Top 5 3D Software Packages - Blender Tutorial | Beginner to Advanced


August 23, 2019

Top 5 3D Software Packages

Blender 2.8

Blender 2.8 website

Blender is a free and open source 3d software package. It supports modelling, rigging, animation, simulations, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. It has also a 2d animation pipeline.  You can create any type of 3d scenes only in Blender. Good news is that it is fully free. Blender is community driven made by hundreds of people around the world. Blender has released its new version Blender 2.8 and changed everything. It has now a real-time rendering engine called Eevee.  Previously blender is not so user friendly but after 2.8 it is used by many studios. 

OS - Windows, Mac and Linux
Price - Free


Houdini Website

Houdini is a professional fully procedural 3d animation package developed by side effects.  It uses a node base workflow different from other software packages in this list. It has also a free apprentice version. Houdini has great tools for destruction, fluids, fire and more.  In Houdini you can create almost any type of complex effects. It is used by many companies for its great effects.

OS – Windows, Mac & Linux
Price - Starting for $269 USD

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Maya Website

Autodesk Maya is a 3D animation software package currently used by most of the studios. You can create any type of complex characters, realistic effects from explosions to cloth simulation, fluid simulation in Maya. Big animation studios and now day’s game companies also use Maya.  If you need a job in AAA studios you need to learn Maya. 

OS – Windows, Mac & Linux
Price - $1545 USD /year

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D website

Cinema 4d is powerful 3d animation software. Cinema 4D is very user friendly. It has a powerful 3d modelling, motion graphics and animation tools. It enables users to create cutting edge game graphics, motion graphics and architectures. 

OS – Windows $ Mac
Price - $3500 USD

3Ds Max

3ds max website

3ds max is the oldest 3d animation software package. It is used by mainly game design. It has robust modelling tools. 3ds max helps users create huge game worlds and detailed characters. It is as good as Autodesk Maya. But Maya is focus towards films and Max for game industries. But now a days game design studios also use Maya for creating game assets. 

OS – Windows
Price - $1545 USD

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