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3D Applications Matrix

GENERAL TEXTURE MESH EXPORT
Software Price
$US
Platform Baking Normal
Maps
Multi UV's Modeller Bones Animation Auto Unity
Import
fbx mesh
export
fbx animation
export
Blender 2.64 Free Mac/PC/Linux Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blender Old Free Mac/PC/Linux  ?  ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Carrara 6 $249 Mac/PC  ?  ?  ? Yes Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes
Cheetah3D 6 $99 Mac Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cinema 4D 10+ $895 Mac/PC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cinema 4D 9.5 ------ Mac/PC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
dim3 Inspire 1.3 Free Mac  ?  ?  ? Yes  ?  ?  ? Yes Yes
Lightwave 9 $895 Mac/PC Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Lightwave 8.5 ------ Mac/PC Yes Yes  ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Maya 9 $1,995 Mac/PC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Maya 8.5 ------ Mac/PC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
modo 302 $895 Mac/PC Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes  ? Yes Yes
modo 201 ------ Mac/PC Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
MotionBuilder $?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?
Wings3D 1.0.1 Free Mac/PC/Linux  ?  ?  ? Yes No No  ? Yes No
3D Studio Max $3,495 PC  ?  ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Softimage XSI 7.5 $2,995 PC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Matrix Explanation

General

Software

The matrix above includes a number of different version of the software as some have different features available, this is also because not everyone is up to date with the latest versions of the particular software. The links are to individual wiki pages that includes more information on the software.

Price

The prices shown are in United States Dollars for the base line of products available. For prices in your local currency please refer to the software's website or use the below currency converter to get a rough idea of its cost.

www.xe.com/ucc/

Platform

This is just an indication of the platform the software runs on. Refer to the software's website for minimum system requirements and the operating system version needed to run the respective software.

Texture

Baking

Normal Maps

Multi UV's

Mesh

Modelling

Bones

Animation

Export

Auto Unity Import

This indicates whether the software's file format is natively supported by Unity. This allows the user to just save the file rather than exporting it.

FBX Mesh Export

FBX is an open-standard, platform-independent 3D file format that is supported by Unity. This indicates that the software package is able to export as FBX for use with Unity. FBX plugins can be download from the link below.

usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=6837478&siteID=123112

FBX Animation Export

FBX is an open-standard, platform-independent 3D file format that is supported by Unity. This indicates that the software package is able to export animations in the FBX format for use with Unity. The FBX plugin for a variety of packages can be found at the link below.

usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=6837478&siteID=123112

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