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Best 3D Modelling Software and Tools to Create Your 3D Projects

25 FEB 2014



Thanks to the rapid advancement of computer software over the last two decades and our pre-occupation with better and more realistic computer modelling, there is a wealth of amazing 3D modelling and animation software at our fingertips. Whether you’re a novice, wanting to start creating your own designs or animating your own movies, you’re a student at a computer design college, or even if you’re a professional designer, there are some amazing programs out there that are going to make your head spin. Thankfully, Digital School has just posted an incredibly informative blog post that gives a rundown on some great 3D modelling programs ranging from completely free and open-source, to huge and heavy-hitting industry programs. If you’ve ever been fascinated with the world of design and want to get your feet wet, this is the place to start.

“A great 3D modelling suite by software company Javelin, Solidworks is ideal for small-business scenarios and designers who are just starting out as entrepreneurs. It has the ability to share across networks, integrate seamlessly with 3D printing technology and automatically update the bill of materials for the manufacturer when you make a change to the design. One of Solidworks’ biggest benefits is that it includes powerful analytics software that can test the efficiency and effectiveness of your 3D model, meaning that you’ll have to rely less and less on building costly prototypes to see if they work, as you’re able to easily iterate design on a purely digital plane, not having to worry about physically producing them.”