Well you don’t get this kind of deal on Artist software ever. pmG is having a promotion similar to what Groupon does daily. Here is how it goes. If enough people purchase the deal ($10 for basic or $40 for pro), then the people will get it at that price instead of the retail ($600/$1200 respectively). Now if it is not met, will people will get refunded so no worries.
Now about the program itself if you’re unfamiliar with. It’s an animation and renderer software package. Messiah studio is used a lot for animating characters with great results. The renderer is based off a render called Arnold renderer. The roots are the same, but have branched off. It’s still very capable. Think of Mental Ray and the likes. This is not a 3D modeling software. It’s strictly an animation and renderer.
You’re asking why should I get it. Well if you work in 3D or character animation, it hands down a no brainer. When in you’re life time do you get a software that is more than 90% off legally. Also, the character animation tools are one of the best. Auto rigging, onion skinning, etc. The list can keep on going. There are many plugins that can be used to import export the animation to whatever 3D software you use (Cinema 4d, Blender, Lightwave, etc).
The only catch here, well you don’t know what their goal is. Or when the deal will end. From looking at how the progression has been going, the deal is probably going to last most likely until the weekend. Hopefully, everyone who purchased can get it for that great deal. I for one would love to start animating with it.
Want to see a sample of how great Messiah Studio is for animation, check out the trailer for “850 Meters“:
You can view more of the promotion at pmG official site at www.projectmessiah.com.