Pret a 3D is developing a new plugin for DAZ Studio 3 that will extend the rendering capabilities of Daz Studio achieving a quality never seen before, without having to use IBL lights. An experience so good you'll want to buy a bigger computer.
They make this using an external render engine, LuxRender, already often used with Blender, SoftImage, and other 3D applications by many people. LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality. It's free, GPL licensed software. Pret a 3D has made a plugin to make it work for DAZ Studio, that translates DAZ Studio shaders to this render engine.
With the new plugin you will have instant preview of materials, and will be able to do amazing things like turning any OBJ into a water effects, render scenes outside Studio, allowing you to continue work in Studio while rendering, stop and resume any render, multi-processor/hyper-threading ready, network rendering, and other features of LuxRender now available for DAZ Studio 3.
As LuxRender is unbiased rendering, expect long render times, but you can stop it when you are satisfied with the result, anyway.
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