Favorite Stores? 3D Resources
A quick question: Aside from the obvious source: Daz3d.com, what would be your first choice on a preferred store to buy from? For the most part I go to http://www.runtimedna.com , they have some awesome quality stuff on there at a very fair price. Only draw back is they seem to have not even half of what the daz store has to offer here, but what they do have is very competitively priced, and good quality. I'd say for me personally that would be my second choice after daz.
Then there's Renderosity.com, Great store, LOTS of goodies and a good "freebies" section as well. Most of their products have HORRIBLE thumbnail/promo pictures though, Not sure why... You'd think they'd doll them up like DAZ so you'd at least get the impression is was high quality before buying (DAZ over-does their products IMO putting LOTS of post-work into their promo pictures without revealing all the 'touchup" work they put into it, Another thing that runtimeDNA DOES tell you, down to the props in the background used). http://www.contentparadise.com is another great store, but again seems quite limited compared to good 'ol daz.com, but they've got some great items.
OnTarget3d.com is a decent place, but I always feel lost when I'm there. Usually I stumble accross some random item I think looks kind of cool and usually find a free version of it later on. lol. Great site, good products (once you find them): Horrible layout and site design.
Last is a place I've never bought from... Mostly because a single product of theirs costs more than buying poser pro itself... http://www.the3dstudio.com. I've been searching high and low for very highly accurate and detailed military vehicles such as apc's/tanks/etc.
like this one here: http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=201640 most of their models are well over a hundred dollars, but as far as I've found.... They're the only "realistic" 3d model store I've found so far with lots of detailed work. Most of the vehicles on the popular 3d stores are fantasy oriented or "almost right" models where the car looks.... well.... Almost real, but it's just missing a certain pattern or whatever. The3dstudio.com will have a very highly detailed car of whatever type... Just be prepared to pay more for that single model than you did for your copy of Carrara 8, lol. (example: http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=526310 yep. $588.00 for that single model... rofl)
So I guess I would say when it comes to paid products these are my main sources:
And if the cost was ever justified:
Have I missed a good source for 3d models that come in compatible formats for poser/Daz (primary when buying products, not looking for freebie stuff)? I'd like to know!