messiahStudio5 is available in two versions: Basic $499 and Professional$1,199. pmG has two specials going on until Dec 31st where you can get the Pro version for only $699, and a cross grade special for AutoDesk, Lightwave and Modo users to get Pro for only$599, and Basic for only \$399. For the price of just one or two plugins on most platforms, you get an entire CG production software; complete with effects, animation, rendering and SDK.