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An Overview of 3d Animation Software
An Overview of 3d Animation Software
An Overview of 3d Animation Software
An Overview of 3d Animation Software
An Overview of 3d Animation Software
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An Overview of 3d Animation Software

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Different 3D animation software are used for different purposes. While some are used for designing living beings, some others are used in the design of objects like cars and buildings. 3D software are …

Different 3D animation software are used for different purposes. While some are used for designing living beings, some others are used in the design of objects like cars and buildings. 3D software are also used to create animation models and environments for the creation of specific scenes that are impossible in the real world. Therefore, animators using the most advanced technology marry real time images and computer generated imagery to create a life-like experience like no other.

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  • 1. An Overview of 3D Animation Software What is Animation Software? Software that permits you to draw several separate frames, each slightly different, and then display them one after another in speedy succession to give the impression of movement. What is 3D Animation Software? Software packages which allows to prepare three-dimensional animated media. How to choose best 3D Animation Software? 3D animation holds great appeal in diverse industries. And with advancement in technology, the scope of animation has extended beyond the usual. 3D graphics are widely used in many industries including media, gaming and entertainment. Our earliest memories of animation go to the age of cartoons that have made children all over the world love and enjoy them. And with time and age, technology behind the making of cartoons has dramatically improved. Cartoons of today are more life-like, technically advanced and renders a dramatic viewing experience. Different 3D animation software are used for different purposes. While some are used for designing living beings, some others are used in the design of objects like cars and buildings. 3D software are also used to create animation models and environments for the creation of specific scenes that are impossible in the real world. Therefore, animators using the most advanced technology marry real time images and computer generated imagery to create a life-like experience like no other. The kind of software to adopt depends upon the quality and nature of animation the project requires. There are animation software that are available free of cost, some below $50 and some others (the more advanced ones) that even go beyond $8000. This is where animation companies have a bigger role to play. 3D animation companies have the technical expertise, choice of suitable software, experience and the creative competence to translate your thoughts on to images and/or videos. Maya is an example of versatile and advanced animation software that is largely used in movies and entertainment industry since the functionality of the software are best suited for an industry such as this. Similarly, there are many other software that are industry or project specific and using the right kind makes a lot of difference in the efforts put in and output expected. Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Animation has gone through a lot of changes over the last few decades. The competence of the software has grown to create a world almost indistinguishable from that of ours. The landscape is different from what it was even 5 years ago. Some of the significant animation software used in the industries today besides Maya include Auto-desk, Soft image, Independents, Modo, Cinema 4D, Houdini and Blender. All these and more are state-of-the-art software that creates exceptional 3D modeling and animation for setting the ground right for building the project. 3D animation in Australia is perhaps one of the best in the world with numerous animation agencies using the most advanced techniques and technological experts to create the best in animation. The world of animation is only expected to grow further and it would be no surprise if one day you get to even feel the animated product that has a certain extent of tangibility to it. Things to look for while buying 3D Animation Software? There are different kinds of 3D animation software. They come in different budgets and have varied technical specifications and functionalities. However, choosing between them is quite a task. Each of the tools is powerful and efficient. But here are some parameters that can help you choose the right application for your business. 1. Modeling features Modeling styles are varied. While polygon and subdivision methods are the most commonly found, there are some software that also offer NURBS. If your business is cars or products that require creation of organic and smooth surfaces, you would need NURBS. Tools that can simulate a large range of materials are important since they are competent to create incredible characters and settings. 2. Animation features With the right set of features, characters can really come to life. Therefore, 3D animation software with multiple animation layers and extra audio effects tracks make a great buy. 3. Intuitive user interface If you have great experience in 3D animation, limited user interface will also do the needful. But if your knowledge and experience is limited, you might consider buying software that is easy to understand unless you propose to get lost in the ocean of features. A customizable interface is always better. 4. Extensibility 3D animation software comes with a pre-determined set of features and functionalities. It might be tough to want it to do everything that you can imagine. But a tool that offers the scope of going beyond the usual can be loaded with plug-ins and scripts for additional functions. Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Best 3D Animation Software Comparisons and Reviews 2013 Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Autodesk Maya 2014 Pros This software simulates more materials than any other competitor, including fluid, cloth, skin, fur, hair and muscle. Cons The sheer number of features and tools make for a somewhat intimidating learning curve. The Verdict: 9.88/10 With a little bit of dedication, this application can become a powerhouse of creative realization and rapid content production. Price: $195.00 Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Pros This application is a professional-grade 3D animation package with innumerable features. Cons It does not support soft body dynamics. The Verdict: 9.75/10 Autodesk 3ds Max is perfect for developing 3D content for video games. Price: $195.00 Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Autodesk Softimage 2014 Pros Softimage has a unique feature set that allows for rapid animation. Cons The user interface can be confusing and lacks visual polish. The Verdict: 9.75/10 This software is a lifesaver in time-crunch situations. Price: $3145.00 CINEMA 4D 13 Pros CINEMA 4D is approachable and relatively easy to learn. Cons It has better features for modeling than it does for animating. The Verdict: 9/10 The smooth learning curve makes this application ideal for graphic designers who need 3D capability but who lack formal training with 3D animation software. Price: $1610.25 Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.
  • 6. HOUDINI Pros This application renders gasses and clouds with ease. Cons Houdini's animation environment is somewhat limiting. The Verdict: 8.75/10 Houdini is great for synthesizing content produced in diverse applications. Price: $1995.00 LIGHTWAVE 11 Pros LightWave's virtual camera allows you to record digital footage with real-life gestures. Cons It isn't well adapted for building character models from scratch. You'll get best results if you build them in a 3D sculpting application. The Verdict: 8.75/10 This 3D animation software is a great addition to existing studio software because it plays well with other applications. It can also stand alone if necessary. Price: $1195.00 Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.
  • 7. MODO 501 Pros It has a lightweight toolset that is highly customizable. Cons The software's interface may be alienating to veteran animators and modelers. The Verdict: 8.5/10 Modo's unique work flow will be great for those willing to learn it. Price: $995.00 ABOUT US Veetil Digital is a part of the highly diversified Veetil Group of companies. We are a total digital services company covering all aspects of business. Our objective is to make your life easier by taking care of all your digital needs that include 3D visualization solutions for your design and marketing requirements, software and web based solutions for all your business processes thus making them more efficient and effective. CONTACT VEETIL DIGITAL SERVICE P.O.Box 2149, Carlisle North, Perth, WA 6101, Australia. Phone : +61421119191 E-mail: perth@veetil.com Website: www.veetildigital.com.au Copyright © 2013 Veetil Digital. All rights reserved.

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