Another week, another set of offers, deals and sales from one of the most popular 3D model stores.
If you’re wondering why I’m being so loyal to DAZ3D, while neglecting equally worthy sites such as Renderosity or Hivewire3D, it’s simply that I write about what I know.
Renderosity has always been geared towards Poser users, in particular those who prefer female characters in skimpy outfits. I know, I know… there are some excellent artist-vendors over there with products that work with DAZ Studio and Genesis, and it’s not all underwear and pouting girls, but that content can be hard to find. I prefer to recommend based on products that I buy, and a marketplace I buy from on a regular basis.
Hivewire3D is also a good site and a must-visit if you are using Dawn in your renders. I’ve happily spent my own money there, on Ken Gilliland’s excellent 3D bird models. Their promotions are more about value stacking bundles than sales, though.
As for DAZ 3D, it’s a marketplace I know and love. After a year of using it, I’m also a lot more familiar now with their often confusing model of sales and promotions. I’m sharing in these weekly posts the same information I wish I’d had at my fingertips as a new 3D content buyer. It sure would have saved me some money! I hope it can do just that for you.
Want to get straight to today’s deals? Visit the Fast Grab section, which will match the current date.
You can also grab the current weekly free* 3d model right here. (It will be the first listed item on the page.)
For more information on the ins and outs of the deals (and what that ‘free*’ means) see the notes.
Now to the end of January 2014 goodies. Catch them while you can…
|28th||3rd Feb||Weekly Freebie||Outdoor Fun Tossing Games||ARTCollaborations||Free*|
|2nd||3rd||Artist Birthday Sale||Entire Store||Canary3d||50% Off|
|31st||2nd||Fast Grab||pw Shaders Bundle||Poseworks||$23.99|
|31st||2nd||Fast Grab||CandeeCurlz Hairstyle||Neftis3D||$4.49|
|31st||2nd||Fast Grab||Guillaume Hair Genesis / M4||Neftis3D||$4.49|
|31st||2nd||Fast Grab||Sharon Hair V4 / Genesis||Neftis3D||$4.49|
|31st||2nd||Fast Grab||Beautiful Black Hairstyles||Neftis3D||$4.49|
|31st||2nd||Fast Grab||CoreySpikes Hairstyle||Neftis3D||$4.79|
|31st||31st||Flash Sale||Entire Store||Dreamlight||50% Off|
|30th||31st||Flash Sale||Entire Store||Predatron||50% Off|
|30th||1st||Top Sellers||28 best-selling products||Various||30% Off|
|30th||30th||Fast Grab||Troll Forest Bundle||DAZ 3D||$13.49|
|30th||30th||Fast Grab||Bashers and Bludgeons||blondie9999||$4.49|
|30th||30th||Fast Grab||M4 Legionnaire||Mystique-||$5.08|
|29th||29th||Fast Grab||Teensy for K4||Thorne, Sarsa||$4.49|
|29th||29th||Fast Grab||Shamus O’Shaughnessy for K4||Thorne, Sarsa||$4.49|
|29th||29th||Fast Grab||Dynamic Skinny Jeans and Blouse (K4)||DAZ 3D||$3.89|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Anatomy 4 Pro Bundle||DAZ 3D||$68.99|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Female Anatomy Bundle||DAZ 3D||$29.99|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Male Anatomy Bundle||DAZ 3D||$29.99|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Deck the Halls Bundle||DAZ 3D||$32.28|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Deck the Halls Bundle 2||DAZ 3D||$32.28|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||The Kids 4 Pro Bundle||DAZ 3D||$29.99|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Safari Starter Bundle||DAZ 3D||$29.99|
|28th||30th||Fast Grab||Predator vs. Prey Dinosaur Bundle||DAZ 3D||$29.99|
|28th||28th||Flash Sale||Entire Store||RingoMonfort||50% Off|
|28th||28th||Fast Grab||K4 Salopette||Mystique-||$3.58|
|28th||28th||Fast Grab||Retro and Junkyard Jetpacks||Valandar||$1.79|
|27th||27th||2013 Favorites||Project EYEris||DimensionTheory||70% Off = $5.99|
|27th||27th||2013 Favorites||Skull Cove Complete||3D Universe||70% Off = $19.49|
|27th||27th||2013 Favorites||Horned Barbarian||Bobbie25, Sarsa||70% Off = $5.99|
|27th||27th||Artist Sale||Entire Store||OziChick||30% Off|
|27th||27th||Flash Sale||Entire Store||Valea||60% Off|
|27th||27th||Flash Sale||Entire Store||Val3dart||60% Off|
|27th||27th||Fast Grab||Safari Furniture for Kids4||Capsces Digital Ink, The3dZone||$2.99|
|27th||27th||Fast Grab||Jael Hair||Neftis 3D||$5.09|
|22nd||29th||Artist Sale||Entire Store||First Bastion||1=30%, 2=40%, 3=50%|
|21st||27th||Weekly Freebie||Action Kicker Boots||Sarsa, Xena||Free*|
I don’t include “buy this, get a discount on that” promotions. Too complicated. I’ll just note that this week saw a 3 day Year of the Horse Promotion in which you could (among other things) get $10 off the horse category, a free Millennium Horse (that’s the old one) and 70% of DAZ Horse 2 (that’s the 2013 one)… provided you bought 2 from a small selection of new releases.
Those new releases include the ARTMakeover merchant resource which does look lovely — and I very much appreciate that Ann thought of us GIMP users and included PNGs with the PSD files. As you’ll know if you’ve looked around my site, I enjoy doing digital face paint / fantasy make up myself. So I can see how much work Ann has put into this. While I still want to try doing this kind of thing for myself too (had a go with a face paint, with OK results for a first attempt), Ann’s pack would be a fantastic place to start. That one is heading straight for my wishlist.
It looks like we’re being treated to some high-value bundles in Fast Grab this week. Clearly guts attract a good price these days — the regular retail price of the Anatomy Pro Bundle (for generation 4) is $229.95 crisp US dollars.
Another old but good bundle is Kids 4 Pro. There hasn’t really been anything to match this since it was released way back then. Genesis comes with a ‘basic child’ morph that can be used for either gender, but it took an independent PA, Zev0, to give us more refined male and female child morphs for Genesis and Genesis 2 (generation 6). While these new morphs are more versatile in some ways and let you use the latest generations, the advantage of a DAZ Original like Kids 4 is that a bundle gives you a lot of content at a great price. Like what? Well, for Kids 4 Pro, a range of clothing, hair, poses, morph sliders and additional characters (custom skin materials and morphs). Which is even better when discounted by 70%!
The only real decision, then, is do you stay with generation 4 for your child characters and pick up Kids 4 to join Victoria and Michael 4, or do you morph your newer Genesis figures? Or you could do both.
The Safari Starter Bundle is even older, but wild animal models aren’t easy to come by in this 3d world, so grab it while it’s at 70% off if you see a use for African animals in your renders. If dinosaurs are your thing, then the Predator vs. Prey pack would be well worth a look — like Kids 4 Pro and the Safari bundle, it’s down from $99.95 to $29.99.