DA: Choosing the right 3D creation software & environment

ChaChris Cyber Cultures

Creating a 3D virtual environment for my DA video will be a lengthy but insightful process. With little knowledge in this skill, the software chosen to replicate the real life environment will be crucial as it should cater for students and beginners. Originally, I was debating between the use of two 3D art programs, Maya and 3DS max, however after discovering its hefty asking price and professional interface, both programs have been scratched! Blender is a free, open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems. The software provides tutorial videos to master the basics as well as being the largest open source tool for 3D creation. Its makers are constantly working on its development, but you can pretty much do anything 3D related with this software, including modelling, texturing, animation, rendering and compositing.

Utilizing software like Blender will also add to showcasing the capabilities of VR…

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