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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
Hexagon
SolidWorks
Rhino 3d
Strata 3D
Wings 3d
Izware Nendo
Nevercenter Silo 3d
Luxology Modo



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

Softimage
Autodesk 3ds max
Maxon Cinema 4D
Maya
LightWave 3D
TrueSpace
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
nyltextures
Let me add

Carrara
Cybermotion 3D
Milkshape 3D

Thanks for the list by the way.
Posted: April 08, 2010
me
dont 4get about anim8or. its a great modeller
Posted: October 06, 2010
TheArkayProductions
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
The_GodfatherSJP
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
jayjay31
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
kms
Pragmatikos 3d brazilian software modeling
Posted: May 06, 2011
kms
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
Firebird
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
internetimm896
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
chytu
If Kinect can be considered, then to generate textured 3D models, there are other softwares like

Matherix 3Dify
ReconstructMe

which are currently in free beta phase...
Posted: March 26, 2012
Rakupi
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
Quote:
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
Andyba,nice
Posted: January 13, 2015
animation1
Guys! can you give me ides on free tools for 3d modeling? Any suggestions?
Posted: May 03, 2017
saremmm
Hello there. I need help about sth, anybody there?
Posted: October 25, 2017
3drenderings
Andyba,

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

Skanect
Artec Studio
Geomagic Freeform