This is the list of free software that is usable with (or during) the 3D-art creation process. When we get enough entries in a particular group, we'll create a sub-page for the group, the way we have with Scripts. The list on DAZ Forums here and here needs to be reviewed and new stuff added to this list.

Sub-Pages edit

3D Art Creation edit

Scripts edit

Scripts now have their own page.

Utility Software edit

Advanced Library for Poser
CR2 Editor 1.51  
DazSculptorFree. DazSculptorFree is a add-on for freely customizingGenesis8 figures from DazStudio. The head is organized as much as possible and is devised so that it can be edited easily. Works with Blender 2.8. Required software
DazStudio / Blender Tested environment and version OS:Windows7,Windows10 DazStudio:DazStudio4.12 (DazStudio 4.10 does not work properly) Blender:Blender 2.80
Eye & Jaw Morph Fixer for Face Morphs
The Eye & Jaw Morph Fixer will correct warped morphs exported from tools such as FaceGen Artist or HeadShop for Daz Studio 4.x. Tools like FaceGen Artist or HeadShop can create realistic face morphs, but they may warp the eyes, jaw, and tongue in the process. This tool will zero out the morph deltas for the eyes, jaw, and tongue, so they are no longer warped. The tool also keeps the original scale and centers of each eye. This tool is free! (Windows 32/64-bit)
Full Body Morph Fixer
The Full Body Morph Fixer is a morph reset tool that can reset specific parts of a morph back to its original shape. More specifically, this tool can reset specific parts of a morph, either assigned by poly group or by poly material, by zeroing out their morph vertex deltas. Now works with other types of base characters, such as animals. Made for Daz Studio 4.x.
Genesis 3 to Genesis 8 Morph Converter
Geometry Stripper (Windows Application)
pulls geometry out of a PP2 file, saves geometry as an OBJ file (or a set of OBJ files), and puts pointers to the OBJs in the PP2s.
Windows software - batch image format converter
MC6/MT5 to PZ2 Batch Converter
MorphExchange v0.6b Windows
Java Application to Internalize Poser 6 PMD morphs as regular morphs within Poser file. Please read included Readme.txt for installation and usage. Requires Windows 98 or later, Java 1.4.2 or later.
Noesis is a tool for previewing and converting between hundreds of model, image, and animation formats. It utilizes a robust plugin system, with support for native extension modules and Python scripts. The plugin/script API features hundreds of functions and interfaces which assist in developing new formats, tools, and visualization aids. Noesis also features processing, conversion, and visualization options for many different types of volume data, including medical imaging formats such as Analyze 7.5, NifTI-1, and DICOM.
Objaction Scaler 3c
Objaction Scaler is a Windows tool which facilitates the transfer of .obj files between Poser and other 3D packages such as Studio Max and RDS5. Objects within Poser are much smaller than in other 3D packages, by a factor of around a thousand or so. This can lead to problems either with minuscule objects in Max and RDS5, or brobdingnagian objects in Poser. In either case bizarre results can arise when editing or manipulating the objects. The use of Objaction to either reduce or enlarge the object prior to transfer eliminates these problems.
P3DO Explorer 2.8 free version
Replacement library for Poser
P3DO Organizer
P3DO Organizer is a software for viewing and managing 3D Objects, & Digital Pictures with a simple Explorer-ish look and feel. P3DO is also a major Poser 3D library manager. P3DO stands for Photo 3D Exploration software.
P3DO opening into Poser 11.2 fix
POINT FACE for Windows
Point Face for Windows an app that we stopped development on, but believe might come in handy for modelers. Point Face is an OBJect File Analyzer that will show you the following: 1) Number of Vertices, Edges, and Faces; 2). Number of Tri's and Quad's; 3) Number of Normals and Textures; and 4) List of Object, Group, and Material entries.
PoserPorter Import Export Utility
Windows software - content installer/exporter
RSR to PNG Converter
Windows software - Converts RSR images in older freebies (and other products) to PNG images so they may be previewed in the library pane. Not necessary with Poser 8 or earlier, as they convert RSR automatically when the library folder is opened.
RTEncoderPy for Mac
Symmetry Morph Tool
The Symmetry Morph Tool can remove asymmetry from a Genesis character morph, by mirroring morph vertex deltas, from one side to the other. Poly groups and poly materials can be used to filter out specific vertices for mirroring. Tools, such as Daz Studio's Face Transfer, does not have any options to remove asymmetry from it face morphs, so this tool can be used to correct it. Made for Daz Studio 4.x.

Content Converters edit

Software that converts 3D models among various File Formats, or converts 3D model add-ons among various figures.

Autodesk FBX Converter
Model format-conversion software. Converts OBJ, DXF, DAE, and 3DS to or from FBX.
MC6/MT5 to PZ2 Batch Converter
Model format-conversion software. Import: PLY, STL, OFF, OBJ, 3DS, COLLADA, PTX, V3D, PTS, APTS, XYZ, GTS, TRI, ASC, X3D, X3DV, VRML, ALN - Export:PLY, STL, OFF, OBJ, 3DS, COLLADA, VRML, DXF, GTS, U3D, IDTF, X3D
Model format-conversion software. Imports Wavefront (OBJ & MTL), 3D studio (3DS), LightWave (LWO), AutoCAD (DXF), POV-Ray 3.X mesh or mesh2, VRML (WRL, GZ), and Raw Triangle (RAW); exports Wavefront (OBJ & MTL) and many formats not directly usable by Poser or Daz Studio.

Content Creation edit

Art of Illusion
requires Java 6 or later (Windows or Linux) or OS X 10.6 or later (Mac) OR
Blender Wiki:
Design virtual models you can build with LEGO® bricks. Output in OBJ format
Scupltris or ZBrush Core Mini
Wings 3D

Content Creation: Plants edit

An Ivy Generator or
Alien Branches for Ivy Generator or common use
Alien Leaf for Ivy Generator or common use
Tree It

Rendering Software edit

Postwork Software edit

FotoSketcher is a freeware program to turn photos (or renders) to paintings (landscapes, architecture, portraits, etc.) automatically. Over 20 different styles are available from pencil sketches to watercolor or oil paintings, pen & ink drawings and cartoons. Available in 32bit and 64bit versions.
The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a freeware image-modification program, very useful for postwork.

Software Addons edit

MatRoomPreview OBJ Replacement
Replace your poser 11 Mat Room Preview superfly Head with a flat plane or
matroom project - Quick switch or
MMX-Dark DS - A Dark user style for Daz Studio
MMX-Dark DS is a user style for Daz Studio. Its a dark theme intended to be easier on the eyes for long term use. To install it, in windows, place it in the following location: C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\DAZ 3D\Studio4\user styles

Software Collections edit

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