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What would be the best 3d software?

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Ashleywlee    122
I need to know some software for one of my team members so that he can start learning to create 3d animations and things for 3d games. I know I''ll again need books but what program would you suggest and what books would you recommend for it?

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Zenroth    127
If you have the cash, both 3d studio max and maya are great programs. For textures,maps,etc you might like a copy of photoshop.

Of course there are also free/shareware tools out there.
Truespace, blender, and others. For textures/2d you have paint shop pro, Gimp, and a few others.

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If you have the cash, lightwave is another good one to look into. However IMHO, it seems to be a lot more oriented for rendering animations than creating models and animations and exporting them to use in a game. It does make awesome renderings though in a very small amount of time (when i rendered a simple animation on both it and 3d studio max, lightwave went 2x as fast and looked much better, could just be an anomoly though)
On a tight budget, you could get a copy of Ray Dream Studio 5 off of ebay pretty cheap i think, although last I checked the freeware modelers are almost as good as it (might be better by now)

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