Dear friends,

It's been a long time since we last talked and we are so glad to finally get a chance to catch up. We at Quixel always try our best to bring you nothing but the best, and we really understand what it's like waiting at the edge of your seat. We've spent the last six months trying to bring you something fresh and at the same time planning the road ahead for us as a company. It may feel like we have been MIA, but we have been quietly materializing your invaluable feedback and are now in a position to finally give you something back.

We deeply apologize for the lack of insight, and things are about to change, right now. Your feedback is integral to the quality of the tools and this time we've really tried to accommodate every minute detail that you all have requested. We are stoked to hear what you will think of our announcements and that it has been worth the wait, and at the same time have a big impact on the industry we are trying so hard to build together.

Sincerely,

Teddy Bergsman, CEO, Quixel

Introducing Quixel SUITE

Beta opens in Q2 2014.

Besides a completely reimagined suite of tools, we wanted to give you something more. Below is a selection of decisions we have made.

Free upgrades for NDO and DDO users

The reimagined DDO and NDO will be completely free to all of you who already own a copy of the previous edition; studios, schools and individuals alike.

Free PBR previewer

We know PBR is still a new concept to many, and we want to make it as easy as possible to get going with a quick PBR workflow right away. Hence we have decided to release our new previewing technology 3DO for free to the industry.

Free release of the previous dDo

Yes, we are now making dDo as we know it free. Not only that but we have also spent some love and care on improving features, stability and UI. This version will have limited support but will still be updated as per your needs.

We sincerely hope that you who own dDo will not feel let down that you paid for something that will now be free, but rest assured we will do our best to make it up to you with a free upgrade to the all new, arguably more bad-ass, DDO.

Affordable prices

We feel everyone should have the right to a fun and efficient workflow. Hence, whether you are a freelancer or hobbyist you can now get the entire suite for just $99. For studios we have cut the price from $799 to $499 per seat for the entire suite.

Fairer usage rights

The new price reduced Hobby & Freelancer license allows individual Modders, Hobbyists and Freelancers alike to sell assets unrestrictedly.

Free MEGASCANS accounts for all

Everyone should be able to get the chance to learn about how materials really look and work, and so we have decided to offer free (but limited) accounts to help artists visually learn about materials and become proficient with PBR. Quixel MEGASCANS will open for beta in Q2 2014.

The free dDo, fairer usage rights and the new affordable pricing are already in effect. Quixel SUITE specific updates will be made available in Q2 2014 with the open beta release.

We have also made it possible to now pre-order the Quixel SUITE. You will then receive licenses for the current tools as well as free upgrades to the reimagined editions upon release, plus a few exclusive presets and Megascans materials to sweeten the deal.

Cheers,

Team Quixel



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