for free and enjoy the forums and galleries available to non–members. Or you can sign up for the Platinum Club and reap the benefits including huge discounts on DAZ|Studio originals, the members–only forum and more.

DAZ strives to bring high quality digital content to the masses at the most affordable prices. They want to help the artist in his or her quest for ultimate creativity and offer a great support team. Nevertheless, it falls short of the top three because it doesn’t offer as many products and services.

Service/Products Offered

DAZ best serves the artist by making models affordable for everyone. Search for models by category to find the model that suits your own creative needs. You’ll find thousands of products from which to choose. Sign up for the Platinum Club membership for only $7.95 a month and receive 30% discounts on DAZ|Studio originals, hundreds of products for only $1.99, $5.00 monthly vouchers and access to the members–only forum.

Model Quality

DAZ creates high–quality 3D models with life–like effects. The stunning scenery, elaborate characters and overall detail of the models will amaze you. Certain models even come with morphs enabling you to personalize your character’s hair color, clothing and more.

Model Selection

DAZ models are made specifically for Poser and DAZ|Studio. Therefore, they are in OBJ format for the mesh, JPG format for textures, transparencies, bumps and displacement and a Poser proprietary format for the rigging and morphs (CR2, PP2, PZ2).

Help/Support

DAZ offers more help and support than any other 3D model website. Receive help through email, phone, FAQs, forums, a Wiki, and other members via their MySpace-like user community. They were quick to respond to our email with the exact information we requested.

Summary

DAZ is a great website for finding quality models for DAZ|Studio and Poser. They offer great membership benefits and awesome help/support. If you don’t work with DAZ|Studio or Poser check out our #1 website, Turbo Squid.