Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Today DAZ 3D announced the release of Version 6 of their Victoria 3D Model. As 3D models increasingly replace real models and environments in virtual photo shoots, Victoria has continued to be one of the most prolific, with over 3 million downloads to date. In conjunction with such Software packages as DAZ Studio or POSER, these models are often arranged into scenes used for animated videos, book and comic covers, product packaging, posters, and even fast food cups.
With the release of Victoria 6 DAZ has a whole new selection of textures and “skins”, but is also leveraging some new software advancements in lighting and subsurface shading to allow natural levels of translucency (for example, the way you can see just a bit of light through the thin portions of someone’s ear lobes).
Along with these changes to Victoria 6 specifically, DAZ 3D has built Victoria on a whole new base: the Genesis 2 base. With the release of Genesis a few years ago DAZ 3D introduced some revolutionary elements into the 3D world by having figures that could stretch, morph, and adapt in ways that had not been seen before. With the release of Genesis 2, they have taken the advancements of Genesis, and rather than just enhancing it, have made some really core changes (for example, the use of true female and male bases, rather than deriving from a single form, thus allowing for a much more feminine and masculine end product). In addition to this core “sexing” of the base models, Genesis 2 has brought several more advancements, such as:
“With Genesis 2 as our new foundation,” explains Brian Howell, Director of Product Development at DAZ-3D, “as well as some incredible advancements in DAZ Studio we’re seeing images produced with Victoria 6 that you would swear are photo shoots. Victoria 6 is more articulate, feminine, and detailed than ever before. The improved weight mapping and sub-surface lighting combined with the increased model fidelity and articulation has produced amazing results. When I first saw them I was stunned, and I think the public will be too.”
Pricing and availability:
Victoria 6 is available now and priced at $49.95. It can be purchased at http://www.daz3d.com. Accompanying bundles of clothing, hair, and other add-ons are also available in the DAZ 3D store at http://www.daz3d.com/.
About Genesis 2:
Genesis 2 provides artists with all of the incredible power of Genesis and DAZ Studio, starting with Tri-ax weight mapping, the ultimate per-axis weight map control for each joint; improved load and active frame-rate speeds (fps) with sub-d, single-skin 3D meshes; flexible shape blending; multiple UV layouts; and extensible parameters. Then add to that, Sub Surface Shaders, distinct male and female base forms, improved weight mapping and articulation, and a significant polygon jump over other models out there. All of this simply means that DAZ 3D's latest figures are the most realistic and versatile ever produced. Every joint bends better, and every skin detail is more precise. Both proportions and mass of the figure can be altered in a variety of ways without ever losing the superior bending and detail within the mesh. For additional information regarding Genesis 2, and to get DAZ Studio for free, along with the Genesis 2 base character visit: http://www.daz3d.com.
About DAZ 3D:
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, DAZ 3D is the leading publisher of personalized 3D digital characters, software and accessories for creative professionals and 3D enthusiasts. Known for its large catalog of inter-operable and versatile 3D models and accessories, DAZ 3D is a growing technology company focused on developing next-generation 3D models and supporting tools. Founded in 2000, DAZ 3D provides a central solution to create, customize and share professional quality digital creations. More information on the company, its 3D catalog and tools, and the Genesis 2 series is available online at http://www.daz3d.com.