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Argile Argile Does your model need to be enriched with colors and materials? The 3D Paint palette lets you paint directly on the mesh as easily and naturally as drawing on a canvas. In real time, add textures, colors, transparency, bump, normal mapping... to your 3D models. Argile lets you also prepare the textures of your model in any external Paint software (like Photoshop for instance). Each modification that you make on your texture is immediately reflected into Argile's 3D OpenGL view. Import any kind of 3D models to paint them ; thanks to its very powerful UV Projection Module, Argile allow you to dress the imported objects in a few clicks so that they can be painted on and receive textures.
Powerful, accurate, yet easy to use! MoI’s sleek intuitive UI blends a fluid easy workflow with powerful tools, making it the perfect choice for someone who has been frustrated with the complexity of existing CAD tools. MoI is also a fantastic complementary tool for a polygon-based artist since its CAD toolset and advanced boolean functions enable extremely rapid creation of mechanical or man-made type “hard surface” models. The icing on the cake is MoI’s unique polygon mesh export that generates exceptionally clean and crisp N-Gon polygon meshes from CAD NURBS models. MoI version 2.5 for Mac OSX has been released! MoI 3D (295$) MoI 3D (295$)
Rhinoceros (995€)
3DVIA Shape (free) 3DVIA Shape (free) No matter what your 3D skill level may be, design in 3D with ease using 3DVIA Shape. Perfect for the beginner, yet powerful enough for the expert, Shape allows you to easily create your ideas in 3D and share them online all for free. Featured Models
Introduction General purpose 3D solids and surface modeler form•Z, the 3D form synthesizer, is above all a 3D modeling program, even though it also includes drafting, rendering and animation. Additional photorealistic rendering is offered by form•Z RenderZone Plus. It is a general purpose modeler that designers from a variety of different fields can use to create and visualize 3D forms. A few samples of what users from distinctly different fields are doing are shown above. FormZ (1125$) FormZ (1125$)
bonzai3d (499$) Features Documentation Trial Version Videos Self Paced Tutorials bonzai3d (499$)
ShapeShop is a new 3D modeling and design tool with a fun, easy-to-learn interface. Sketch-based shape creation and editing tools make it simple to quickly translate your ideas into a 3D shape, and drag-and-drop decal compositing makes texturing simple. Best of all, ShapeShop is free! ShapeShop uses state-of-the-art procedural implicit surface technology, allowing you to drag-and-drop 3D parts to quickly assemble a seamless, smooth surface. You won't have to worry about details like mesh topology or resolution. Procedural modeling means you can generate meshes at any resolution you need, just like with NURBS or SubDs. ShapeShop (free) ShapeShop (free)
Wings 3D (free) Wings 3D (free) Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. Originally inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware, Wings 3D has been developed since 2001, when Björn Gustavsson (bjorng) and Dan Gudmundsson (dgud) first started the project. Richard Jones (optigon) maintained Wings and coded many new features between 2006 and 2011. Wings 3D is currently maintained by Dan and Richard with the help of the great community.
Silo (159$)
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