Two weeks ago (has it only been two weeks?), on a whim, I downloaded your product, DAZ Studio 4.5. In the past I had taken a look at previous versions of your products, and although I was intrigued and impressed by the ambition of their scope, for myself, I found them too cumbersome to use, not flexible enough, too expensive and my initial results did not reinforce an investment of time and money. After a few minutes of using version 4.5 and your Genesis character model, I realized what an extraordinary improvement to your product you’ve made and that it would be extremely fun to use. Free is a very reasonable price for the software itself and I have, oh so willingly, spent a great deal of money on content so far. Let’s face it, software programs are not very compelling, but a giant robot or Mediterranean street-scape or wizards robes or an enchanted forest cottage entwined with wisteria inhabited by an avatar of my younger self, here’s my money!
The quality of your Genesis model is outstanding. While your previous models improved from generation to generation, even generation 4, save for perhaps with a great deal work and refining, remained within the uncanny valley. Your Genesis models have left the valley behind. For me, they bring to mind the luminous realism of the 19th century French Academy painters like Ingres. In my opinion, the Genesis models are superior to the previous generations by a magnitude and I look forward to seeing what new products are developed with this model and purchasing them for my library.
The new lighting environment’s (I’m a fan of the uberenviroment plug-ins and the other uber-isms) and rendering options give your users very rewarding results without real suffering. As I know little about lighting technique I’ve downloaded and purchased some tutorials. “Easy to Use, Hard to Master”, is an excellent product model. Every day I learn something new thanks primarily to the excellent videos on YouTube provided by various DAZ3D community members. And with each bit of new knowledge, my scenes improve; this, I think, is the thing that is most fun about DAZ Studio.
In closing, I just want to express my gratitude to your dedication to your product and your users. You have made a new user, customer and fan.