Tag Archives: 3D animation

Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition HD PDF, EPUB, MOBI

If you want to learn 3D modeling and animation design, but are unable to afford the Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya such kind of 3D modeling or animation software costing thousands of dollars, then the very popular, free, and open-source Blender is currently the best choice for you. However, the available books or any tutorials written for Blender have been always scarce, really not systematic, and incomplete all the time, until the day Blender For Dummies, 3rd Edition comes out.

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Blender – Free, open-source, cross-platform and full-featured 3D creation suite

If you are a 3D animation enthusiast, you probably have tried many 3D production software such like Maya, 3ds Max, most of which are extremely expensive for individuals and small businesses. Fortunately, there is an alternative that can compete with them on functionality and performance, and is free, open-source, cross-platform, very lightweight and full-featured 3D creation program – Blender (from Holland), which provides a series of solutions for producing animated short films, including modeling, animations, materials, rendering, audio processing, video clipping, and more.
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[v2.5.02] Silo – Perfect tool for 3D modelling and UV mapping/unwrapping

Nevercenter‘s Silo is a lightweight, fast and advanced 3D modelling and UV mapping/unwrapping tool with more humanized and comfortable operations than 3ds Max or Maya. It is suitable for both living body modeling and regular objects modeling, and has been widely applied to many fields such as videos, games, movies for quickly creating characters or constructions.
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[v4.x.x] Metasequoia – Internationally well-known and efficient 3DCG modeler

Metasequoia is a globally high-profile 3D modeling tool from Japan. It can help users easily create sophisticated polygon-based object models, or create elegant character models, which can be used for 3DCG, 3D printing, 3D animation, game development, and more. In particular, it attaches great importance to the production efficiency and the transportability of data, which makes its range of application very extensive, from personal hobby to industrial profession.

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[v2017.2.0] Unity – Currently most popular multi-platform 3D/2D games universal IDE

Unity (AKA: Unity3D/Unity2D, U3D for short) is currently the most popular multi-platform free game engine developed by Unity Technologies from Denmark (mainly written in C, C++ and C#, and first released in 2005). Users with C# and JavaScript programming experience can get started more quickly.

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[v11.0.7] Poser – 3D character art & animation complete solution

Smith Micro‘s Poser is a famous and professional human body 3D animation making & CG character designing software that enjoys a great fame in the industry. It’s also known as “master of character modelling”, and was the first tool that could completely present 3D characters animation. People who have ever used it are able to feel that it’s so easy, free and relaxed to create vivid 3D character art & animation work using Poser.
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[v13.5] BluffTitler – Add 3D text & effects to your videos

BluffTitler is a magically easy and powerful 3D text/title animation creating tool with very fast speed and many export options. It can convert a variety of formats of text into 3D text with cool animation effects, and the exported video can be direct played in video player or shown via screensaver in real time. Alternatively, you are allowed to export the 3D text as image, video or TGA file format that specially works with other projects (such as personal video clips, multimedia presentations, VJ performances and websites). Continue reading [v13.5] BluffTitler – Add 3D text & effects to your videos