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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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whoa!! I wasn’t trying to start a debate or a argument., I was just going by my own personal experiences. using both daz and poser.
as I said there are pros and cons on both sides , Poser has Alyson where daz do not etc etc.  so what? this was not my comment I was making.
I did not make my comment to start this debate. because its a no win situation and will only get this thread removed or locked.. My comment was to answer why there are more venders releasing products at other sites
Renderosity caters to a wider range of products programs poser, vue and 3dmax. etc. and Daz caters to daz & genesis. What part of this answer could not be understood? did i word it wrong? I maybe have been winded in making my comment but its pretty obvious to see it true.
Like I said I’m not bashing Daz4 or genesis if you like it great. a lot of people do and a lot of people like poser just as well. so what? this was not my comment to this thread.

As a User of both daz and poser products if I can’t share it in my poser runtime I don’t buy the products and I sorry if that upsets anyone. but i just have so much money. and i like both programs i use now. daz3a and poser I can not afford to start buying for a new library of genesis smart content that poser can not use. I think you will see most people feel that way also. that have the free version of daz4pro and paid for versions of Poser.

Again I’m sorry if my comment upset anyone it wasn’t meant to start a poser/daz compatibility debate


edited for spelling 2 time sorry dyslexia is showing. and now i see the spell check tool ..lol

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Nobody got upset lol. They just corrected a lot of what you said because it was based on speculation OR personal experience.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Zev0 - 09 July 2012 11:45 AM

Nobody got upset lol. They just corrected a lot of what you said because it was based on speculation OR personal experience.

Also it really wasn’t related to topic of the thread. wink

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Posted: 09 July 2012 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Only my opinion of course, but QA.  And I often buy here because I know they put PAs through a lot to get the best possible products. They’ve had some hiccups when putting installers together, but the products are imo very good.  I’ve had some disappointments from other sites, and I’ve returned a few products here, but the difference is, I’ve returned a few products here. So I can buy confidently from here, and they want to make sure to keep the returns to a minimum.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 02:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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The reason Rendo puts out so many products is that pretty much anybody can put products in their store, not so at DAZ.


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Posted: 09 July 2012 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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DAZ’s QA program.


Anyone who has kept up with PA’s comments over the years has seen the mentions of “still in DAZ QA” or “I have to redo something because DAZ QA found ...”

Yup.. and it is because DAZ has an awesome and wonderful QA team. I’ve been super lucky to work with some really great people through the QA process. And unlike other sites where the process may just be pass/fail my QA people have actually worked with me. Sometimes it has been to push me to add something I didn’t think of. Or buff up a product description. And of course there are potential fixes. I regularly redo promos here that would pass with flying colors somewhere else and that adds time as well.

DAZ also accepts less than other brokerages overall. Already being a PA does not mean they will accept the product and getting your foot in the door is not as easy as it may be elsewhere.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 04:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I go for D…...


D. The demands put on the vendor to release an item at the DAZ store is much higher then anywhere else.


I’ve been contemplaiting releasing items through DAZ a few times. But once I’ve read through aal the publishing info, steps and demands I’ve already had enough and lost the desire for being a PA at DAZ. My whole vendor experience at RDNA wasn’t pleasant at all, due to all the demands, steps and regulations. If I release a product, I don’t want someone to tell me to tweak this render or that little detail in the product to make it sell better. I don’t want to go through all kinds of steps and needing to stick to all kinds of regulations to get my products out there. Sure, if it doesn’t work as intended or it’s missing items, I like to hear about that, but that’s as far as I go, I don’t need someone to make requests for changes to the promo imagery and even suggestions for enhancements to the products. This is my hobby, it’s fun for me and I intend to keep it that way.


The only people that can change my mind about a product I’m creating or make suggestions, are my customers and they sure do. I’m not able to do everything they wish, but I’ll do my best and even create completely customer requested items on a regular base. Still within my style and abilities of course.


Since it’s a hobby for my, all the rules at DAZ scare me and I’m sure that happens to other vendors. I rather go to a place that will test my product for faults and missing items and let me be myself, but perhaps not get as many sales as I could have gotten at the place that meddles in my business more than I bargained for. I prefer a pleasant experience above a little more sales. I’d love to publish at DAZ, but the whole submission ordeal is too much for me.

Kendall Sears - 09 July 2012 09:04 AM

DAZ’s QA program.

Anyone who has kept up with PA’s comments over the years has seen the mentions of “still in DAZ QA” or “I have to redo something because DAZ QA found ...”

Since DAZ’s return policy is better than any other, they must be more careful not to allow bad items in the store.  There are costs involved with refunding money.

Even with the recent “issues” DAZ’s QA crew is Lightyears ahead of the others.

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Not sure if DAZ’s QA crew is really lightyears ahead of others, RDNA is throrough when it comes to testing and is as good as DAZ’s QA crew.

Coldrake - 09 July 2012 02:04 PM

The reason Rendo puts out so many products is that pretty much anybody can put products in their store, not so at DAZ.

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That’s not true at all, Rendo does test products and they do a pretty good job at it and they do reject items, not everyone gets in.. They just have different demands then DAZ does, they go about it differently. At leas they give everyone a chance, in contrary to DAZ, who doesn’t allow many to publish and keeps wonderful products away from their customers.


In all the years I’ve been buying content, the only store I returned items to because they were faulty or had missing items, has been DAZ. I’ve bought about as much on Rendo, RDNA and a little less at CP and I never had to return a faulty or incomplete product there.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Greetings,
I buy 95+% of my stuff at DAZ because every time I’ve shopped at a different store, it’s turned out to be mediocre or worse.  I appreciate the QA process at DAZ immensely; nearly everything they put out is a quality product.  It may not be a quality product that *I* want, but I have confidence that it’s a solid product.


Now if only the store and forums had been treated as DAZ products and put through the same level of QA…  I jest, testing a site under load is completely different both in skill set and scale than testing a 3D model or texture set.


I’m more than okay with the release pace; I make a good bit of money in my day job, but if I spent more on DAZ than I already do, I’d be…well, my family would stage an intervention. wink


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Posted: 09 July 2012 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Kendall Sears - 09 July 2012 09:04 AM

DAZ’s QA program.

Anyone who has kept up with PA’s comments over the years has seen the mentions of “still in DAZ QA” or “I have to redo something because DAZ QA found ...”

Since DAZ’s return policy is better than any other, they must be more careful not to allow bad items in the store.  There are costs involved with refunding money.

Even with the recent “issues” DAZ’s QA crew is Lightyears ahead of the others.

Kendall


Not sure if DAZ’s QA crew is really lightyears ahead of others, RDNA is throrough when it comes to testing and is as good as DAZ’s QA crew.


As a customer, I have to disagree.  EVERYTHING I’ve ever bought from RDNA has been substandard or outright crap.  In my experience, RDNA is at the bottom of the places I will buy from.  Just below Content Paradise.


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Posted: 09 July 2012 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Zev0 - 09 July 2012 10:39 AM

Amen to this. Back on topic, seems like its a quality control phase holding products back. But I am a bit confused here. Mec4d new Unshaved hair sets was done a month before release, and I don’t think she would release something with issues as she is very thorough in her testing. Now the culprit is pointing back to strategic release of product.

It wouldn’t suprise me to hear that DAZ were releasing product in a strategic manner. Given the amount of flack they have taken over the amount of Genesis stuff being released(not necessarily accurate as in my opinion they have been quite good in this respect), it wouldn’t suprise me if they time what is released to ensure an equitable outcome for everyone. It would only be common sense…surely?


In answer to the original post though, I think that DAZ prefer quality over quantity. Most of my buying is done here knowing that if I need to I can return the product. The only times I have returned product it has generally been due to my mistake of ordering something twice or (in the case of the supersuit) deciding I want to buy the bundle instead of the individual product. On occasions I have bought product elsewhere that I have thought about returning due to the mediocrity of the product but I tend to not return unless I can say the product doesn’t work. In most cases it works just not at the level I had hoped for.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Zev0 - 09 July 2012 05:32 AM

Is this due to

A. lack of vendors
B. Quality control and testing (Been a lot of slip ups recently)
C. Strategic time release of products.

This is NOT a poll, I just want to know what is the strategy here if any. I look at R-osity, and their store spoils me with choice. Yes a lot of products are nothing special, but still. It is nice to have a wider selection. Daz has always been known as a content Guru, but with so few releases I wonder what is happening here? Just Popped in there again at R-osity and another 10 products added since Yesterday.

DAZ has traditionally accepted and released far fewer products than other stores.  Back when I started in 2003, it wasn’t unusual for DAZ to release only five or six products per week, as compared to dozens per week at other stores.  There are several reasons for that:


1.  Quality.  DAZ touts itself as having “the best of the best”—and if you’re going to do that, then you need to be picky about what you accept.  Some other stores seem to take the approach of, “If it’s technically okay, then we’ll take it.”  Not DAZ.  At the time I started here, getting a product accepted at DAZ was considered a real achievement.


2.  Product exposure and sales.  The longer a product stays on “page 1,” the more exposure it gets and the more chance it has to sell.  The fewer products that are released per week, the more exposure each individual product receives.  At other stores, a product gets shoved off page 1 within a day or so of release, and within two or three days, it’s buried so far down that it’s effectively in limbo.


3.  Sales potential.  The sales potential of a product has a great deal to do with whether DAZ accepts it or not.  If DAZ doesn’t think a product is likely to sell at least a minimum number of copies, DAZ will usually reject it.  There’s a reason for that:  first, it costs money to review and test products, and it’s more profitable to release five products that sell well than to release twenty that sell poorly.  Second, poor-selling products clutter up the store and cause good products to receive less exposure.


That policy—accepting only quality products that were likely to sell well, keeping release numbers low to afford individual products better exposure, etc.—was what made DAZ “the” top store.  If simply throwing tons of “stuff” on the market worked, then stores like Rendosity, PoserPros, and 3DCommune would have been the top stores, and DAZ would have been far behind them.

 

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Posted: 09 July 2012 06:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Makes sense. But If your product is sold here it can’t be sold anywhere else?

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Posted: 09 July 2012 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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That’s right.  DAZ has an “exclusivity” policy.  If you put a product here, you can’t put it at other stores.  There are some exceptions to that, notably for reseller software, but they have to be approved by DAZ.

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Posted: 09 July 2012 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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the all changes have to do with it , not everything is finished , people don’t have a regular way to submit a product as before , many PA said they wait with new submission until everything have legs and arms .
QA is on high level that is true , I always believe the quality is more important that quantity , Nobody want refunds as the fees by the banks are high at this moment preventing sellers from selling crap to people .
I hope everything works better soon.

and regarding to the other posts, I created a set on contract for DAZ that made later a product from, when it was released was not my business anymore and I did not had any influence on the release as it is Daz original only made by me .

if I submitted my product and have to wait one month for release I would be gone from here for sure ..as it don’t sound as serious business right?  plus we have summer and more vendor are active outside that inside , I just finished my own vacation last week   and tomorrow back on track again .. maybe that is the reason why not much new products show lately in the store , people need just little break from the screen smile

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Posted: 09 July 2012 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Saying there isn’t a regular way to submit isn’t exactly true. Yes it is different than before, but in some ways I find it better.

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