In studios like Pixar, the creation of 3D imagery
on the computer mean 3D graphics
software is used widely. The plugins
that professionals use for this purpose are expensive but fortunately other online graphics
software is available. These applications have great features like animation tools
, texture mapping and even come with options for full motion videos. Depending on your operating system
, you should choose the graphics
software carfully to avoid compatibility issues. Popular 3D graphics
softwares available online include Art of Illusion
that work with Windows, Linux and MAC OS X. POV Ray
, Calimax Modeler, Genesis 3D editor and Z modeler work only on Windows.
Professional 3D computer-generated imagery created by studios like Warner Bros or Pixar are generated by 3D computer graphics softwares. However, studios make use of expensive high-end plugins compared to the available online softwares.
Some 3D graphic softwares can be used to produce different entities of the real-world. The models created can be designed and viewed through different angles and zoomed in and out. The most common features present in these softwares include tools for animation, full motion videos and texture mapping options.
Art of Illusion
Platform: Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS X
Download Link: http://www.artofillusion.org/downloads
Platform: Windows. Linux, Mac OS X
Download Link: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
Download Link: http://www.povray.org/download/
Platform: Windows 95 and NT.4.0.
Download Link: http://www.calimax.de/software.htm
Platform: Mac OS X, Windows
Download Link: http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/software/studio/-/?
Genesis 3D Editor
Download Link: http://www.silicond.demon.co.uk/
Platform: Windows, Mac OS X
Download Link: http://www.glc-player.net/download.php?PHPSESSID=033d74dc7841043ef5b3ffac008d36f1
Download Link: http://www.zmodeler2.com/?mode=downloads
Original article published by AsKy
. Translated by computergroove1
. - Latest update by Jeff