One of our favorite past times is creating 3D characters. We have created all the characters for author C.A. Michaels in her Elite Agents of S.E.V.E.N. series. We use Daz 3D. It is easy to use and user friendly. Out of all the 3D modeling software out there, artist Cynthia Michaels of Sevenia Studios prefers Daz.
Creating a character model is easy but tweaking and clothing them can be difficult and time consuming. And the one thing about Daz is, you have to buy products once you download the free software. The software is free and they do offer free stuff but it’s limited. However, if you’re good enough, you can create products and other things right in Daz or in their other program, Hexagon.
After Cynthia creates a character in Daz, she’ll import the rendered image into photoshop and create the background with many commercial brushes she’s saved over the years. Having a bachelor degree in design and strong passion for creating characters and stories, she has spent the last two years focusing on 3d character design.
However, her advertising, branding, and desktop publishing skills have helped her create many worlds for author C.A. Michaels. Yes they are the same person. The secret is out. Cynthia is also creator of Sevenia Studios.
The 3D characters she has created for the Elite Agents of S.E.V.E.N. are all from scratch. First starting with a plain model, she envisions what the characters look like. Most times she will describe them first in the books. But at other times, she just creates them with a vision in her mind.
Below are the Elite Agents of S.E.V.E.N. In the second image, Elite Agent Jennifer Long poses with her husband Brian. If you want to learn more about the world of Artist Cynthia Michaels and Author C.A. Michaels, visit their websites at: Sevenia Studios | Author C.A. Michaels