What are the best 3D cinematic animation software?

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According to 115 contributors

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    Cinema 4D
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $945.25 - (Prime version). Free trial available.

  • #3
    • CM
    • JH

    Christine Moore - February 23, 2017

    "I started wanting to make 3D animations for my Youtube channel and was struggling to find a professional software that was easy to use. A friend suggested that I try 3D Studio Max, and it was for advanced users but also had an easy interface for me to get used too. Now I can make..." Read more

    Comments about "3D Studio Max" as one of the best 3d cinematic animation software

    • CM

      Christine Moore - February 23, 2017

      "I started wanting to make 3D animations for my Youtube channel and was struggling to find a professional software that was easy to use. A friend suggested that I try 3D Studio Max, and it was for advanced users but also had an easy interface for me to get used too. Now I can make all the 3D animations I want and upload them to my channel!"

    • JH

      Joe Hall - May 29, 2017

      "3D Studio Max is a great solution for animation software. It's one of the industry standards. "

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    • ER

    Bobby Barrett - March 11, 2017

    "3D is a big deal nowadays. Games, TV's, movies, and printing are all using 3D. Blender is a tool that will let you create 3D models, and it isn't nearly as complicated as some of the other ones out there. I use it all the time. You can easily pick it up and start creating with it..." Read more

    Comments about "Blender" as one of the best 3d cinematic animation software

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      Bobby Barrett - March 11, 2017

      "3D is a big deal nowadays. Games, TV's, movies, and printing are all using 3D. Blender is a tool that will let you create 3D models, and it isn't nearly as complicated as some of the other ones out there. I use it all the time. You can easily pick it up and start creating with it in a matter of minutes. "

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      Eugene Ryan - February 23, 2017

      "I decided to use Blender after a recommendation from a friend. This software does everything you could imagine and more. It is the perfect blend of simplistic and efficient. I am using this to create and edit 3D models for work and it works fantastic. It is fast, efficient, and effective. Perfect for work and those at all skill levels!"

Summary

Best 3D cinematic animation software
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Lightwave 3D Software 60 Paid
2 Cinema 4D Software 35 Paid
3 3D Studio Max Software 16 Paid
4 Blender Software 4 Free