The Platinum Club is easily the best way for a new or enthusiastic digital artist to stock up on 3d models without spending a fortune (if you also shop with Renderosity, check out Prime Membership as a similar but different scheme). Last summer the DAZ3D club was reinvented as Platinum Club Plus, bringing with it new benefits but also higher prices — necessary for the club’s survival. However, there are many years worth of older content still available at the unbeatable price of $1.99, and the newer content (with an introductory discount) can start from as low as a couple of dollars and will rarely go up to the maximum of $7.99. Considering what you can get for those few dollars, the claim that ‘the membership pays for itself’ is an accurate one.
I sat on the fence for a long time before finally joining, and cringe at the money I could have saved in those early days when I was still worried it was a scam. Most people seem to jump right in, but if you’ve been undecided about benefits you’ll get a lot out of today’s promotion. The Platinum Club Teaser is a one day only event for non-members to try the club out by getting PC+ prices on everything with the purple PC+ sign (you can also filter the store to show only PC+). So you’ll get all those $1.99 prices, plus the new PC+ pricing on more recent items. As you’ll see, this is considerably less than your usual 30% introductory discount.
It’s a great chance to snap up some bargains. Whether you like clothes, architectural environments by artists like Jack Tomalin or ForbiddenWhispers, shader presets, a wide vareity of hair styles (mostly by goldtassel), petipet vehicles and crafts, or poses by FeralFey… it’s all there and a whole lot more besides.
If you are a new user, there’s going to be way too much choice. The good news is that you only need to go back through 6 or so months to get those $1.99 prices. I’d recommend going for several outfits and hairs that you’ll use again and again. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Clothing for G2F:
- The Morphing Fantasy Dress (there are versions for each generation so make sure you go for the G2F one if you are using the current generation 6 figures)
- Corvidae Dress
- Sighni Outfit
- Winter Fantasy
- Dark Passion
- Lucille’s Bikini
- Clothing for G2M:
- Dark Passion
- Night Guard
- Elven Warrior
- Hair (G2F fits):
- Flirty Hair
- NJA Ponytail Hair
- Innocent Hair
- Viking Male/Viking Female Hair
- Sultry Hair
- End of Summer Hair
You can also get some nice characters, but be aware that a number of them will only give you the pictured results if you own the required base character (he or she will have a 6 after the name, e.g. Belle 6, Lilith 6).
As well as enjoying this sale, be sure to stop by Fast Grab which has a new selection of products — details and link below.
See the banners on the DAZ Store Homepage for the current promotions. Scroll down this post for current freebies and fast grab links.
The active promotions are:
- Platinum Club + Teaser — Today only, non-members get PC+ prices, members get 40% discount and also 10% off gift cards.
- Natural Beauty — Buy 2 of yesterday’s nature-themed new releases for a 40% discount on each plus 40% off 117 selected products from Andrey Pestryakov, BoneTech3D, Alessandro_AM, LMX3D and 3D-GHDesign.
- Stonemason & Friends — Buy both Stonemason new releases to trigger a 50% discount on Friday’s other new releases, 50% on Stonemason, Liquid Rust, MikeyMadeMe and Oskarsson stores, and 40% on 12 related items.
- Tutorials, Brushes, & Effects Resource Sale — 30% off 1, 40% off 2, 50% off 3, 60% off 4 or more.
- HiveWire3D: Birds and Botanicals Sale — 15% off all sale products, plus you can use your reward points for an increased saving.
If you have previously bought from Stonemason you might have an additional offer once you log-in. This is customer-specific so is not guaranteed.
New Today on DAZ3D: Monday 26th January
None so far today.
Other Discounts Today on DAZ3D: Monday 26th January
Flash Sales: None right now.
Fast Grab has now changed from the weekend selection to a new selection of 14 products. These are mostly Nightshift3D but there are 3 by Magix101 too, so if you like these artists’ work you are in luck. Nightshift3D works in the sci-fi and industrial genre, Magix101 these days creates large-scale natural and futuristic fantasy environments. A good chance to discover them if you haven’t bought from them before.
If you are not into sci-fi or cityscapes, you might like Somerset Valley. Take a look at everything that’s included in this nature environment (84 trees, 17 of which are full 3d models, just for starters…)
|Artist||Product||You Pay||You Save|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Tech Corridor||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Reactor Chamber||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Engineering Shaft||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Security Checkpoint||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Control Center||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Containment Tank||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Landing Bay||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Computer Room||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Medical Lab||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Stasis Chamber||$5.99||$13.97|
|Nightshift3D||Odysseon Station Corridor Junction||$5.99||$13.97|
Probably your last chance to get the useful Junk Alley which will disappear soon after a new weekly freebie is released.
12 older products currently available for free, but likely to change to a new selection soon:
- Dark Priest Poses for M5
- James for M5
- Otherworldly Wonders: Tamesis
- Garden Pavilion
- Anime Nurse Textures* (Anime Nurse has 70% off at the moment)
- Starla Hair Colors*
- Open Front Dress Textures*
- Kids Toys*
- Veranil M4 Unimesh Fits*
- RM Willow for Stephanie 4*
*NOTE: Check the required products for these items as they are textures or other add-ons that won’t work alone. (The M5 poses can be used with other figures, you’ll need to own M5 to use the James morph and texture but can also apply the texture to G2M if you have M5 UV maps.)