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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


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


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


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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.3
Version 9.3 includes support for exporting to RenderMan format.
Publisher Amabilis Software
Publisher web site http://www.amabilis.com/
Release Date June 25, 2014
Date Added August 05, 2014
Version 9.3
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0
Download Information
File Size 23.95MB
File Name 3DCrafter93.msi
Total Downloads 540,729
Downloads Last Week 93
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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