It’s a while now I am playing with DazStudio (It’s free !!!) and I finally decide to try to import characters from this nice product. DazStudio allows to export in OBJ format together with textures and bump maps, really great. It is quite simple to import the OBJ file into blender but unfortunately it is necessary to reassign all the textures. By the way, once this work is done, the result is quite nice and Ambient Occlusion or better Yafray may help to get great results.
Here are some tests, to be improved to get them more realistic.
DazStudio does not allow the creation of models, so this one is based on a premade model of course (I used Victoria 3 with some free morphs and maps).
Trust me, it’s free and they encourage users to promote it as a free product. BTW, the program is free and some content is provided as sample but you have to buy characters, clothes, props, … You may find some free stuffs on DAZ3D (Victoria 3 base and Michael 3 base, not sure it is still the case) and on renderosity web site, www.renderosity.com.
DAZ makes posable models for poser, DAZstudio is like poser in that you can set up armatures, pose poser (or obj) models and make slight transformations, neither program is a modeling program in itself. DAZ doesn’t create the models with there own software. It is a handy tool for animating characters but they still have to resort to other modeling software that exports obj’s.
enricoceric used a posable model “Victoria” most likely and added his own twist. (like make-human)
It is neat that there software is “free” (advertizing there pre-made models)
but in my opinion Blender’s animation tools are better.
Come on guys, just go look yourselves about the licenses! He provided the direct links even. Iif you’re worried, you should use first sources to confirm it yourself anyway!
And the model licenses depend on the author - Daz sells a lot of non-Daz works, although they develop their own models - and buy programs - too. Studio is about the only program they seem to have written from scratch. Although they are supposed to be upgrading the various programs they bought, its a slow go. I suspect the programming staff is size is very limited and/or outsourced.