3D Applications

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3D applications that work with Unity

These tools (on a Mac) can generate the following assets suitable for input in Unity

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.

Blender (FREE - available at http://www.blender.org/):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - no 
   animation - no 

Carrara ($249 to $549 - sold by Eovia):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - yes
   animation - no 

Cheetah3D ($99 - available at http://www.cheetah3d.de/):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - no 
   animation - yes

Cinema4D ($695 to $1,995 - sold by Maxon):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - yes
   animation - yes

dim3 Inspire (FREE - only for rigging and animating, available at [Feline Entertainment]):

   meshes - yes?
   textures - yes?
   bones - yes
   animation - yes

Lightwave ($795 - sold by NewTek):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - yes
   animation - yes

Maya ($1,999 to $6,999 - sold by Alias. Maya PLE doesn't work with Unity because it's restricted):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - yes
   animation - yes

MotionBuilder ($4195 - sold by Alias):

   meshes - no 
   textures - no 
   bones - yes
   animation - yes

Wings3D (FREE - available at http://www.wings3d.com/):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - no
   animation - no

These tools (on Windows) can generate the following assets suitable for input in Unity

3D Studio Max ($3,495 - available from AutoDesk):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - yes
   animation - yes

Softimage XSI 5.x (using v5.0 FBX plugin):

   meshes - yes
   textures - yes
   bones - yes
   animation - yes
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