Autodesk Maya Review
Autodesk Maya is a completed 3D Design software packages which provide 3D artist and 3D professional to do 3D modeling, shading, lighting, animating, 3D paint, adding paint effects and rendering. Maya is very popular package as 3D graphic design software and widely use in film as well as video game industry worldwide. The software developed by Autodesk Inc.
There are two versions available Maya Unlimited and Maya Complete. Maya Unlimited version is larger package which contains more features such as Maya Fluid Effects, Maya nCloth, Maya nParticles, Maya Hair, Maya Fur, and Maya Live.
The program is multiple platforms support including Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating system. There is trial version available to download and try. You can download 30 day trial after completing a request form at its official website. Just fill out name, company, address and so on. Comparing to other 3D design products such as Autodesk 3Ds Max and SoftImage, Maya is my favorite one.
LightWave 3D Review
LightWave 3D also is another completed 3D design software package as Maya and 3ds Max for modeling, animation, rendering, particle FX and dynamics. This 3D graphic design software package is available both for Windows 32 or 64-bit and Mac platform. The software is product of NewTek, Inc.
The program has been used in films, game, visualization industries as well as commercial television. Feature films such as Dark Knight, Iron Man,Jumper, Serenity Pan’s Labyrinth, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. And features games including Quake IV, The Chronicles of Riddick, Doom III, Halo, Age of Mythology.
LightWave 3D 30 day trial version is available to download and try. After downloading and installing, you need to register and set up an account at its official website in order to receive unlock code for the trial version. There are several LightWave Online Training series offers for free at its official website.