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posted on 3.22.2003 at 16:14 Reply With Quote
3D Studio Max

Allright... I've been browsing around for quite a while now, and it seems like I'm always hearing about 3D Studio Max.

Could someone please tell me what it is, how hard it is to use, and how much it costs. What is it good for? Just 3D models? or what?




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posted on 3.22.2003 at 16:30 Reply With Quote
3d max (for short) is one of the popular 3d modeling/animation programs out there...
it's almost in the same league as poweranimator, maya, softimage, houdini and lightwave as well as some others...

it can be used to create simple 3d models to complex short animations to a full blown movie made in 3d...as well as creating special effects for film and television, computer games...and dozens of other uses...

cost : something between US$1000 (student pricing) to US$3000 (for commercial use)... have to double chk on the prices...been awhile since i last saw it...

ease of use : for beginners, it's interface is rather intimidating i think...1000s of tools/functions/etc....but with a good book or tutorial, anyone should get a hang of it without any problems...

[Edited on 3.22.2003 by anders]




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posted on 3.22.2003 at 18:15 Reply With Quote
1000$??????



oh well...

maybe when i become a millionare..




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posted on 3.22.2003 at 23:32 Reply With Quote
yeah...that's a lot of money...




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posted on 3.23.2003 at 20:41 Reply With Quote

who's got a legal version ??




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posted on 6.11.2003 at 09:50 Reply With Quote
It's good, i use it at uni, and anything you can think about, you can probably model! If you wanted something simpler, you could try bryce although ii dunno how expensive it is!




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posted on 11.5.2003 at 21:17 Reply With Quote
if u want a free verison of it. You can get GmaX. it does the same things as 3DS Max but in a much lower caliber. the major downside is that u cant render anything. Alot of people use it for games.

Its made by Discreet the same company that makes 3DS Max





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posted on 11.14.2004 at 18:50 Reply With Quote
Or you could try out Maya's PLE edition. Exactly the same as the full edition, though you get watermarks on your rendered stuff..

But, it's free! :p

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posted on 11.14.2004 at 19:52 Reply With Quote
do you really have to drag up old threads?
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