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moutarde
02-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Hey guys, just thought I'd let you all know that Bryce 7 Pro (a 3d terrain modelling program) is being offered for free this month over at www.daz3d.com for this month. They're also offering full versions of some of their other software for free as well. :)

guyanonymous
02-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Thanks! And Hexagon looks potentially useful as well.

Coyotemax
02-01-2012, 07:22 PM
For the paranoid amongs us, it does require registering with the site to download. and it did ask for a billing/shipping address.

however the download is taking place right now.. and it sent me the serials.. and it appears there are a fair number of add ons available that come along with the download.

and yeah, no charge!

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woot.

Korash
02-01-2012, 09:19 PM
yeah, I got the serials too :D

the DL will have to wait for us to get the billing sorted out with my provider....we just upgraded our internet and the bastages CUT our band width to a quarter of what it is supposed to be... :(( don'cha just LOVE MaBell???

Coyotemax
02-02-2012, 02:57 AM
So I was doing a bit of research, since to me, the concept of "if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is" is more a truism than not.

That's a lot of money they're passing up. But then I looked at one of the posts on their forum and it all makes sense.
Tilt said it very well a few days ago.. "However "free" is a matter of keeping out of the shop after you bought it - I'm now a platinum member and have all ready bought a lot of stuff *lol* "

They're counting on new customers getting hooked.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that as a bad thing. In fact this will probably help quite a bit. Looking through pirate sites for the program isn't worth the effort compared to getting the real thing with full support... and if the extras are reasonably priced then there's a huge increase to that market.

I've been saying that the big software programs should be more reasonably priced for a long time. And this would certainly help that.

tilt
02-02-2012, 03:40 AM
I agree, this is definitly the way to go - some people will never buy anything, but they wouldn't buy the program anyway - but a percentage of those who get the program will turn to the shops at some point - and perhaps buy upgrades and such... DAZ 3D has two "bigger" versions as well that people might buy at some point :)

ravells
02-02-2012, 04:22 AM
Excellent! Thank Moutarde!!!

Lukc
02-02-2012, 04:43 AM
W00t! Shiny! :)

This makes me a happy camper! Now to find some time to use this stuff ... -.-

Midgardsormr
02-02-2012, 10:50 PM
FYI, you don't have to provide a physical address to download the software. I just went ahead and clicked through without trouble.

Maybe someday I'll actually learn how to use it. I picked up Bryce 5.5 when they released it for free but never got much past installing it.

krasimir
02-03-2012, 09:23 AM
Yeah, I remember tinkering with Bryce on a Macintosh Quadra back in 1996. I might get it for purely nostalgic purposes.

Korash
02-03-2012, 12:29 PM
I picked up the bundle...just to have, mostly, but might use, if I can ever return to serious mapping....Glad I got it, cause it saved me some money.

You are right about being tempted by the other products in the store.....that fantasy bundle for the DS looks soooo nice.......

And here is some rep heading Moutarde's way for posting it :)

Jaxilon
02-03-2012, 07:15 PM
I also picked it up as I have always wanted to learn some of this stuff. I never had the funds to do it so now it comes down to a matter of time and drive to dig into it.

We'll see but thanks for the heads up as well!

Coyotemax
02-03-2012, 07:45 PM
I'm looking at it from the perspective of now's the chance to see how it is at creating 3d maps out of ones I've already made ;)

*looks at The Isles and starts pondering*

Korash
02-03-2012, 11:12 PM
one thing that bugs me about this is that when you click through any of the "tutorials " links you end up at the splash page to download the bundle... :( Youtube here I come......

For those who have yet to look at this...you get Bryce - a 3D landscape renderer, DAZstudio which is a 3D character renderer, and Hexagon which is a 3D object renderer...and all for the whopping price of 00,000.00 dollars, or lira or even pesos but not for long....

jelie
02-06-2012, 11:51 AM
I never in a million years would have even considered purchasing any of this software, too far out of my league and not worth the money. But with the core software fee, I have afeeling I will be reaching into my wallet more often then not in that store getting little tid-bits here and there to create some fun things.

This sale is nothing short of utter genius.

Also, for those of you wondering, the only thing I needed to provide to get the serials was my email address. It has places to enter billing info, but I just skipped over that and before I knew it I had the serial codes waiting in my inbox. No risk at all. (Unless you guard your email that closely.)

Now... to finally get around to partitioning this hard drive of mine and installing windows 7 next to my current linux operating system so I can run these guys.

CP Sennett
02-14-2012, 08:30 AM
I have 5.5 and 6 and its cracking software indeed. Really good stuff.

QT Games
02-18-2012, 04:11 PM
DAZ and their software is definitely legit. I own many of their products and have for years, but I hadn't kept Bryce updated as I never really used it much, though it looked fun. That said, I downloaded the 3 freebies last night and neglected to read the sys requirements. Bryce won't run if you have OSX Lion installed on a mac, which was my case, so it won't be running any time soon for me. I hope the rest of you have fun with it though. :)

bloodymage
02-18-2012, 06:30 PM
All right, I bit, but it just means more to learn. Sigh...

bloodymage
02-18-2012, 09:29 PM
Wow. Just got them downloaded and installed. Those are some powerful programs! Hell, I have enough trouble with Word! They'll be fun to play with, though.

Midgardsormr
02-18-2012, 09:30 PM
It seems just a little bit absurd to me that a point release of the OS breaks software. I understand that there are quite a few programs that ran under 10.6 that don't under 10.7.

AlanShutko
02-18-2012, 11:13 PM
It seems just a little bit absurd to me that a point release of the OS breaks software. I understand that there are quite a few programs that ran under 10.6 that don't under 10.7.

Well, OS X point releases are the same as other folks full releases. The biggest reason things stopped working was that Lion stopped supporting Rosetta, so old programs that were written for Power PC would not run. That doesn't seem to be the problem with Bryce, but I don't know what the problem was... whether they were depending on some unspecified behavior that changed in 10.7 or whether they hit a Lion bug.

Alex
02-21-2012, 02:26 AM
Is it possible to download and then keep it to install later? Right now my PC lacks a new PSU and graphics card, so I don't want to overload my system. :(

Coyotemax
02-21-2012, 02:49 AM
When you download, it also sends you a serial number. so yes, you could download and keep for later - what i would do (as I do with most of myt archived progs with serials) is burn the install to disk along with a text file that includes the serial :) (or if you have a big enough backup drive just make a folder and put in the install with the text file).

mirgarr
02-21-2012, 05:13 AM
Today is free?

silverhead
02-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Maybe it's a moot question, but ... has anyone tried these on Linux, with Wine? Because my only Windows installation is in a VM, and I'm not sure it would be too suitable to run this kind of software.

Falconer111
03-06-2012, 06:35 PM
I honestly don't have a clue how to use these, but I'll explore, I guess.

Paramenides
03-11-2012, 07:13 PM
That is certainly a damned good deal. I've been wanting to get into 3D modeling for some time, and getting a program without pirating it takes a load off my mind. Thanks a bunch for sharing!

indigorising
12-13-2012, 10:30 PM
silverhead: I have a mac, not a Linux system, so take this with a grain of salt: from what I've read online, Bryce Pro 7 seems to run fine with a VM in most cases - using VM Fusion, Parallels, etc. It is not behaving with Wine on my mac, though, which is a bummer. (The interface with Bryce seems much more straightforward and intuitive to me than that of Blender or Terragen, so I'd prefer to work in Bryce. But absent that I'm just going to watch a ton of blender tutorial videos and hope I can manage until they get Bryce to behave.)