If you are an artist who has no idea of 3d graphics or software, but desires to explore that area, this site is a great place to start. Daz Studio is a free 3d software that allows you to place 3d characters or props in a virtual setting, move cameras around, place lights, change colours, clothes or the sky, then make a still image or create an animated film.Even if you have no practical use for it, it can be treated as an addictive game. I use the software extensively for illustrating various children's books. Another use for traditional artist is that you don't need a live model: just pose your male or female model in Daz, place the lights, and voila! you have a personal reference picture as good as any photograph, without copyright problems!I have also found that my skill as an artist as developed considerably after learning how lights affects surfaces, and how different materials reflect light and so on...Even if you are someone who can’t draw, you can still create great works of realistic art.This software takes hardly any time to learn, you can start from hour one!Bonus: Daz studio gives you loads of free models to start from, and keeps uploading a free model every week for you to download! And another bonus is that all over the net is a community of great souls who work hard to create models for the community to benefit. Any model with the exension .obj can be used in Daz, and almost any model designed for 'Poser' can be used too!You know what I did? I have created a virtual version of myself, whom I place in exotic locations and take ‘photographs!’ Now I’m creating my friend so I shall have company!I wish all artists out there happy rendering and the joy of discovering something new!