3DCrafter

3DCrafter

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.3
  • Total Downloads:
    539,025
  • Date Added:
    August 05, 2014
  • File Size:
    23.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    98
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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This real-time, 3D-modeling and -animation tool offers everything you need to create complex models using either premade 3D primitives or object-building tools. The tutorials and example drawings make this program an excellent introduction to 3D modeling and animation. Although the complex array of features is what sets 3D Canvas apart, it may take some time to learn the tools' functionality when everything is new to you.

Luckily, the tutorials and help files are excellent. Starting a model is surprisingly easy. Simply drag one of the predefined primitives into the work space and begin by placing your object in a scene. You can paint 3D objects and animate their shapes and positions in real time, or record to an AVI video file for distributing your creation. The 3D Canvas interface is extremely intuitive, with objects and palettes conveniently accessible from clearly visible tabs and panels.

This freeware version of 3D Canvas is an excellent program with a multitude of varied features and plenty of things to play with.

 
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  • 2 stars

    "Not as specific as I would like"

    October 03, 2014

    Version: 3DCrafter 9.3

    Pros

    The interface was powerful and it's possible to do a lot of different operations on objects.

    Cons

    I needed to have very specific calculations for my project and it's not very good with that.
    Undo was really finicky so I had to totally start over all the time.
    Sort of looked like it was from the 90s, not that there's anything wrong with that, but it felt odd

    Summary

    I'm trying to build something and need help a) tweaking how it looks because it's time consuming to make a model with cardboard if I need to redo everything multiple times, and b) knowing the lengths and widths of the materials for cutting and angle of placement. It just sort of has a WYSIWYG approach for object editing (which was confusing - didn't seem like anything ever went the way I thought it would). There are a few numerical adjustments, but it's not very intuitive or complete and didn't seem to work like I thought it would. There are no numerical entries for position so I couldn't be sure things were truly placed right next to each other. Also, the units were only meters, centimeters, and feet. I originally wanted to use inches, but had to change to centimeters. I think it'd be good if you weren't trying to build something like a building. It's better for conceptual shapes and things that can be eyeballed instead of measured, I think.

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  • 1 stars

    "UNABLE TO EVER TRY WOULD NOT INSTALL NO MATTER WHAT"

    April 15, 2012   |   By nccherokee

    Version: 3DCrafter 9.1.1 Build 1256

    Pros

    None that I was ever able to try

    Cons

    I tried to install and kept getting the 91 error, tried to install with repair, uninstalled and reinstalled, nothing I did would let it work. I would not recommend wasting the time I have trying to get this program to work. Try another program because this one was a waste of a couple hours time just trying to get it to work.

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  • 4 stars

    "Error 91 is a incomplete download."

    March 22, 2012   |   By gneatner

    Version: 3DCrafter 9.1.1 Build 1256

    Pros

    Fairly compact for a CAD file and simple controls.

    Cons

    Could not run initially. Error 91 was an incomplete download. Downloaded again and installed with repair option. Welcome screen and start right up.

    Summary

    Download again and choose repair as your option instead of install.

    I'm giving it 4 Stars only because I had to reload program a couple of time before I had a working copy.

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  • 1 stars

    "could not even start it"

    November 22, 2011   |   By leo2ole

    Version: 3DCrafter 9.1.1 Build 1256

    Pros

    none that I can see

    Cons

    could not start : error 91 keeps coming. tried whatever they suggested on site and even more. not to avail

    Summary

    beurk

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use"

    March 22, 2011   |   By hatter236

    Version: 3DCrafter 8.2.5 Build 1086

    Pros

    simple controls
    easy to use interface
    enough tools to make a good design

    Cons

    moving objects around is difficult
    takes a while to learn it

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  • 2 stars

    "basic modelling and export rendering with POV-RAY"

    March 16, 2011   |   By renderwerx

    Version: 3DCrafter 8.2.5 Build 1086

    Pros

    The GUI is essentially functional, but could be brightened up.
    The context sensitive help tips however are great when getting started with 3D Crafter. The free version can export to Pov-Ray and then the 3D data can be rendered with Pov-Ray.

    Cons

    The material editor is very basic and if not, just not enough.
    The modelling tools require strong attention, should this 3D software make it at some stage to the store-front.

    Summary

    The alternative 3D software available (free and ommercial)
    make it hard for 3D Crafter Version 8.

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  • 5 stars

    "I LOVE IT!"

    June 13, 2010   |   By lifebydesign

    Version: 3D Canvas 8.1.7 Build 1418

    Pros

    I'm very new to 3D design and find this software VERY EASY to use. The tutorials are fantastic in that it allows you to actually practice using it as you read. i wish other design software I'd downloaded was this easy for a newbie.

    Cons

    As of yet, there is NOTHING I don't like about 3D Canvas. I'm excited about what I know I will be able to create with it. I'm very happy to have found the software (FREEWARE) here. Thank you for making it available!

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  • 4 stars

    "3d modeling software"

    May 17, 2010   |   By ninjaturtle42

    Version: 3D Canvas 8.1.7 Build 1418

    Pros

    easy to use interface, not overly gaudy or strewn about your desktop

    Cons

    not very intuitive. The beginner artist is going to find it hard to just jump in and create.

    Summary

    Its good. though there are better out there most of them will drain your system for all its resources. 3D canvas isnt pretty but its certainly worth the time to learn it.

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  • 2 stars

    "Multi-faceted 3d software with glitches."

    February 26, 2010   |   By SRCSusan

    Version: 3D Canvas 7

    Pros

    Multi-faceted abilites to create 3d models.

    Cons

    Can't animate. When rendering background, only renders properly on layout mode. On animation, the background covers 1/12 of screen. Doesn't seem to be forum support, since they brought out 8. Its like renting when support isn't continued.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent Program!"

    October 06, 2009   |   By bfbo

    Version: 3D Canvas 7.1.1.2

    Pros

    Create 3D graphics/objects out of 3D objects "primitives", instead of "geometric lines, curves, etc.", animated movies, Import/Export many different formats such as directX, 3DO, Create your own textures, high resolution image backdrops/backgrounds.

    Cons

    A bit of a learning curve when using some of the object creation tools.
    A bit hard to get different objects/pieces of my project in perfect alignment.
    System crashes, but not often due to the video/graphics demands of 3D Canvas.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 9.3
    Version 9.3 includes support for exporting to RenderMan format.
    General
    Publisher Amabilis Software
    Publisher web site http://www.amabilis.com/
    Release Date June 25, 2014
    Date Added August 05, 2014
    Version 9.3
    Category
    Category Graphic Design Software
    Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0
    Download Information
    File Size 23.95MB
    File Name 3DCrafter93.msi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 539,025
    Downloads Last Week 98
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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