Originally posted by Vast Deathmaster:
**I'm going to try to get this one in first!:)
Problem with free programs, is they seem to be awkward and harder to use. No experience behind this, since I have never used megabucks programs like Strata or Bryce.
Aw, you beat me to it!
Megabucks? I admit, not much compares to the tiny footprint and non-existant price of Mechanisto. It'll run on anything, too. But you can find Strata and Amapi free and Bryce and Ray Dream used for less than a hundred bucks. And they don't require a G3 to run.
Going up the scale are the true mid-range programs. Out of them I've heard good things about Animation Master and Cinema4D. I got Carrara myself, as an upgrade to my older software. These are a couple hundred...less than a new monitor.
There are lots of options without going to the Maya stratosphere (and even the new Maya for OSX is actually pretty cheap, as high-end softwear goes!)
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