SIGGRAPH 2020 now has a handy Open Access page for public content. Spotted in the 2020 sections: using physics to make 3D fonts dance; deeply emotional talking heads; AI for lineart colorisation; stylization in realtime; and anime-style colorization. They’ve also usefully added collected links to public/open material from conferences back to 2015.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.