Love this picture from the Exidium Corp., which perhaps points the way toward combining sci-fi art with wildlife art.
My recent survey of DAZ and Poser content for ‘alien wildlife and fauna’ suggests there’s a big gap in the market for this sort of creature content in 3D. How many would buy it is another matter — but Dinoraul’s excellent dinosaurs, perhaps the closest 3D content, seem to sell well and to command high prices.
I believe the videogame Planet Explorers tries to do something similar to this sort of ‘alien safari’ theme, though with not-so-lush graphics (I think it’s an MMO, hence the need for the circa 2004 low-poly style?). But the animal designs in it are pretty inventive…
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.