is a electronically distributed 'eproduct' attributed to a fictitious 'owner' whose identity has changed on a number of occasions
. The product itself is a ZIP or RAR archive (depending on source) comprising a number of freely available and Open Sourced applications and other materials; this includes (but is not limited to), a typically outdated version of Blender 3D
, and miscellaneous community authored documentation.
Other names the bundle has or is beening sold under include "IllusionMage3D
" and "3DMagixPro
". There are also a number of associated domain names[1
], typically registered by third party sales afflilates.Criticism
: IllusionMage has come under heavy criticism by many prominent Blender news sites and community figures, including Ton Roosendaal the founder of the Blender Foundation
et-al, due to the way attribution is often obfuscated, making it unclear to prospective customers that they are in fact purchasing material that is freely available elsewhere on the Internet from less dubious sources.