Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP, DirectX 8
File size: 7.77MB
|| A 'lite' little brother
of 3D Canvas Pro, 3D Canvas is free to download and keep, and although
it's featureset is limited in some areas, it is nevertheless a powerful
and worthwhile download.
The application enables you to create complex models can by editing
primitives, or through the secondary nurbs patch modelling screen,
which - although it's harder to master at first offers much greater
3D Canvas' real advantage is that you can import and export models
in DirectX, 3DS, Autocad, and VRML formats. The pro version even works
with motion capture, which means you can really take advantage of
object libraries on the Web, thne simply edit and animate with 3D
Once you have a model, animation is set up with stepped keyframes,
3D Canvas filling in the gaps. You can view these in real-time, or
output to AVI format, although there is no support for anti-aliasing
and no rendering engine in the limited version.
After you've downloaded the software, you can also check out a series
of clear and consise tutorials, available as a seperate download package
on the developer's site.