DAZ Studio

DAZ Studio

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 321 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.3.50
  • Total Downloads:
    2,348,939
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    674.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    368
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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From the makers of the popular scene rendering program Bryce comes DAZ Studio, a powerful freeware 3D modeling and CAD program that looks great, but is a resource hog and can be sluggish for the average user.

The publisher recommends at least 256MB of RAM, but we found that to be wishful thinking. The program runs choppily on anything less than 1GB, although some of the more complex rendering was processed more slowly than others. It also requires an OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128MB of RAM onboard, so machines built before 2003 will certainly struggle. This isn't unusual for this kind of program, though.

DAZ offers up a wide array of built-in models and tools and for creating, animating, and recording life-like scenes. Users can purchase additional models through the publisher's Web site. Free tutorials on the site take a bit of the edge off the learning curve, although it's still steep. The feature set is nothing short of incredible: You can take a model, manipulate it, add detail and texture, have it interact with other models, and manage your art files. The tool panels on the left and right navigation bars can be hidden, to maximize screen space, and all the tools have mouse-over labels to help newbies learn what's what. There are also components for easy export to other programs like Photoshop.

According to the publisher, the program is compatible with Windows Vista, however, we were unable to install it on our Enterprise edition. Also, all users must register on the publisher's Web site to get the free serial number for the program.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 321 votes

    • 5 star 133
    • 4 star 83
    • 3 star 34
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 56
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4 stars

"I love Daz|Studio, but can't use it on my new PC!"

December 08, 2008  |  By freekmunkee

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

I love this program- to me, it has a fairly simple interface, and is very user-friendly! You can use any item that you can use in Poser, and the renders are awesome!

Cons

I am having problems with Vista and my Intel graphics card... The program crashes when I try to pose anything... I'm so disappointed!

Summary

I can't wait to find a fix so I can use this program on my computer!!

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3 stars

"Somewhat useful"

October 26, 2008  |  By tr4656

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

Features were very nice. It is a very good 3d software.

Cons

Difficult to understand, also for new figures, you will need to pay. Don't know how to make new clothes and stuff.

Summary

Daz Studio is useful if you will spend some money on clothes and will spend time on understanding the software. If not, then do not use this software. It is fine and does not crash. It will lag a bit if you do not good enough system.

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3 stars

"Free ,facinating, frustrating"

October 26, 2008  |  By casakhan

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

Free and promising. The writers of the artist user guide did a very good job.
Makes the experience less aggravating than it actually is. Excellent source of reference and clarity.

Cons

The organization of files and directories is the most unexpected and far too confusing. The program , at times seems to be unstable.

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4 stars

"Flexible Creativity for FREE"

October 26, 2008  |  By eggbert2

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

Able to quickly produce good-looking results relatively quickly

Cons

The placement of objects, items, poses etc. within the content directory is hard to fathom; as it has a tendencey to store things where you'd least expect to find them.

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1 stars

"NOT STABLE ON VISTA Not ready for prime time."

October 24, 2008

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

Looks nice. Artwork well done. Lots of extras available for decent prices.

Cons

Fatal Errors. Too many. Too often. See below.

Summary

This is sad. Program looked good. I read the install instructions. Installed as ADMIN in HP Pavilion DV6000 running VISTA/ 2GB RAM/ Dual Centrino at 1.75 GHZ. Latest patches, up to date SP1 installed, etc, etc. I have Sonar 6XL, Sound Forge V9, AE 5.5, Photoshop 6.0, and tons of other software. This is the only program that consistently crashes on its own.

Program started and ran normally. I was able to do a few things. Read a tutorial, tried to changed poses. CRASH! Rebooted, open and then another CRASH! One consistent crash after another. I get this error message:

WINDOWS ERROR MSG: DAZStudio.exe caused ACCESS_VIOLATION in module "C:\Windows\system32\ig4dev32.dll" at 001B:060F38B3, devProcessAttach()+321603 byte(s).

Uninstalled. Re-installed as XP compatible. Same errors. Unable to do anything more than remove and replace clothing. This program needs works. Lots of it. Is not ready for prime time. CNET description says it's VISTA compatible. Not on my computer! Could NOT locate much info online or at DAZ site so this may be a new problem. But seriously folks, is this a BETA? It appears to be. I even tried to send an error report to DAZ. But after 5 hours of crashes I gave up and sent in this report to CNET.

Conclusion: try looking elsewhere for 3D :(

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1 stars

"File does not exist..right now..maybe later.sorta"

October 20, 2008  |  By pharoah12

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

It's free, and I have to use 10 characters, so there.

Cons

File does not download. stops at 93 percent, and then says it no longer exists.

Summary

Does not download.

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1 stars

"program keeps crashing"

October 20, 2008  |  By pearl handle

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

nothing yet program crashes alot

Cons

program crashes eveytimes I try to upload clothing etc.

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1 stars

"Buggy...Continous Fatal Error...No Fix"

October 19, 2008  |  By henskier

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

Didn't have it running long enough to know what the pros were.

Cons

Tried to change things and got an error message/ crash. No fix available. Downloaded the program twice from two different sources.

Summary

Get rid of the bugs......

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1 stars

"Crap thats all i have to say"

October 18, 2008  |  By sameersam8254

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP

Cons

Very hard to understand its just like wasting ur time

Summary

CRAP

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2 stars

"Disappointed"

October 15, 2008  |  By davidcayre

 |  Version: DAZ Studio 2.3.3.50

Pros

Not a lot, well, if fact, nothing.

Cons

Difficult to use

Summary

Don't like it. I'm sure it can do all sorts of marvelous things, but it keeps them to itself. I used to like Bryce as it was very intuitive and did what you expected it to do.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.3.50
Version 2.3.3.50 focuses entirely on bug and crash fixes reported from external users. There are specific fixes relating to crashing that occur when using the Content Manager.
General
Publisher DAZ 3D
Publisher web site http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/0/0/-/?utm_source=downloaddotcom&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=downloaddotcom
Release Date October 02, 2008
Date Added October 02, 2008
Version 2.3.3.50
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 674.33MB
File Name DAZ-Studio-Windows.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,348,939
Downloads Last Week 368
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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