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gmd3d
October 15th, 2008, 05:03 AM
This thread will be for those programs that are not free and would be considered Expensive by many.

My hope is that we or I can keep you informed of any Special offers
that sometimes are announced.



I won out some years ago buy downloading a free Program. "Truespace3.2
which you have to register as far as I remember". and a few months later
Newtek had an offer for Lightwave8.3 .. it was half the price if you had a registered program .. The free downloaded Truspace3.2 was excepted by Newtek and I
had the Program I wanted..and use today for half price.



Most of these programs offer a 30 day Trial

gmd3d
October 15th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Ongoing Updates

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Lightwave v9
The LightWave® v9 Trial Edition is designed to provide everyone interested in 3D software and LightWave in particular an opportunity to fully experience the latest version of NewTek’s Emmy award-winning 3D application. The LightWave 3D Trial Edition is a fully functional version of the software with no restrictions or watermarks for a full 30-day period. You will also find 24 hours of video tutorials and more than 130 MB of royalty-free content to download and help you learn more about LightWave 3D.
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lwtrial/

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Silo
Silo is a focused 3D modeling application with the ability to effortlessly switch between organically sculpting high-polygon models and precisely controlling hard-edged surfaces. It can be used for anything from creating 3D characters for video games and movies to quickly exploring 3D architectural ideas.
http://www.nevercenter.com/

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Rhino3D
Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids and polygon meshes. There are no limits on precision, complexity, degree, or size.
http://www.rhino3d.com/

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Carrara Pro 6
You'll soon find that most of what you'll be working with is on the cutting edge of 3D animation. Carrara 6 provides 3D figure posing and animation, modeling, environment creation, and rendering tools within a single application. Robust, advanced, and easy to use,
http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/carrara?_m=d

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3DS MAX
is professional 3D software used for film and television CGI. Like the others, it has a fully functional 30-day trial version.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=5659302

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Hexagon 2.5
The new Sculpted Primitive tool allows users to model special primitive objects in Hexagon that can be exported in TGA format, then imported and used in Linden Labs' popular 3D virtual world, Second Life. In Second Life, these sculpted primitives can be used to create more complex, organic shapes that were not previously possible with the Second Life primitive system.
http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/hexagon?_m=d

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Bryce
For over a decade, artists of all mediums - print, video, multimedia or the web - have known Bryce, the affordable 3D software for achieving breathtakingly realistic imagery.
http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/bryce?_m=d

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MAXON CINEMA 4D
Easy to Use, Professional 3D Animation Software
The next generation, representing two decades of excellence.
The eleventh generation of CINEMA 4D is another milestone in the development of professional 3D software and a testament to two decades of excellence by MAXON's programming team. Professional 3D animation tools have never been easier to use.
http://www.maxon.net/pages/dyn_files/dyn_htx/htx/welcome_e.html

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Houdini
Details to be added
http://www.sidefx.com/index.php
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Autodesk Maya
http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/
Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Whether you work in film, games, television, advertising, publishing, or graphic design, Maya offers state-of-the-art toolsets, combined into a single affordable offering designed to help meet today’s demanding production requirements. Autodesk® Maya® 2012 delivers new toolsets for previsualization and game prototyping, extended simulation capabilities, and improved pipeline integration.
http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/

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evil_genius_180
October 15th, 2008, 10:25 AM
You forgot the other one. (in terms of professional apps)

3DS MAX (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=5659302) As I mentioned, 3DS Max is professional 3D software used for film and television CGI. Like the others, it has a fully functional 30-day trial version. (the text in green is the link)

gmd3d
October 15th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Added .. It was on my to do list :)

any more ..??

Kai
October 15th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Hexagon 2.5 (daz)

gmd3d
October 15th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Added: thanks Kai

UrbanArmitage
October 16th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Cinema 4D (http://www.maxon.net/pages/dyn_files/dyn_htx/htx/welcome_e.html) - Fully-integrated 3D package featuring parametric and polygonal modeling, high-end material system, integrated 3D painting, non-linear animation system, extremly fast render engine, modular expandability.

Another one of the 'big boys' in the 3D world. The green text is the link.

UA

gmd3d
October 16th, 2008, 01:03 AM
added thank UA

Kai
October 19th, 2008, 03:28 PM
http://www.sidefx.com/index.php

Houdini - there is a free learning edition tho... (8 grand???)

psycoderek
November 30th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Houdini? I have the learning edition and it does add a watermark. to get this removed it costs 99 dollars. It will still be a non commercial product but it is the full version. I am having a play with it but Blender is still easier for modell building. As for animation? well the jury is still out on that one.

gmd3d
November 30th, 2008, 02:55 PM
I remember trying Houdini .. crashed my PC all the time

evil_genius_180
November 30th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Well, Harry Houdini was an escape artist. :nonono: (yes, I realize that was a horrible joke)

gmd3d
December 1st, 2008, 02:34 AM
Well, Harry Houdini was an escape artist. :nonono: (yes, I realize that was a horrible joke)
Yes .. shame on you :biggrin::biggrin::laugh:

evil_genius_180
December 1st, 2008, 09:48 AM
Sorry, even as I was typing it I knew it was very much bad, I just couldn't stop myself.

gmd3d
December 1st, 2008, 01:14 PM
Well watch it or I set a Tribble on you :)

jag2441
January 6th, 2011, 12:40 PM
I have used C4D and Lightwave. I prefer Lightwave.....well I guess cause I have used it the most.

gmd3d
January 6th, 2011, 01:26 PM
I have used C4D and Lightwave. I prefer Lightwave.....well I guess cause I have used it the most.

ah that answers my question in the introduction thread :)

MCP935
March 28th, 2011, 07:13 AM
I think you've forgotten Maya which is a very great program, it can be difficult to use it after 3dsMax but when you try it, you can't go back

gmd3d
March 28th, 2011, 08:04 AM
I think you've forgotten Maya which is a very great program, it can be difficult to use it after 3dsMax but when you try it, you can't go back
fixed ..... added to the list . thanks

evil_genius_180
March 28th, 2011, 10:27 AM
Maya is very good, they use it in a lot of TV and Movies. Of course, it should be as good as Max, it's just as expensive. ;)

Commodore Ismay
August 15th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Yes , all the Autodesk Programs are very expensive but there are many plugins etc, to realize a 3d Project

jastamos
April 14th, 2012, 05:12 AM
is it comparable Hitfilm Ultimate with houdini or after effects?

Titch
May 26th, 2012, 09:15 PM
G’day All,

I am most probably in the wrong place to ask this question, so if I am sorry. I am looking to make a short film about Star Trek just for fun with a few mates. But, there is always a, but I need a simple but good 3D software to make up ship and planets. As you probably have figured out never done this before. Was hopping someone could point me in the right direction please. any help would be appreciated thanks.

Regards,

Titch

gmd3d
May 27th, 2012, 03:21 AM
welcome,.

The best free program is Blender, which can do all of these things you need
as far as I know, While I do not use it myself.

Its in the Free 3D programs thread check the links in my Signature area.

at on time I would have suggest TrueSpace, but that is not longer been developed.

If you want to spend money you can try Lightwave, Maya or 3DSmax among others

Auditor
May 28th, 2012, 02:00 AM
G’day All,

I am most probably in the wrong place to ask this question, so if I am sorry. I am looking to make a short film about Star Trek just for fun with a few mates. But, there is always a, but I need a simple but good 3D software to make up ship and planets. As you probably have figured out never done this before. Was hopping someone could point me in the right direction please. any help would be appreciated thanks.

Regards,

Titch

I have a question for you. Do you mean a fully 3D short film? Or live action with CG space scenes, visual FX etc.

I'm sure or at least I think you could find plenty of people that would do the space shots and such at least I would think so.

Titch
May 29th, 2012, 06:51 PM
G'day All,

Thants Taranis had a look at Blender and downloadered it. Apart from its free it looks like a good starting point, been talking about doing this for a long time so now I'm in thanks again for giving me direction. Might have more question later.

Auditor to be truthfully honest not sure which direction I loking to go in read a lot of 3D Magazines do admit would love to do a 3D short just don't know if it's out of my league. I'll start simple see how fast I pick it up but thanks mate.

Titch

gmd3d
May 30th, 2012, 03:20 AM
G'day All,

Thants Taranis had a look at Blender and downloadered it. Apart from its free it looks like a good starting point, been talking about doing this for a long time so now I'm in thanks again for giving me direction. Might have more question later.

Auditor to be truthfully honest not sure which direction I loking to go in read a lot of 3D Magazines do admit would love to do a 3D short just don't know if it's out of my league. I'll start simple see how fast I pick it up but thanks mate.

Titch

Your welcome, :).

Full 3d is very daunting when you first consider it, I know I been involved with a few that never saw the light of day, even with hundreds of hours of modeling work.

Blender is a good modeler as far as I have heard, there are other, Daz3d, Carrara,

These Programs are free at the moment,,
http://www.daz3d.com/products?home_k_btn=sidekick

DazStudio Pro 4 (free)
http://www.daz3d.com/products/daz-studio/daz-studio-what-is-daz-studio

Bryce Pro 7 (free)
http://www.daz3d.com/products/bryce/bryce-what-is-bryce

Carrara, is not free but a friend use it with great results.

onefromb5b4
July 15th, 2012, 09:09 AM
I am using DAZ 4 pro. I use Hexagon to make small props or to manipulate others to the shape I need then to be in. I use photoshop to create or modify colors patterns on clothing.

rschulte
November 13th, 2012, 12:44 PM
I don't see wings3d. Its supposedly a easy modeler to learn with.

http://www.wings3d.com/

gmd3d
November 13th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Wings3d is posted in the "Free 3D Programs Thread" you can see it using the link below.

Link (http://www.3dgladiators.net/forums/showthread.php?t=22681)

this thread is for the programs at cost :)