Clif Notes Freeware and Website Reviews
[Back to the Review Archive]  [See the newsletter archives]

 Grahics Blender - make 3d modeling for graphics and animations
Here's a review from a new guest reviewer. Tutelage at Xanga. Check out his site, it's very cool.
Alternative to $400 / 500mb Maya or 3d Studio Max.  This free 5mb program packs a punch.  It runs on Mac, Linux, Solaris and several other platforms. The animations that it's capable of rivals that of Maya (used in Lord of the Rings movies). It has keyboard shortcuts for virtually all functions (like Maya) and worthwhile to learn for speed and efficiency.

Website - Download - Quote from the website

Blender, the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for Windows, Linux, Irix, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD or Mac OS
Clif Notes Freeware and Website Reviews