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3Ds Max:

3Ds is used to make very realistic models with bump mapping and raytracing to capture realistic lighting effects onto polys. 3ds max is the most widley used 3D animation program according to the Roncarelli report. It has strong modeling capabilities, a easy to use plugin archive and a long heritage on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is mostly used by video game developers, TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization.


Swift 3D:

Swift is used in conjunction with flash to make vector like 3d models, these models can then be added into flash to make animations with low file sizes or they can be exported through flash into dreamweaver to make really nice looking web sites.

Cinema 4D:

cinema 4d is a commercial cross platform high-end 3D graphics application produced by MAXON Computer GmbH. It is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modeling, animating, lighting, texturing and rendering, and is noted for being very easy to use and artist friendly among high end 3D applications and having a very flexible interface.