Help me with 3D Software for Animation

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Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby lucifer1002 on 05/10/2016, 10:40 am

I've been thinking a lot about 3D software,particularly about animating....what 3D software should i choose in this case??
Based on Your opinion,popularity and difficulty. (or whatever you like :DDD)
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby plae57 on 05/10/2016, 11:19 am

Do you want to spend money or do you want it free? What is your ultimate goal? Modeling, texturing, lighting and animating? Or using other people's models for the same? Personally I use Blender. But here are some things to think about:

If free, then Blender.
If not professional (not working for an effects house): Blender
If a hobby more than a job: Blender

All other cases, I will let someone with experience outside of Blender to answer...
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby Duncan on 05/10/2016, 2:47 pm

Oddly enough they did use Blender in Hardcore Henry:



It's not the best compositing in the world, but still pretty interesting.
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby plae57 on 05/10/2016, 4:35 pm

Duncan wrote:Oddly enough they did use Blender in Hardcore Henry...


I did not mean to imply that Blender has not been used professionally, just not a mainstay at the vfx houses.
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby Duncan on 05/11/2016, 5:55 am

True, I was just trying to provide an example of an effects house that does use Blender. And also show how it can be used for some visual effects.

I also thought the video was interesting as I would have never thought of using Blender for VFX.
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby Farmfield on 05/11/2016, 4:44 pm

Blender is a great piece of software but it has very fixed limits - when you push it to a point, you get to a dead stop. That being said, if you know what these limits are, you can of course adapt, work around them, and get pretty damn far. :D

Oh, and to answer the question. Maya. For animation, rigging. Maya. Or Modo. But Maya is the industry standard. Personally I'm in Houdini, but I only do procedural animation, outside FX work, that is.
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby Michael_Szalapski on 05/12/2016, 8:21 am

And, if you're more into motion graphics, Cinema 4D is still king there despite some advances from the other packages. It's also the easiest to learn out of all of them and integrates the best with After Effects.
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Re: Help me with 3D Software for Animation

Postby Farmfield on 05/15/2016, 2:35 am

Michael_Szalapski wrote: ... Cinema 4D ... It's also the easiest to learn out of all of them ...

Hehe, that's a matter of opinion, though... I never found C4D easy to learn, I actually had real trouble getting the workflow, so I decided against learning it. Admittedly, this was years ago and I was already "poisoned" by a lot of other 3D apps at the time - funny how your experiences sometimes work against you where someone just starting out might have it a lot easier getting into it. :)
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