Feb 10, 2012

Best List Of 3D Software And Tools For Designers

Animation has greatly evolved in today’s world. In every filed be it theatre or gaming or paintings or any other animation has successfully been able to make a place for itself. Animation can be divided into 2 categories that are 2D and 3D. To dimensional animation are more towards the traditional style and the one that we have been seeing and experiencing for years now.

Movies games presentations and various other things that we see or use is two dimensional. Two dimensional animations include drawings or pictures that are flat and created in paper or celluloid and lately it can also be created on digital gadgets. It is therefore also very popularly known as hand drawn animation and thus all the mistakes that are made have to be corrected and rectified on paper itself.

3D or three dimension animations is developed lately and attracts the people more. It needs more use of a computer to create characters and so the artists don’t have to draw the characters on paper which is tougher. The characters that are created on the computer through 3D software can be changed or manipulated in various ways by using 3D tools. Modern computers use animation in all the fields.

In the fields of gaming, theatre films and even art and creativity animation has been able to find itself a permanent place. 3D animations make the experience for the spectators like a live one and more attractive.  This time we have listed best 3D Softwares for our readers have a look at them and please share your thoughts in our comment section below.


1. Autodesk Maya 3D

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.

2. Google SketchUp

Redecorate your living room. Invent a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. There’s no limit to what you can create with SketchUp. We believe powerful software can also be a pleasure to use – the secret is intuitive tools that work the way you think they should. Apparently, millions of people agree.

3. LightWave 3D 

LightWave is the backbone of efficient 3D pipelines. Groundbreaking. Innovative. Whether you work alone or play well with others, LightWave is integrative and immersive. Turn your dreams into gorgeous graphics and amazing animation. Quickly and easily. LightWave is super fast. Ultra flexible.


4. Silo

Silo 2 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.  Silo is currently being used at top studios worldwide as both a stand-alone design tool and as a versatile element of a multi-software 3D graphics workflow. It is available for both Windows and Mac OS.

5. Blender

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.


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