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! Software !! Cost (US$) !! Meshes !! Textures !! Bones !! Animations !! Platforms
 
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=== These tools (on a Mac) can generate the following assets suitable for input in Unity ===
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! [[Blender]]<br>[http://www.blender.org/ http://www.blender.org/]
 
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| $0 || Yes || Yes || No || No || Mac/PC/Linux
''Note that the prices shown are only representative of values shown on the publishers' own websites on 25th June 2006, and may not include all additional costs.''
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! [[Carrara]]<br>[http://www.daz3d.com/ Daz]
[[Blender]] (FREE - available at [http://www.blender.org/ http://www.blender.org/]):
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| $249< || Yes || Yes || Yes || No || Mac
    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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! [[Cheetah3D]]<br>[http://www.cheetah3d.de/ http://www.cheetah3d.de/]
    bones - no
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| $129 || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes || Mac
    animation - no
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! [[Cinema4D]]<br>[http://www.maxon.net/ Maxon]
[[Carrara]] ($249 to $549 - sold by [http://www.daz3d.com/ Daz]):
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| $695< || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes || Mac/PC
    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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! [[dim3 Inspire]]<br>[http://www.littlegenerals.com/inspire/index.php Feline Entertainment]
    bones - '''yes'''
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| $0 || ? || ? || Yes || Yes || Mac
    animation - no
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! [[Lightwave]]<br>[http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/index.php NewTek]
[[Cheetah3D]] ($129 - available at [http://www.cheetah3d.de/ http://www.cheetah3d.de/]):
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| $795< || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes || Mac/PC
    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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! [[Maya]]<br>[http://www.alias.com/ Alias]
    bones -  '''yes'''
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| $1,999< || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes || Mac/PC
    animation - '''yes'''
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! [[modo]]<br>[http://www.luxology.com/ Luxology]
[[Cinema4D]] ($695 to $1,995 - sold by [http://www.maxon.net/ Maxon]):
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| $895< || Yes || Yes || No || No || Mac
    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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! [[MotionBuilder]]<br>[http://www.alias.com/ Alias]
    bones - '''yes'''
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| $4,195< || No || No || Yes || Yes || Mac
    animation - '''yes'''
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! [[Wings3D]]<br>[http://www.wings3d.com/ http://www.wings3d.com/]
[[dim3 Inspire]] (FREE - only for rigging and animating, available at [http://www.littlegenerals.com/inspire/index.php Feline Entertainment]):
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| $0 || Yes || Yes || No || No || Mac
    meshes - yes?
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    textures - yes?
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! [[3D Studio Max]]<br>[http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=5659302&siteID=123112 AutoDesk]
    bones - '''yes'''
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| $3,495< || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes || PC
    animation - '''yes'''
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! [[Softimage XSI]]<br>
[[Lightwave]] ($795 - sold by [http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/index.php NewTek]):
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| $? || Yes || Yes || Yes || Yes || PC
    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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    bones - '''yes'''
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    animation - '''yes'''
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[[Maya]] ($1,999 to $6,999 - sold by [http://www.alias.com/ Alias]. Maya PLE doesn't work with Unity because it's restricted):
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    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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    bones - '''yes'''
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    animation - '''yes'''
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[[modo]] ($895.00 - sold by [http://www.luxology.com/ Luxology]):
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    meshes - yes
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    textures - yes
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    bones - no (Modo can't author bones or animations)
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    animation - no (Modo can't author bones or animations)
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[[MotionBuilder]] ($4195 - sold by [http://www.alias.com/ Alias]):
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    meshes - no (Motion builder can't author meshes but can import/export existing models)
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    textures - no (Motion builder can't author meshes but can import/export existing models)
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    bones - '''yes'''
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    animation - '''yes'''
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[[Wings3D]] (FREE - available at [http://www.wings3d.com/ http://www.wings3d.com/]):
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    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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    bones - no (Wings3D can't author bones or animations)
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    animation - no (Wings3D can't author bones or animations)
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=== These tools (on Windows) can generate the following assets suitable for input in Unity ===
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[[3D Studio Max]] ($3,495 - available from [http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=5659302&siteID=123112 AutoDesk]):
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    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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    bones - '''yes'''
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    animation - '''yes'''
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[[Softimage XSI 5.x]] (using v5.0 FBX plugin):
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    meshes - '''yes'''
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    textures - '''yes'''
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    bones - '''yes'''
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    animation - '''yes'''
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[[Category:3D Applications]]
 
[[Category:3D Applications]]

Revision as of 15:22, 2 October 2007

3D applications that work with Unity

Software Cost (US$) Meshes Textures Bones Animations Platforms
Blender
http://www.blender.org/
$0 Yes Yes No No Mac/PC/Linux
Carrara
Daz
$249< Yes Yes Yes No Mac
Cheetah3D
http://www.cheetah3d.de/
$129 Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac
Cinema4D
Maxon
$695< Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac/PC
dim3 Inspire
Feline Entertainment
$0  ?  ? Yes Yes Mac
Lightwave
NewTek
$795< Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac/PC
Maya
Alias
$1,999< Yes Yes Yes Yes Mac/PC
modo
Luxology
$895< Yes Yes No No Mac
MotionBuilder
Alias
$4,195< No No Yes Yes Mac
Wings3D
http://www.wings3d.com/
$0 Yes Yes No No Mac
3D Studio Max
AutoDesk
$3,495< Yes Yes Yes Yes PC
Softimage XSI
$? Yes Yes Yes Yes PC
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