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HU: V5 and M5 free with 3dArtist Mag
Posted: 21 June 2012 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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It’s available on zinio now: http://gb.zinio.com/browse/publications/index.jsp?offer=500416855&productId=500654687&bd=1&WT;.mc_id=PUB_WWW_gb_500654687_publisher292618&rf=PUB_WWW_gb_500654687
I have bought it for 5,87 € or so, but there is currently no access to the disk contents (BTW make sure you select your country in the top right corner, otherwise the sale will abort). I have mailed the publisher to ask if there is a solution.
I haven’t seen an upgrade voucher code but I was kind of speed flipping the pages. wink

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Posted: 21 June 2012 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Does this mean that you have to buy the physical copy to get access to the disk? “Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.”

I’m curious about the non-commercial licence. How do they police it?

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Posted: 21 June 2012 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Yes normally with what I call ‘the big 3’ ... you have to buy the hardcopy either by subscription or in a store in order to get the disk and contents. Some of the content is available ‘only’ on the disks ... some of it [or most of it depending upon the magazine title] is available as a download ... link being on the disk.

 

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Posted: 22 June 2012 12:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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ReDave - 21 June 2012 10:41 AM

I haven’t seen an upgrade voucher code but I was kind of speed flipping the pages. wink

I can’t see any vouchers in the mag either. If there is one, it’s well hidden!

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Posted: 26 June 2012 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I received the reply from Imagine publishing:

Hi Davide,

As it stands, we unfortunately don’t offer the resources that are on the CD-ROM with the digital editions of our publications. This is another factor that contributes to the reduced cost of the magazine in comparison with the hard copy.

You can however access the tutorial files from the disc - http://www.3dartistonline.com/news/tutorial-files/tutorial-files-issue-43/

Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Kind regards,

Steven Usher
Multimedia Editor

I wasted five €. :-(

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Posted: 26 June 2012 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Well you do have the magazine!

And the M5 bundles and singles are on sale atm ... and then they’ll also be in your order history where the downloads can be reset if/when you need a fresh installer.

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Posted: 26 June 2012 11:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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HDD3D - 20 June 2012 01:10 PM

Thanx for the headsup.
Is there any vouchercode in the mag for an upgrade deal?
3dworld I think had v5 base, with a coupon for 30ish % off the v5 bundles, some months ago.

I guess can’t complain about M5, since the above mentioned coupon got me V5 Pro Bundle during MM for $24….oh hell, when has anything ever stopped me from complaining? I’m a hamster, it’s what we do best smile

I have yet to recover from Border’s closing its’ doors….these 3D Magazines are a BIG part of the reason why.  I can’t afford a subscription, and between my health and the fact that my car just died *cries piteously*, no way can I get all the way to San Francisco for a large bookstore that would carry these….meh, life really sucks sometimes :(

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Posted: 28 June 2012 07:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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the only problem with getting “free” items on the magazines, is that if there is ever an update for whatever reason by DAZ3D, you don’ t get the update as it’s not in your purchase history. And as someone else mentioned here, if you lose the disc and something happens to your content and you need to reinstall, you can’t. :D I always think of those freebies on magazines as “try before you buy” - kinda intended to get you liking something enough that you’ll go and buy it so it’s in your order history…..

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