So you’ve decided that you want to do some 3D Modelling, well luckily in this part of our site we have you covered with a few tips, tricks and tutorials! In this post, we’re going to go over the best 3D Modeeling software which you can use to get started. Note that this list isn’t generally what software is best, but more of what is most used in the industry. This post will not cover software that specialise in simulations, texturing or rendering.

1Autodesk 3DS Max

A few people may disagree with this choice, but 3DS Max is by far one of the most popular programs when it comes to 3D Modelling. It’s primarily used for hard surface modelling, which is basically interior, exterior, vehicle and asset modelling. If you’re hoping to get into the gaming industry or architectural industry, this is definitely a good choice. On a plus note, students get access to all versions of 3DS Max, and all of their other software for free.
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2Autodesk Maya

A lot of people will argue over which is better, Maya or 3DS Max. They’re both owned by the Autodesk company, and can be used to create great looking models. Maya offers a lot more in terms of the animation and simulation side of things. It is used in many of the movies that you would have seen on TV. Like 3DS Max, it is free from Autodesk’s website for students and there are a lot of tutorials online to help you get started.
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3Pixologic ZBrush

ZBrush is a great piece of software, and one that you are destined to use at least once in the future. It has tools available for hard surface modelling such as weaponry and vehicles, however it’s primary use is sculpting. ZBrush is what you will create all of your organic models in, such as humans, animals, beasts, terrain and more. It is highly recommended that you use a graphics tablet with ZBrush though, as sculpting can be difficult with a mouse.
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Blender isn’t as popular as the other software mentioned above, however that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a shot. It’s open source AND it’s free. It supports modelling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. I find the software a little hard to use, and think 3DS Max offers a lot more, however don’t let my opinion sway you. You can also get Blender on steam!
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