You can use 3-D precision tools to create photo-realistic and professional-looking content. One of the features that these tools can provide is the ability to apply different textures, including glass and wood, to your models. You can also use different types of lighting. After you're finished with your work, 3-D precision tools can let you publish your work on the Internet or distribute it in print.
Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk 3ds Max is a 3-D modeling, rendering and animation application. One of the features that this tool provides is the Quicksilver high-performance renderer. Autodesk 3ds Max enables you to create sophisticated marketing materials and animations. This tool also comes with a mental ray rendering engine that allows you to create sophisticated custom shaders and photo-realistic lighting. You can also bring your 3-D models to life by using the different mapping, layering and texture painting tools. Autodesk 3ds Max comes in two versions: Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Autodesk 3ds Max is designed for graphic designers, game developers, graphic designers and visual effect artists who create content for television, games and film. Autodesk 3ds Max Design is designed for civil engineers, architects and designers.
Strata 3D CX Suite
Strata 3D CX Suite consists of a suite of applications: Foto 3D CX2, Enfold 3D CX, Design 3D CX 6 and Live 3D CX2. Foto 3D CX2 allows you to use a standard digital camera to capture real-world objects. Then you can use Foto 3D CX2 to convert your photos into textured 3-D models. Enfold 3D CX allows you to use Adobe Illustrator to develop professional-folded 3-D designs. Design 3D CX6 allows you to import models from Foto 3D and Enfold 3D. You can then employ textures, lighting and render photo-realistic images and animation. Live 3D CX2 enables you to make your work interactive. You can then publish your work on the Web, or save and print it in the Portable Document Format (PDF) format
Argon is regarded as an entry-level 3-D modeling application. This software comes with the rendering engine, solid and surface modeling and animation tools. Argon lets you draw shapes, such as arcs, circles, free flowing curves and lines. This software also has a Photo-Realistic Rendering feature. With this tool, you can apply realistic textures maps, such as marble, granite and glass. Another feature that Argon offers is that you can share your work with your peers.