Friday, December 28th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Get up to 40% off your CG software before New Year

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Turkey. Presents. Spending the New Year wondering how you’re going to pay off the overdraft. Just three of the ingredients of a traditional Christmas celebration.

But while you’ve still got some spare cash, CG software developers would like to encourage you to invest it wisely – by buying their products at a special pre-Christmas holiday discount.

Updated 26 December: Christmas may be over, but the sales continue. Below, we’ve updated our original list to take account of those offers on CG software that run until the New Year.

Bitmap2Material 2 plus 250 Substance sources
This one isn’t a price reduction, but you do get free stuff: Allegorithmic is offering 250 Substance source .sbs files to anyone ordering Bitmap2Material 2, its normal mapping and texture-generation tool, by 31 December.

Visit the offer page on Allegorithmic’s website

Colimo 1.5 and RealPerception
Motiva has cut the prices of Colimo, its hard-to-categorise interactive relighting and render-adjustment tool, and RealPerception, its new compositing plugin collection, by 35% until 15 January.

Read more about the offer on Motiva’s website
(Note: you’ll need to visit the individual product pages to order.)

GrowFX 1.9
Exlevel’s 3ds Max vegetation generator GrowFX has 30% off individual, five-seat and ten-seat licences. The offer runs until 13 January 2013 10 January, making it a New Year gift too.

Visit Exlevel’s offer page

iPi Motion Capture 2
iPi Soft is offering its low-cost motion-capture software for an even lower cost. Order before 31 December and you get 25% off the Express or Basic editions of iPi Motion Capture 2, and 37% off the Standard edition.

Visit the offer page on iPi Soft’s website

modo 601
The newly merged Foundry and Luxology were first out of the traps, and while the discounts on Nuke and Mari have now expired, you can still get 40% off licences of modo 601 until 31 December.

Visit Luxology’s offer page

RenderPal 2
Render farm manager RenderPal is also down in price: only 25% this time, but that makes individual licences just €36.75 (around $50) each. The offer runs until 31 December.

Visit the RenderPal homepage

Terragen 2 with XfrogPlants
Buy Planetside Software’s landscape-generation tool, including its animation module, in a bundle deal with one or both of Xfrog’s collections of plant models, and you get 40% off. The deal runs until 31 December.

Visit Xfrog’s order page
Read more about the offer on Planetside Software’s website

Other offers
We haven’t included online marketplaces in the list above, as they tend to run offers all year round, but you can pick up a few bargains there too:

Viz-People is offering 30% off all of its products until 6 January 2013.

Evermotion is offering an extra €10 for every €100 spent until 31 January 2013.

CG River has 40% off AXYZ Design characters and vehicles.

Know of any other seasonal discounts? Let us know at news [at] cgchannel [dot] com and we’ll update this list.