Animation question

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by lancer, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Does anyone know what the best program to use for 2d/3d animation is.

    i.e. ease of use for a beginner but advance features for when i learn to use it, i want to start making short animations, 5 mins to start then eventually full movies, any suggestions?

    Also is a mac or pc the best medium to work on. I'm gonna be buying another new unit soon always used pc's, but if macs are the way to go with this sort of thing i'll do that.
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    In my experiance you either get easy or great never the two together. Great would be 3dsmax or lightwave, easy would be flash, shockwave/director.
     
  3. lancer

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    who makes 3dsmx or lightwave, and could someone (albeit a pretty quite learning someone) who has not done this before, learn how to use them?
     
  4. ~bk

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    3D Text Animation (if you want to) = Xara3D5
    2D Animation = Macromedila Flash MX

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  5. LordOfLA

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    3dsmax is made by discreet (they bought it from autodesk if my facts are straight)
    Newtek make Lightwave.
    You could also poke your nose at alias maya.

    yes a beginner can learn them. But the learning curve is neear 90 degrees straight up :D
     
  6. lancer

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    **** i've learnt crap with my back bent backwards before haha!

    thanks for the help