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The best Black Friday and winter 2018 deals for CG artists

Monday, November 26th, 2018 | Posted by Jim Thacker

 
Main image: VizPeople

 
If you’ve had your eye on new CG software – not to mention hardware, plugins and resources – now is the time to warm up your credit card, as developers rush to cut prices for the Black Friday sales.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for CG artists, with offer codes, including discounts on 3ds Max, Adobe tools, Clarisse iFX, Modo, Maya, Substance and Nuke Studio.

We’ve included hardware if it’s CG-related – for example, Wacom’s graphics tablets – along with plugins and resources like HDRIs, but we had to draw the line somewhere, so we haven’t covered training.

Where possible, we’ve listed deals provided directly by the developers, but at the foot of the story, you can find a few deals provided through resellers in specific countries.

The offers are in date order, and some run until 2019, so scroll down to see the ones that are still valid. The exact cut-off times will vary according to which time zone you’re in.

 

Until 23 November

Who: AXYZ design
What: Anima, 3D characters
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on Anima or AXYZ design 3D characters

Who: CG-Source
What: Textures
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on CG-Source textures

Who: Dosch Design
What: Model, texture and HDRI collections
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 20% – Use offer code friday2018
Save 20% on Dosch Design resources

Who: Eurocom
What: Mobile workstations and gaming laptops
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: Variable – site visitors pitch for the discount they would like to receive
Find out how to pitch for your own custom discount on a Eurocom laptop

Who: Friendly Shade
What: Textures
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 50% – Use offer code BF18
Save 50% on Friendly Shade textures

Who: HDRI-Locations
What: HDRIs
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on HDRI-Locations HDRIs

Who: Mettle
What: After Effects plugins (including Flux, Mantra VR, FreeForm Pro, ShapeShifter)
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on Mettle After Effects plugins

Who: Nevercenter
What: Silo, other Nevercenter software
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 40% – Use offer code BLACKFRIDAY
Save 40% on Silo

Who: Otoy
What: OctaneRender Enterprise plus All-Access DCC plugin subscriptions
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on OctaneRender All Access subscriptions

Who: Paintstorm Studio
What: Paintstorm Studio
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Paintstorm Studio

Who: Panocapture
What: HDRIs and photographic backplates
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 50% – Use offer code BF2018
Save 50% on Panocapture HDRIs

Who: Pascal Ackermann
What: Ultimate Anatomy Tool Reference, Human Base Mesh
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Ultimate Anatomy Tool Reference
Save 50% on Human Base Mesh

Who: RD-Textures
What: 3D scanned PBR textures
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 35% – Use offer code RDT-BF2018
Save 35% on RD-Textures 3D scans

Who: Render Legion
What: Corona Renderer (Yearly Fair SaaS licence)
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 22% – Use offer code BF18
Save 22% on Corona Renderer

Who: Shoran Software
What: RenderPal
When: Until 23 November
Discount: 40% – Use offer code BLACK18
Save 40% on RenderPal

Who: Syflex LLC
What: SyFlex
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 35%
Save 35% on SyFlex

Who: Textures.com
What: Textures
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 25% – Use offer code BLACKFRIDAY18
Save 25% on Textures.com textures

Who: UE4Arch
What: Unreal Engine architectural assets
When: ‘Black Friday’
Discount: 30% – Use code BLACKFRIDAY2018
Save 30% on UE4Arch assets

 

 

Until 25 November

Who: Corel
What: Selected software (including Painter, Painter Essentials, ParticleShop)
When: Until 23 November Extended to 25 November
Discount: 30% (Painter, Painter Essentials), 20% (ParticleShop)
Save 30% on Corel Painter

Who: HDRMAPS
What: HDRIs
When: Until 25 November
Discount: 40%
Save 40% on HDRMAPS HDRIs

Who: iCube R&D Group
What: 3ds Max, Maya and V-Ray plugins (includes CityTraffic, MadCar, MultiScatter, VRayScatter)
When: Until 25 November
Discount: 30% – Use coupon code BlackFriday2018
Save 30% on iCube plugins

Who: Richard Rosenman Advertising & Design
What: Photoshop plugins
When: Until 25 November
Discount: 40% – Use offer code BLK40
Save 40% on Richard Rosenman Advertising & Design Photoshop plugins

Who: Unity Asset Store
What: Unity add-ons and resources
When: ‘This week’
Discount: Up to 70%
Save up to 70% on Unity add-ons

Unity Technologies also has a separate promotion offering top-rated commercial add-ons like Amplify Shader Editor, PuppetMaster and UMotion Pro with new Unity Plus and Unity Pro subscriptions.

 

 

Until 26 November

Who: 3D Collective
What: HDRIs, LUTs, 3D scans, textures
When: Until 26 November
Discount: Up to 50%
Save up to 50% on 3D Collective assets

Who: 3Dflow
What: 3DF Zephyr Lite
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 33%
Save 33% on 3DF Zephyr Lite

Who: Allegorithmic
What: Annual Substance subscription (includes Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Substance Source)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 33% – Use offer code BF18-SUB
Save 33% on Substance Designer and Substance Painter

Who: Bertrand Benoit
What: Selected 3D models
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on Bertrand Benoit 3D models

Who: Blender Market
What: Selected Blender assets
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on Blender Market assets

Who: Chocofur
What: 3D models, Blender shaders
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code ChocoFriday2018
Save 50% on Chocofur assets

Who: Creative Crops
What: 3D scans of food
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 60% – Discount available when buying credit packages to use on the site
Save 60% on Creative Crops 3D scans

Who: Cubebrush
What: 3D models, brushes, materials
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 20% – Use offer code BLACK
Save 20% on Cubebrush resources

Who: DAZ 3D
What: Selected software, 3D characters and assets
When: ‘Cyber Monday’
Discount: Up to 70%
Save up to 70% on DAZ 3D products

Who: Dell
What: Selected hardware (including workstations, mobile workstations and monitors)
When: ‘Black Friday’ Extended to Cyber Monday
Discount: Variable (up to 42% off on UltraSharp monitors)
Save on Dell hardware

Who: Design Connected
What: Architectural 3D models
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30-50% (individual models), 30-40% (subscriptions, first three months only)
Find out how to save up to 50% on Design Connected models

Who: DxO Labs
What: All software (includes the Nik Collection plugins for Photoshop)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on the Nik Collection

Who: Escape Motions
What: Digital painting software (Amberlight, Flame Painter, Inspirit, Rebelle)
When: ‘Black Friday’ ‘Cyber Monday’
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on Escape Motions software

Who: Greyscalegorilla
What: HDRIs, LUTs, Cinema 4D materials
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 40%
Save 40% on Greyscalegorilla assets

Who: FlippedNormals
What: 3D models, brushes, textures, rigs, scripts
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code BLACK
Save 50% on FlippedNormals resources

Who: Foundry
What: Modo (monthly or annual subscription and maintenance upgrades)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30% (subscriptions) or 15% (maintenance upgrades)
Save up to 30% on Modo subscriptions

Who: HDRI Hub
What: HDRIs, photographic backplates, stock footage, textures
When: 23 and 26 November only
Discount: 40% – Use offer code HDRIBLACK18
Save 40% on HDRI Hub HDRIs

Who: HP
What: Selected hardware (includes workstations and mobile workstations)
When: ‘Black Friday’ Extended to Cyber Monday
Discount: Up to 62%
Save up to 62% on HP hardware

Who: Insydium
What: X-Particles, Cycles 4D
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 40% – Use offer code BLK40
Save 40% on X-Particles and Cycles 4D

Who: Isotropix
What: Clarisse iFX (Indies licence plus one year’s maintenance)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 40%
Save 40% on Clarisse iFX

Who: iToo Software
What: 3ds Max plugins (includes ForestPack Pro and RailClone Pro)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on iToo Software plugins

Who: KitBash3D
What: Concept design model kits
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on KitBash3D model kits

Who: Kstudio
What: 3ds Max plugins, 3D models
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30% – Use offer code BLACKFRIDAY-2018
Save 30% on Kstudio plugins

Who: Laubwerk
What: 3D plants
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 25-55% – Use offer codes from the link below
Save up to 55% on Laubwerk plant kits

Who: Lenovo
What: Selected hardware (including workstations and mobile workstations)
When: ‘Black Friday’ Extended to Cyber Monday
Discount: Varies (includes up to 25% on ThinkStation P-Series workstations)
Save on Lenovo hardware

Who: Luxion
What: KeyShot
When: 26 November only (new licences), until 30 November (upgrades and add-ons)
Discount: 20% – Use offer code CM2018 (or offer code CMW2018 for upgrades)
Save 20% on KeyShot

Who: Marmoset
What: Toolbag (freelance/academic licences only), Hexels, HDRI panoramas
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30% (Toolbag), 50% (Hexels), 90% (HDRIs)
Save 30% on Marmoset Toolbag

Who: model+model
What: Architectural 3D models
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30% – Use offer code BF2018
Save 30% on model+model architectural models

Who: MoonGorilla
What: Coolorus
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 40%
Save 40% on Coolorus

Who: Next Limit
What: Maxwell, RealFlow, RealFlow | Cinema 4D, RealFlow | Maya
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Maxwell
Save 50% on RealFlow

Who: Oleg Ushenok
What: Kitbash part collections
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code 50
Save 50% on Oleg Ushenok kitbash part collections

Who: Pilgway
What: 3D-Coat
When: Until 26 November
Discount: Up to 26%
Save up to 26% on 3D-Coat

Who: PlaySys
What: Real HDR and Real IES product bundle
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 34%
Save 34% on Real HDR and Real IES

Who: Pixel Fondue
What: Modo add-ons
When: Until 26 November
Discount: Up to 30% – Use offer code pf_friday
Save up to 30% on Modo add-ons

Who: Project Dogwaffle Team
What: Howler
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 60%
Save 60% on Howler

 

 
Who: Quixel
What: Megascans subscriptions
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50% (new subscriptions) – Use offer code BF2018
Save 50% on new Megascans subscriptions

Existing Megascans users can claim extra points on their subscription. The offer also continues from 26-30 November, during which time you can save 30% on new subscriptions. For details, follow the link above.

Who: Reallusion
What: Software and plugins (including iClone)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: Up to 50%
Save 40% on iClone

Who: Renderpeople
What: 3D characters
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 15%
Save 15% on Renderpeople 3D characters

Who: Rizom-Lab
What: RizomUV
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on RizomUV

Who: Russian3DScanner (R3DS)
What: Wrap
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Wrap

Who: SiNi Software
What: 3ds Max plugins (including Disperse, Ignite, Scatter, ProxSi, SiClone)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 30% – Use offer code BFCM18
Save 30% on SiNi Software plugins

Who: Soft8Soft
What: Verge3D for 3ds Max and Blender
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 20% – Use offer code BlackFriday
Save 20% on Verge3D

Who: Triangle Form
What: 3D models, architectural scenes
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code BF2018
Save 50% on Triangle Form models

Who: Vizpark
What: Product bundles (3ds Max plugins, models, plants, HDRIs, textures)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: Up to 50%
Save up to 50% on Vizpark product bundles

Who: VizPeople
What: 3D characters, 2D cutout people, HDRIs
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Viz-People 2D and 3D people

Who: Wacom
What: Intuos Pro graphics tablet
When: Until 26 November
Discount: Up to 20% (deals vary with region)
Save up to 20% on a Wacom Intuos Pro graphics tablet via Amazon UK or Amazon US

Who: Wacom Europe
What: Any Wacom product (including Cintiq, Cintiq Pro, MobileStudio Pro and styluses)
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 20% – Use offer code BLACKCYBER2018
Save 20% on Wacom products (UK only)
Save 20% on Wacom products (Mainland Europe)

Who: Xfrog
What: Xfrog software, XfrogPlants collections
When: Until 25 November Extended to Cyber Monday according to this Facebook post
Discount: Via Turbo Squid on Cyber Monday
Save on Xfrog plants

 

 

Until 27 November

Who: 3D Scan Store
What: Head, hand and full-body scans of people
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 60%
Save 60% on 3D Scan Store scans

Who: Allegorithmic (via Steam)
What: Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Substance bundle (both products plus B2M)
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 34% (Substance Painter, Substance Designer), 51% (bundle)
Save 34% on Substance Painter
Save 34% on Substance Designer

Who: Autodesk
What: One to three-year subscriptions on selected software (including 3ds Max, Maya, Maya LT)
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on 3ds Max, Maya and Maya LT

Who: Betanji
What: 3D models and textures
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Betanji 3D models

Who: Celsys
What: Clip Studio Paint
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Clip Studio Paint

Who: Effective TDs
What: 3ds Max plugins (including TP Debugger, Demolition Master), Storm
When: Until 27 November
Discount: Up to 40%
Save up to 40% on Effective TDs software

Who: Evermotion
What: 3D models, architectural scenes
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Evermotion models and scenes

Who: Gobotree
What: 3D characters, photographic cutouts
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code BlackFriday2018
Save 50% on Gobotree resources

Who: Human Alloy
What: Stock 3D characters
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 20% – Stacks with existing discounts, for a total saving of up to 50%
Save up to 50% on Human Alloy 3D characters

Who: HP UK
What: All hardware (including workstations and mobile workstations)
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 15% – Use offer code SAVE15
Save 15% on HP hardware (UK only)

Who: Lightmap
What: HDRI Light Studio and connection plug-ins (node-locked one-year subscriptions)
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 33%
Save 33% on HDRI Light Studio

Who: Smith Micro
What: Poser, Moho
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on Poser and Moho

Who: Serif
What: Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, brush packs
When: ‘Black Friday’ Until 27 November
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer

Who: Turbo Squid
What: Selected 3D models
When: Until 23 November Extended to 27 November
Discount: Up to 40%
Save up to 40% on Turbo Squid 3D models

Who: Unreal Engine Marketplace
What: Unreal Engine add-ons
When: Until 27 November
Discount: Up to 90%
Save up to 90% on Unreal Engine add-ons

Who: XMD
What: ZBrush add-ons, brushes and resources (annual or lifetime membership)
When: Until 27 November
Discount: 60% (discount applied at checkout)
Save 60% on XMD membership

 

 

Until 28 November

Who: Anastasiy
What: Photoshop plugin bundles (including MagicPicker, MagicSquire, MagicRefs, MixColors)
When: Until 28 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Anastasiy plugins

Who: Dimensiva
What: 3D furniture and architectural models
When: Until 28 November
Discount: Up to 50%
Save up to 50% on Dimensiva models

Who: FxFactory
What: Effects plugins for compositing and editing software
When: Until 28 November
Discount: 20%
Save 20% on FxFactory plugins

Who: Hum3D
What: 3D models
When: Until 28 November
Discount: Up to 70%
Save up to 70% on Hum3D models

Who: Skylum
What: Aurora HDR, Luminar
When: Until 28 November
Discount: 28% (Aurora HDR and Luminar bundle)
Save 28% on Aurora HDR and Luminar

 

 

Until 30 November

Who: ActionVFX
What: Stock FX footage
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on ActionVFX footage

Who: Adobe
What: Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions (including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro)
When: Until 23 November Extended to 30 November
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions (US only: the saving is bigger in other territories)

Who: aescripts + aeplugins
What: After Effects scripts and plugins
When: 26-30 November
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on aescripts + aeplugins After Effects resources

Who: Boris FX
What: Continuum, Mocha Pro, Sapphire, product bundles
When: Until 26 November Extended to 30 November
Discount: Up to 50%
Save up to 50% on Boris FX software

Who: BOXX Technologies
What: GoBOXX MXL mobile workstation
When: Until 30 November
Discount: Up to 6% – Use offer code MXL300
Save 6% on a GoBOXX MXL mobile workstation

Who: CGTrader
What: 3D models
When: Until 26 November Extended to 30 November
Discount: Up to 70%
Save up to 70% on CGTrader models

Who: Dabarti
What: Dabarti Capture Pro
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 30%
Save 30% on Dabarti Capture Pro

Who: ExLevel
What: GrowFX
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on GrowFX

Who: Illuminated Tools
What: Light probes
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code thanksies
Save 50% on Illuminated Tools light probes

Who: Kinematic Lab
What: 3ds Max plugins
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code FRIDAY
Save 50% on Kinematic Lab plugins

Who: Lindalë
What: Skatter for SketchUp
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Skatter for SketchUp

Who: Mamoworld
What: After Effects plugins (includes MochaImport+)
When: Until 30 November – Use offer code CYBER
Discount: 23%
Save 25% on Mamoworld After Effects plugins

Who: Maxtree
What: 3D plant collections
When: Until 30 November – Use offer code RONEN-BF18
Discount: 50%
Save 50% on Maxtree 3D plant collections

Who: VIShopper
What: Photographic cutout people
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 30-60%
Save up to 50% on VIShopper photogrpaphic cutout people

Who: YCDIVFX
What: Nyx Voltron
When: Until 30 November
Discount: 50% – Use offer code NYX-BLACKFRIDAY-2018
Save 50% on Nyx Voltron

 

 

Until December

Who: FXhome
What: HitFilm Pro Bundle (HitFilm Pro, Ignite Pro, Imerge Pro, Action Pro beta)
When: Until 4 December
Discount: 33%
Save 33% on the HitFilm Pro Bundle

Who: Red Giant
What: Plugins for editing and compositing software (including Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite)
When: 4 December only
Discount: 40%
Save 40% on Red Giant plugins

Who: Foundry
What: Nuke Studio, Hiero
When: Until 31 December
Discount: 15% (Nuke Studio), 40% (Hiero)
Save 15% on Nuke Studio

 

 

Until the New Year

Who: CLO Virtual Fashion
What: Marvelous Designer
When: Until 18 February 2019
Discount: Up to 51%
Save up to 51% on Marvelous Designer

 

 

Resellers

Offers may only be available in specific countries

Who: Motion Media (US)
What: Various DCC applications
When: Black Friday
Discount: Up to 60% – Register on the site for an email with offer codes
Sign up for email notification of Motion Media’s Black Friday offers

MotionMedia isn’t listing its offers publicly this year, but the firm distributes software by most of the major DCC manufacturers, including Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Chaos Group and Maxon.

Who: Newegg (US)
What: PC hardware (includes CPUs, GPUs, RAM, NAS)
When: Varies
Discount: Varies
Save on PC hardware via Newegg

Who: Novedge (US)
What: Various DCC and CAD applications
When: Varies
Discount: Varies (20% on Rhino)
Save on DCC and CAD software via Novedge

Who: Ronen Bekerman
What: Architectural visualisation software and resources (including TwinMotion)
When: Varies
Discount: Varies (20% on TwinMotion)
Save on architectural visualisation software via Ronen Bekerman’s deals

Who: Toolfarm (US)
What: Cinema 4D
When: Until 26 November
Discount: 25%
Save 25% on Cinema 4D

Check Toolfarm’s blog for a range of other discounts on compositing and editing software.

 
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