The reason that happens is because there is a large silent majority of customers who want it - including professional customers, not just hobbyists.
It’s a little egocentric to assume that a silent majority reflects your views isn’t it? There seems to be an insult aimed at hobbyists in here somewhere. I think most professional customers will only buy what they need for their task, they’re not going to be swayed by ooh shiny as much as the hobbyist.
No, actually, it’s not. I’ve been selling clothes for DAZ figures for more than three years now. Things that are more revealing sell more copies, always, without exception. My experience is that they don’t necessarily have to be female, though. My bestseller of all time is a set of four pairs of underwear for Michael 4.
Nor is an insult to hobbyists intended, I just frequently encounter the idea that it’s the hobbyists doing all the pinup renders and no one else. While the educational customer doesn’t want that, there are certainly others who make a living from their renders that do.
A look at advertising in general will indicate pretty clearly that the unclad or lightly clad human body is a common motif.
Just because men like using scantily clad women in everything does not make it right. Sexualisation of women is well studied and discussed topic. Some 3d art seems to extend fetishisation of the female form to the nth degree. I wander into threads and stores and wonder if I haven’t stumbled on a hentai site. In any case I can no longer look at certain sites or threads because of the NSFWness of the content.
I agree that it happens. I agree that the lack of equality is not right. And I, incidentally, am female. But aesthetic use of the body is not invariably pornographic. Dove uses mostly naked women in ads that emphasize that women come in different shapes and sizes, and those ads are pitched to women. Athletic wear ads often feature mostly naked sweaty men, and those ads are pitched to men. These are the kind of applications I would hope to see my underwear and other nudity-friendly products used for. I know they also get used for woman-hating porn, but I can’t help that.
If you were paying attention, though, there was a bare-chested guy on the front page as well, and DAZ sells a lot of male content that both covers and reveals the body. It’s not really fair to say it’s all bikini babes.
I was paying attention. However I was distracted by great big boobies while I was looking to get off the splash page. I’m not sure what you’re looking at but there is hardly any male content that reveals the body in the same fashion as women’s clothing. We don’t see men wearing battle armour that has bits cut out to reveal stomachs and wearing high heeled shoes.
Dark Priest? The Faerie set with the tight shorts? Dragonlord (oh look, a big chunk of the right side is missing over the chest)? Jepe’s Body Jewels? There’s an entire huge bundle of M5 armors that are completely eye candy. Our usual depiction of male sexuality in “armor” is more aggressive and less colorful than our depiction of female, and I think that’s unfortunate, but it’s not as if it’s not there. (*Cough* And it’s not as if I don’t own most if these. The body jewels are super cute.)