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DAZ 3D Unveils Michael 5

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Micael 5 offers state-of-the-art photorealism, mapping, morph and rigging technology to 3d artists.
Digital Art Zone (DAZ) announced the newest version of its popular 3D male model, Michael 5 for Genesis. Available now for $39.95, this advanced human model facilitates final renderings that are nearly indistinguishable from photography. Michael 5 follows the successful launch of Victoria 5, and employs the same Genesis 3D model platform, providing powerful rigging, contour, and pose adjustments to a single base.

Derived from high-resolution body scans, Michael 5 allows characters with different heads, body shapes, genders, ages and races to be morphed and mixed, providing a platform for limitless character creation. High-resolution photo-realistic skin texture maps showcasing irregularities such as pores, freckles, veins, age and muscle striations produce stunning levels of realism.

Debuting to wide acclaim in 1999, Michael has become the most widely supported male 3D figure on the planet. Used by over 100,000 digital artists, game developers and animators, the figure is compatible with most 3D software including DAZ Studio, Cinema4D, Maya and Carrara.

“With Michael 5 and Genesis, artists can now create almost any 3D figure imaginable,” said DAZ’s CEO, James Thornton. “Combined with DAZ Studio you can create a character, add clothing, hair, environments and animation, and then render or export to your favorite 3D software. Michael 5 is the most realistic, versatile and accurate male 3D model ever.”

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