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What software programs are used/recommended by some of the Featured Artists?

Examples of software packages for a variety of platforms are listed below.

2D Software

The following 2D software packages are useful in layouts, painting, drawing, airbrushing, editing and enhancing 3D renders/visuals. Our Gallery artists utilize some of the products below to create their Space: 1999 scenes. (Note: Plug-in software is not mentioned.)

Photoshop, Photoshop Elements: The industry standard: 2D digital image creation and editing software. (From Adobe.)

Fireworks: 2D digital image creation, optimization and editing of static and interactive graphics, similar to Adobe ImageWorks and Photoshop. (From Macromedia.)

ImageReady: 2D digital image creation, optimization and editing of static and interactive graphics. (From Adobe.)

Paint Shop Pro: 2D photo and graphics editing software, akin to Photoshop. (From Jasc Software.)

CorelDRAW, PhotoPaint: 2D graphic design and vector animation software. (From Corel.)

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP): A graphics package for photo retouching, image composition and conversion and image authoring, akin to Adobe Photoshop. (From

Illustrator: The industry standard: 2D drawing software with bitmap and vector graphics features. (From Adobe.)

Freehand: 2D drawing software with bitmap and vector graphics features. (From Macromedia.)

Xara X: 2D drawing software for vector or bitmap images, akin to Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand. (From Xara.)

DESIGNER: Vector illustration software specifically designed to help engineering and technical design professionals streamline the production of their technical graphics. (From Corel.)

Painter: Digital tools that mimic the traditional sketching and painting experience from digital art to illustration to pre-visualization to photography. (From Corel.)

ZBrush: A comprehensive collection of 2D and 3D painting, texturing and modeling tools. (From Pixologic.)

3D Software

The following 3D software packages are useful in creating models, meshes and rendered visuals. Our Gallery artists utilize some of the products below to create their Space: 1999 scenes. (Note: Plug-in software is not mentioned.)

3D Studio R4 and 3D Studio MAX: For 3D animation, games, and design visualizations and modeling. (From Discreet.0

Lightwave 3D: For 3D design visualizations, modeling and animation. (From NewTek.)

Maya, StudioTools: For creating digital imagery, 3D animation, 3D modeling, and visual effects. [Note: Used in the creation of the CGI Eagle at] (From Alias.)

softimage: For 3D modeling, animation, simulation, rendering and compositing. (From SoftImage.)

Universe, Amorphium: For 3D modeling, rendering, compositing and visual effects. (From Electric Image.)

Cinema4D, BodyPaint: For 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering (From Maxon.)
[See also: Xfrog from greenworks organic-software for organic modeling and animation.]

trueSpace: 3D authoring and animation tool. (From Caligari.)

AutoCAD: 2D drafting and detailing and 3D design tool. (From AutoDesk.)

Rhinoceros (Rhino) 3D: Provides the tools to accurately model your designs ready for rendering, animation, drafting, engineering, analysis, and manufacturing. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids. (From Robert McNeel & Associates.)

Carrara: For 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and special effects. [Note: This product is the merger of Ray Dream Studio and Infini-D products.] (From Eovia.)

POV-Ray: The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating 3D graphics. (From

Blender 3D: Free tool for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, realtime interactive 3D and game creation and playback with cross-platform compatibility. (From Blender.)

AC3D: View, Edit and Create 3D graphics. (From Inivis.)

Houdini: 3D software encompassing visual effects, character animation, game development/level design, broadcast graphics compositing, film pre-visualization, visualization, modeling and shader building. (From Side Effects Software.)

Strata 3D: For 2D and 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and animating. (From Strata.)

Poser: For 3D character art, characters, clothing, props and animations. (From Curious Labs, Inc.)

Bryce: For creating realistic 3D landscapes, worlds and animations. (From Corel.)

MojoWorld: For creating and exploring entire worlds in infinite detail. Build new planets, fly around, capture spectacular images, animations and QuickTime VR panoramas. (From Pandromeda.)

Vue d'Esprit: 3D software to create, render and animate ultra-realistic 3D natural scenery. (From e-on Software.)

Terragen: Scenery generator software, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations. (From Planetside Software.)

WorldBuilder: A realistic 3D landscape editing and animation software. (From Digital Element.)

PolyTrans: 3D model/NURBS/CAD/animation translation, optimization and viewing. (From Okino Computer Graphics.)

SolidWorks: 2D and 3D capabilities for mechanical design solutions. (From Solidworks.)

Deep Exploration: Provides easy navigation tools that let you search and view your 2D graphics and 3D models, including the ability to quickly translate 2D and 3D file formats with animation. (From Right Hemisphere.)

Canoma: Creating realistic 3D models from photographs. [Discontinued, but available at some stores.] (From MetaCreations.)

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