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    You can buy messiahStudio5, a 3D rendering and animation software for just $10. The software comes in two separate editions Basic, going for $10 USD and Pro going for $40 USD. These products would normally cost you $499 to $1195 at regular price.

    There is however one catch to the deal; You will only get your license to the purchased edition you chose if the company sells a fixed number of licenses during this challenge. The challenge is somewhat of an experiment, so in fairness to their customers if they don't make their goal, you'll get a full refund of your money instead.




    Quote from the website: "This is the same software that studios and individuals, in more than 60 countries of the world, have been using to create visual effects for some of your favorite movies, commercials, games and music videos; and now you can get it at a no excuses price, if you "Dare To Share‚ΡΆ". People using our software have been nominated for Academy Awards, and changed their lives creating things they'd never thought possible on their own. CG Animated Features, Visual Effects, Consumer Product and Architectural Visualization, Simulation, Plugin Development, Smart Phone App Animation and Game Development Export; What will you do? "


    For more information about this deal and Messiah Studio go to www.projectmessiah.com.




    Gallery Examples of Messiah Studio 5 Capabilities
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. AthenaOfDelphi's Avatar
      AthenaOfDelphi -
      I hope enough people go for it... seems like a really good bit of software.
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      I allready moved some money to my paypal account.. still deciding whether I should buy it (and which version)
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      Well I went ahead and bought the pro version. I just hope the challenge works and I get to have this software. I am trying to find reviews of it but so far every search results is pages talking about the offer, I want to know about the software.
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      Cheers - will read those today. A quick glance at your links looks promising. Just checked and they are getting closer t5o their goal - I do hope they make it - wish Embarcadero did the same thing with Delphi XE
    1. Traveler's Avatar
      Traveler -
      I bought the pro version a couple days ago. It seems to work quite nice with Lightwave. (for insiders, there's mdd support, which means you can export your motions and use that in your LW scenes). Also, I hope people will create some tutorials, as they are quite rare atm.
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      Would it be possible to use animated characters in our own game projects? I'm not really familiar with skeletal animation and the fileformats that support it. Loading the animations into your own code will make it much more interesting ofcourse.

      Still waiting for that money to appear on my paypal account (transferring it takes a couple of days )
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      You can buy using paypal without having funds in paypal. It just automatically credits your credit card.
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      Hmm... but I don't have a creditcard. I only "linked" my online bankaccount with paypal, but transfer still takes time. If I see that sales are going too fast, I'll probably ask someone else to buy it for me with a creditcard and i'll pay back later. However, if possible I want to pay myself ofcourse.
    1. Traveler's Avatar
      Traveler -
      I have not tried the demo yet, but from what I understand and have read in several forums, export options are quite limited. The two most mentioned file types are fbx and mdd. The latter is mostly used in 3d animation packages such as Maya and Lightwave, while fbx is more commonly used in game engines. Unity for example. There is also directx support, but some have reported problems.

      Again, I haven't seen it myself yet, so don't take this as 100% correct.
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      Quote Originally Posted by chronozphere View Post
      Hmm... but I don't have a creditcard. I only "linked" my online bankaccount
      ah ok - I wasn't aware that that was possible. I thought it had to be linked to a debit or credit card
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      I decided to avoid the risk and just ask my bro to buy it with his creditcard. After taking the exchange rate of the dollar into account, it turned out to be an awesome deal. I really hope we'll reach that goal (Will take another day or two, I believe).
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      They got there - now when can we download?
    1. Traveler's Avatar
      Traveler -
      I haven't yet received official news but you can download from here: http://www.projectmessiah.com/x6/downloadFull.html

      Also read this:
      Messiah's license is tied to a piece of storage hardware, like a hard drive or USB stick. If you tie it to your hard drive then you are confined to using Messiah on only that computer but if you tie it to a USB stick, Messiah becomes portable. Also, if you tie it to a hard drive, I'm not sure how complicated the license transfer process is in the event that you get a new computer, whereas you will not have that problem if you tie to a USB stick.
    1. chronozphere's Avatar
      chronozphere -
      Oh, I'm soow glad I responded on time. Wasn't expecting it to be over this soon to be honest.
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      That seems a bit restrictive. I don't want to have to drag a USB stick from my home office to my work office.
    1. AthenaOfDelphi's Avatar
      AthenaOfDelphi -
      Quote Originally Posted by czar View Post
      That seems a bit restrictive. I don't want to have to drag a USB stick from my home office to my work office.
      It's a lot more flexibility than some people provide... I'll just buy a memory stick, stuff it on there and add it to my ever increasing collection of dongles... besides... it could be worse... you could need to hump an entire PC around with you
    1. czar's Avatar
      czar -
      True - however, I don't have any easy accessible USB ports not already in use. Anyway - no worries - haven't receive a confirmation of a license yet
    1. AthenaOfDelphi's Avatar
      AthenaOfDelphi -
      Quote Originally Posted by czar View Post
      True - however, I don't have any easy accessible USB ports not already in use
      Ah... yes, there is that... I've run out of those too
    1. Traveler's Avatar
      Traveler -
      Perhaps a usb hub might help in this case?
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