Nearly everything in PRO is in the Standard. Standard has all the tools, utilities and features of the Professional version, except for the Texture Transformer. The Standard edition is limited to one viewport configuration, three image map layers, three presets, three display groups and texture resolution size. The Professional version has all the work-flow related features that are needed by professional modelers and texture artists. The comparison chart below shows the differences.
Should I get Blacksmith3D-Standard or Blacksmith3D-Pro?
Here is our recommendation for making your purchasing decision. If you produce digital 3d products for sell or for gaming development, we recommend the PRO edition. If you are unsure, we recommend subsribing to our PRO edition for $8.95. It has a $5.95 setup fee, but has no time commitments and can be canceled with no additional monthly fees or suspended for up to two months. That way, you have the chance to experience all the full features PRO and evaluate whether you will use them or if you can live with the Standard edition. Find out more information about our optional Subscription service HERE.
Feature Comparison Chart
|All Paint, Morph and Hair Features, Tools and Utilities (except Texture Transformer)||YES||YES|
|Image Map Layers||Unlimited||3 *|
|Selection Presets||Unlimited||3 *|
|Brush Tile Presets||Unlimited||3 *|
|Viewport Presets||Unlimited||3 *|
|Tool Presets||Unlimited||3 *|
|Display Groups||Unlimited||3 *|
|Viewport Configurations||All||1 Configuration|
* Per project at the same time. These items can be deleted and/or replaced with new ones at any given time. ** System performance will yield practical limitations (RAM, CPU )