Black Friday to Cyber Monday 2013

This Friday is Black Friday. Doesn’t sound that good you might say… well, it is said the name originated from the heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic occurring on the day after Thanksgiving – coloring the streets black. Later an alternative explanation suggested that this day marked the transition to profit and thus starting to write numbers in the books with black ink instead of negative red. Which ever way it was – It is a chance for you to get good deals… And this is exactly what I will try to gather for you here.

Cyber Monday is the online, and these days probably a much bigger brother to Black Friday. It was born after online shopping became much more popular and people started to avoid the rush to the stores, buying from the comforts of their own home during the weekend.

Here are the initial deals. Some started, some will start when the clock turns 00:00 (depending on the local of the provider). I aim for deals directly related to 3d, but also peripherals such as print, portfolio website and hosting, photography and other cool stuff a 3d artist might use or need. If you find something interesting, let me know about it so I can plug it in.

Here they are :

Designconnected 40% Discount on Black Friday

Our good friends at Designconnected are offering a big 40% discount on their library for today, Friday 29th until Monday, December 2nd 23:59 GMT. Take advantage of this offer to stock your favorite / most wanted models! Use the coupon you see in the image below after you signup and login to your DC Dashboard.


iToo Software Forest Pack Pro & RailClone


iToo Software offers a 25% discount on Forest Pack Pro (1yr) & RailClone (1yr) licenses.


RailClone is a 3DS Max plugin for parametric modelling based in custom geometry parts, definable by the user, and a set of construction rules. This new concept of modelling lets you to build complex and realistic structures for Architectural Visualization, Civil Engineering and Interior Design.


Forest Pack

Forest Pack is a plugin for Autodesk 3ds Max, and 3ds Max Design, designed to give a complete solution for creation of vast surfaces of trees and plants.


Exlevel GrowFX


Exlevel are offering 50% Discount on GrowFX!

GrowFX is a system of modeling and animating plants for Autodesk 3ds Max. With it, you can recreate digitally a lifelike 3D model of any plant, from grass and trees to woodland. GrowFX lets you create broadleaf trees, conifers, palm trees, flowers, ivy and many other vegetation compositions. Its unique model building tools will help you create creeping plants, entwining scene objects, and shearing plants of any shape. Plants may bend around different objects. GrowFX is fully compatible with 3ds Max. All parameters can be animated. You can, for example, create a wind animation, plant growth animation and other kinds of animation you can imagine. There is also an opportunity to edit the parameters using MAXScript.

Laubwerk Plant Kits

Get a 30% Discount when purchasing Plant Kits 1+2 by clicking on here or the image below…


Alternatively you can also get single plant kits at 20% off : Get Plants Kit 1 | Get Plants Kit 2.

Next Limit Maxwell Render v2

You can still get Maxwell Render at a discount rate of 20% until the release of v3. You will get the upgrade for free +10 render nodes too. Check the Maxwell Render v3 mini-site for a showcase of the new features.


U6 Studio Kitchen Props Pack

U6 Studio offer for the first time, and at introductory price, a 3d model pack of kitchen props taken from their in house made library. this volume contains 150 single models gathered into 50 small groups, perfect for populating your kitchen and interiors scenes.

You can download these sample models to test them out before you grab the pack…

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CG-Source 5+5 BlackFriday Pack

A collection of 5 Skies HDRi’s and 5 Wooden Floor Textures (each provided as high resolution individual planks, from 19 to 62 depending on the texture) by CG-Source.

PureLIGHT HDRi Collection

I’m offering my HDRi sky collection at 50% discount. You get 9 PureLIGHT HDRi sky dome panoramas in .hdr format for use as a spherical environment in 3d scenes. These sky domes were virtually rendered to have a very high dynamic range for great looking realistic shadows from the sun!

CutOutStore 2D Staffage at 40% Discount

Out friends at the decided to give you 40% Discount for Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Enjoy their products and let’s get creative!


3D People by AXYZ design

For your 3d people needs, check out what AXYZ design can offer you as it is 30% OFF until the end of Monday!


To get your renders into book format use blurb and save 30% on print book purchases through November 30.

For all of you mobile-nuts who like a fancy and durable case for your gadget, I highly recommend you to check Portenzo. They are offering 20% Discounts today and cover a wide range of devices. I have the Alano for my iPad like the one below and love it!


For the ultimate protection for your iPhone, take advantage of the discount offered by LUNATIK. I’ve seen George Nijland packing this TAKTIK EXTREME case for his iPhone in SOA AD#4 at Venice this year, and it really looks good and works even better so they say… it is at 40% discount now!


Mind Mapping with MindMeister

I use the great MindMeister – Mind Mapping App all the time to structure my thoughts & ideas in a none linear way. You can get and account at 25% discount using the code : meister25 at checkout.


Photography Related

For those of you interested in Photography Tutorials as well as Photoshop & Lightroom, I recommend you to check the site of French Photographer Serge Ramelli. I’ve been following him for a while enjoying some of his landscape photography videos and he’s got a cool 40% discount running for Thanksgiving.