A 3D animation software that’s like a game
Animation is undoubtedly a booming industry right now. From Disney to Dreamworks to the recent newcomers like Illumination, there is no shortage of animation and cartoon enthusiasts all over the globe. It’s no surprise that everyone wants to get into the action and give 3D animation a try. However, with all the 3D animation software available out there, what’s would be the best one to choose for beginners? In this reviewer’s opinion, Muvizu by MESHMELLOW is a great piece of animation software for people just starting out .
3D Modelling VS 3D Animation Software
A very important distinction that should be made is the one between 3D modeling and 3D animation software. Muvizu is clearly the latter. 3D modeling software is where 3D models are created. Software like ZBrush and Blender come with drawing or sculpting tools for artists to create their 3D models. Some of them have built-in animation functions, but most of them do not. Muvizu is the opposite of this. It is strictly an animation software. It features no 3D modeling functions. Therefore, users will not be able to create 3D models on Muvizu.
So How Does Muvizu Work?
Muvizu is good for setting scenes and creating animation clips. Using Muvizu, you will be able to “set the stage” using all of the different pre-made assets that Muvizu provides. You can also use your own models to create the scene. The scene can be as simple as a park, to as complex as a forest! Once you have set the scene, you can also add human 3D models. Muvizu provides hundreds of assets for use, but keep in mind that they may not be available in the version that you are using. They also offer dozens of ways to customize your scenes such as lighting, mists, camera angles, and more. You can add rain, snow, fire, or even lightning to your scene to make them more dynamic .
One of the best things about this software is the fact that everything feels like a game when using it. For example, if you’ve ever been thoroughly confused by all the processes animators go through when they have to animate a clip, you’ll be laughing at how simple it is in Muvizu. All you have to do is adjust the parts of the scene you want to animate and mark them on the simple Timeline bar to get them moving. The interface is also cartoonish and simple which is great for people who are just starting out.
Is Cartoony Good?
I mentioned above that the software’s cartoony style is good for people just starting out. However, for people who want more advanced features, this cartoony style can be a bit limiting. Obviously, this program won’t be able to handle large amounts of detail and fluid animation, so people who expect Disney-quality animation will be disappointed. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended for beginners.
Muvizu is a beginner’s 3D animation software, there is no doubt about that. Despite being limited in its functions, it does its job well. It may not be recommended for advanced 3D animation users, but for anyone just starting out, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot.