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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-04-2008

Alternative to 3DSMax

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08-09-2008 07:59 AM
I am looking for an alternative to 3DS Max for architectural previs.
Any suggestions?
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Registered: ‎09-30-2007

Re: Alternative to 3DSMax

08-09-2008 11:47 AM in reply to: modeller2323
ArchiCAD is popular with the pro community, as it's more "CAD-like" than Max (working with floor plans etc. in a true CAD toolset) but can still render out photorealistic scenes.
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Registered: ‎07-14-2008

Re: Alternative to 3DSMax

08-11-2008 01:45 PM in reply to: modeller2323
I use max for architectural work, but I have also been trying to teach myself Rhino 4.0. I know some architectural offices are beginning to use this it now. You can actually download a time unlimited copy to try out from their website (you are limited to 25 saves though).

Seems like a great program to me.
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Re: Alternative to 3DSMax

08-11-2008 02:34 PM in reply to: modeller2323
where do you get gmax because autodesk discontinued it years ago
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Re: Alternative to 3DSMax

08-11-2008 04:14 PM in reply to: modeller2323

GMax is Max 4 considerably "cut down", much of the "good stuff" in current versions of Max simply does not exist in GMax. That said, it's a great way to learn the basics for free, but don't expect too much from it.

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