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TableĀ 1 3D modeling software available for 3D printing

From: Case study on 3D printing education in fashion design coursework

Software Provider (website) Characteristics Main applications
MAYA Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/) Modeling of the polygonal method
Functions of modeling, rendering and simulation
Excellent function of animation
Video program, animation, CG, broadcasting, movies, online games, motion graphics
Rhino Rovert McNeel & Associates (http://www.Rhino3d.com) NURBS method
3D modeling of most advanced mathematical
expression method
Suitable for precise and accurate design work
Industrial design, architectural design, engineering, mold design, jewelry design, handicraft design
Sketchup Trimble Navigation (http://www.sketchup.com/) Sharing platform, providing warehouses, and enabling a user to upload
Simple and easy for 3D modeling
Architecture, landscape, interior design, product design, online games
AutoCAD Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/) Top leader in 2D-based software
Several inconvenient aspects in 3D modeling
Architecture, electricity, mechanical engineering, civil engineering
Zbrush Pixologic (http://pixologic.com/) Modeling of the polygonal method
Having a tool of sculpting brush
Movies, animation, online games, fine art works, design
3Ds MAX Autodesk (http://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/overview) Biggest number of users in the world
Compatible with several plug-ins
Architecture, online games, graphics
Others (e.g., 123D Design, Blender, NaroCAD) Autodesk, Blender Foundation Simple function and intuitive UI
Easy making of simple objects
Design