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Mar 26

3D Software Packages

These days, numerous industries use different 3D software applications to create 3D creatures and buildings, build characters, and to put a bit of additional features to their work. For instance, video game designers use 3D character design applications to create 3D characters of the game they are designing; Architects use these programs to design 3D models of the buildings they are going to build; and so on. It is because of the heap of users, there are a lot of software applications available in the market today. Although, some of the most widely used software packages are as follows:

Autodesk Maya

Maya is a popular 3D graphic application developed by Autodesk. Maya has a user-friendly interface, which allows professionals as well as freelancers and hobbyists to use the tool efficiently. The latest version of Maya, as of 2013, not just works with Microsoft operating systems, but also works well with Mac OS and Linux. Usually the application costs around £2,900 GBP, but you can also avail free 30 days trial from the Autodesk website.

Autodesk 3ds Max

3ds Max is another popular 3D graphic software made by Autodesk to create 3D animation, models, and images. This software is versatile and is widely used by video game designers and 3D animators. Some of the things that 3ds Max can do are modeling, rendering, composition, animation, and production of 3D characters. VFX artists, game developers, graphic designers, visualization specialists, and animators all find very practical uses for this specific program. Pricing and free trial option is similar to that of Autodesk Maya.

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is a powerful 3D modelling, animation, and rendering graphic application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH. Along with the most common features that are found in other 3D software applications, Cinema 4D even provides polygonal modelling, texturing, animating, lightning, and rendering. Known for providing quick and professional results, Cinema 4D is used by those graphic designers who are wants to create stunning graphics for Architecture, videogame, film, medical, vehicles, science fiction and fantasy. Demo versions are available from MAXON’s website, although, if you want to buy the application, it is available in the price range of $995 to $3,695 USD.