Mike’s DAZ3D First Impressions for May 10, 2021

Mike’s DAZ3D First Impressions for May 10, 2021

A Collection of Opinions and Observations from the DAZ 3D Marketplace.

Today’s Promo: DAZ is celebrating Unreal Engine today.


New Barbie Doll released for G8F is incomplete and missing key textures unfortunately.

Yet another fucking Barbie Doll.

Androgynous punk-style hair for G8 and G8.1 has no dForce, but it does come with 36 different hair colors, 25 adjustment morphs, and 3 distinct styles.

Chinese hair wig for G8 females has 4 Zanzis but no dForce and only comes in one style, but it does have 5 color options.

Sci-fi mask/ helmet with articulated tentacles/ hoses coming out the back and emissive eyes and headlamp.

Set of 26 interacting fighting-poses for your G8 male and female characters look fluid and natural.

Sci-fi space flying transport vehicle for 1 or 2 crew members. It even has a bathroom! Star Trek’s Shuttle Pods didn’t even have bathrooms.

Amazing collection of over 500 hard-surface plaster Iray shaders.

Set of 31 different 2D billboard characters playing in and around water to quickly populate your scenes with background and filler characters.

This is a comprehensive and in-depth outdoors environment pack with geologic and flora scene assets for #UnrealEngine only.

Merchant resource of 40 appliques that can be applied to customize garments.

Final Thoughts

  • Two new Barbie Dolls today. Whooppee! Not.
  • The androgynous punk hair looks nice. I’m starting to see more people IRL actually wearing similar styles.
  • What a golden & missed opportunity to not call the “She Hair” “Xi Hair”.
  • Liquidator Mask? Why? The mask looks out of place for those promos and so do the tentacles. If there’s a garment the mask is supposed to go with it should have been released FIRST.
  • LOL. Those fighting poses. DAZ is so averse to anything male they couldn’t even bring themselves to show two guys fighting in the promos but had to show two women. I know somebody is going to show a render of a guy fighting a girl and I’m not looking forward to that.
  • It’s nice to see a space vehicle with a bathroom.
  • Digital Delirium always delivers and this set of plaster Iray shaders exceeds expectations.
  • I’ve been meaning to explore Unreal Engine more so maybe this Environment Pack will be the kick-in-the-pants I need.
  • The Merchant Resource is not just for merchants. :slight_smile: Use the included textures for customizing your own clothes and garments!

Well that’s it. I hope you found this useful! Please feel free to leave me your thoughts, comments, and criticisms below. I welcome all feedback!

Also, don’t forget to check out @phezian’s Spring Fling Pinup contest if you haven’t already! The deadline for entries is June 10th.

I might buy the wrestling poses, although it is tough to see how they will look with men, without male clay renders. I guess I shall take the plunge.

I dislike unisex hair, especially with short hairs clinging to the hairline to conceal it, This might look good though, swimming or hanging upside down. And I like there are different style options. I wish I could push back the forehead clinging hairs though.

I like billboards, and I will pick them up eventually.

The predator mask is… Interesting.