a woman with dark, curly hair looking off into the distance, in the Daz 3D galley by daveso

“Choose to Challenge” is the theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2021, and we have a challenge for you! There are many ways to commemorate this day, and we’re launching a render contest to celebrate all the amazing women in the world. International Women’s Day Render Contest This render contest is simple:  Create a ...


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If you have played an FPS (first-person shooter) game before, you know for certain the one thing you will inadvertently look at the most is the game’s weapon arsenal. Of course, there is so much more to making a good FPS game than just having cool-looking weapons: gameplay, controls, worldbuilding, and stat balancing — to ...


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a dense forest landscape with a character standing on a log

Level design is a crucial aspect of game development, from sides-scroller NES classics to modern open-world adventure games. How you approach a design will vary widely depending on the genre and medium you are working with. In a side-scroller adventure like Super Mario, for example, the level design consisted of various platforms and challenges that ...


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Closeup of the artwork for the Celebrate Black Women Sowl Studios Picks bundle

To celebrate Black History Month this year, we asked Sowl Studios for help to create two bundles featuring the best of Daz’s Black women, men, and hairstyles. Working with them has been an absolute dream, and we’re excited to interview Solomon W. Jagwe, Co-Founder of Sowl Studios, Creator and Director of The Adventures of Nkoza ...


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a female 3D model in a military-grade style helmet

Daz Studio is the perfect free tool for accelerating game development in regard to generating 3D models. Whether you are a beginner or even if you’ve never done 3D modeling before, our modular approach makes the task simple. To learn how to use Daz studio with Unreal Engine 4 for faster game development, check out ...


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concept design by Brian Matyas

Daz 3D helps beginners, designers, and professionals create mockups and concept designs for their projects, no matter how big they are. Just ask Brian Matyas, Senior Concept Designer for Lucasfilm ltd., who had a tight deadline for a pitch painting to get approval and move forward with The Mandalorian. With ready-made props and environments, HDRI ...


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a 3D render of an rough, angry man yelling and another man in the background

Every aspiring game dev knows the thrill of seeing their imagination take shape into a playable, fun video game. If you are designing a game, either as a hobbyist or an aspiring indie developer, taking advantage of free 3D models can be a crucial key to your ultimate success and ability to ship your title ...


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a man and woman sit together in a futuristic setting

You’ll love the new look of the Daz 3D Gallery. So take a look around and upload all your new images and renders. We’re excited to see your creativity! What Parts of the Gallery Did We Update? When you enter the new Gallery, things may look different than before (and that’s a good thing). It ...


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a woman in ornate clothing holds a skull

Tafi has worked together with Unity to bring Daz 3D content to the Unity Asset Store! The first batch of Daz Content to reach the Unity Asset Store begins with a host of Daz 3D characters, like the ever-popular Ms. Rin, Kala, and Sukai, sci-fi creatures extraordinaire, and gentlemen like Holt, Lee, and Silas. This ...


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Victoria 8.1, a 3D model with bright tattoos on her back and arms

Have you seen Victoria 8.1? Not only does she come with stunning features new to Genesis 8.1 with improved UVs and Skin Shaders, but she also has killer tattoo pieces, thanks to Birdie.  Birdie is a tattoo artist based in British Columbia, Canada, who worked closely with the Daz team to create each of Victoria’s ...


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