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Author Topic: Digital Painting/texture creation software bundle  (Read 4151 times)
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« on: July 23, 2011, 11:11:48 AM »

In case that someone is thinking about buying one or more of the following programs:
- Curvy 3D 1.6 by Aartform (3D modeler)
- TwistedBrush Pro by Pixarra (2D paint)
- Genetica 3.0 Basic by Spiral Graphics (Textures)
- Dj D Artagnan by John Somnitz (music)
- Project Dogwaffle 4.1 by Dan Ritchie  (2D Paint - this is not the latest version, but anyway) 
- Archipelis Designer 2 by Archipelis (Basic photo-to-3D modeler)
- Texture anarchy by Digital Anarchy (Textures) 
- AnyFX for Project Dogwaffle by Pixelan (Visual Effects)
- Dynamic Auto Painter (DAP) by Mediachance (2D painting (literally) program)

Then check this web site: http://www.coolcreativebundle.com/
I'm still wondering where the catch is, but they offer all nine for a total of 59$.
(I'm not related to any of these guys, just thought, some of you would like to know as I would have when I bought one of the programs some time ago)
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 04:20:09 PM »

Seems too good to be true. So I think it probably is. . . undecided
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 09:38:27 PM »

Exellent deal if this is true but question remains - who dives first  smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 11:13:42 PM »

Yeah. Something feels a little shaky. Oddly enough it's that "4% to charity" that really strikes me as strange. Almost feels like window dressing although I may be just getting a little too cynical.

I suppose one thing you could try is to contact some of the allegedly participating software publishers (with the link) and ask them if they can confirm the legitimacy this offer.

If it's on the level it's a really good deal. But it does sound almost too good. huh

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Update:

I sent a quick email to a few of the companies listed asking them to confirm if they're in on this offer. I'll post when/if I hear back from them. Cool
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 08:53:31 AM »

Sorry, I should have mentioned in my first post: I got notice about this bundle from one of the participants, the Dogwaffle newsletter; I also found a link to this page in the forum of Curvy 3D.

So I don't think it's an illegal offer; I rather thought of restricted or older versions. My first impression was that it's only Dogwaffle who participate with the previous version, but I just did some more research and figured out the following:
  • As mentioned already, Project Dogwaffle is currently at 5.1b, but participates with 4.1 (and they promote this bundle quite a bit, so I guess, it's primarily driven by them; however, they don't hide the version difference in any way)
  • Curvy 3D is at 2.0 right now, but is listed in the bundle with 1.6. However, the forum contains a post saying that you can upgrade from 1.5 without extra costs.
  • TwistedBrush is at 18.07 right now, listed in the bundle with 16.24, and their FAQ says "Upgrades to the next major version will be available for a fee" (30$ apparently); the regular price listed as a saving would apply to 18.07 though.
  • Genetica is at 3.6, but listed with 3.0 in the bundle; I haven't figured out yet, though, whether 3.6 is a free upgrade then.
  • The others seem to be current or do not specify a version number.
Just sent an e-mail to them and asked for further information.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 09:56:26 AM »

^Well that makes more sense. Offering older versions of priducts at a steep discount with no eligibility for upgrade pricing is a fairly common offer.  smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011, 01:08:30 PM »

Looks like it really is legit. Amazing. A real bargain! smiley

This from Pixarra:

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Hello,

Yes this is a valid offer and Pixarra is taking part in this bundled offer with a slightly older version of TwistedBrush Pro Studio. The version of TwistedBrush Pro Studio included with the package is 16.28. The very latest version of TwistedBrush is 18.07. However, this is still a fantastic offer and once licensed for TwistedBrush you can move up to the latest version at the upgrade priced directly with us.

Let me know if you other questions.

Best Regards,

Ken Carlino
Pixarra
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011, 05:07:50 PM »

Genetica 3.6 Basic alone retails for $150. So, yeah, that's a really nice price!
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 05:18:43 PM »

A very tempting offer; Nice find, jeme!


Right now PD is on offer in general:

Quote from: Project Dogwaffle
Try PD Pro 4, 5 or 6 (aka PD Howler)

coupon code: COMICON2011

30% off regular price for PD Pro 4, 5, and 6 (aka PD Howler)

hurry, this discount expires August 15, 2011
http://www.thebest3d.com/...sales/special_promos.html

Also:
PD Pro 3.5 is $9(!) - save 69% Normal price $29 is ridiculously low already but that's not stopping us.

Good through September 5, 2011 (Labor Day)

Here's how:

    (optional) Post this news on your blogs, social medias and forums.
    no discount coupon needed, the price reduction is automatic.
    Special Reward: If you help us sell over 2000 units of these by Labor Day (September 5), you'll also get a free upgrade to PD Pro 4(!)

    order here:
https://secure.bmtmicro.c...36&PRODUCTID=18360007

Note: You can buy an upgrade to higher versions too if you like. You'll
get the full version 3.5, which shows a free update that includes 3.6 and 3.7


http://www.thebest3d.com/...sales/special_promos.html
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 02:47:02 PM »

Yeah, we have Howler 7.2 on there, and we don't make much on each one, but hopefully they'll sell a lot of copies, and we can get some upgrades out of it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 02:30:32 AM »

"Today", Monday 24 June 2013: Project Dogwaffle Howler 8.2 S.E.
"S"="special": certain filters not included.
Normal price: $99 ("certain filters included")

Quote from: Giveaway of the Day
Quote from: Dogwaffle
A paint program like no other. Project Dogwaffle Howler lets you paint with a large number of natural media styles as well as unique medias like particle foliage, animated brushes and more. Tablet devices are fully supported.

There are advanced painting modes such as symmetry painting. There are a large number of filters that operate in real-time and full-screen. Also provided are video and animation tools such as a timeline, keyframer, batch scanning, cleanup, exposure sheet, rotoscoping, and motion tracking.

http://www.giveawayofthed...com/dogwaffle-howler-8-2/

re-edit:

The setup made my security program all jumpy, flashing more than ten yellow and red alerts!,
but I believe the installation is safe.

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.Net framework 4 is suggested but not required to operate (it is required for several plugins)


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