DAZ Productions Unveils 3D Anime/Manga Product

Dec 9th 2004
DAZ Productions Unveils 3D Anime/Manga Product; Users Can Download Free Aiko Character to Create 3D Art & Animation

Anime and Manga fans all over the world can now download the most versatile 3D Anime/Manga product available -- Aiko 3.0. Created by DAZ Productions, a technology leader in high-quality digital 3D models, Aiko is the first and most extensive 3D Anime/Manga product being released to the masses. To mark this historic occasion, users can download Aiko 3 base package for free.

"The DAZ Production team has created the Aiko character and recruited expert Japanese and other international artists to create clothing, characters and accessories," said Dan Farr, president and co-founder of DAZ Productions. The 3D technology used in Aiko allows users to change character poses, shape morphs such as the character's eyes, and add clothing and accessories. Users can utilize Aiko to create characters for anything from comic books to animation. "Essentially, Aiko is a 3D kit that almost anyone can style art and animation with our 3D program, DAZ|Studio, as well as other 3D party products like Bryce, Poser and Shade," said Farr.

The public can experience this 3D Anime/Manga product for free by downloading the Aiko 3 base package at http://anim.manga.daz3d.com. Aiko 3 base provides users with a female model, hair, poses, expressions and a cartoon-style skin type. The character will also be "Mimic-ready" so users can easily lip-sync Aiko with any pre-recorded sound file with DAZ|Mimic.

Other Aiko packages are also available. The Aiko 3.0 Starter Kit for $49.95 features Aiko 3 Complete (a character with all her morphs, expressions and a couple of textures), additional expressions, eye textures and first moves. The Aiko 3.0 Professional Bundle for $99.95 includes the Aiko 3 Complete with more advanced clothing, poses, hair, textures and accessories.

"The popularity of Anime and Manga products is enormous, particularly in Asia," said Chris Creek, executive vice president and co-founder. "We're inviting Anime, Manga and other related Web sites to participate in our affiliate program at www.daz3d.com/affiliate/." By advertising Aiko products, these Web sites will receive a commission-based referral fee when Web site visitors click on the Aiko link and purchase the product(s).

About DAZ Productions

DAZ Productions Inc. is a market leader in 3D digital content creation. DAZ is known for providing high-quality 3D models at the industry's most competitive prices. DAZ develops software applications that support its content, including DAZ|Studio, a free 3D character art application, DAZ|Mimic, a lip-synching application, and DAZ|Bryce, a 3D environment package. www.daz3d.com

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