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Daz Studio is a free 3D art, morphing, posing, animation and rendering software, it relies on GPU accelerated real-time rendering (unlike KeyShot which relies on CPU rendering) to create photo-realistic results.

Learning Daz Studio would be very helpful for digital artists, teachers creating 3D animations and even tinkerers who are trying to create their first mobile, console or PC game.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Daz Studio, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can start from and follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Daz Studio) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Daz Studio from Scratch

Daz 3D Website

Daz 3D website is the first online outlet where beginners can start learning Daz Studio through video tutorials, it’s worth noting that Daz 3D is the company developing Daz Studio.

Structure: The training is divided into 9 sections (plus a quick start tutorial), each section is divided into video lessons (some are free and others are paid) that covers the various tools in Daz studio.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just select the lesson you’re interested in and click on it and It’ll start right away if it’s free.

 1 - Daz 3D Daz Studio Training

Now, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Many of the video tutorials are free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners.
  3. The training covers basics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using Daz Studio.

Cons

  1. Not all of the tutorials are free.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning Daz Studio.

Daz 3D YouTube Channel

Daz 3D YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Daz Studio through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 11 playlists, beginners should start from the “Daz Studio 3D Software Quick Start” playlist which has 9 video tutorials that allows complete beginners to quickly learn and start using Daz Studio.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

 2 - Cellar3D Vimeo Channel Daz Studio Training

Now, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.
  3. The training covers most of the topics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using Daz Studio.

Cons

  1. Some of the videos cover old versions of the software, though that won’t be a big problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is one of the best online outlets where beginners can start learning Daz Studio for free through video tutorials.

Cellar3D Vimeo Channel

Cellar3D Vimeo Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Daz Studio for free through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 15 video lessons, each video lesson covers certain topics in Daz Studio.

Interface: Standard Vimeo interface.

 3 - Daz 3D YouTube Channel Daz Studio Training

Now, the pros and cons

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers topics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using Daz Studio.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well structured or organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is a very good free online outlet where beginners can start learning Daz Studio through video tutorials.

Daz Studio Tutorials on DeviantArts

Daz Studio Tutorials on DeviantArts is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Daz Studio through text based tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 19 tutorials, every tutorial covers some aspects and tools in the software.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the tutorials you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the tutorial resides.

4 - Daz Studio Tutorials on DeviantArts

Now, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. The training isn’t well-structured or organized for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is a good online outlet for beginners to start learning Daz Studio for free through a text based tutorial.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Daz Studio:

  1. Daz 3D YouTube Channel is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Daz Studio through video tutorials.
  2. Daz Studio Tutorials on DeviantArts is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Daz  Studio through text based tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Daz Studio.