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3d render tutorial carrara 5 cinema 4D 9.5
3D Rendering Understand just what your 3D app does when you hit the Render command. Carrara 5: Some extraordinary 3D power - especially at the price. Cinema 4D 9.5:
C4D builds on its existing usability and power.

3D Software Reviews 

advanced render
3ds max 6: the grand-daddy of all 3D apps 3DSOM Pro : Turn real objects into 3D models - with one click! Advanced Render: Take Cinema 4D's rendering into new areas and onto new levels.
bryce 5.5 carrara 5 cinema 4D 9.5
Bryce 5.5: The 3D legend is back - and at a bargain price.
Carrara 5: The best option for wide-ranging 3D on a tight budget.

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Carrara Studio 3
Cinema 4D 9.5:
C4D builds on its existing usability and power.

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Cinema 4D 9, 8.5 
Deep Exploration 3: Image management for 3D users plus a whole lot more. Deep Paint 3D 2: The Photoshop for 3D modelers - recommended.

Genetica 2: Resolution-independent texture generator.
Hexagon: Dedicated and accessible modeling power . PhotoSEAM: Create seamless textures for your 3D materials. Piranesi 4: Amazing combination of 3D renders and bitmap painting - a must see.

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Piranesi 3
Poser 6: 3D character modelling for the rest of us.

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Poser 5, Pro Pack
Sketch and Toon: Unique non-photorealistic rendering power for Cinema 4D.
SketchUp 5: Give your drawing skills a new dimension.

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SketchUp 4, 3, 2.1
Swift 3D 4: Simple 3D modeling designed for Flash output. Texture Maker 2: The most powerful way to create seamless textures - addictive.
Vue Esprit 5 : Create natural and beautiful 3D scenes - a bargain too.

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Vue d'Esprit 4
vue 5 infinite xara 3d 6 xfrog
Vue 5 Infinite: Amazing and powerful natural 3D scenes.

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Vue Pro 4
Xara 3D 6: Simple, efficient and effective web 3D.

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Xara 3D 5
Xfrog 3.5 / 4.x: Top of the range organic modelers.

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3d render tutorial 3d materials
3D Rendering Understand just what your 3D app does when you hit the Render command. 3D Materials Exciting universal texture system whatever app you use. Best 3D App Entry level, mid range and high-end - find the right 3D app for you.
3D to 2D Successfully bridge the 2D to 3D divide. 2D to 3D: inspecting Corel Draw, FreeHand and Illustrator's 3D capabilities Texture Library Build your own texture library by collecting and creating from scratch.


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