3D Software Downloads for 3D Enthusiasts!

3d_downloads_to_useSource: www.magix.com 

3D software downloads

A quick look around the Internet produced the following free, low priced or not so low priced, 3D downloads. Before downloading, please make sure that the software is compatible with your particular computer and its current settings. I know it is boring, but read the small print!

BLENDER

blender_3d_download_and_moreSource: http://www.blender.org/download/

Blender offers photo realistic, fast rendering and rigging, with an animation tool set, fast unwrapping of UVs, sculpting and game creation. Blender can be downloaded for free here for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux.

TERRAGEN 3

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You can use Terragen™ for “rendering and animating realistic natural environments… Place grass and trees wherever you want, as well as other objects in native TGO (Terragen’s native object format) or OBJ (object file) format that you have modeled in third party software”.

The free version may only be used for non-commercial purposes, or 30 days of commercial evaluation. Download the free edition from here

SKETCH-UP

As with most other free downloads, this comes with a PRO version. You can download the free version here

Daz3D

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Source: http://daz3d.com

Here is what they say, “DAZ Studio is a 3D figure application released by DAZ 3D that is primarily used for digital illustration and animation. The software allows you to work with three dimensional figures which you can purchase separately or obtain free from their website.” After you register you can download the software here.

You can use POSER® (NOT FREE) with Daz. This ecosystem is full of ready-to-pose 3D humans, animals and cartoon figures, hair, clothing, props, scenery.

BRYCE 7

Bryce_7_pro_3d_downloadhttp://www.daz3d.com/bryce-7-pro/

This is what they say, “With the new ‘Instancing Lab’ and the totally redesigned bridge to DAZ Studio, as well as many other enhanced features, Bryce 7 can provide you with the easy to use software you need to create unique and wonderous worlds from your own imagination”.

You can download Bryce 7 Pro for US$19.95. Note that Bryce 7 Pro is NOT compatible with MacOS 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7. Download from here

iClone

iclone_3d_software_downloadsSource: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/iclone_features.aspx

This is a “real-time 3D animation tool with digital actors, environments, visual effects, drag & drop editing,  powerful physics and Microsoft Kinect-ready motion capture; designed for rapid production, creative education and cost-effective pre-visualization”. NOT FREE, but for more information go here

-Val Cameron/Dreamlight

PS: If you want to master 3D lighting, and start creating gorgeous art now, then head over HERE and grab your free ebook. 

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One Response to “3D Software Downloads for 3D Enthusiasts!”

  1. Joe March 23, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    The best free 3D application I’ve used is far from the easiest, but can be the most realistic. The program is POV-Ray. Free, and very powerful once you learn the language and syntax.

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