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  10 October 2008
DAZ 3D Introduces Michael 4, The Most Versatile and Accurate 3D Male Yet

Worthy of a double-take, the newest version of DAZ 3D’s popular 3D male figure Michael 4 allows for final renderings that are nearly indistinguishable from photography. Derived from high-resolution real-life human photography and body scans which are combined with the fourth generation unimesh and improved rigging and body contours, Michael 4 offers the most realistic, versatile and anatomically accurate human male figure available for public use. This long-awaited version of Michael is now available for purchase at www.DAZ3D.com.

Working with Michael 4 has been a dream,” said DAZ 3D Published Artists, Steve and Diane Pinchbeck (“Predatron and Diane”). “His rigging and jointing is robust and easy to operate even during the most extreme poses. The morphs are very realistic and offer potential in creating a host of diverse characters. Michael 4 is easily the hottest digital male figure yet.”

Built to use the same add-on technology as his counterpart Victoria 4, Michael 4 allows characters of different proportions and shapes to be loaded, morphed and mixed, providing an extensive platform for limitless character generation. Michael 4 comes complete with multiple head shapes to alter age, weight and ethnicity characteristics, along with high-resolution photo-real skin texture maps showcasing enhanced irregularities such as pores, freckles, veins and muscle striations. The added utilization of DAZ 3D’s new high-end Character Setup Tools grant Michael 4 more realistic joint movement while eliminating distortion in each pose.

“Artists will immediately see the advantages of improved realism offered through Michael 4,” said DAZ 3D’s President and Co-Founder, Dan Farr. “From photo-real skin textures, to fine-tuned body contours and highly realistic joints, Michael 4 provides unsurpassed results that professional artists demand, with the ease-of-use desired by beginners.”

Pricing and Availability

Available free of charge for all registered DAZ 3D users, Michael 4 is now available for electronic download via the www.DAZ3D.com online store. Corresponding product bundles range in price from USD $34.97 (reg. price $49.95) to $59.97 (reg. price $99.95) and contain a variety of clothing, hairstyles, skins, heads and body shapes.

For a complete Michael 4 feature list, system requirements and links to additional resources, please visit http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d_models/overview?_m=d.

About Michael

Debuting to wide acclaim in 1999, Michael has become one of the most widely recognized 3D figures on the planet, alongside his counterpart Victoria. Used by thousands of digital artists, illustrators, game developers and animators, Michael is directly compatible with several software packages including DAZ Studio, Poser, Carrara and Bryce. Michael is also compatible with hundreds of add-on products available in the DAZ 3D online store.

About DAZ 3D™
Founded in 2000, DAZ 3D, a privately-held company located in Draper, Utah, is a market leader in 3D software and digital content creation. The company's library of characters and accessories is renowned for its high-quality, versatile and compatible 3D content. DAZ 3D also hosts the popular Artzone.com, a social marketplace for sharing art and exchanging ideas. For more information, please visit www.DAZ3D.com.

© 2008DAZ Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. DAZ and the DAZ 3D logo is a Registered Trademark of DAZ Productions, Inc. All other brand names, product names, service marks or trademarks belong to their respective holders.

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  10 October 2008
Wonder if this would be useful in archi vis, like a better version of the AXYZ characters.

After looking at the available clothes- perhaps not, unless you want people walking around your buildings in black latex and/or armor :o

Last edited by duke : 10 October 2008 at 01:12 AM.
  10 October 2008
there's a press releases subforum for news of this type. It would be useful if companies representatives could start posting their stuff in the right places
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  10 October 2008
Originally Posted by duke: After looking at the available clothes- perhaps not, unless you want people walking around your buildings in black latex and/or armor :o

You mean you don't?
  10 October 2008
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