(DRAPER, Utah – March 23, 2006) DAZ Productions Inc., a leading developer of professional quality 3D software and models, announced today that Autodesk® FBX® is now fully integrated with DAZ®|Studio, a free, feature-rich 3D art software package. DAZ|Studio’s integration of the FBX file format allows users to import and export their favorite DAZ models and scenes into and out of every major 3D package on the market, and access a wealth of tools and content available through FBX’s extensive partner network. With pre-configured 3D scenes, poseable characters, animals, environments, clothing and accessories, DAZ|Studio provides the easiest way to quickly create high-quality digital imagery for illustration, multimedia, Web, games and photography applications.
"One of the reasons for the ever-increasing adoption of DAZ|Studio is the ease with which it fits into an artist's existing production pipeline," said Dan Farr, president of DAZ Productions. "Adding support for the FBX file format will expand the virtual horizon for those using DAZ models and software. Artists can now combine their favorite DAZ|Studio content, character customization, and previsualization capabilities with a large host of other 3D animation solutions providing instant access to a wider variety of existing tools."
A universal 3D asset exchange, Autodesk FBX is a free, platform-independent 3D authoring and interchange format that provides access to 3D content from most 3D vendors. The FBX file format supports all major 3D data elements, as well as 2D, audio and video media elements. FBX allows users to maximize their content creation pipeline by letting them create cutting-edge content without having to worry about inter-package compatibility.
DAZ|Studio boasts many robust features including a full-color 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 favorite Poser content. To view a detailed list of DAZ|Studio’s features, please visit http://studio.daz3d.com/1_0features.php
Pricing and Availability
The DAZ|Studio FBX plug-in is available for USD $69.97 through a special introductory discount of 30% off the regular price of USD $99.95. This limited time discount is valid until midnight MST on April 11, 2006. DAZ|Studio is free of charge and is available on Windows 98® SE or higher and Mac® OSX 10.3 or higher. To obtain a copy of DAZ|Studio, users must register for a free account on the DAZ website (www.daz3d.com) and then visit http://www.daz3d.com/program/studio/1_0download.php
About DAZ Productions
Founded in 2000, DAZ Productions Inc., located in Draper, Utah, is a market leader in 3D software and digital content creation. The company’s model library is renowned for containing high-quality 3D content at the industry’s most competitive prices. DAZ also develops powerful software applications that support its content, including DAZ|Studio, a free 3D digital art creation tool, Mimic™, a lip-synching application, and Bryce®, a complete 3D environment and animation package. DAZ’s products have been used in many professional productions, television shows and print publications such as “X-Men 2,” “Spiderman,” “Average Joe,” “48 Hours,” The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, Scientific American, and the History Channel. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.daz3d.com.