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i just read that post about 3dsmax being something like $4000 now that is crazy anyway, which is better? maya or 3dsmax? just consider the latest versions of both with just what i know i think maya is cooler

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Softimage XSI.

(Hey, someone had to say it.)

AFAIK, 3ds max is more widely used in the game industry, while Maya tends to dominate the rest of the CG industry. But I've used Maya much more than I've used 3ds max, so I don't think I'm qualified to really compare them. (And for the record, I've only played with the demo of XSI... but I liked what I saw of it. And it's very competitively priced.)

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im in the same situation, dunno which one to learn. i'm playing around with both Maya PLE and Gmax and atm i find Gmax more easier to use.

however, im leaning more towards Maya because i can afford it (i can get Maya complete for £175 and unlimited for £250).

so for me, its going to be Maya first and maybe after i get some money together i'll start on 3DS.

i think it would be better for you to get the free versions or Maya, Gmax and maybe even XSI and see which on you prefer.

other than that, i dont think anyone can tell you which is better because it depends mostly on personal preference.

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GMAX is nothing like 3dsmax, its a lot more simplified. If you get the real 3dsmax, your going to go crazy with all of them text and functions scattered around the interface.

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I've been using Max for several years now. I've tried Maya. I find that Max is really easy to use once you figure out it's whole system. I had trouble learning Maya, but I didn't really give it a chance. For the purposes of real time video game use, I think they are both roughly equivalent. I'm sure a lot of people are going to debate this point though.

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yes i know gmax is 3dsmax, but i said, the whole layout was different. I personaly find 3dsmax filled with tons of pointless commands that clutter up the screen.

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GMAX is nothing like 3dsmax


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Gmax IS 3dsmax 4!


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yes i know gmax is 3dsmax


Just so you know, this is how I heard the conversation. And yes, those "pointless commands" are to make models with. You can also customize the GUI, so I have no idea what quarrel you could have with it.

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I find Max much simpler than Maya, especially in the interface. But I just recently started to tinker around in Maya, so I'll give you an update later on, if you still have questions.

[Edited by - videodragon20032003 on May 31, 2005 7:59:30 PM]

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