Standard vs. PRO

When deciding how to differentiate Blacksmith3D-Pro and Standard, our underlying philosophy was this...

The Standard should have the same great features but limited for hobbyist use. But now that our PRO version is available by a monthly subscription, even hobbyist can get more of the unlimited workflow related features.

With Blacksmith3D-Standard, there are no limits on texture resolution, tools, settings or features. You just get less image map layers, less presets, and no Texture Transformer (which tend to be more useful to digital vendors).

Feature Comparison Chart

Feature Pro Standard
All 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
Texture Resolution Unlimited** 4096x4096
Monthly Subscription Yes No
Texture Transformer Yes No

* 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 )

Should I get Blacksmith3D-Standard or Blacksmith3D-Pro?

Here is our recommendation for making your purchasing decision.

  • If you are a hobbyist with a limited budget who doesn't mind occasional upgrade fees, go for Blacksmith3D-Standard.
  • If you are a professional texture artist or a serious hobbyist with a more generous budget, then go for Blacksmith3D-Pro.
  • If you are a professional or hobbyist and want all the power of PRO without upgrade fees, go for our PRO - Monthly Subscription for just $8.95 and get all the great features.
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