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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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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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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From inception, video games have blown us away with their fun, originality and exploration of new ideas. Whether you are a hobbyist or an inspiring indie game dev, making a video game can be a rewarding endeavor. With tons of software and engines to choose from, Unity stands out as one of the most popular ...


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3D art can seem a little intimidating for beginners, and getting all the 3D models for the scenes you want to make takes time. Since perfect posing, collecting a library of 3D assets, and advanced lighting take a while to master, more than a few beginning 3D artists have thrown in the towel after just ...


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You may be frustrated wondering how to make 3D art that is not only compelling, but that sticks to a low budget, especially if you’re a beginner. No fear, Daz 3D has you covered. In this article, we present some case studies for examination and explain how each artist was able to convey a lot ...


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Artists pull their inspiration from everywhere. Ideas that pop up during the day — a strangely-clad stranger, a vibrantly colored plant, or a faint smell that calls up distant memories instantly — often turn into artwork later on, especially if the artist makes sure to write down (or sketch out) the idea.  If it’s a ...


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How to get the most out of the Semi-Annual Platinum Club+ Sale It’s that time again — the Semi-Annual Platinum Club+ Sale is here. We’re going to cover everything you need to know to get the best deals out there. If you’re newer to Daz or not a Platinum Club+ Member, don’t worry — you ...


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Grimes’ Avatar WarNymph = #MadeWithDaz In February 2020, Grimes released her album Miss Anthropocene with the visual and artistic support of WarNymph, an Avatar made with Daz Studio. Understanding the potential for representing herself digitally, Grimes began collaborating with Daz 3D in 2019 to create WarNymph, her digital double, both a visual representation of her ...


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Even if Retrofuturism seems like a new term to you, you’ve definitely encountered it before. Technically, the Retrofuturist aesthetic has been around as long as people have made artwork that anticipates the future, but retrofuturism didn’t gain wide traction until the middle of the 20th century. It may sound confusing, but it makes some sense ...


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