I am wondering about creating 3D models to make my videos a bit more stylish.
At the moment I am pondering what software to buy.
At present I have:
* Final Cut Pro 5
* Adobe Photoshop CS2 (thinking of CS3 extended)
A few things that look good are:
* Strata 3D plug-ins
* Adobe After effects
Does anyone have an opinion on what software is the best for creating and animating 3D images. I'd like to create a 3D model of a car (for example) and have the camera zoom and spin around it. Thats the kind of thing I'd like to do.
I priced Maya at $288. Is this the one you're talking about? ("Autodesk maya 2008 complete)?
If so , its cheaper than Strata 3D plugh-ins for Photoshop.
Is Maya the tool that a majority of TV stations/video companies use?
On the Autodesk website it was talking about 3Ds Max. This is priced at $3500 which is more like the price I would have expected.
I'm not familiar with Maya. It's just the first £d modelling s/w name I thought of. Not recommending it but I do know it;s powerful and would be VERY suprised to find it for only a few hundred pounds. Add a nought and you're nearer the figure I thought it was.
3dsMax is great program with best online help , tutorials etc.
thats what i read online, and i'm going for that one!
I am thinking about 3Ds Max as well...
Do you know of any example videos that have been created with 3DS Max?
I want to check out what it can really do before splashing out money...
How much did you pay for MAX?
Also, with a lot of things I see that were designed with 3Ds Max, other programs have been used too like Adobe After Effects, Combustion etc etc.
This makes it really confusing for me because I don't know what Max can do by itself.
Its really hard for me to go ahead and purchase because of this reason.
ps: Lynda.com is very good. I have been enjoying their Final Cut training!