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hi guys.

I run my studio 3d max (3d modelling program) on my Acer laptop & since I will be getting a MacBook soon I was just wondering if there is 3D Max for Apple or any programs of that equivalent?..

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Macs lack 3D programs, majority are designed for Windows, you could install Windows on your Macbook allowing you to run Studio Max.

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http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=7635018
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There is also Cheetah 3D, if you're looking for a cheaper alternative. It's obviously not at the level of 3DS Max but it's plenty powerful.
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Something similar to Cheetah 3d is Blender, the only differences is that Blender is free and open source and has a HUGE community. You can also import files from 3ds Max as long that it uses the same extensions. Don't let Blender fool it is a really powerful program that fits in 9 Megabytes.
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There's also Maya, which is made by Autodesk as well as 3DsMax. It's very similar, but also very different at the same time.

Mind you, the standard version is $2000.. Then again, if you can afford 3DsMax, then you can afford Maya.
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wow.. good responses. that really helped. will check out every single one of them.

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There are 3D apps for the Mac.

Here are a few others: Cinema 4D, Strata 3D, Electric Image and modo. There are others out there.

A good place for 3D news for the Mac is Architosh.
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OMG...Architosh is a BRILLIANT website..
even more so since its related to atchitecture..
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Something similar to Cheetah 3d is Blender, the only differences is that Blender is free and open source and has a HUGE community.
Well, don't leave out the difference that Blender has an absolutely obtuse interface that will require at least a week of brain training to get used to. Cheetah is very standard OSX UI oriented, which I prefer.
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OMG...Architosh is a BRILLIANT website..
even more so since its related to atchitecture..
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Glad you liked the link, nicholas. I studied for a while in architecture about 20 years ago. My favourite architect is Frank Lloyd Wright but there are lots of good architects out there.
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Didn't realize that Autodesk makes both Max and Maya now. That's interesting.

Also didn't realize that Maya runs on OS X natively. Might have to give a call to a couple friends in the right places.

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