What are the best 3D cinematic animation software?

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    #1Lightwave 3D

    Lightwave 3D
    LightWave 3D is a professional 3D animation software tool that combines rendering with intuitive modeling and animation tools. It's been one of the most popular tools for studios and artists so far.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $995- Free trial available

    Dennis Payne
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This is a good software for quick animation work. It is easy to use and learn. I recommend this for beginners in animation."
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    #2Cinema 4D

    Cinema 4D
    Cinema 4D is considered one of the fastest growing and widely used solutions for content creation. This software is a fully integrated 3D modeling, animation, and rendering package. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $3510.25- Free trial available

    Muhammad Jhadav
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I agree that Cinema 4D is a great product and one of the best 3D animation software tools out there if you can get access to it. I think the movie industry relying on this software for big budget movies speaks to it's value and effectiveness. It isn't the most user friendly software, but there are lots of ways to get better at it, including training and classes."
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    #33D Studio Max

    3D Studio Max
    3D Studio Max is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for advanced users who want to create engaging games and virtual reality.
    Software

    Windows

    $1470- Free trial available

    Cheryl Nguyen
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I started wanting to make 3D animations for my Youtube channel and was struggling to find a professional software that was easy to use. A friend suggested that I try 3D Studio Max, and it was for advanced users but also had an easy interface for me to get used too. Now I can make all the 3D animations I want and upload them to my channel!"
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    #4Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    John Soto
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I decided to use Blender after a recommendation from a friend. This software does everything you could imagine and more. It is the perfect blend of simplistic and efficient. I am using this to create and edit 3D models for work and it works fantastic. It is fast, efficient, and effective. Perfect for work and those at all skill levels!"
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    #5VideoScribe

    VideoScribe

    Videoscribe is a program that is designed to assist with whiteboard animation tasks. It is easy to use as it comes with a series of online image tools where users can get access to royalty free images that they can use for all of their own projects.

    Software

    Windows

    $29- /month

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    #6Animatron

    Animatron

    Animatron is a free animation software that can be used to draw, animate, and narrate different stories. It’s very easy to work with, and even kids can use the Lite Mode where they can simply drag and drop various elements to create animated stories.


    Software

    Web

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best 3D cinematic animation software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Lightwave 3DSoftware 5 Paid
2Cinema 4DSoftware 4 Paid
33D Studio MaxSoftware 2 Paid
4BlenderSoftware 1 Free
5VideoScribeSoftware 0 Paid
6AnimatronSoftware 0 Free
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