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3D film programs

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by GSquadron, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. GSquadron

    GSquadron

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    Hi!
    I want to start learning a bit of 3D animation as it is really needed for someone who
    stays in front of the PC like 8 hours a day and is terrified if he doesnt know everything from computers! :fear:
    So i am going to ask which programs are the best for 3D film.
    I understand some really basics, like creating the polygons and adding a skeleton bone.
    Though i mean which program will do all the work?
    I guess 3DS Max though i have heard some use Maya which seems greatly heavy.
    I just want to make a short film for fun to understand the technology and learn more.
    Anyone has any experience?
     
  2. Peter1986C

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    Blender, which is Free and Open Source (GPL license, IIRC).

    BTW, animated videos are not always a good idea for complex information transfer (from a learners' perspective) because the brain has a lot to process in a short time. Text accompanied by some pictures here and there will be less work for you and may be better for that aquintance too.
     
  3. Mindweaver

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    Valve just put out the "Source Filmmaker". That is if you just want to make a movie. :toast:
     
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    I already have very little experience on 3ds max so i guess i would go on with it.
    Wouldn't it be the industries standard?
     
  5. 1nf3rn0x

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    Can't believe no one has said cinema 4D yet!
     

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