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#1 Veovis   Members   -  Reputation: 446

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 03:16 PM

3D & 2D Software List --- (Additional software at bottom)


All pricing in this list is using the US Dollar.

All products linked to are the newest versions (and most expensive). Some companies still offer older versions of their software for a reduced price.

3D Software

Free 3D Software
3D Canvas
3dom
Anim8or *Popular*
Art of Illusion
Aztec
Blender *Popular*
Calimax Modeller
DeleD Lite
Equinox3D
GameSpace Light
JTEdit
K-3D
Loq Airou
MakeHuman (pre-alpha version) (New - added 2/2/06)
Maya PLE
Metasequoia LE
Moonlight3D
OpenFX
OpenTeddy
Pretty Poly Editor
Wings3D

3D Software under $100
3D Canvas Plus & Pro
AC3D
Bryce
CharacterFX
DeleD Pro
MilkShape 3D *Popular*
World Creator

3D Software $100 to $1,000
3D Matrix
Amapi Designer
Amorphium Pro
Carrera
Cinema4D
GameSpace
Hash Animation Master
LightWave 3D
Modo
Pixels 3D
Plasma
Poser
Realsoft 3D
Shade
Silo
SketchUp
Softimage|XSI Foundation
Strata 3D
TrueSpace
ZBRUSH

3D Software $1,000 to $4,000
3D Studio Max *Popular*
Electric Image
Houdini Select
Houdini Escape
Maya Complete *Popular*
Rhino3D
Softimage|XSI Essentials

3D Software over $4,000
Houdini Master
Maya Unlimited *Popular*
Softimage|XSI Advanced

2D Software

Free 2D Software
ArtRage
CinePaint
GraphicsGale
ImageForge
Paint.NET (New - added 2/8/06)
PhotoPlus Freeware
Pixia
The Gimp *Popular*
Ultimate Paint

2D Software under $100
Corel DRAW Essentials
Digital Image Pro
GraphicsGale
ImageForge Pro
Lview Pro
OpenCanvas
Paint Shop Pro *Popular*
PhotoFiltre
Photogenics
PhotoImpact
PhotoPlus
Photoshop Elements
PhotoStudio
PhotoSuite
Pixel32
ProMotion
Texture Maker

2D Software over $100
Alias Sketchbook Pro (New - added 2/2/06)
Deep Paint 2D
Illustrator
Mirage
Painter
Photoshop *Popular*

Other Software

Model File Format Converters
Deep Exploration
Polytrans

Tile & Sprite Software
ASE (Allegro Sprite Editor)
Dungeon Crafter
Mappy
DelphiX (various)
Spritesheet Editor
Tile Studio

Font Software
Bitmap Font Editor

Need some projects and content for your Software?
Check out the Tutorials & Downloads thread.


[Edited by - Veovis on February 8, 2006 9:00:17 AM]

Edited by jbadams, 25 January 2013 - 05:39 AM.


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#2 Grellin GDU   Members   -  Reputation: 162

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 03:47 PM

Here is another 3d under $4k

ZBRUSH

"If you are not willing to try, you will never succeed!"

Grellin


#3 yspotua   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 04:39 PM

You should submit this to Myophic Rhino, so maybe we can get a FAQ for this forum.

#4 Veovis   Members   -  Reputation: 446

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Posted 18 January 2004 - 05:53 PM

Thank you Grellin. I added it in.

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Posted 21 January 2004 - 07:11 AM

and about Myophic Rhino...

dont' forget Rhino3d http://www.rhino3d.com/


And for 2d:
Opencanvas : http://www.portalgraphics.net/en/download.html (easy and simple rather painter).


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[edited by - eng3d on January 21, 2004 2:12:37 PM]

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Posted 21 January 2004 - 08:45 AM

You can add Art of Illusion to free/open source category http://artofillusion.org/

#7 Veovis   Members   -  Reputation: 446

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Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:32 PM

Thank you. It''s updated.

#8 Veovis   Members   -  Reputation: 446

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 10:05 AM

I submitted the info to Myopic a while ago, but no word.

This is a bit of a bump, just because it seems sad for all this content to get lost so quickly.

#9 FenrirWolf   Members   -  Reputation: 288

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:46 AM

Someone should do a breakdown of these applications. For example, Wings3d has a nice and flexible modeler, but doesn''t support any sort of texture mapping, lacks any kind of raytracing/realistic rendering engine, and has no animation support. Anim8tor has texture mapping and a animation support, but no realistic renderer. Blender has all three, etc.

I''m trying these programs out myself, and I can post my results, but it might take a long time -- if ever.

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 02:12 PM

Ahhh, beat me to it.


[edited by - raymondo on February 9, 2004 9:13:43 PM]

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Posted 13 February 2004 - 06:48 AM

characterFX
the cheapest (15 usd) but the best animator tool for game programmers


#12 Veovis   Members   -  Reputation: 446

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 04:29 AM

I updated with CharacterFX (also looked into it, and it seems quite good. May check that out further, thanks for the link).

And Fenrir, that would be excellent if you (or anyone) could take this list to the next level with a more in-depth look at the programs.

#13 pi_equals_3   Members   -  Reputation: 517

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:34 PM

Wow, just today I was looking for a list of some of the more popular free 3d modelers, and just happened to come by here. Good timing I guess.

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Someone should do a breakdown of these applications. For example, Wings3d has a nice and flexible modeler, but doesn''t support any sort of texture mapping, lacks any kind of raytracing/realistic rendering engine, and has no animation support. Anim8tor has texture mapping and a animation support, but no realistic renderer. Blender has all three, etc.

I''m trying these programs out myself, and I can post my results, but it might take a long time -- if ever.



I would love to see some kind of commentary on these programs.
Even the smallest bits of information could really help me out, and probably many others.

#14 Lamont   Members   -  Reputation: 114

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 03:17 AM

Keep checking www.insidecg.com for a run-down of XSI, Maya, 3DS Max, Lightwave and Cinema4D.

I wrote one up on Lightwave, I would post it here, but we haven''t posted it on our own site yet...

Lamont G.
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 08:42 AM

My opinions:

Blender
Fantastic. Extremely powerful and capable of just about anything that the expensive packages can do. All for free too! The UI can be difficult to learn, so be sure to grab some tutorials or the excellent book The Blender Book from No Starch Press.

Anim8or
I haven''t used this much, but my impressions are that it''s great for small projects (simple models or scenes) but lacks the power that programs like Blender have. UI is pretty easy to use. If you''ve never used a real 3D modeler before, this might be a good place to start.

The Gimp
Basically it''s Adobe Photoshop without some of the trimmings. One thing that it really beats Photoshop at is the plugin system; which is very powerful. Also free.

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Posted 21 February 2004 - 08:13 AM

quote:
Original post by JNewt
My opinions:

Blender
Fantastic. Extremely powerful and capable of just about anything that the expensive packages can do. All for free too! The UI can be difficult to learn, so be sure to grab some tutorials or the excellent book <u>The Blender Book</u> from No Starch Press.

my opinion:

Blender and the more powerful aplications can not really be compared as with anything in life you get what you pay for.But once i used Max i never wanted to go back to blender

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:43 AM

AP: What Max feature(s) make such a difference in your opinion?

I''m asking because everything I''ve ever needed to do to this point I''ve been able to do using Blender. I am missing out on some incredible feature?

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Posted 24 February 2004 - 07:14 AM

Also there are tons of resources at http://www.cglibrary.com/

Lamont G.
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San Diego CA
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#19 Veovis   Members   -  Reputation: 446

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 01:19 PM

Myopic Rhino responded to my original e-mail recently, and had this to say about the resource list:

" I'll definitely put this into the FAQ as soon as I get a chance."

I'm proud to have contributed.

[edited by - Veovis on February 27, 2004 8:19:22 PM]

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 02:53 AM

What about World Creator www.inet2inet.com and poser (can''t remember site atm)





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