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PVC’s Black Friday 2019 best deals: animation and virtual production

This whole week ProVideo Coalition published suggestions covering everything from hardware to software. Today, Black Friday, we look at tools for animation and virtual production.

PVC’s Black Friday 2019 best deals: animation and virtual production suggestions

PVC’s Black Friday 2019 best deals list continues to grow. Today we look at everything from Unreal Engine or Unity 3D assets to Glassbox’s virtual production tools. Check the deals now.

Game engines transformed into tools for Virtual Production have changed the landscape forever, as Unreal Engine and Unity 3D demonstrate. Their ability to work with tools as Glassbox’s Dragonfly, brings Virtual Reality to the scene, changing the way movies are created. The amazing new world created by all the “bridges” between different elements does not stop there, and whether it is Maya from Autodesk, Character Creator 3 from Reallusion or Daz 3D Studio, the software available to animated virtual beings exceeds what we could imagine just a few years ago. If you aspire to or are already a content creator working with this type of tools, than these Black Friday deals are for you. Remember, some of the deals end soon.

Unreal Engine marketplace sales

For creators using the Unreal Engine, the Unreal Engine Marketplace is an essential stop, so it is good to know that during this Black Friday season the Marketplace has a sale, where visitors can enjoy up to 70% off. On a blog post at Unreal, Amanda Schade also thanks “all of the Marketplace creators that have supported the Unreal community throughout the year and helped to make 2019 our best year yet.”

The promotion available during this period of the year allows users to get up to 70% off on just under 5,000 Unreal Engine Marketplace products. The Marketplace Black Friday Sale runs now through December 4 at 11:59 PM EST.


PVC’s Black Friday 2019 best deals: animation and virtual production suggestions

Black Friday sales at Unity

Unity also has its Black Friday sale, under the banner “ending soon”, but without a specific date visible. For users of the Unity 3D engine, the Unity Asset Store is the mandatory place to go, and this time of the year makes it even more important to visit the space.

During this period it is possible to save 50% on the most popular assets and tools available at the Unity Asset Store. This is the time to save on 400 of this year’s hottest assets. The Black Friday Daily Deals are also a good reason to return to the website, even after buying the products you knew you wanted. Maybe there is something else that grabs your attention, and the price is inviting.


Reallusion’s Black Friday deals

Character Creator 3 is on sale during this period, but it is not the only software from Reallusion that can be acquired at a lower price during the Black Friday season. The promotions also include other software from the company, Cartoon Animator 4, iClone 7, Crazy Talk 8, and the mocap plugin for iClone, Motion LIVE. Promotions are available until December 2, Cyber Monday.

Although not being part of the Black Friday sales, there is an Early Bird special for the new Headshot plug-in, a new tool that allows users to create 3D characters in minutes, before adding them to Character Creator 3, to also get auto skin weights, a built-in GoZ pipeline function, polygon reduction and OBJ/FBX export capabilities. The new plug-in makes it easier to create characters for animation.


PVC’s Black Friday 2019 best deals: animation and virtual production suggestions

Autodesk online store promotion

Get any of the essential software from Autodesk at a lower price this Black Friday, but hurry because the special sale is not going to last. This promotion offers a 25% discount off the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for purchases of a new 1-year or 3-year subscription to AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD LT for Mac, Maya, 3ds Max, Fusion 360 and Revit LT Suite excluding taxes.

This offer is available from today, the 29th, through December 4th, 2019 in the 50 United States, Canada and participating countries in Latin America, may not be combined with other rebates or promotions, and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Products must be purchased from Autodesk online store. Educational licenses including new, upgrades and migrations, and education-to-commercial transfers do not qualify.


Glassbox’s Black Friday sales

If you want to step into virtual production, then this is the right time, as you can save 20% on Dragonfly and Live Client, from Glassbox. The special Black Friday promotion from Glassbox gives you access to a professional cross-platform virtual camera for Unreal Engine, Unity 3D and Maya, that gives you the power to view your computer-generated environments, character performances and scenes, just as if you were doing a live action shoot, but virtually.

The second product on offer, Live Client for Unreal allows users, alongside Faceware Live Server, to animate and track facial movement from any video source to CG characters, in real-time directly inside Unreal Engine.


Daz-Tastic Black Friday

Daz Productions has a special Black Friday 2019 sale available this period, on selected Daz Studio 3D characters and assets. Some items, as new releases, PC+ items and Gift Cards are excluded, but there is still a whole lot of things to buy if you’re after 3D characters for your animations.

Commonly known as Daz 3D, the software company specializes in providing rigged 3D human models, associated accessory content and software to the hobbyist as well as the prosumer market.  For this period of the year the company has what it calls a Daz-Tastic Black Friday Sale, with new products from Zev0, Riversoft, 3D Universe and more. With a discount that goes up to 90% on some select originals from Daz, this is something to try if you want to explore the world of animation, as the Daz Studio 3D software is free.


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