Seeing how Blender might go under(as it is hard to tell what is going to happen to them at this moment) that a lot of their problems are based on the fact that … they couldn’t earn enough profit. so…they went bellyup.
well I’ll try to make this short and sweet. Obviously all of us want blender for free. No one can argue that.
But now blender must make money to pay the bills so…publisher came into existance. OK…but … this really didn’t help them out. apparently…not enough people bought it…
Obviously Blender should have a price tag on it. So…people want it cheap(free) and blender needs to make money. Most don’t want to shell out $100 or more towards the purchase of the software. and by doing so they don’t make enough profit to pay the bills.
so why not make Blender a inexpensive 3D suite. So perhaps somewhere around $20-40 bucks(US)(50 can physologically discourage some people to buy certain products)
there are about 200,000 blender users?? so…they make about $8,000,000(us) if they can get them all to buy the software? Then you take into consideration new users. That’s a lot of !*@[email protected]# money. Plenty to keep them afloat.
So this may not be free, but so CHEAP that it seems like its free compared to other 3d packages(maya-$2000). And keep in mind, this may lure more towards blender. It’s cheap and provides very professional tools to do the job. I don’t think there is ONE single piece of software out there that could do 3D at Blender’s level, while at the same time costing only about $40(us) bucks! The first professional 3d suite at a dirt cheap price.
I never really buy shareware. But the quality and professional tools of this product is so increadibly high that paying about $40 bucks is like mana from heaven.