Illusion Mage is a 3D Animation package that was put together by Seth Avery.
Seth had been working in the animation business for over 10 years when he noticed how popular 3D Animation creation from home was becoming.
When he looked into it further, he noticed how expensive the software programs were to buy. There were cheaper, and even free applications, but on closer inspection of these, he realised that the tutorials alongside them were complex and not at all user friendly.
It was at this point that he saw a gap in the market for an affordable, comprehensive 3D Animation Software package that included detailed step by step tutorials on how to use the software.
Using blender software (which is top quality and used by many of the top animators), Seth made over 6 hours of video tutorials and a 200 page manual that takes you step by step through the whole process of creating 3D animation at home.
Illusion Mage shows you how to create high quality 3D Animations and Graphics, Characters and Models, interactive 3D content and Games and also shows you how to produce your very own Cartoon Animated Film.
If I had any concerns about the product it would be time it took for downloads to complete in the private members area. There is a lot of material with Illusion Mage, but having said this, I know Seth does give you the option of DVD if you prefer.
The other concern I had was in regards to reading some negative reviews that Illusion Mage was just blender software rehashed. I did some investigation into this, and Seth openly states that he uses blender software.
What he has done is to allow people to use the software correctly and to its full potential through his state of the art video tutorials. These step by step tutorials are like having a professional animator looking over your shoulder. If you had to pay for that one to one tuition, you would be looking at thousands.
The positive things about Illusion Mage have to be top quality software that Seth uses. It actually rivals Maya and 3DMax. It’s hard to believe, but the animations you can create are just like Pixar.
The 6 hours of step-by-step video tutorials are fabulous and you feel confident every step of the way. Seth’s aim was to allow anybody (even people that have never attempted any kind of animation before) to produce their own top quality 3D animation from home. With this package, you certainly can.
Source by Johnathan Coode