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3D figure design and animation software DAZ Studio 4 will be dropping its retail price of $49.99 to free for the remainder of August. The software, created by DAZ 3D, is used for the creation of artwork involving human models, animals, props and environments both still and animated.

The software is compatible with a large number of other suites and model types, and introduces one of DAZ 3D’s proudest features: the Genesis series of figures. Playing on the advancements made in the current version, Genesis enables users to create virtually limitless figure shape variations from a common base.

In order to ease users into the software, designers have included a set of video tutorials that promise to get users up to speed quickly. With a regular modest price point and an interface that doesn’t appear too cluttered, DAZ Studio is aimed at both hobbyists and professionals alike with developers promising:

If you’re new to 3D art and animation, then DAZ Studio is the perfect place to begin. DAZ Studio lets you learn all the basics of 3D digital art and animation with minimal time or cost … Create Art for Art’s sake or for practical projects such as your own book cover illustration. Can’t find a photo of a flying pig? Create one. DAZ Studio will help you take control and create exactly the image you need.

The software is available for both Windows and Mac OS X users, so be quick and grab a free copy before the price goes back up.

Download: DAZ Studio 4 Windows/Mac OS X
Download: DAZ Studio 4 Quickstart Guide [PDF]

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  1. Talmore1
    November 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    is version 4 truly free or a limited trial? If I install version 4 can I still use version 3?

  2. Kipperinca
    August 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Just tried getting the software as suggested, but ran into a problem.  The software comes up as being 50% off NOT free, could this be because I am in Canada not the US?

    • Tina
      September 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

      Possibly the offer expired before you were able to download the software. Sorry for the delayed bad news!

  3. Dilly
    August 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Totally disappointed to the verge of almost punching the screen! It's true that DAZ 3D is free. But to obtain your copy, you need to register. Not a problem. Did that and waited the allocated 30 minutes to receive my confirmation email. None arrived. Head back over to the website and try to re-register (no clear link should your confirmation email not arrive). Re-registration failed as anticipated, email already exists. Now appears a message, should the confirmation email not arrive, then "contact us." Yippee! well not quite! The "contact us" page is not form submission but requires you login to access their help desk and raise a ticket! Wait a minute you imbeciles - did you bloody think this through? How am I going to raise a ticket saying I cannot register when I need to be registered to raise the ticket!

    I am not wondering if DAZ 3D is even worth the effort. Certainly explains why they are named after a bloody washing powder.

    And before anyone else asks, I tried registering with at least one other email address. No confirmation email! No DAZ 3D.

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Dilly, I am sorry to hear about your very frustrating experiences with DAZ.  It sounds to me as if DAZ's customer service needs to be improved upon more than a bit.

      This may sound like a silly question (and please excuse me if it is) but when you said you replied with a different email address and there was no reply, did you check your spam folder?  That happens to me a lot - emails I am waiting for suddenly end up in spam for no apparent reason.

      The website has their phone numbers.  Why not give them a call and complain very loudly that they are giving you the run-around?  Here they are :

      Toll Free # 1(800)267-5170
      Phone    # 1(801)495-1777

      I wish I could do more to help you but I am not sure what to do.  Maybe one of our other commenters can suggest something?

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Dilly, I tried signing up and it worked fine for me.  So if you want, contact me at mark AT makeuseof.com and we can arrange for me to burn you a copy of the software and send it to you.

      • Dilly
        August 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

        Thanks Mark for offering to help. I did manage to secure a copy of the software via a friend who downloaded it himself. She did receive her confirmation email. 

        I did check my spam folder in both email that I attempted to register with. Perhaps there was an issue on DAZ servers when I tried. 

        But what I was actually trying to point out is that it taints their professionalism to have such a simple issue. Especially when opensource software like Blender was already free and supported well. But I shall put aside my frustration and genuinely give this a go. 

        Thanks for making us aware!

  4. Phil Fot
    August 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    There are 6 more free items, too. Look on the right hand side of the shopping cart page after selecting DAZ3D.

  5. Cell Travis
    August 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    That's great news. I remember when DAZ acquired Bryce (the 3D landscaping tool originally owned by Metacreations, followed by Corel). Though I've moved on from graphics, I got my first start in the field with Poser, 3ds max and Bryce.

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