DAZ Productions Inc, a leading developer of professional-quality 3D software and models, have announced the beta version of their DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop plug-in. Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2 and CS3, this new plug-in allows DAZ Studio users to automatically apply 3D imagery and artwork to any Photoshop project. The limited-time public beta version of the DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop is now available for free download at the Daz 3D website.
To help users build their 3D Photoshop library, DAZ is additionally offering a free 3D Bridge Starter Bundle, valued at over $230. The 3D Bridge Starter Bundle contains DAZ’s best-selling Aiko 3 Base with several textures, hairstyles and poses; a Millennium dragon, cat and dog; a futuristic car, and the ever popular EmotiGuy.
“With a community of over 500,000 members, DAZ’s goal is to continually bring 3D to the masses, and this product allows artists of all levels to incorporate 3D into their everyday workflow,” said Dan Farr, president of DAZ 3D. “To support increased demand by Photoshop users for 3D applications, DAZ is proud to offer this exciting new plug-in.”
The DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop makes it easy for users to do the following:
- View 3D scenes as Photoshop layers
- Change objects and figures simultaneously
- Render directly into Photoshop
- Import, export and modify image maps and textures onto 3D models in Photoshop
- Composite 2D and 3D content seamlessly
- Access DAZ’s full library of quality 3D content
DAZ Studio boasts many robust features including a full-colour OpenGL Preview, integration with the powerful 3Delight Render Engine (compliant with Pixar’s RenderMan), and Fast-Time Rendering via the user’s video card hardware. DAZ Studio comes with three pre-configured 3D content scenes that are ready to be loaded and rendered into fantastic art at the push of a button. With its powerful content management system, DAZ Studio makes it easy to create, organize and access virtual scenes, objects and images. DAZ Studio also features a comprehensive Poser animation and content import functionality which allows users to load and modify their favourite Poser content.
A full list of DAZ Studio features can be found here.
Pricing and availability
The DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop plug-in is available in both PC and Mac formats and is compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2 and CS3. The 1.0 version will be available for purchase in spring 2008. The public beta version is currently available for free and is valid until midnight MST on June 30, 2008. DAZ Studio is free of charge and is available on Windows 98 SE or higher and Mac OSX 10.3 or higher. For compatibility information and to download copies of DAZ Studio, the DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop (public beta) and the free 3D Bridge Starter Bundle, users must register for a free account on the DAZ 3D website.
Beta Version and additional Starter Bundle (valued at $230) are free and available now for download