Software

There are many programs available for 3D creation and rendering.  Although Blender is recommended, if you would like to look at others or want to expand your software library, here are some alternative software options.*

*Each of the programs below is linked.

3D Modeling Software

3DS Max

3DTin (web based)

AutoCAD

Blender

Carrara

Cinema 4D

Design Something  (web based)

Houdini

LightWave

Maya

Modo

OnShape (web based)

Revit

Rhino

Sculptris

Shoemaker-e (shoe 3D modeling)

Sketchup (by Trimble)

Solidworks

Strata 3D

TinkerCAD

Vectary (web based to be released Spring 2016)

Z-Brush

Animation Software

Bongo (for Rhino)

Daz Studio

Flash/ Flash Professional

Hype

MotionBuilder

Poser

ToonBoom  - Storyboard and Harmony

 

 

Useful Websites

Coding and Texturing Programs

Other

123D Catch - App that uses standard camera to create a 3D scan of an object

Alias - AutoDesk Industrial Design Software

Backburner - Autodesk render queue manager

Chaos Group - Render farms and software solutions

Crazy Bump - Add texture to make maps more realistic

Digital Anarchy - Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

Game Maker: Studio - Game creation

MakeHuman - Make lifelike human characters

MatchMover - Camera Tracking for AutoDesk

Matter Control - Manage and organize 3D prints

Mocha - Planar tracking and VFX software

MudBox - Sculpt and Paint software

Nuke - FX, editing, and finishing tools

RealFlow - Liquid Simulator

TurbulenceFD - Fluid simulator plug-in for Cinema4D

Unity/Unity3D - Game creation engine

Unreal Engine - Game creation engine

V-Ray - Rendering Software

x-Particles - Particle plug-in for Cinema4D