At work or at home, which 3D software package do you use most of the time?
Main 3D Softwares
Autodesk - 3Ds Max
Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly '3D Studio' and '3D Studio Max', is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It is developed and produced by Autodesk Media and Entertainment. 3ds Max is a software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and visualization to create stunning scenes, detailed characters and bring realistic scenes to life. It is mainly used to create game assets, in combination with a game engine such as Unreal, Unity, Cry, etc...
Autodesk Maya /ˈmɑːjə/, commonly shortened to Maya, is a 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation (formerly Alias. | Wavefront) and currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. Maya is 3D computer animation software with powerful modeling, rendering, simulation, texturing, and animation tools for artists, modelers, and animators. It is used in most of the film industry, as it has become the standard for visual effects in almost all high-end movies, as well as for the production of most 3D animated films.
The software Blender is the only free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline - modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. It has been proven to be able to handle all the possibilities from other paid packages, as can be seen in the short animated film: big buck bunny.
Houdini is a 3D animation application software developed by Side Effects Software based in Toronto. Side Effects adapted Houdini from the PRISMS suite of procedural generation software tools. Its exclusive attention to procedural generation distinguishes it from other 3D computer graphics software. Houdini is the magician of all 3D suites, it can do everything with everything in any order and with very few limitations in the hands of a pro with python scripting abilities.
CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation, motion graphic and rendering application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH in Germany. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing, rendering, and common features found in 3D modelling applications. It is often used in industrial production environments, game cinematics and architecture visualisations.