3ds max vs maya.

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3ds max or maya?

  1. 3ds max

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  2. maya

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  1. Parsa44

    Parsa44 New Member

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    Me and viggie_swe where arguing about 3ds max and maya, i think 3ds max and maya are the same, he thinks maya is better.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Blazer9131

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    Never really used 3ds max, but Maya is pretty sick lol.

    ~Blaze
     
  3. tittat

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    I personally never used both.But i have a lot of friends in this Animation world.They says, Maya is a little more better.But sorry i dont know why it is.
     
  4. farscapeone

    farscapeone Community Advocate Community Support

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    Maya is for animations. It's for making films like Ice Age or Kung Fu Panda.

    3Ds Max is for modeling. It's great for making games and realistic 3D environments.

    As you can see they are two different programs for two different purposes. By the way they are both products of Autodesk. This confirms the previous statement.
     
  5. Parsa44

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    Well i think that they are both exactly the same.

    A employee from a gaming company made a YouTube account and he was always using 3ds max to make his graphics. I think its just preferance which one you like.
     
  6. agroup

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    i think both are different to eachother
     
  7. nuno_18

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    they are diferent... maya is not better, is only a diferent program to do diferent things...
     
  8. galaxyAbstractor

    galaxyAbstractor Community Advocate Community Support

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    I use Maya for modelling, never had any troubles. Have just tried the physics in it a bit
     
  9. stunna

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    I prefer 3ds max although i've never really used maya.
     
  10. nuno_18

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    and Blender, is better?
     
  11. Parsa44

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    He he Blender is a free open source software, good, but by no means better.
     
  12. timur

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    i've only ever used 3ds max, its pretty intuitive and the tutorials are great.
     
  13. galaxyAbstractor

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    Maya is by far the better app, but mainly because it's suited for more high-end organic models for animation and thus they "look better." 3ds Max is much better for low-poly models, say for computer games, so each has its use. The UI in 3ds Max is a bit more traditional, but once you figure out Maya's, it seems more natural.

    That being said, I'm still a fan of Blender. The fact that it can have practically every feature of the big boys at a fraction (read: zero) of the cost still astounds me.
     
  15. Zdroyd

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    Maya is mainly used for Movies and Video Production.
    3Ds Max is mainly used for Gaming and Level Production.

    Techniccally both can do the basic same things, but each has its own niche.

    So if you want to make a high quality movie like The Hulk or Transformers, go with Maya.
    If you want a cheaper alternative that can do about the same things but easier to use, go with 3Ds
    If you want a completely free modeler go with Gmax.

    In the end you can go to awesome heights with any of the two.

    "It is not the tool that limits the possibilities, but the Artist." Your skills as an Artist will decide how good your productions are, not the program you use.

    As a side note; Gmax and 3ds Max are used to map for Halo PC and other games.

    Edit: Gmax is alot easier to use and understand then Blender, I suggest you get Gmax if you want to go freeware.
     
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  16. santiago_pl

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    Film productions use more maya because is easier and better to program shaders, etc in it.
     
  17. Zdroyd

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    OMFG look at what I have found on Google:

    Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 - PC - DVD-ROM from Autodesk
    $3,533.79
    Autodesk Maya Unlimited 2009 - Mac, PC, Unix from Autodesk
    $6,230.00

    Anyone else here say holy crap? At those prices EVERYONE should go with the freeware... and I thought Adobe was expensive...

    After seeing that I find that the only "legal" way for you to get one of the two programs is to go with 3Ds Max's counterpart GMAX.

    Edit: I really do not understand those prices, I know they are good products but you could by 4 computers with that cash.
     
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  18. galaxyAbstractor

    galaxyAbstractor Community Advocate Community Support

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    Proffesional software is always exepnsive.

    I get maya free because I go to 3D school
     
  19. Zdroyd

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    To add to the wow factor of these two products (and to show why I would wonder how you expect to get one of these...) I got these two lists:

    List of films made with Autodesk 3ds Max (From Wikipedia)
    The following is a list of some of the films which used 3ds Max software in some of the visual effects shots:

    * Battlefield Earth
    * Black Hawk Down
    * Blade: Trinity
    * Cats & Dogs
    * Die Another Day
    * Dr. Dolittle 2
    * Driven
    * Final Destination 2
    * Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
    * Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    * Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    * Hellboy
    * I, Robot
    * K-19: The Widowmaker
    * King Kong
    * Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
    * Lost in Space
    * Mighty Joe Young
    * Minority Report
    * Mission: Impossible II
    * Panic Room
    * Paycheck
    * Planet of the Apes
    * Reign of Fire
    * Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
    * Sin City
    * Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
    * Speed
    * Spider-Man 3
    * Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
    * Swordfish
    * The Cathedral
    * The Core
    * The Day After Tomorrow
    * The Green Mile
    * The Incredibles
    * The Italian Job
    * The Last Samurai
    * The Majestic
    * The Matrix Reloaded
    * The Mummy
    * The Thirteenth Floor
    * The Truman Show
    * Toy Story 2
    * Traumschiff Surprise - Periode 1
    * X-Men
    * X-Men 2
    * X-Men 3

    List of films made with Autodesk Maya
    The following is a list of some of the films which used Maya software in some of the visual effects shots:

    102 DALMATIONS
    A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    ATLANTIS
    BEHIND ENEMY LINES
    BLACK HAWK DOWN
    BULLETPROOF MONK
    THE CELL
    CHARLIE’S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE
    THE CHUBBCHUBBS!
    DARKNESS FALLS
    DIE ANOTHER DAY
    DINOSAUR
    DREAMCATCHER
    ENEMY AT THE GATES
    FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN
    FINDING NEMO
    FOR THE BIRDS
    HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
    HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE
    HOLLOW MAN
    HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
    ICE AGE
    INSPECTOR GADGET
    THE IRON GIANT
    JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE
    JURASSIC PARK III
    THE LIVING FOREST
    LILO & STITCH
    THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
    THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
    THE MATRIX
    MEN IN BLACK II
    MIGHTY JOE YOUNG
    MIKE’S NEW CAR
    MINORITY REPORT
    MISSION TO MARS
    MONSTERS, INC.
    THE MUMMY
    THE MUMMY RETURNS
    PANIC ROOM
    PEARL HARBOR
    THE PERFECT STORM
    PITCH BLACK
    REIGN OF FIRE
    SCOOBY-DOO
    SHREK
    SIGNS
    SOLARIS
    SPIDER-MAN
    SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON
    STAR TREK: NEMESIS
    STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE
    STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES
    STUART LITTLE
    STUART LITTLE 2
    SWORDFISH
    TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES
    THE HULK
    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
    THE TIME MACHINE
    TREASURE PLANET
    TRIPLE X
    VERTICAL LIMIT
    X-MEN
    X-MEN 2
    XXX

    All I can say is POWER!

    No matter which program you use both Maya and 3Ds Max have literally no limitations!
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  20. galaxyAbstractor

    galaxyAbstractor Community Advocate Community Support

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    it says
    in both lists
     

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