When it comes to 3D modeling and computer animation, many applications range from super expensive to absolutely free. The two most popular names include Maya and 3DS Max. The main difference between the two is pricing, whereas Maya is considerably more costly than 3DS Max. Maya is also tough to learn. Although the two have the same purpose, users have preferences on what they use for the job.
Maya is often used in 3D animation in movies where advanced competences yield very realistic images. 3DS Max is favored by game developers as they can easily model and create and play characters which are not very complicated in terms of details. Also, 3DS Max works only in Windows, while Maya works in Windows, Mac, and Linux.
There are a lot of applications that can be used when it comes to 3D modeling and application, which range from the super expensive ones to the ones that are absolutely free. But talking about the best applications one can use, we will be taking Maya and 3DS Max. These applications actually have their differences, and that is what we shall be discussing briefly in this article.
One of their major differences is their ease of learning, where Maya seems to be more difficult to learn when compared to 3DS Max. This is actually so if one has little or no experience about animation and modeling, and that is why the experts recommend that a beginner should start with the use of 3DS Max. Maya is used more for 3D animation in movies, while 3DS Max is used more in modeling simple characters in game developing. While 3DS Max works in windows only, Maya actually works in Mac, Linux, and Windows.
Both are animation tools, which help the animator create better. Maya is mainly used for video games. 3Ds Max can be used on a variety of things. The basis of the use is based on the comfort level of the animator. 3Ds Max was released in 1996, with Maya being released two years later in 1998. Both have Trialware licenses, but 3Ds Max has the addition of SAS, which is Software as a Service.
They are both available in languages English, Japanese, and Chines. 3Ds Max has the addition of languages German, Korean, and French. Both can work on Windows operating systems and Maya can work on Linux and OSX operating systems.