DAZ Productions Inc. has released the beta version of its DAZ Studio™ 3D Bridge for Photoshop© plug-in. Compatible with Photoshop 7, CS, CS2, and CS3, this new plug-in allows DAZ Studio users to automatically apply 3D imagery and artwork to any Photoshop project. The limited-time public beta version of the DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop is now available for free download online.

To help users build their 3D Photoshop library, DAZ is additionally offering a free 3D Bridge Starter Bundle, valued at over $230. The 3D Bridge Starter Bundle contains DAZ’s best-selling Aiko 3 Base with several textures, hairstyles, and poses; a Millennium dragon, cat and dog; a futuristic car, and the ever popular EmotiGuy.

“With a community of over 500,000 members, DAZ’s goal is to continually bring 3D to the masses, and this product allows artists of all levels to incorporate 3D into their everyday workflow,” notes Dan Farr, president of DAZ 3D. “To support increased demand by Photoshop users for 3D applications, DAZ is proud to offer this exciting new plug-in.”

The DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop makes it easy for users to do the following:

  • View 3D scenes as Photoshop layers
  • Change objects and figures simultaneously
  • Render directly into Photoshop
  • Import, export, and modify image maps and textures onto 3D models in Photoshop
  • Composite 2D and 3D content seamlessly
  • Access DAZ’s full library of quality 3D content

The DAZ Studio 3D Bridge for Photoshop plug-in is available in both PC and Mac formats. The 1.0 version will be available for purchase in Spring 2008 and the public beta version is available until midnight MST on June 30, 2008.