I am a 3D artist. I have been using the 3D art program Poser almost as long as I have been using a computer. I downloaded Daz Studio 5 years ago but couldn't figure out how to use it right. I tried using it a year ago and still without success. After leaving it alone I decided to give it another try. With my posting of Daz Girl you can see that I finally succeeded. But then with Poser I only know how to use 25% of what can be done with the program. I guess I'm one of those dummies that series of books was written for.
One thing I noticed about Poser was all of the program content that was designed for Daz Studio 3D characters. In contrast it seemed only about 10% or something of the products offered were for Poser characters. Then there were all of the other characters independently offered by other vendors but would work in the Poser program. Then Daz came out with its own studio platform for creating digital art and they surged on far ahead. What happened? I'm not exactly sure but it looked like Poser changed owners several times. I started out with Poser 6 and finally upgraded it first to 7th, 9th, and finally 10th edition, and still haven't upgraded to the 11th edition which I would have upgraded if my stupid piece of trash computer was working right.
Anybody who wants to get started using Poser these days will have to spend about $250 just to get it (except when its periodically on sale at much less.) while downloading DAZ studio is !FREE! With such a difference in offering prices what program do you think most aspiring digital artists are going to get? I understand there are are other bigtime digital art computer programs out there but I also understand that the prices charged to get them is up there in the Stratosphere. Another free digital art program I know of is Blender but it requires far more RAM than my crummy little computer has. I hate this little piece of garbage but that is the subject ou another of my rants.