Blender vs. 3DMagix, 3DMagixPro, IllusionMage

February 2, 2011

I am a big fan of Blender, as it gives me the possibility to get work with a professional 3D modeling and animation tool without having to spend money on expensive commercial software. There sure are student versions of 3Dmax and such out there, but they only let you do educational stuff with them. If you intend to create a model or animation that you plan use in something commercial, you might violate their terms of use. In contrast to that, Blender gives me the freedom to do whatever I want with it.

Just recently some people started again to sell re-branded versions of Blender for money. This is perfectly legal, as free software gives you even the freedom to sell it. However those people do it in a way that they try to make money off work they didn’t do. I don’t like that. All the money that is given to them is way better spent by donating to the Blender Foundation, which will improve Blender eventually. I highly doubt that those people intend to support Blender…

Here is a link to the official report at the Blender site: 3DMagix, 3DMagixPro, IllusionMage, scam