What is the best 3D software?

What is the best 3D software?

Post by Doug Evan » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 10:31:01

New at 3D animation and looking to make short movies. Can Maya 6 and
LightWave 3D 8 do the job? If so, which software is better. Or is there
another better than these two?

What is the best 3D software?

Post by Paul Andre » Mon, 04 Oct 2004 21:25:51

It's more a case of 'can you do the job?'. We can all go out and buy a
camera, but it doesn't turn us into a photographer. A real photographer will
produce a better photgraph with a disposable camera than I'll do with with a
top-end Nikon.

If you have any doubt that either of these packages can be used in short
movies, then you've been lazy in your research. Five minutes on Newteks site
should be enough to convince you, and I'm sure the same should be true for


Check out the lightwave forums:

and galleries:

Generally speaking, Lightwave is 'better bang for the buck' and can do just
about anything. Maya is more expensive and apparently not so easy to use,
but can do some thing s more easily than lightwave.

If you're just starting, I'd say Lightwave is the way to go, but then I