Category Archives: Animation Applications

DAZ Studio Pro was $429.95 – Now FREE – Plus 2 More Freebies

imageRegular reader Delenn13, who not only provides good solid practical advice in her comments, but often passes on details of super freebie offers which she comes upon – has done it again.

Here’s a fantastic offer from DAZ. I’ve been a DAZ  3-D user for years and I can tell you – these are spectacular products.

On to  Delenn13

Just a heads up. Don’t know when this will end. But if you are into 3-D animation/modeling/graphics/art. You need this now! Just the 3 programs are worth over 800.00. Plus if you search in the stores, they have 50 items free.

DAZ Studio Pro was $429.95 / Now FREE

This 3-D software package includes DAZ Studio Pro, a feature rich 3-D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital illustrations and 3-D animations. DAZ Studio Pro is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and 3-D animations using virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, environments and more. Simply select your subject and/or setting, arrange accessories, setup lighting, and begin creating beautiful artwork.

Bryce 7 Pro was $249.95 / Now FREE

Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3-D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3-D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard. Originally created by Eric Wenger, Kai Krause and Phil Clevenger.

Hexagon 2.5 was $149.95 / Now FREE

Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create detailed 3-D models ready for final render. Packed with features such as; DAZ Studio Bridge, sculpted primitives, freehand modeling brushes, micro-displacement modeling tools, comprehensive UV-mapping modules, advanced 3-D paint, and instant ambient occlusion. Hexagon provides you with all the options of expensive competitor software, but at an affordable price.

DAZ 3-D – Free 3-D Software and 3-D Model Providers

Yes, you have to sign up for it. Yes, you have to sign up for newsletters. BUT.. They do keep your Serial numbers for you. Plus they will send you offers for cash vouchers and a lot of the plug ins are offered free in the newsletters. You just have to search for them. The programs themselves are great but some of the add on are really cool.

Note: From experience..I know. If you sign up or get a program/add on/plugin/tutorial, make sure you download them right away. The downloads will expire.

Thank you Delenn13!


Filed under Animation Applications, downloads, Free Full Versions

MachStudio Pro 2 – Price Cut From $4000 To Zero!

imageA product price reduction is one thing, but reducing the product price from $4000 to zero, zilch, nada – well, that’s a whole other thing. In a rather surprising move, StudioGPU, the developers of MachStudio Pro 2 (which has an excellent reputation in the 3-D industry), has done just that. Sort of beats a Wal-Mart rollback hands down!

If serious animation is your thing, and you have the hardware to support it – then rush on over to StudioGPU, and download their flagship product – MachStudio Pro 2.

I should point out; this application is not a toy – this is the real thing; designed by artists for artists, and shaped by the actual demands of a production environment.

Sample screen captures from video productions available at the developer’s site.




Fast facts:

  • Real-time rendering on your desktop — say good-bye to expensive render farms.
  • Groundbreaking levels of interactivity giving the power back to the artist instead of the pipeline.
  • Provides revolutionary workflow allowing manipulation of cameras, lighting, ambient occlusion, animation, and materials in real-time.
  • Seamless interoperability with most leading CG software programs including Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max .
  • Resolution independent, allowing renders at any resolution and format (e.g. 1080P, 720P, 16:9, 4:3, NTSC, PAL and even 2K and beyond).
  • Render as final frame, or as passes for additional compositing work.
  • Generate higher quality CGI results for less time and money.

System requirements:

Windows 7 – 32 bit or 64 bit, Vista Business – 32 bit or 64 bit (SP1 or higher).

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon 64, or AMD Opteron processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB of available disk space
  • 1 GB DirectX 11 compliant video card (tested w/ ATI and NVIDIA)

Download at: StudioGPU

If you’ve got a creative streak, and you have a drive to create imaginary worlds populated with imaginary characters, then this is a terrific opportunity to harness the power of your computer with the magic of MachStudio Pro 2.

Checkout the video at the developer’s site.


I’m not an artist, a movie producer or director, but I’ve been playing with animation creative software since the days of Autodesk’s ground breaking 3-D applications in the 1980s. You can be sure, I’ve already downloaded MachStudio Pro 2.

Special thanks to Michael F., who brought this to my attention.

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