Animation software

Posted on 1998-12-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Im looking for a program that does animation,
perhaps along the lines of MICROSOFT 3D ANIMATOR,
something that doesnt require drawing each new
frame from scratch.

Here is what im running
Blaster Banshee (16 MB of VRAM)
WIN 95

Price doesnt matter.
Can anyone suggest some good titles?
Question by:Serg

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The best one is 3D Studio MAX ( regular 3D Studio R2 , R4 are much cheaper ), although I don't know how much your willing to spend ! It's a really cool program . You just move ahead to as many frames as you want , then move your object , then 3D Studio does the rest . If your proccesser speed is at least 166 (recommended) it will run okay , but what you need is RAM . I run it with 32MB and 4MB of video . Although it slows down when you're working with something with a lot of polygons , it's really the best 3D program that I'd recommend .


Expert Comment

ID: 1113359
I believe MaxR2 ( is good, but if you want professional programs i suggest you the following:

BEST BUY(the cheaper): Lightwave 3d [see babylon5 fx] (1/2 of 3dsmax price, but worst modeling and animation, but one of the best Rendering engines in the industry '55% in the industry use Lightwave3d' , I also use it)

BEST MODELLING PROGRAM: Maya1.0 (by Alias Wavefront, the best program in the industry)

BEST ANIMATION PROGRAM: Softimage 3d (by Microsoft, the best in the industry)

BEST RENDERING PROGRAM: Renderman (the best in the industry)

BEST VIDEO PROGRAM: Digital Fusion (one of the best)

I hope i helped you.If you need any other help contact me.



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