I recently started modelling in 3ds max.
I tried Cinema 4d in past.
I like both. Cinema4d is easier.
What do you think is better for game object modelling?
Is Blender an alternative? Money doesn't matter. I have a "nearly good paid" job.
C4D is not suited for modelling game models. Easier =/= better. Max is dying and a mess. Blender is.. free, and that's all. if money doesn't matter, get a Maya LT license.
Or be normal and torrent shit until you have to pay for it to publish.
I find 3dsmax to have the most useful tools for inorganic modelling like cars, weapons, robots, architecture and even for some box modelling for characters. For any organic modelling I zbrush then retopo.
Thats why I started with 3DS Max.
Cinema4D is more for movies.
I will look at Maya.
I just started with 3DS max. I didn't look at all the features yet.
Blender is great modelling tool. All you have to do is to learn shortkeys. You can work 30% faster than in 3DS. I was using 3DS MAX for 2 years, then I moved to Maya. Next was MODO and finally Blender. But using Blender without shortkeys is just wasting time. And its viewport has poor performance. But if you are hardsurface modeler Blender is great tool with nice features like: EdgeSlide FillGrid, F2 plugin and more.
>ZBrush model image
Viewport's being worked on. It's actively discussed at most of the dev meetings.
I don't know how I lived before F2.
What kind of computer does someone need to have such a dense viewport not run like ass?
>What do you think is better for game object modelling?
It literally doesnt matter at all, use what you're most comfortable with, but know that C4D is not used much (at all) in the industry
>Max is dying and a mess
feel when my choice of software
how hard would it be to learn maya with max experience
Depends how many objects those are, if that is like just a a few meshes it should run decent on a ~5 year old gaming rig.
perhaps you're unlucky with having a mismatch between GPU and your software. like I have an old ATI Radeon 6870. If the object is a single connected mesh I can handle like a 6 million polygon object in max and still keeping the frame rate above my refresh rate.
If I split the mesh into many transforms I can handle but a fraction of that figure before I run into trouble.
Don't listen to that guy, max will survive. There are just way to many max users out there for them to pull a softimage.
>how hard would it be to learn maya with max experience.
Not hard at all, you can pick up maya in like a week. You will hate your life for several months though as you have to learn all of maya's idiosyncrasies while unlearning max's.
In the end you would love maya's rigging but hate it's modelling.
Maya and Blender are good for games. Maya is used more in pro studios, Blender is seeing a lot of support in indie gaming and thus getting more attention from devs.
Max used to be good for gaming but it has become shit due to neglect.
It wouldn't be too hard. Maya is pretty easy to get into these days, especially the 2016 versions. And there are a lot of learning resources.
> There are just way to many max users out there for them to pull a softimage.
Sure, they're not going to come out an announce "3DS Max, End of Life" any time soon like they did Softimage. But it is clear they are slowing down development drastically and heavily promoting Maya to encourage people to switch until the 3DS Max "paying" userbase drops enough. That paying part is important. While 3DS Max has a huge userbase, a large portion of that is non-paying, generally archviz sand naggers from the middle-east who can't afford it but still profit off of it. Or kids still in school who are making mods and shit with it.
>Max is dying
>mfw it's the main 3d software in the industry
Indian sandnigger here. You have no idea how many american and UK based clients we have in our tiny company. We mostly get simple archvis and lots of rigging jobs which we use mixamo and send back for 150 dollars a piece. I earn 10 times of my actual skill level with the archviz and this stuff.
This is a very profitable deal which works for both ways, so deal with it :^)
btw. i find it hilarious but it seems europeans cant work together anymore. we have a client, who waste twice money on malaysian design company when the same time a german designer is begging them to give him a fucking job for 3 years already. they prefer to waste all money on high speed internet connection to the Malaysia (we can talk with our designers in real time shit) to get designs, which dont fit with european culture and style. meanwhile all European design companies around them die due no fucking contracts.
Lol, what makes you think that? The only industry it's the main in now, is archviz, that's it. Pretty much every film or game studio you look to apply to is asking for Maya experience, not Max.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but the last 35 job offerts I aw asked for both (Maya OR Max)