What 3D software possible on Mac

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  1. kotbehemot macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    I would like to by myself a MacBook and I know, that I will have to be using some 3D programms. I know that 3Dstudio is not available for the mac.What is available? What would You recommend?

    cheers
     
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  3. kotbehemot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm doing architecture, so I need a program for modelling (ArchiCAD??) and than for rendering.
    I heard Maya is quite complicated to use, and quite expencive?

    What else is used usually by architects - on PC it's always AutoCAD+3dMax.
     
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  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    in addition to ArchiCAD, VectorWorks is popular among architects using Macs

    this link will take you to Apples' site where you can search for other 2D/3D Graphics programs;

    http://guide.apple.com/uscategories/3d.lasso
     
  7. TotalForge macrumors newbie

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    Maya, for most people, is like trying to swat a fly with a sledgehammer.

    Sketchup, which is not a CAD product, but does allow dimensioned drawing, is a free download from Google. It is used extensively in architecture and design, and you can animate walkthroughs.
     

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