Which 3D Content "Discount Club" Offers the Best Value?

Dream CutterDream Cutter Posts: 1,215
edited June 2012 in The Commons

Which 3D Content "Discount Club" Offers the Best Value?

DAZ Platinum Club of course! The king remains on top. Here is a link to a detailed list and analysis of 3D animated figure & content stores and the benefits afforded by each to the consumer so you can determine which provides the best value for you. The vendors reviewed are chosen for Poser & DS figure compatibility rather than including all general 3D model warehouses.

3D CONTENT CLUB SHOOTOUT: http://www.farmpeeps.com/3d_content_clubs.html#

If I missed something, reply back and I'll update the list. Thanks!

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  • HellboyHellboy Posts: 1,121
    edited December 1969

    Indeed. Platinum has saved me thousands of dollars. :wow:
    The other ones are just not good enough for me to be honest. :long:

  • CybersoxCybersox Posts: 5,142
    edited December 1969

    The best deal is the one that give you the most that you can use personally. I've loved Daz over the last six years, but there's no denying that the PC club isn't as good a deal as it used to be... especially if you're a long time members who's already bought a huge portion of the Daz Originals or whose workflow centers around a non-Daz core soft like Vue, Poser or C4D.

    Mind you, that's why I'll quickly rate Cornucopia as the WORST program, as E-on seems determined to make Vue the most expensive program to stay up to date in. CC is fine if Vue is your only thing, you have the top end consumer version and upgrade annually, but not worth much to anyone else. It's one of only two cg clubs I've ever joined where, at the end of the year, I ran the numbers and saw that I would have saved more by not joining (the other being Dreamlight.)

    I think your notes on Rendo Prime are a bit off. The price is (and has been) $50 for almost a year now and I'd be stunned if they actually tried to charge the "list" price of $100.00, and like Daz there's no hosting charge. However, the MAIN thing that you missed is that for every $3.50 Prime item that's put in the club, a one-month only Prime Classic item also gets put in by the same vendor, so while there are currently about 370 items in the club, over the course of the first year there have been over 700 three-fifty items, and they're currently averaging nearly 60 new items a month between the PC and PCC. Better yet, they've been adding a lot of Genesis product and, as a nice change of pace, Prime items include a lot of merchant resources, photoshop actions and even some 3ds max and Vue. With hints being dropped as to some kind of first anniversary extravaganza, this is the one I'd join tomorrow if I didn't already belong... and that's with Poser Pro only being my secondary program.

    And finally, the Best Deal out there right now? I'll have to give that to Poserworld, but NOT for their annual membership. Rather, they're selling a complete set of their archive discs for $59.99 and adding in a month of download time... more than enough to DL everything that's been added since. With 2300 items in the current listings, that's less than three cents each.

  • SpitSpit Posts: 2,159
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for writing the piece. It's quite good. I agree DAZ's club has the most value. I'm still on the fence re Renderosity's Prime value, though I'm a member. Adding in the 'Classics' really added a lot though. I love RDNA's Real Deals and they have such a variety of stuff. DAZ doesn't do much whimsy so I depend on others for that. Some at Rendo (like Nursoda and 1971s) but lots at RDNA as well. These three fulfill my needs and it's rare I go elsewhere except for a special item or two.

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