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IllusionMage is a paid for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software packages comprising the core engine of Blender, an open-source, 3D software suite, and bundled with materials related to Blender.

Other names this bundle has gone under are IllusionMage3D, 3DMagix, and 3DMagixPro.[1]

All materials and software included are freely available from other sources. The marketing of this program includes images that were stolen from other sources, often created with competing 3D applications. The image of the alleged creator of the software, Seth Avery, is a random stock photo.[2]


IllusionMage has come under fire by many prominent Blender news sites and figures, including Ton Roosendaal, the founder of the Blender Foundation[3][4]



  1. ^ "Illusion Mage & 3D Magix Pro (affiliate) domain names". Topic: Illusion Mage & 3D Magix Pro *is* a scam. KatsBits Forum. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Handsome young man isolated over white". Laflor Photography via iStockPhoto. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  3. ^ January 2011 Blender Foundation Press Release
  4. ^ "3DMagix and IllusionMage, scam or open source leeches?". BlenderNation. Retrieved 30 September 2011.