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I'm begginer - software problem

Posted: February 17, 2012

Yo people, I'm a beginner in 3D animations and I have some questions to You before I'll start.
I hope You'll help me to resolve some problems and chose the best way to start my adventure witch animations and 3D technologies. Smile

I have some questions about software...
Aaaahm... So, maybe I'll start with explainin' You what kind of animations I'll make. Here some examples:

So my questions are:

1. What's the best, professional 3D software in which I can create any animations (movie intro, animated logo, and even the entire movie such as Madagascar, Shrek, 300, etc...).
A software which can cooperate witch programs such Adobe After Effects.
I heard that the best programs are Blender, Cinema 4D or 3DS Max but I still cannot keep a decision which one of those 3 softwares chose.

2. I don't ask You to explain me how to do an animation, just if You can help me to earn some info trough which I'll be able to start learn it.
So can You just tell me how the movies such Shrek, Madagascar, 300 etc... are created? I mean... It can be created in only one software or we must use a few of softwares?
When I'll create an animation in a software(example: Cinema 4D) so what's next? In which software I'll add soundtracks? Etc... I hope You understand what I mean. Very Happy

Can You guys help me?
Thanks You a lot dudes. Smile
Posted: February 22, 2012
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Generally movies like Shrek, Madagascar, and 300 are farmed out to a number of effects houses to handle either certain tasks or certain scenes. Most houses use a number of applications in house but may tend to favor one of each kind of a particular workflow. Maya seems to get a lot of airtime as the favorite for film production.
I find it obtuse.
But I was raised on Lightwave, which could make any of the animations you linked.
I would suggest getting a demo of each program you are interested in and see which one is most intuitive to you.
I've never used it, but I have a lot of interest in the Cinema 4D Broadcast version because it looks like it has a lot of neat effects.
Posted: March 31, 2012
Its probably not what you want to hear, but its not about which software package is better...but what you feel comfortable with and has a interface you relate to. Ive seen amazing things done with blender (free) and pathetic things done with Maya (very expensive) and vice versa, best bet is to try demos and see which one you understand easier
Posted: April 20, 2012
@obinhudda123. ... Are you using a language translator!? -_-

@Mr. Oot.... Remember that movies like those are created with more than just the software itself. Those movies are created by large groups of proffesionals and among these proffesionals are scripters. These people create custom tools that enable the whole group to do much more advanced things that us average users. I really recommend 3Ds Max to what u want to do. I myself create logo's and animation. The reason why I recommend 3Ds max is because it's the most popular and practically all 3D websites support 3ds max file types. Also 3ds Max's UI is Much easier than blender. Because of it's popularity it also supports much more plugins and rendering engines. It's also being developed and upgraded very quickly. 3ds max 2013 has already launched with massive improvements on dynamic systems which will come in mighty handy with your animations.
Posted: May 08, 2012
I use cinema 4D, it's the easiest to use out of all that I have tried. I also use a simulation software plugin called DPIT EFFEX to create fire, water, smoke simulations. It's easier to use than realflow or tfd. I have downloads here on the "DPIT EFFEX" menu, create a user login and download it all for free............always grafxexchangeportal