DAZ Studio GPU, Great Portrait Lighting, and HD for Monique and Darius

The big news of today is that GPU rendering is here with DAZ Studio Iradium! This is a beta DAZ Studio 4.8 build, and the word is you can have it running alongside DS4.7. I’m going to try it out later, but with a product in a final stage of development I need to focus on that before experimenting with the new render engine. That said, GPU rendering is a very welcome addition and I can’t wait to see how Iray performs.

You can also get a 10% discount today on DAZ 3D gift cards, a perfect time to stock up for the rest of March Madness and to have funds in reserve for those big catch-up events too.

There are several new to store items today, and if you didn’t see it when I updated yesterday’s post, there are also new freebies and a new fast grab selection.

Stonemason’s Sci Fi Interior 2015 won’t need much introduction, if you are a Stonemason fan then you know all his stuff is top-notch. Also on the sci fi theme, the Sci Fi Moves Genesis: Volume 2 set is for both Genesis generations (that’s generation 5 and 6), so make sure you view the promo video if you are an animator or want to try your hand at some animation.

The high-definition add-ons are here for Monique and Darius. The Monique 6 HD Add-On and Darius 6 HD Add-On give you lots of extra face and body detail for the closest you can get to a real human model. If you are a Monique fan, take a look too at Brenhildgh for Monique 6. She’ll transform the base character with her pale skintone and striking makeup.

InaneGlory’s Photo Studio – Point and Shoot 3 is also out today. I have the Point and Shoot 2 version and can vouch for this being a versatile lighting solution that has become my go-to set for portraiture. I’ll be wishlisting this one for sure. Sedor’s Chair Poses for Victoria 6 and Monique 6 are a great complement to this set. I’m also keen to try BWC Skies – The Bundle, as you simply can never have too many good outdoor lighting options.

Another thing we can all use is those everyday bits and pieces you find around the house, so the inexpensive Everyday Toiletries by maclean is going to be one to pick up. The Muelsfell Vile Mushrooms are a fun fantasy set of fungi with a fantastic groundplane. Love that Deathshead! Buy a couple of items today and the Valandar Katar Hero weapons will be yours for free.

Promotions going on right now:

  • 10% off Gift Cards
  • March MadnessBuy 1 new release at 40% off; buy 2 new releases with 50% off. These can include selected non-new items and artist stores — there are too many to list and these will change daily so check the March Madness 2015 page for all details. Note: If you buy 2 or more items, you can also claim a free item (currently Katar Hero by Valandar).
  • Reality 4 on Sale — Get extra discounts for a limited time on Reality 4.

New Today on DAZ3D: Tuesday 10th March

Remember: if you are a PC+ member and an item is a DAZ Original (DO) you’ll save extra on these prices as your PC+ DAZ Originals discount applies on top. Those of you who bought the Monique 6 and Darius 6 Pro bundles will know that you’re getting additional discounts this month too.

Artist New Release 40% Off Price 50% Off Price
DAZ Originals DO: Monique 6 HD Add On $23.97 $19.98
DAZ Originals DO: Darius 6 HD Add On $23.97 $19.98
Stonemason Sci Fi Interior 2015 $20.97 $18.48
Posermocap Sci Fi Moves Genesis: Volume 2 $19.77 $16.48
InaneGlory InaneGlory’s Photo Studio – Point and Shoot 3 $13.77 $11.48
E-Arkham Muelsfell Vile Mushrooms $13.17 $10.98
Sedor BWC Skies – The Bundle $12.89 $10.75
3anson, ForbiddenWhispers Brenhildgh for Monique 6 $11.97 $9.98
Sedor BWC Chair – Poses for Victoria 6 and Monique 6 $8.97 $7.48
maclean Everyday Toiletries $5.97 $4.98

Other Sales Today on DAZ3D: Tuesday 10th March

Flash Sales:

None right now.

View the Fast Grab deals:

There are now 5 products in Fast Grab, namely: the clever Ball Joint Doll for G2F by Sickleyield and Fuseling; Rigged Water (also by Sickleyield); ironman13’s Intricate Poses for V6 and Mega Mood Expressions which are for Genesis; and graphMate.

Get the Weekly Freebies:

Today you can have some fun with Hoop it Up, a basket ball prop set by ARTCollab. PC+ members have until the end of the month to pick up the Sci Fi Outpost.

Just in, a NEW selection of 12 older products that you can get for free for a limited time — at least a week and possibly quite a bit longer.

  • Heracles for Genesis
  • DMR Alahna
  • Riae Outfit
  • Evening Gown2 V4
  • Cocktail Dress 2
  • QueenGown
  • Just Rings Cutey Skulls
  • The Raven Collar
  • Dream Stalker
  • Wicked Wear Seville Textures*
  • Textures for Celia Clothes*
  • Archer Textures*

*NOTE: Check the required products for these items as they are textures for outfits, and won’t work unless you also own the matching outfit.


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As a digital artist on a budget, I'm fascinated by what happens when art and technology meet, and love discovering affordable ways to make that happen.
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