Why Attitude is the Key to Making Your 3D Vendor Breakthrough

It’s been a bit of a wait but I’m back with another post on increasing your chances of getting your 3D model into an online marketplace such as DAZ3D (or indeed Renderosity, Hivewire3D or any other broker… however my own experience is with DAZ3D).

Since I last posted, I’ve had a couple more products release and another one is currently in testing. We’ve also seen the launch of Genesis 3 and Victoria 7.

If you create figure-based products (clothing, poses, morphs, hair, etc.) you may be wondering at this stage whether to design for the shiny new Genesis 3 or for the broad base of buyers that continue to use Genesis 2? Either is likely to be worthwhile right now (Summer 2015), although as time goes on there will be more focus across the board on Genesis 3. If you can come up with something new and exciting for Genesis 2, the market is still there. If … Continue reading

Convincing a 3D Store to Sell Your Work: Presentation is Everything

Continuing a look at how to get yourself accepted as a seller in a 3D marketplace, let’s look at how decision makers can be convinced to buy or market your model. I’m writing from my own perspective as a brokered artist with DAZ 3D, but while the process may not be identical elsewhere, I should think the general advice would apply to other 3D marketplaces too.

OK, well let me ask you a question, and I’m assuming here you have actually bought 3D products. (Not true of everyone, but I think being a customer as well as a seller can only be of benefit to you.) The question is: what makes you buy a product?

The art, that’s what. The promotional renders. OK, you might go on to read the blurb and admire all those morphs or features, or get infected by the enthusiasm of others in the forums. But it starts with the promo art.

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Pitching Your Content to a 3D Marketplace: Why Originality Matters

Some of you were interested in getting a few tips on how to become a PA (published artist) or vendor, to use a more general term, at DAZ 3D. This is of course the premier marketplace if selling to DAZ Studio (DS) users, and despite the snobbery against this accessible 3D software, it just gets better and better. DAZ 3D (the company/website) is not your only option, but if you are a Studio-only creator, or creating for both DAZ Studio and Poser, it will give you the biggest marketplace. Poser creators probably don’t need me to tell you to look at Renderosity, and there’s also Hivewire3D and Runtime DNA, all of which cater to users of both applications but with a strong leaning towards Poser.

Anyhow, here I’ll focus on DAZ 3D, since I became a DAZ PA earlier this year. Bear in mind I’m a new seller, so while I have newbie pitfalls and challenges fresh in … Continue reading