Not sure the catch, if there is one, but this is a pretty epic deal on face value, hard to beat free! I just finished the checkout process and as you can see, it really is free:
Your order contains: DAZ Studio 4 Pro 1 @ $429.95 = $429.95 Bryce 7 Pro 1 @ $249.95 = $249.95 Hexagon 2.5 - Download... Hexagon - Bo... 1 @ $149.95 = $149.95 Tax: $0.00 Shipping: $0.00 Discount: -$829.85 Paid via Gift Cert/Voucher/other credit: ($0.00) Total: $0.00 =========================================================================
You have to sign up, and they will confirm your email address, so use a real one.
Oh, and their servers are getting absolutely hammered right now, so have some patience. For those wondering, these are real applications and those are their real prices, so this is quite a bargain and time limited to my understanding.
As to the applications:
Daz Studio Pro
DAZ Studio is a feature rich 3D figure customization, posing, and animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital illustrations and animations. DAZ Studio is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and 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.
With DAZ Studio 4 you can…
- Create custom 3D characters and avatars
- Produce illustrations for books, comics, and graphic novels
- Make your own CG movies
- Quickly make your own editorial artwork
- Create graphic design elements
- Design virtual environments with animated fly-throughs
So, basically it sounds like Poser, not sure how much this one use would be but worth checking out for free.
Discover why Bryce has earned its place as the favorite 3D modeling and animation package of so many for so long. Bryce 7 Pro combines powerful features with a smart and simple user interface to make the creation of digital landscapes easier and more realistic than ever. Bryce 7 Pro proves that the only limit to creation is your own imagination.
Bryce I’ve used in the past, it used to be a rather one of a kind package, although now it’s functionality is often included in game engines like UDK. Anyways, it allows you to easily build and render landscapes and terrain easily. The results are actually rather amazing too. This is surely a tool to add to your arsenal, especially for free! The Pro version exports to Callada, so can easily be slotted into your workflow.
Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create detailed 3D 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 3D paint, and instant ambient occlusion. Hexagon provides you with all the options of expensive competitor software, but at an affordable price.
Basically it’s a modeling package, I have absolutely no experience with this application, but again the price is right.
Oh, and your “purchase” gives you Mac and PC binaries!
In a world of 3000+$ graphic apps, this is an offer too good to ignore! So, go check it out before it expires!