Blacksmith Studios uses premier software to create amazing video games and virtual reality by using 3D Max’s and Texture. 3D modeling software is essential are advantageous for many game designers. We use 3D modeling software to create mockups and photo realistic designs used to showcase how an idea would come to life. These skills can also be used in may design related fields. Here is our top four list of the best 3D model software to use in the industry:


Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Maya is used by many of the top leading professionals in the industry and is used by visual effects and animation studios around the world. Maya is an expensive modeling software and is difficult to learn for new users. However, with the use of online tutorial it is easy to pick up the skills to use.


Autodesk 3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max is a professional grade 3D modeling software for PC’s only, like its similar counterpart. It is much easier for novice and intermediate designers to use. It has a hefty price tag but if you are a student its free!

Z- Brush

Z-Brush is an incredible 3D modeling software for designers creating 3D objects that must be exported geometrically. It is strongly recommended for individuals who plan on creating 3D – print vinyl. This includes toys and figurines. The program is slightly difficult to learn if you are not prepared to fully immerse yourself in 3D design otherwise it would be best to stick with a program that you are more comfortable learning.


If you are interested in creating 3D characters but don’t have the funds you are in luck! Blendr is a free 3D modeling software that is available for all operating systems. It was founded by Ton Roosendaal in 2002 and is now one of the most widely available free 3D software available on the market. Blendr offers you many of the same features as the other 3D softwares such as animation, composting, modelling , texturing and rendering.

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