Best 3D Modeling and Animation Software 2018 – 3D Modeling software is a software commonly used for modeling purposes (creating 3D objects) to the creation of 3D animation.
Some 3D software can also be used to create visual effects or simulations.
Here is a collection of 3D modeling and animation software best used both in school/campus or in the real workplace.
- Autodesk 3DS Max
3DS Max is a 3D software made by Autodesk that can be used to create animations, images, and 3D games. 3DS Max only runs on Windows operating system. In Indonesia 3DS Max is widely used in the gaming industry, advertising companies, event organizers, and other companies that usually require ‘graphic designers’.
- Autodesk Maya 3d software
Autodesk Maya is Autodesk’s proprietary software that can be used to create video games, animated movies, TV series, and visual effects. At first, a glance is similar to 3DS Max, both can be used for modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and rendering. Little, the difference between the two software is: Maya can run on various OS (windows, mac, Linux), Maya can be used to create visual effects, Maya is more widely used in film/animation industry.
Blender is an open-source 3D graphics computer software that can be used for free. Blender can be used for modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, rendering to visual effects creation or simulation. Suitable for individual or small studio to produce ‘something’ and get profit.
- Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D is a software that can be used to create animations, motion graphics, and also do the rendering. Cinema 4D has basic capabilities such as 3D software in general such as modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and rendering. Cinema 4D is widely used in motion graphics project creation along with After Effects, both software can work together well.
- Pixologic ZBrush
ZBrush, a software developed by Pixologic Inc. is a 3D software commonly used for modeling with high resolution / high poly. In contrast to 3D software in general that uses boxing & NURBS modeling, ZBrush performs modeling with sculpting/sculpting methods.
Fifth 3D software above is very reliable for various purposes such as making animation, games, images, and motion graphics.
Learning 3D software takes no time. It is good to learn the basics of 3D modeling in one software first.
Understanding and understanding the basics will be useful if in the future we want to learn other 3D software.