3d studio max or rhino for modeling???

Discussion in 'Software' started by mehdiaityoussef, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. mehdiaityoussef
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    mehdiaityoussef Mehdi

    3d studio max or rhino for modeling???
     
  2. RThompson
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    RThompson Senior Member

    Depends what you are modelling, and what you want to use the model for. Also depends on what where the operators skills lie.

    Generally 3D studio max is for rendering (producing pretty pictures and/or animations). Use Rhino if you want to use the 3d model for anything else.
    Basically Rhino is a CAD/CAE tool and 3D Studio is a graphics tool (afaik - I'v not used 3d Studio)

    You need to be more specific with your question if you need a better answer.

    Rob
     
  3. mehdiaityoussef
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    mehdiaityoussef Mehdi

    thank you for your reply, I need the software for the modeling of the roof and interior ...
    Hull I already made ​​with Maxsurf, so I'd like to know wich soft can i use to have technical data (center of gravity, weight ........)
     
  4. RThompson
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    I would suggest Rhino for modelling things like that. Having said that - be aware that Rhino will not automatically give you the weight and CG of things, although it will give you centres of areas and volumes.
    Also, Rhino and Maxsurf will interface quite nicely.
     
  5. mehdiaityoussef
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    mehdiaityoussef Mehdi

    great, thank you very much
     
  6. pavel915
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    pavel915 Senior Member

    Of course Rhino...
     
  7. hardcoreducknut
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    hardcoreducknut Junior Member

    As a veteran 3DS Max user, I have to agree with them. Rhino is definitely the more appropriate tool.
     
  8. ldigas
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    ldigas Senior Member

    As always, there is no silver bullet, but in this case I would go with Rhino,
    - it has solid modelling capabilities
    - useful plugins for naval architects
    - a very good standing in marine community (sometimes, this can be the biggest advantage of a software package) ... for example, I've seen it extensively used in the Netherlands amongst NAs
    - it is becoming a de facto standard for marine modelling purposes in its price range. In this forum there are also few very knowledgeable Rhino users.
    - from the very start it was developed (amongst others) with naval architects/marine engineers in mind
    - it cooperates very well with other "marine software packages" (Maxsurf, GHS, ...)

    I've used 3ds max (a long time ago, around version 4.0) and although I remember it as a very capable modeller and renderer (and things have surely improved in the meantime for the better), I wouldn't doubt over this one.
     

  9. mehdiaityoussef
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    mehdiaityoussef Mehdi

    thanks :)
     
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