3D Advice Needed!

  • animate-life
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hey :)
What would be the best 3D program to buy for a beginner?
&
What are some techniques?

I have always wanted to be a 3D animator, & any advice is so much appreciated :D
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I am new to 3D modeling and animation too. I not sure what the best software to use for a beginner but I started with 3D Studio Max.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Anim8or is good for the beginners, but it's rendering isn't that good, so use it to teach you the basics and then move up to a more professional piece of software.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Bryce 3d. It is very power, and easy to use. It used to be corel software, but was sold to some other company, and I dont know which one! Go ahead on google it, you'll find it. I believe the newest version is Bryce 5.
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3d max is standard for beginners i would think...
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3d Studio max i think is best.... :)
I'v saw same pics done with it and i think it cool...
i'm downloading it now :lol:
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Blender 3D is a bit advanced, but free. If I know the story correctly, it was produced by a group of 3D specialists, and it does have some nice features for a free program. It was the fisrt or second piece of software I used when first fiddling around in the real of 3D, and it has treated me pretty well since.
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Hands down, I think Cinema 4D is the 3d Modelling and Animation software for beginners. Visit http://www.maxon.net to see more...

I have been using it for 3+ years now with no prior knowledge of 3d applications. The interface is definitly very user friendly and easy to understand. The features and capabilities match and even surpass other professional packages. I have also tried both 3DS Max and Maya (probably the best known and used) as well as Blender, but all programs are very complex and difficult to operate in my opinion. Another major plus for Cinema 4D is the cost. Compared to other comparable programs, C4D is nearly half the price of its competitors, great for beginners. Documentation and online resources are top notch also.
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I'll agree with Smokenjoe. I've used 3DS for a very long time (MAX and the old DOS versions), as well as Rhino (AWESOME Nurbs modeller), but if you're just getting into 3D, and aren't sure if you're going to like it, grab Blender 3D. It has at LEAST 80% of the feature set that 3DS MAX has, and it's totally free.
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Finally, someone who actually knows what I'm talking about when I mention Blender. Its a great feeling! :lol:
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Blender is open-sourced, and like they said, has tons of features, provided of course you can keep your sanity as you try to browse through it's incomprehensible navigation and interface system and design.
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Coraxus wrote:
Blender is open-sourced, and like they said, has tons of features, provided of course you can keep your sanity as you try to browse through it's incomprehensible navigation and interface system and design.


OMG, I am glad you said that. Now I know I am not the only one who could not figure out how to work the "easy" 3D program. Blender is not free, it will cost you your sanity. :)
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lol, I cant be THAT insane. Well, maybe..... I still love my Blender though! :lol:

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