3D SOFTWARE Francis Maranan & Asif Aksar Pixologic • Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games, graphics design and illustration markets. • Pixologic provides unique synthesis of 2D and 3D capabilities in a single stand alone tool. Requirements: • Windows OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/Seven Processor: 1 Ghz Pemtium 4 Memory: 1 GB of RAM Graphics Card: ATI or Nvidia card with openGL 2.0 support Screen Resolution: 1024x768 Recommended: Wacom or compatible graphics tablet • MAC OSX OS: Mac OS X 10.5/10/6 Processor: 2Ghz core 2 duo and above Memory : 1 GB of RAM Graphics: ATI or Nvidia card with openGL 2.0 Screen Resolution: 1024x768 Recommended: Wacom or compatible graphics tablet Unity • Unity is a game development ecosystem. • Unity is a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with complete set of intuitive tool and rapid workflows to create interactive 3D and 2D content. • Real-time shadows. • 3D texture support. • Cross platform dynamic fonts. • Mecanim, new animations system to animate character or object. Requirements: • Windows OS: Windows XP 7 and 8 Graphics: Graphics card with direct x 9 • MAC OS OS: Mac OS X snow Leopard 10.6 3Ds Max • 3Ds Max is a design software that provides comprehensive modelling, animation, simulation and rendering solution for games, film and motion graphics artists. • System requirements OS: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 CPU: 64-bit intel or AMD multi-core processor RAM: 4 GB of RAM (8GB recommended) Comparison Software Price Platforms Unity Free software For Unity Pro= £946.87 Monthly= £ 46.93 Mobiles: iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry Console: PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 Pixologic Windows= £473.52 MAC= £473.52 OS: Windows and MAC OS 3Ds Max Monthly= £205 Annual= £ 1,650 OS: Windows. MAC OS and Linux Best 3D software for Gaming • The best software for developing games is Unity, because you get support on the problems that you are having, by sharing it among other users on forums, there are also tutorials for beginners and guides to help create your very interactive 3D gaming graphics content. It is also a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with complete set of tools and quick workflow to create 3D and 2D graphics. • Unity game engine has attracted mobile developers in ever increasing numbers. • Unity developers benefit from numerous tools specifically designed to allow mobile platforms to deliver high-end graphics without overloading GPUs. • Unity gives you all the power, control and tools you need to create graphics games for Wii-U, PlayStation and Xbox 360.