Creating your own manga and anime productions just got easier with the release of Aiko 3.0, a new 3D kit created by DAZ Prods. The company recruited experts from Japan and all over the world to create characters clothing and accessories so users can customize elements for use in comic books and animation.
The Aiko 3 base package is now available for download free of charge at http://anim.manga.daz3d.com. The basic version 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 employ DAZ|Mimic to sync characters’ lip movements with any pre-recorded sound file.
Other Aiko packages are also available. The Aiko 3.0 Starter Kit retails for $49.95 and 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 lists for $99.95 and includes Aiko 3 Complete with more advanced clothing, poses, hair, textures and accessories.
DAZ Prods. provides customers with 3D models and develops software applications that support its content. Other products include DAZ|Studio, a free 3D character art application; DAZ|Mimic, a lip-synching application; and DAZ|Bryce, a 3D environment package. For more information, go to www.daz3d.com.