Product Design

First Look Review: DesignCAD 3D Max v16

8 May, 2006 By: IDSA ,Mike Hudspeth

IMSI offers a wide range of consumer-level solids-modeling capabilities in a small package for a reasonable price


First off, let me clarify that this program is not Autodesk's 3D Studio Max. It is DesignCAD 3D Max v16, from IMSI (International Microcomputer Software Inc.). One inevitable conceit of the 3D modeling world is that one program is professional grade and another is consumer grade. I believe if you can do meaningful work with it, you can call it professional. In the case of DesignCAD 3D Max v16, IMSI is targeting the beginning modeler, and the company describes this as a retail consumer product for the hobbyist. It won't have the capabilities you might expect from a commercial application, but for a street price of $89.95, it has a lot to offer.  Read more >>p>


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