3D & Animation

Icon Artlantis Studio 3.0.2
Artlantis is the fastest stand-alone 3D rendering application developed
especially for architects and designers,
ideal for quickly and easily creating high resolution 3D renderings,
QuickTime VR Panoramas, QuickTime VR Objects and animations.
A recognized leader in preview window technology,
Artlantis is the rendering software used by architects,
designers and urban design professionals in more than 80 countries.
  • License: Demo, Studio $1,395, Render $850
  • Author/Publisher: Abvent
  • Modification Date: February 12, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 356 MB - Artlantis Studio 3.0.2 Demo
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 65.7 MB - Artlantis Studio 3.0.2 Updater
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 356 MB - Artlantis Render 3.0.2 Demo
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 79.4 MB - Artlantis Render 3.0.2 Updater
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Icon Art of Illusion 2.8.1
Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio.
Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs.
Highlights include subdivision surface based modelling tools,
skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing
procedural textures and materials.

This version is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious,
high end animation work.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Peter Eastman
  • Modification Date: January 3, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 6.5 MB
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Icon Blacksmith3D 3.3.2
Blacksmith3D provides you with a host of tools for reshaping
and painting your 3D characters and objects. Never before has it been so
easy to do. Features that are normally found in expensive, and hard to
learn software packages have been brought together in this easy and
affordable 3D detailing solution.
  • License: Demo, $150
  • Author/Publisher: Dave John Fielder
  • Modification Date: October 30, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 59.5 MB
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Icon Blender 2.49b
Blender is a full functional integrated 3D creation software suite.
Itlets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time,interactive 3D content.
Over the last decade, Blender has evolved as anin-house tool for a leading European animation studio.
Blender ispowerful technology used for creating broadcast quality 3D content.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Blender Foundation
  • Modification Date: September 3, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntelFile Size: 25.6 MB
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 12.8 MB
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Icon BodyPaint 3D 4.5
BodyPaint 3D offers the ultimate control over your textures withcomplete layers,
filters and tablet support - all optimized for workingin 3D.
With BodyPaint 3D you can paint on up to ten channels with asingle stroke,
so a brush can define an entire material rather than asingle color.
Plus, BodyPaint 3D's exclusive RayBrush technology
letsyou view the results of your painting realtime in a rendered image.
  • License: Demo, $995
  • Author/Publisher: Maxon Computer
  • Modification Date: August 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 464 MB
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Icon Bryce 5.5
Whether you're designing for print, multimedia, video or the Web, Bryce
provides you with the tools to literally create a world of your own. An
ideal way to integrate 3D technology into your creative process, Bryce
5.5 will save you valuable time by bringing the power of creation to
your hands and allowing you to magnify that across multiple computers.
Whether you are a professional designer, or a 3D graphics enthusiast,
Bryce 5.5 will help bring your ideas to life with exceptional power and
ease of use.
  • License: $100 to purchase Bryce 6.1
  • Author/Publisher: DAZ Productions
  • Modification Date: May 12, 2005 - version 6.1 (Universal Binary) is available for purchase as of March 8, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 135 MB - Version 5.5 - May 12, 2005 - Freeware as of June 9, 2007
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Icon Carrara 6.2.1
Carrara software delivers powerful and approachable 3D animation,
modeling and rendering tools for motion media, print and the web on
Macintosh and Windows platforms. It is the ideal complement to every
designer's creative suite, providing superior interchange with
industry-leading design applications, web tools, and video editing and
effects software.
  • License: Demo, $249, Pro $549
  • Author/Publisher: DAZ
  • Modification Date: June 9, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 18.8 MB - 6.1.1 Demo
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 80.4 MB - 6.2.1 Updater

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Icon Cheetah3D 5.2
Cheetah3D is a lean, fast and elegant 3D modelling, renderering and
animation tool for Mac OS X with an easy learning curve. It offers many
tools from powerful polygon editing over advanced subdivision surface
modelling to HDRI and radiosity renderings. Support for many common 3D
file formats rounds up its feature set.
  • License: Demo, $149
  • Author/Publisher: Martin Wengenmayer
  • Modification Date: February 3, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 49.4 MB
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Icon Cinema 4D 11.528

The tenth generation of Cinema 4D is a milestone in the development of
professional 3D software, and a testament to two decades of excellence
by Maxon's programming team. Professional 3D animation tools have never
been more approachable.

Cinema 4D's intuitive interface and logical workflow make it possible
for those new to 3D artistry to dive in and be productive quickly.
Feedback is smooth and interactive so you can let your creativity run

Cinema 4D's state-of-the-art architecture means it's always the first to
benefit from new technologies and advancements. Most recently, Maxon was
the first to release 64-Bit Windows and Intel-based Macintosh versions.
You'll never have to wait to take advantage of the latest hardware.

The basic application contains everything you need to create high-end 3D
images and animations. For those artists whose work demands more than
the basic application, Maxon provides numerous modules that are
integrated seamlessly. Modules can also be purchased individually or in
affordable bundles.
  • License: Demo, Core $995 - XL $2,495 - Studio $3,695
  • Author/Publisher: Maxon Computer
  • Modification Date: November 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 464 MB - Demo version 11.5 - August 26, 2009
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 211 Kb - version 11.528 updater - November 19, 2009
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Icon Combustion 2008
Combustion software is an all-in-one professional compositing
application designed to meet the needs of the world's most demanding
artists. With its easy-to-use interface, non-destructive workflow and
extensive toolset, Combustion delivers incredible power at a
"must-have" price and instantly augments the creative potential of any
serious desktop video artist.
  • License: Demo, $995
  • Author/Publisher: Autodesk
  • Modification Date: November 15, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 74.2 MB
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Icon Electric Image Animation System 8.0
Not only is EIAS the fastest renderer on Earth, it is clearly one of the
easiest and most intuitive 3D applications to learn. You will be
creating beautiful images in no time, and you will wonder why anyone
uses those other bloat-ware 3D applications.

EIAS is a suite of several high-end applications giving you the
power, quality, and sophistication you expect from a 3D software
program. These applications include Animator, Camera, Renderama, and
Radiosity. This suite of applications continues its legacy of creating
breathtaking character animations, building new worlds with 3D matte
painting, and design sophisticated product concepts - you can do all of
this and more with EIAS! So don't be suckered into spending
thousands of dollars on inferior 3D applications.
  • License: Demo, $895
  • Author/Publisher: EI Technology Group
  • Modification Date: June 3, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 80.8 MB
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Icon Flash Pro CS4 10.0.2
Adobe Flash Professional software is the most advanced authoring
environment for creating rich, interactive content for digital, web, and
mobile platforms. Create interactive websites, media rich
advertisements, instructional media, engaging presentations, games, and
more. Depend on Flash and ubiquitous Adobe Flash Player to ensure
your content reaches the widest possible audience.
  • License: Demo, $699
  • Author/Publisher: Macromedia
  • Modification Date: May 7, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryuFile Size: 750 MB - Flash Pro CS4 Demo
DownloadUniversal BinaryuFile Size: 140 MB - Flash Pro CS4 10.0.2 Updater
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Icon formZ 6.6.2
form-Z is an award winning general purpose solid and surface
modeler with an extensive set of 2D/3D form manipulating and sculpting
capabilities, many of which are unique. It is an effective design tool for
architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, animators and
illustrators, industrial and interior designers, and all design fields that deal
with the articulation of 3D spaces and forms. form-Z is highly responsive
to the needs of mature designers and, at the same time, novices can use it
with ease.

form-Z RadioZity is the version of form-Z that includes radiosity based
rendering, provided by the LightWorks® radiosity engine. With form-Z
RadioZity, the distribution of light in an environment can be simulated in a
physically accurate manner.

formZ RenderZone Plus is the version of formZ that, in addition to all
the modeling/drafting/animation tools found in the basic package
(described here), includes photorealistic rendering based on the
LightWorks rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering:
simple, z-buffer, and raytrace. A user can start developing the image of
a 3D model at the simple level and gradually turn on features and render
it at the most photorealistic level.
  • License: Demo, $1,289, RenderZone Plus $1,995
  • Author/Publisher: Autodessys, Inc.
  • Modification Date: January 5, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 434.5 MB - 6.6.2 Demo
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Icon iStopMotion 2.1.1
iStopMotion is the ideal supplement for your Digital Hub. Used by
educators, professional and amateur film makers all over the world to
create astonishing work, iStopMotion is the tool of choice for Stop
Motion Animation (aka. Claymation) and Time Lapse Recording.
  • License: Shareware, $49
  • Author/Publisher: Boinx Software
  • Modification Date: December 8, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 20.3 MB
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Icon Kinemac 1.8.1
Kinemac is a 3D Real Time Animation & Presentation Software for Mac OS
X. It allows you to create your own professional 3D Animations with the
simplicity of a 2D presentation tool.

Kinemac plays the animations in real time at full screen and export them
to QuickTime movie files or to a series of single still images. For this
reason it's the ideal application to create Advertising for TV, trailers
for movies, video-clips, instant scrolling messaging to put "on air" in
real time, video content for CD, DVD, web sites...

Kinemac is very easy to use. Just drag your images, text, movies and
songs onto the Kinemac stage to get them into your animation. Also you
can quickly call a menu and create 3D and 2D objects such as cubes,
cylinders, spheres, tubes, pies, rectangles, disks... On any object you
can apply image and movie textures and set the surfaces attributes such
as color, transparency, reflection...
  • License: Demo, $299
  • Author/Publisher: Kinemac
  • Modification Date: November 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 3.2 MB
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Icon LightWave 3D 9.6
Proven for years in television, film, and games, LightWave 3D® is also
being used to create graphics for print, web, industrial design,
architecture, medical imaging, and many other applications. A full,
robust program, LightWave 3D includes many of the tools that others sell
separately. Soft-body dynamics, particles, hair and fur, plus unlimited
render nodes, to name a few; LightWave 3D ships with all the tools an
artist needs to create virtually anything.
  • License: Demo, $895
  • Author/Publisher: NewTek
  • Modification Date: January 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 75.6 MB - 9.6 Demo
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Icon MacMegaPOV 1.2
POV-Ray is a ray tracer, computer graphics software that can create
amazing photo-realistic computer-generated images and animations. It
uses an easy scene description language. This text file containing
information of objects, lighting, texture, camera, ..., can be written
in any ASCII editor, but ...with MacMegaPOV it is easier and faster and
it includes some of the most recent patches.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Smellenbergh
  • Modification Date: July 4, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher - also download POV-Ray
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 7.4 MB
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Icon Magpie Pro 2.2.3
Magpie Pro is a professional lip-sync and animation timing tool. With it
animators can create very accurate 2D, 3D and Stop Motion facial
animation that can then be easily incorporated into most animation
packages in the market and also printed as a traditional animation
exposure sheet to be used as a reference.
  • License: Demo, $250
  • Author/Publisher: Third Wish Software
  • Modification Date: August 10, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 3.9 MB
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Icon Maya 2010
The award winning Maya software is the world's most powerfully
integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution. Maya
also adds to the quality and realism of 2D graphics. That's why film and
video artists, game developers, visualization professionals, Web and
print designers turn to Maya to realize their creative vision.
  • License: Demo, $3,495.00
  • Author/Publisher: Autodesk
  • Modification Date: July 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher, Intel-based Macintosh
DownloadIntelFile Size: 831 MB - Demo
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Icon Meshwork 2.0.1
Meshwork is a 3D triangle-mesh modeling program for MacOS. It is
designed especially for making compact, efficient objects for use in 3D
games or on the web. It imports and exports several file formats,
including DXF and optimized 3DMF. It can also be used to produce VRML
for the web, models for POV-Ray, sprites, models for OpenGL
applications, and more.
  • License: Sharware, $30
  • Author/Publisher: Joe Strout
  • Modification Date: May 10, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6 or higher
DownloadClassic PPCOS X PPCFile Size: 587 Kb
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Icon modo 401
Modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering
in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And
now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes true 3D sculpting
tools, animation and network rendering! More than just features, modo is
a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined
  • License: Demo, $995
  • Author/Publisher: Luxology, LLC
  • Modification Date: October 21, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 111 MB
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Icon MojoWorld 3.1
Artists, graphic designers, and video professionals alike can quickly
and easily build incredibly detailed worlds in a powerful, real-time
environment, then render in batch mode, while you're off doing something
else - photo-realistic landscape scenes for both final artwork and
background compositing. Populate your worlds by importing objects from
the industry-standard 3D file formats. Navigating your worlds is easy,
and you can simultaneously lay down camera paths that can be rendered to
production-quality video output. Pop out a QuickTime VR Cubic Panorama
anywhere you go - it's just like being there!
  • License: Demo, $199
  • Author/Publisher: Pandromeda Inc
  • Modification Date: June 14, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 43.0 MB
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Icon Pixie 2.2.6
Pixie is a photorealistic renderer that uses a RenderMan-like interface.
Features include programmable shading, motion blur, depth of field,
raytracing, scan-line rendering, occlusion culling, global illumination,
caustics ...
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The Pixie Project
  • Modification Date: May 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 4.8 MB
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Icon Poser 8.02.10723
Whether you create for print, animation or the web, there's always a
need to integrate the human form. Poser 6 delivers the power of
interactive 3D figure design, offering infinite opportunities to portray
human diversity, form and expression. Design with the human form for
art, illustration, animation, comics, web, print, education, medical
visualization, games, storyboarding, and more!
  • License: Demo, $250
  • Author/Publisher: SmithMicro
  • Modification Date: November 16, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 59.3 MB - 8.02.10723 Updater
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Icon POV-Ray 3.6
The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool
for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Persistence of Vision Development Team
  • Modification Date: August 1, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS 10.2.8 or higher and Mac OS 9.2 or higher
DownloadClassic PPCOS X PPCFile Size: 3.6
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Icon RenderMan for Maya 2.0
Leading digital effects houses and computer graphics specialists use
Pixar's RenderMan® because it is the highest quality renderer available
anywhere and has been production tested through successful use in
feature films for over ten years. Pixar's RenderMan is stable, fast, and
efficient for handling complex surface appearances and images.
RenderMan's powerful shading language and anti-aliased motion blur allow
designers to believably integrate stunning synthetic effects with
live-action footage. In addition, RenderMan is backed by Pixar's
technical staff, who know the challenges of creating digital effects.
RenderMan is used for Pixar's own feature film productions.
  • License: Demo, $995
  • Author/Publisher: Pixar
  • Modification Date: July 3, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Maya 8.5
DownloadOS X PPCFile Size: 8.9 MB
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Icon Shade 10.5.4
Shade 3D modeling, animation, rendering and effects is a complete,
integrated solution for 3D artists, designers and film makers. With over
20 years of history and over 200,000 users worldwide, with every
release, Shade refines its ease of use and expands its ability to
deliver stunning graphics and animation. The latest release of Shade
includes support for the latest technologies, such as 64 bit operations,
network and multi-core rendering, while maintaining and expanding a
workflow design that makes it accessible to artists from any design

Shade pioneered 3D modeling when it introduced bezier based curved
surface 3D modeling, just like Adobe Illustrator did for 2D design. Use
Shade curved surfaces in any version of Shade to create realistic,
naturally curved objects like characters, or accurate curved objects for
architectural or product visualization.

Build your next game level or interactive 3D content with Shade polygon
mesh toolbox. Shade makes it easy to build, unwrap, transform and export
polygon based models. Work complete in Shade, import your pre-existing
content for clean up, and export using industry standard formats like
  • License: Demo, Standard $249
  • Author/Publisher: Mirye Software Publishing
  • Modification Date: January 5, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 583 MB - Demo
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Icon Silo 2.1.1
Silo is a next-generation production-quality 3D modeling program,
employing advanced modeling tools and completely integrated subdivision
surfaces. From other-worldly character models to modernist building
designs, Silo is being used now in work in video games, architectural
design, film animation, and more.
  • License: Demo, Core $99 - Pro $159
  • Author/Publisher: Nevercenter Ltd.
  • Modification Date: August 20, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 19.9 MB
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Icon SketchUp 7.1.6859
Developed for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp is powerful yet
easy-to-learn 3D software. We think of it as the pencil of digital
design. This award-winning software combines a simple, yet robust
tool-set that streamlines and simplifies 3D design inside your computer.
SketchUp is being used by anyone with the desire to Dream, Design or
Communicate in 3D!
  • License: Freeware, Pro $495
  • Author/Publisher: Google
  • Modification Date: January 12, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.1 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 56.4 MB
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Icon Strata Design 3D CX 6.1
Strata Design 3D CX brings it all together. With an interface that Adobe
users will recognize, Design 3D connects to your creative toolset with
links to Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

Powerful spline and subdivision surface modeling gives you the power to
create virtually any form. Sophisticated texturing lets you apply
materials and labels. Lighting and scene tools let you set up the
perfect shot. And speaking of the perfect shot, the legendary Strata
rendering engine is better than ever.
  • License: Demo, $695
  • Author/Publisher: Strata
  • Modification Date: December 16, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 158 MB - Demo
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 66.2 MB - 6.1 Updater
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icon Toon Boom Studio 5.0
Toon Boom Studio is a 2D animation software ideal for students and
hobbyists looking for an easy-to-use, multi-technique animation program.
- Discover all these techniques: stop-motion animation, traditional
digital animation, traditional paper animation, cut-out animation and
- Draw digitally, scan-in hand-drawn animation, capture live images or
import existing artwork... then enhance images using the various paint and
camera tools
- Add audio tracks and lip-sync your animation
- Publish your animation projects for print, TV, HDTV, the Web,
Facebook, YouTube and iPod
Covering the entire animation workflow from sketching to final
publishing, Toon Boom Studio is the best 2D animation software to learn
and create animation.
  • License: Demo, $330
  • Author/Publisher: Toon Boom Animation Inc.
  • Modification Date: September 14, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 74.5 MB
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Icon Vue 6
The Vue 6 line of products offfers a full range of solutions for the creation,
animationand rendering of natural 3D environments.
The different Vue 6 products are designed to meet the different expectations
of Vue's wide user base:
...from professional production housesto independent 3D artists.
  • License: Freeware Personal Learning Edition, xStream $895, Infinite $695, Pro Studio $399, Esprit $229, Easel $89
  • Author/Publisher: e-on software, inc.
  • Modification Date: May 2, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 356 MB - Vue 6 Infinite Personal Learning Edition
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 212 MB - Vue 6 Esprit Demo
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Icon Wings 3D 1.2
Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai fromIzware.
It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates andtextures.
There is no support in Wings for doing animations.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Wings 3D Project
  • Modification Date: January 17, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal BinaryFile Size: 9.3 MB
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Icon ZBrush 3.2r2
So you have a brilliant idea, just waiting to be created?
Pick aZSphere, build a base mesh in a couple of minutes and then
sculpt, sculpt, sculpt until your creation is born.
Change the pose using the action line of Transpose.
Define variationswith the help of 3D layers.
Sculpt naturally with the preset sculptingbrushes, almost at the speed of thought!
And add color, paintingdirectly onto your sculpt, without having to worry about UVs.

Choose a Matcap material which suits your concept, hit Render and
ultra-fast your image is ready to be published! Or use ZBrush's
production-quality tools to send an animation-ready 3D mesh to another
application; retopologize the low-res mesh and project the high-res
details from your original sculpt!
  • License: Update, $595
  • Author/Publisher: Pixologic
  • Modification Date: July 1, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadIntelFile Size: 42.8 MB
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