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Posted: July 16, 2009
3d artist gallery Andyba
Purely 3d modeling software with some UV mapping and texturing tools:
Pixologic ZBrush
Autodesk Mudbox
Google SketchUp Pro
Rhino 3d
Strata 3D
Wings 3d
Izware Nendo
Nevercenter Silo 3d
Luxology Modo

Advanced 3d animation software that has robust 3d modeling tools:

Autodesk 3ds max
Maxon Cinema 4D
LightWave 3D
Side Effects Houdini
Blender 3D
Albatross 3D

You are welcome to add other 3d modeling software you have used or know about.
Posted: October 28, 2009
Let me add

Cybermotion 3D
Milkshape 3D

Thanks for the list by the way.
Posted: April 08, 2010
dont 4get about anim8or. its a great modeller
Posted: October 06, 2010
for people who are confused what to get:

I have 3ds max, mudbox, maya, zbrush, blender, anim8or.
I personally like Maya, 3ds max and zbrush the most. if you really want to do something in the 3d world then get maya 3ds max and zbrush.
Posted: November 12, 2010
3d artist gallery patricia3d
I like Hexagon. Its a great software.
Posted: November 28, 2010
Forgive the silly question:

Can you use images from the 3D modeling software in the animation suites? I know you can create images with say, Blender, I'm aware of that.

What I'm wondering is if you have say 3 guys on a team, and one of them uses say, Hexagon for his images, could the other 2 utilize those images for animation in Blender?
Posted: February 23, 2011
hello need some help ! used 3d studio max a long time ago for a web n multimedia degree, never need 3d modelling until now !

need something that can possiblely work embedded with website , if not no problem !

need to make a model of a car body shell !

got a picece of kit that can measure paint depth on areas of a car body , it records this data onto a spread sheet using coords on the area of the surface

The spreadsheet data i want to display this onto the 3d body model !

fianlly if could get this working embedded into a website so i could in theory have different body shell types on a selection filter ect.

whats the best open source software to use for this ?
Posted: May 02, 2011
3d artist gallery lyndon
don't forget k-3D and WhiteDune (which is primarily a VRML modeller) on linux
Posted: May 06, 2011
Pragmatikos 3d brazilian software modeling
Posted: May 06, 2011
Layout Pragmatikos 3D is also same gmax....
Posted: August 14, 2011
3d artist gallery creador32
Great list, but I still 3dmax is unique .
Posted: October 09, 2011
Sculptris! a AUTO TESSELLATING SOFTWARE! works great in conjunction with Maya, and zbrush, even found u can make lots of great things for free utilizing sulptris and blender, just like i would maya and zbrush
Posted: March 02, 2012
3D modelers are used in a wide variety of industries. The medical industry uses them to create detailed models of organs. The movie industry uses them to create and manipulate characters and objects for animated and real-life motion pictures. The video game industry uses them to create assets for video games. Razz
Posted: March 15, 2012
If Kinect can be considered, then to generate textured 3D models, there are other softwares like

Matherix 3Dify

which are currently in free beta phase...
Posted: March 26, 2012
Question: Why most of the tutorials on Youtube and even on the 3D modeling forum are 3Dmax or Blender and not Maya?

I am learning only Maya in school for now.. I ONLY know how to use Maya. But I can't find any good tutorial for building expressions (cluster and blend shape)

Why is Maya so much avoided? It there a reason?

I only have experience with Maya software, but I find it extremely difficult. And it crashes. OHHHH it crashes.

I just signed it today here, so maybe I didn't look enough but... Maya software is being avoided right?
Posted: March 28, 2012
3d artist gallery Andyba
Maya software is being avoided right?

No Maya is one of the best if not the Best 3d animation software out there, that is used by professionals in many studios.

There are many Maya 3d modeling tutorials...
Here is one for example:
Posted: March 28, 2012
3d artist gallery Andyba
lyndon wrote:
don't forget k-3D and WhiteDune (which is primarily a VRML modeller) on linux

K-3D is abandoned software, last time it was released on April 20, 2010.

And the last time I tried using it it was buggy as hell.
Posted: July 29, 2014
3d artist gallery 3ddesign
Posted: January 13, 2015
Guys! can you give me ides on free tools for 3d modeling? Any suggestions?
Posted: May 03, 2017
Hello there. I need help about sth, anybody there?
Posted: October 25, 2017

That's great. The 3D modeling and visualization and always one step ahead of the competition.
Posted: July 26, 2018
I'd like to add software which is for making 3d models by 3d scanning.

Artec Studio
Geomagic Freeform
Posted: November 05, 2019
Thank you for your list and replies. I’ll add the blow items:
Rhinoceros : providing all the tools and features you would expect in the best 3D modelling software.
Substance Designer: one of the most powerful and astounding texture creation applications there is. It can generate some truly astonishing surfacesfor your models
Daz Studio:
is focused around creating art using people, animals, and other assets from their list.
You can draw, set orbits, and combine elements to create true 3D art with ease in a natural, sketch-based approach.
Goof luck guys.
Posted: June 29, 2020
Below are the best 3D modeling software list

3D Slash for Beginner and its for both free and paid version
SelfCAD for Beginner and its for both free and paid version
Posted: October 03, 2020
Andyba, Hay check this new Polygonal Modeller Rocket 3F, https://www.rocket3f.com/
Posted: October 05, 2020
now iam use lumion 9.... and besides that, iam still learning in lumion 10 tutorial. My refference video : http://adfoc.us/54361176238846
That was easy software 3d modeling and rendering. Love it...
Posted: December 03, 2020
Which software would allow me to put basic shapes like square and circles on the floor and assign light source direction on them? also wold like ot be able to shange shape thickness and punch through holes in them.
Posted: June 02, 2021
3d artist gallery Andyba
CoreFlex, Blender can do it.
Posted: June 10, 2021
Hi, I'd like to add the list of free cad software tools that can be helpful for 3D modelers.
Posted: July 08, 2021
Take a look at the list of 3D modeling and rendering software programs
Posted: January 27, 2022
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Posted: November 28, 2022
Yes, you are absolutely right, the development of 3D modeling is a growing trend in the development industry. This type of visualization is an interactive way of displaying data and information in an immersive environment.
Posted: December 14, 2022
Hope you'll like this list,

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3D Max
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Source: https://atellierstudio.com/services/product-rendering/
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