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icon Anime Studio Debut 9.2

Anime Studio Debut, the fun, quick and affordable 2D animation software solution, includes everything aspiring artists and hobbyists need to create and share quality cartoons, movies, anime and cut out animations from start to finish. Anime Studio simplifies the animation process, empowering artists to design their projects faster and easier than ever before.
  • License: Demo, $50
  • Developer/Publisher: Smith Micro
  • Modification Date: January 21, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon Art of Illusion 2.9.2

Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs. Highlights include subdivision surface based modelling tools, skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing procedural textures and materials.
This version is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious, high end animation work.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Peter Eastman
  • Modification Date: October 21, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Blacksmith3D Suite 4.2

Blacksmith3D provides you with a host of tools for reshaping and painting your 3D characters and objects. Never before has it been so easy to do. Features that are normally found in expensive, and hard to learn software packages have been brought together in this easy and affordable 3D detailing solution.
  • License: Demo, $300
  • Developer/Publisher: Dave John Fielder
  • Modification Date: May 14, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon Blender 2.67

Blender is a full functional integrated 3D creation software suite. It lets users create high quality 3D graphics, movies and replay real-time, interactive 3D content. Over the last decade, Blender has evolved as an in-house tool for a leading European animation studio. Blender is powerful technology used for creating broadcast quality 3D content.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Blender Foundation
  • Modification Date: May 21, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

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Icon BodyPaint 3D 4.14

BodyPaint 3D offers the ultimate control over your textures with complete layers, filters and tablet support - all optimized for working in 3D. With BodyPaint 3D you can paint on up to ten channels with a single stroke, so a brush can define an entire material rather than a single color. Plus, BodyPaint 3D's exclusive RayBrush technology lets you view the results of your painting realtime in a rendered image.
  • License: Demo, $995
  • Developer/Publisher: Maxon Computer
  • Modification Date: September 6, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher


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Icon Bryce

Whether you're designing for print, multimedia, video or the Web, Bryce provides you with the tools to literally create a world of your own. An ideal way to integrate 3D technology into your creative process, Bryce 5.5 will save you valuable time by bringing the power of creation to your hands and allowing you to magnify that across multiple computers. Whether you are a professional designer, or a 3D graphics enthusiast, Bryce 5.5 will help bring your ideas to life with exceptional power and ease of use.
  • License: Demo, $100 - Pro $250
  • Developer/Publisher: DAZ Productions
  • Modification Date: August 15, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - Not compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8

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Icon Carrara 6.2.1

Carrara software delivers powerful and approachable 3D animation, modeling and rendering tools for motion media, print and the web on Macintosh and Windows platforms. It is the ideal complement to every designer's creative suite, providing superior interchange with industry-leading design applications, web tools, and video editing and effects software.
  • License: Demo, $249, Pro $549
  • Developer/Publisher: DAZ Productions
  • Modification Date: June 9, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher


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Icon Cheetah3D 6.2.1

Cheetah3D is a lean, fast and elegant 3D modelling, renderering and animation tool for Mac OS X with an easy learning curve. It offers many tools from powerful polygon editing over advanced subdivision surface modelling to HDRI and radiosity renderings. Support for many common 3D file formats rounds up its feature set.
  • License: Demo, $69
  • Developer/Publisher: Martin Wengenmayer
  • Modification Date: February 14, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

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Icon Cinema 4D 11.528

The tenth generation of Cinema 4D is a milestone in the development of professional 3D software, and a testament to two decades of excellence by Maxon's programming team. Professional 3D animation tools have never been more approachable.
Cinema 4D's intuitive interface and logical workflow make it possible for those new to 3D artistry to dive in and be productive quickly. Feedback is smooth and interactive so you can let your creativity run free.
Cinema 4D's state-of-the-art architecture means it's always the first to benefit from new technologies and advancements. Most recently, Maxon was the first to release 64-Bit Windows and Intel-based Macintosh versions. You'll never have to wait to take advantage of the latest hardware.
The basic application contains everything you need to create high-end 3D images and animations. For those artists whose work demands more than the basic application, Maxon provides numerous modules that are integrated seamlessly. Modules can also be purchased individually or in affordable bundles.
  • License: Demo, Core $995 - XL $2,495 - Studio $3,695
  • Developer/Publisher: Maxon Computer
  • Modification Date: November 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.3 or higher

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icon DAZ Studio 3.0.1

DAZ Studio is a free, feature rich 3D figure design and 3D animation tool that enables anyone to create stunning digital imagery. This is the perfect tool to design unique digital art and animation using virtual people, animals, props, vehicles, accessories, environments and more. Simply select your subject and/or setting, arrange accessories, setup lighting, and begin creating beautiful artwork.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: DAZ Productions
  • Modification Date: September 24, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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icon Dragon Stop Motion 2.0.4

Dragon Stop Motion is the leading stop motion animation software for Mac OS X and Windows (PC) computers. Designed specifically to meet the needs of feature film, commercial, broadcast television and independent film, it continues to be embraced by working professionals. The results speak for themselves.
  • License: Demo, $275
  • Developer/Publisher: D-Zed Software
  • Modification Date: January 27, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.7 or higher

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Icon Electric Image Animation System 8.0

Not only is EIAS the fastest renderer on Earth, it is clearly one of the easiest and most intuitive 3D applications to learn. You will be creating beautiful images in no time, and you will wonder why anyone uses those other bloat-ware 3D applications.
EIAS is a suite of several high-end applications giving you the power, quality, and sophistication you expect from a 3D software program. These applications include Animator, Camera, Renderama, and Radiosity. This suite of applications continues its legacy of creating breathtaking character animations, building new worlds with 3D matte painting, and design sophisticated product concepts - you can do all of this and more with EIAS! So don't be suckered into spending thousands of dollars on inferior 3D applications.
  • License: Demo, $895
  • Developer/Publisher: EI Technology Group
  • Modification Date: June 3, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Flash Pro CS4 10.0.2

Adobe Flash Professional software is the most advanced authoring environment for creating rich, interactive content for digital, web, and mobile platforms. Create interactive websites, media rich advertisements, instructional media, engaging presentations, games, and more. Depend on Flash and ubiquitous Adobe Flash Player to ensure your content reaches the widest possible audience.
  • License: Demo, $699
  • Developer/Publisher: Macromedia
  • Modification Date: May 7, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher

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Icon formZ 8.5

form-Z is an award winning general purpose solid and surface modeler with an extensive set of 2D/3D form manipulating and sculpting capabilities, many of which are unique. It is an effective design tool for architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, animators and illustrators, industrial and interior designers, and all design fields that deal with the articulation of 3D spaces and forms. form-Z is highly responsive to the needs of mature designers and, at the same time, novices can use it with ease. form-Z RadioZity is the version of form-Z that includes radiosity based rendering, provided by the LightWorks® radiosity engine. With form-Z RadioZity, the distribution of light in an environment can be simulated in a physically accurate manner.
formZ RenderZone Plus is the version of formZ that, in addition to all the modeling/drafting/animation tools found in the basic package (described here), includes photorealistic rendering based on the LightWorks rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering: simple, z-buffer, and raytrace. A user can start developing the image of a 3D model at the simple level and gradually turn on features and render it at the most photorealistic level.
  • License: Demo, $995, RenderZone Plus $1,390.00
  • Developer/Publisher: Autodessys, Inc.
  • Modification Date: August 26, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7.6 or higher

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Icon iStopMotion 2.1.1

iStopMotion is the ideal supplement for your Digital Hub. Used by educators, professional and amateur film makers all over the world to create astonishing work, iStopMotion is the tool of choice for Stop Motion Animation (aka. Claymation) and Time Lapse Recording.
  • License: Shareware, $49
  • Developer/Publisher: Boinx Software
  • Modification Date: December 8, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Icon Kinemac 1.8.1

Kinemac is a 3D Real Time Animation & Presentation Software for Mac OS X. It allows you to create your own professional 3D Animations with the simplicity of a 2D presentation tool.
Kinemac plays the animations in real time at full screen and export them to QuickTime movie files or to a series of single still images. For this reason it's the ideal application to create Advertising for TV, trailers for movies, video-clips, instant scrolling messaging to put "on air" in real time, video content for CD, DVD, web sites...
Kinemac is very easy to use. Just drag your images, text, movies and songs onto the Kinemac stage to get them into your animation. Also you can quickly call a menu and create 3D and 2D objects such as cubes, cylinders, spheres, tubes, pies, rectangles, disks... On any object you can apply image and movie textures and set the surfaces attributes such as color, transparency, reflection...
  • License: Demo, $299
  • Developer/Publisher: Kinemac
  • Modification Date: November 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher

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Icon LightWave 3D 9.6

Proven for years in television, film, and games, LightWave 3D® is also being used to create graphics for print, web, industrial design, architecture, medical imaging, and many other applications. A full, robust program, LightWave 3D includes many of the tools that others sell separately. Soft-body dynamics, particles, hair and fur, plus unlimited render nodes, to name a few; LightWave 3D ships with all the tools an artist needs to create virtually anything.
  • License: Demo, $895
  • Developer/Publisher: NewTek
  • Modification Date: January 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon MacMegaPOV 1.2.1 r3

POV-Ray is a ray tracer, computer graphics software that can create amazing photo-realistic computer-generated images and animations. It uses an easy scene description language. This text file containing information of objects, lighting, texture, camera, ..., can be written in any ASCII editor, but ...with MacMegaPOV it is easier and faster and it includes some of the most recent patches.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Smellenbergh
  • Modification Date: March 14, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Icon Magpie Pro 2.2.3

Magpie Pro is a professional lip-sync and animation timing tool. With it animators can create very accurate 2D, 3D and Stop Motion facial animation that can then be easily incorporated into most animation packages in the market and also printed as a traditional animation exposure sheet to be used as a reference.
  • License: Demo, $250
  • Developer/Publisher: Third Wish Software
  • Modification Date: August 10, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.3 or higher

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Icon Maya 2010

The award winning Maya software is the world's most powerfully integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution. Maya also adds to the quality and realism of 2D graphics. That's why film and video artists, game developers, visualization professionals, Web and print designers turn to Maya to realize their creative vision.
  • License: Demo, $3,495.00
  • Developer/Publisher: Autodesk
  • Modification Date: July 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher, Intel-based Macintosh

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Icon Meshwork 2.0.1

Meshwork is a 3D triangle-mesh modeling program for MacOS. It is designed especially for making compact, efficient objects for use in 3D games or on the web. It imports and exports several file formats, including DXF and optimized 3DMF. It can also be used to produce VRML for the web, models for POV-Ray, sprites, models for OpenGL applications, and more.
  • License: Sharware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Joe Strout
  • Modification Date: May 10, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6 or higher

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Icon modo 401

Modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes true 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering! More than just features, modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow.
  • License: Demo, $995
  • Developer/Publisher: Luxology, LLC
  • Modification Date: October 21, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon MojoWorld 3.1

Artists, graphic designers, and video professionals alike can quickly and easily build incredibly detailed worlds in a powerful, real-time environment, then render in batch mode, while you're off doing something else - photo-realistic landscape scenes for both final artwork and background compositing. Populate your worlds by importing objects from the industry-standard 3D file formats. Navigating your worlds is easy, and you can simultaneously lay down camera paths that can be rendered to production-quality video output. Pop out a QuickTime VR Cubic Panorama anywhere you go - it's just like being there!
  • License: Demo, $199
  • Developer/Publisher: Pandromeda Inc
  • Modification Date: June 14, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X

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Icon Ozone 4.0

The Ozone plug-in lets you create and render hyper-realistic skies and atmospheres in Maya, Lightwave and Cinema4D.
Ozone implements the cutting-edge technologies developped by e-on software for the simulation and rendering of atmospheric effects. Its atmospheres provide an accurately simulated environment that affects all elements of your scenes and behaves according to nature's rules.
Ozone is built on the same algorithms and integration technology as Vue 7 xStream, but is limited to atmospheres and skies.
  • License: Demo, $295
  • Developer/Publisher: e-on software, inc.
  • Modification Date: June 5, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Pixie 2.2.6

Pixie is a photorealistic renderer that uses a RenderMan-like interface. Features include programmable shading, motion blur, depth of field, raytracing, scan-line rendering, occlusion culling, global illumination, caustics ...
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: The Pixie Project
  • Modification Date: May 19, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Icon Poser 8.02.10723

Whether you create for print, animation or the web, there's always a need to integrate the human form. Poser 6 delivers the power of interactive 3D figure design, offering infinite opportunities to portray human diversity, form and expression. Design with the human form for art, illustration, animation, comics, web, print, education, medical visualization, games, storyboarding, and more!
  • License: Demo, $250
  • Developer/Publisher: SmithMicro
  • Modification Date: November 16, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Shade 10.5.4

Shade 3D modeling, animation, rendering and effects is a complete, integrated solution for 3D artists, designers and film makers. With over 20 years of history and over 200,000 users worldwide, with every release, Shade refines its ease of use and expands its ability to deliver stunning graphics and animation. The latest release of Shade includes support for the latest technologies, such as 64 bit operations, network and multi-core rendering, while maintaining and expanding a workflow design that makes it accessible to artists from any design background.
Shade pioneered 3D modeling when it introduced bezier based curved surface 3D modeling, just like Adobe Illustrator did for 2D design. Use Shade curved surfaces in any version of Shade to create realistic, naturally curved objects like characters, or accurate curved objects for architectural or product visualization.
Build your next game level or interactive 3D content with Shade polygon mesh toolbox. Shade makes it easy to build, unwrap, transform and export polygon based models. Work complete in Shade, import your pre-existing content for clean up, and export using industry standard formats like COLLADA.
  • License: Demo, Standard $249
  • Developer/Publisher: Mirye Software Publishing
  • Modification Date: January 5, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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icon Shake 4.1.1

Shake is a high-quality, node-based compositing and visual effects application for film and video. Shake supports most industry-standard graphics formats, and easily accommodates high-resolution and high bit depth image sequences and QuickTime files (Mac OS X only).
Among Shake's many built-in tools are industry-standard keyers for pulling bluescreens and greenscreens, a complete suite of color-correction tools, features for high-quality motion retiming and format remastering, motion tracking, smoothing, and stabilization capabilities, integrated procedural paint tools, and a rotoscoping and masking environment that provides complete control over animated and still mattes. Shake also supports an extensive list of third-party plug-ins, and is compatible across both the Mac OS X and Linux platforms.
  • License: Update, Part of Final Cut Studio
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: December 16, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher

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Icon Silo 2.1.1

Silo is a next-generation production-quality 3D modeling program, employing advanced modeling tools and completely integrated subdivision surfaces. From other-worldly character models to modernist building designs, Silo is being used now in work in video games, architectural design, film animation, and more.
  • License: Demo, Core $99 - Pro $159
  • Developer/Publisher: Nevercenter Ltd.
  • Modification Date: August 20, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Icon SketchUp 8.0.1171

Developed for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp is powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software. We think of it as the pencil of digital design. This award-winning software combines a simple, yet robust tool-set that streamlines and simplifies 3D design inside your computer. SketchUp is being used by anyone with the desire to Dream, Design or Communicate in 3D!
  • License: Freeware, Pro $495
  • Developer/Publisher: Google
  • Modification Date: December 1, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon Strata Design 3D CX 6.1

Strata Design 3D CX brings it all together. With an interface that Adobe users will recognize, Design 3D connects to your creative toolset with links to Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.
Powerful spline and subdivision surface modeling gives you the power to create virtually any form. Sophisticated texturing lets you apply materials and labels. Lighting and scene tools let you set up the perfect shot. And speaking of the perfect shot, the legendary Strata rendering engine is better than ever.
  • License: Demo, $695
  • Developer/Publisher: Strata
  • Modification Date: December 16, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher


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icon Toon Boom Studio 5.0

Toon Boom Studio is a 2D animation software ideal for students and hobbyists looking for an easy-to-use, multi-technique animation program.
- Discover all these techniques: stop-motion animation, traditional digital animation, traditional paper animation, cut-out animation and rotoscoping
- Draw digitally, scan-in hand-drawn animation, capture live images or import existing artwork... then enhance images using the various paint and camera tools
- Add audio tracks and lip-sync your animation
- Publish your animation projects for print, TV, HDTV, the Web, Facebook, YouTube and iPod
Covering the entire animation workflow from sketching to final publishing, Toon Boom Studio is the best 2D animation software to learn and create animation.
  • License: Demo, $330
  • Developer/Publisher: Toon Boom Animation Inc.
  • Modification Date: September 14, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon Vue 10

Trees, forests, mountains, oceans, skies... Vue adds entire 3D environments to your scenes. The Vue line of products offfers a full range of solutions for the creation, animation and rendering of natural 3D environments. The different Vue products are designed to meet the different expectations of Vue's wide user base: from professional production houses to independent 3D artists.
  • License: Demo, Esprit $199, Studio $399, Complete $599
  • Developer/Publisher: e-on software, inc.
  • Modification Date: January 2, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher


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Icon Wings 3D 1.4.1

Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.
It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures.
There is no support in Wings for doing animations.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Wings 3D Project
  • Modification Date: February 5, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon ZBrush 3.2r2

So you have a brilliant idea, just waiting to be created? Pick a ZSphere, build a base mesh in a couple of minutes and then sculpt, sculpt, sculpt until your creation is born.
Change the pose using the action line of Transpose. Define variations with the help of 3D layers. Sculpt naturally with the preset sculpting brushes, almost at the speed of thought! And add color, painting directly onto your sculpt, without having to worry about UVs.
Choose a Matcap material which suits your concept, hit Render and ultra-fast your image is ready to be published! Or use ZBrush's production-quality tools to send an animation-ready 3D mesh to another application; retopologize the low-res mesh and project the high-res details from your original sculpt!
  • License: Update, $595
  • Developer/Publisher: Pixologic
  • Modification Date: July 1, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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