What are the best 3D cinematic animation software?

  • #1
    Lightwave 3D
    Software

    Mac , Windows

    $695 - Free trial available

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  • #2
    Cinema 4D
    Software

    Windows , Mac

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

    BC
    Written on September 13, 2017
    Brandon Coleman
    "I agree that Cinema 4D is a great product and one of the best 3D animation software tools out there if you can get access to it. I think the movie industry relying on this software for big budget movies speaks to it's value and effectiveness. It isn't the most user friendly software, but there are lots of ways to get better at it, including training and classes."
  • #3
    3D Studio Max
    Software

    Windows

    $1470 - Free trial available

    CM
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Christine Moore
    "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!"
  • #4
    ER
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Eugene Ryan
    "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!"

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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