MAC OS 3-D, Raytracing and Animation in the Best of the Web Directory

MAC OS 3-D, Raytracing and Animation

3-D Cafe: 3-D Forums and Tutorials

Design pros can access message boards as well as tutorials for a variety of popular programs.

CG Talk: Creative Computer Graphics Forum

Community portal for motion graphics professionals offers news, articles, forums, galleries and a newsletter.

Highend3d.com: 3-D Design Community

Contains news, software reviews and tutorials for 3-D programs, including Maya, XSI, 3ds Max, Render, Shake and Alias.

Lightworks

Maker of advanced 3-D rendering and modeling programs presents news, product specs, case studies and galleries.

Maxon 3D

Provides product specs and support for Cinema 4D and BodyPaint3D.

Meshwork

Mesh-modeling program for Mac OS is designed for bringing 2-D objects to 3-D life in computer games and web applications.

PatchDance

Shareware 3-D graphics package is completely vertex-oriented and spline based, and is more suited to organic modeling as opposed to CAD architecture.

POV-Ray

Raytracer creates 3-D graphics. Find documentation, community links and support.

Render-Boy

Boolean solid modeler and photo-realistic raytracing rendering program offers sample images, download options and more.

Renderosity.com: 3-D Art Community

Locate forums, tutorials, merchandise, chat and news.

Topoi Geo3D Viewer

Freeware scriptable 3D Metafile viewer offers navigation, editing and animation features. Available in English, French, and German.

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