Cheetah3D
Cheetah3D 6.3.1
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3D modeling, rendering and animation package.   Demo ($99.00)
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Cheetah3D is a lean, fast, and elegant 3D modeling, rendering, and animation package with an easy learning curve. It was written from ground up in Cocoa and offers many powerful tools like subdivision surface modelling, joint based character animation system, morph targets, UV unwrapping, texture painting, PDF import, HDRI, radiosity, renderings, etc.

The possibility to extend Cheetah3D with JavaScripts and support for many common file formats rounds out its feature set.
What's New
Version 6.3.1:
  • Updated to FBX SDK 2014.2.1
  • Fixed bug in sky light (geometry couldn't be turned off)
  • Fixed bug in render manager when displaying movies
  • Fixed performance bug when rendering very simple scenes
  • Fixed crashing bug when copy and pasting particle systems
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Cheetah3D User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Yubben reviewed on 22 Feb 2013
I found Cheetah 3D more difficult to use than Maya. I've bought a tutorial from the Cheetah 3D's site, yet it doesn't explain how to create faces... At leasts it seems very difficult to get as good result as the one you can get from Maya.

Of course, the price is more cheaper but it doesn't justify why it is more difficult to use. When you buy applications similar to Adobe Illustrator such as Sketch, there are very similar feature that allow us to use the applications easily without tweaking hours and try to find a way to get the result we expect.

Nevertheless, this app is very promising and the design i saw from people using it are quite satisfying... it's not an application for beginner... You'll need time to master it... and there are not so many free tutorial that teach you how to use it...

Try it before buying it...
[Version 6.2]


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Maclover1.1 commented on 03 Apr 2010
I much preferred the original jumping 3D Cheetah logo :-)
[Version 5.3]


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tekl commented on 22 Apr 2009
Hmmm... why can't it open WRL files?
[Version 4.6.3]


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Jerry Krinock commented on 25 Apr 2008
I've used Cheetah3D for about 10 hours now and am particularly impressed that, even with the complex relationships that it must be maintaining between objects, 'Undo' has never given an unexpected result and the thing has never raised an exception or crashed. The design must be very well thought out.
[Version 4.5.1]


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Cantoneseboy commented on 09 Jan 2008
Tried to download the demo but always unsuccessful.

The webpage tells me that "Access forbidden!

You don't have permission to access the requested object. It is either read-protected or not readable by the server.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster."

Not sure if it is because I am from South East Asia. Just hope the developer can open up access to everyone.
[Version 4.4]

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cheetah3d (developer) replied on 09 Jan 2008
Hi,
sorry for the inconvenience. I fixed the problem on my server. It should work again.

Bye,
Martin
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Cantoneseboy replied on 11 Jan 2008
Hi, Martin,

Thank you for your prompt response for correcting the download problem.

I can download the demo now and look forward to trying it out.

Thanks again.
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Adrian commented on 12 May 2007
The website doesn't have any email to contact the developer. Can anyone help?
Thanks.
[Version 4.1]

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8oo8 replied on 26 May 2007
It's: martin@cheetah3D.de

(If you click on "impressum" at the very bottom of his website home page, it'll take you to all his contact info.)
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Adrian replied on 26 May 2007
Thanks!
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NoVolume reviewed on 24 Mar 2007
Last year I spent some time looking into 3D apps. I wanted something to get me into 3D. I looked at Strata, Cinema4D and a couple of others but to be honest the prices put me off. Somehow I stumbled across Cheetah3D, which seemed to tick all the boxes, it's mac, it's cheap and probably most importantly it does one hell of a job. A quick look in the gallery showed me what I wanted to see, I downloaded the demo and 20 minutes later I made the purchase. Since that day I've never looked back. Cheetah3D does everything I want it to do and then some. If you're looking for an excellent 3D package for Mac at a good price, stop looking, you've found it!
[Version 4.0]


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M-Rick commented on 07 Mar 2007
Look at AC3D, easier to use, cross-platform, fast, stable, more compatibility and really less expensive !

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18390
[Version 3.6.1]

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jboadas replied on 25 Jun 2008
AC3D os only a modeler Cheetah3D is a complete 3D App ...
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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Sep 2005
Very impressive piece of software.

But please do add a version number to the downloadable .dmg-files.
Like: "Cheetah3D_2.4.1.dmg" a not "Cheetah3D.dmg"

Plus: IMHO the toolbar icons in Cheetah3D are not very professional looking and way too colorful.
[Version 2.4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Apr 2005
This is a very impressive application. Reminds me of Maya or Rhino. Only wishlist item would be support of the STEP or IGES file format.
[Version 2.2b1]


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Sebastiaan B had trouble on 30 Sep 2005
Hi all, this prog has a cool interface, and it doesnt look that hard compared to other programs like Blender and such, but i am in the search for a good program to render game data, such as cars from Ford Racing or Soldiers from BF1942, i have downloaded alot of these programs, but i cant import those kind of files, does anyone know a good program for it ? it doesnt have to be for mac specific, but else VPC gets so slow :/ mail me anytime ! info@darkraver.net cheers !
[Version 2.4.1]

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BJMonkey replied on 21 Oct 2006
I don't quite see what you're getting at?
Silo has always been dedicated to all of it's user base, very quick to respond on their forums, if the other users don't get there first, and there's not been any money payed for any updates for mac users so far... The mac version's only recently fallen behind, and that's because they work on PC and they're wokring on a new major release that NO-ONE has paid for, and neither version, PC of mac, has been released in a later than beta version.

Don't slate a piece of software using lies guy :)

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Schimo rated on 18 Feb 2014

[Version 6.3.1]



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Barisart rated on 10 Feb 2013

[Version 6.2]



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Alexrom1000 rated on 30 Sep 2011

[Version 5.8]



+4

Surfingalien rated on 04 Mar 2011

[Version 5.6]



-2

Aragorn07 rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 5.6]



Frigginjoe rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 5.6]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Demo
Date:30 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Cheetah3D is a lean, fast, and elegant 3D modeling, rendering, and animation package with an easy learning curve. It was written from ground up in Cocoa and offers many powerful tools like subdivision surface modelling, joint based character animation system, morph targets, UV unwrapping, texture painting, PDF import, HDRI, radiosity, renderings, etc.

The possibility to extend Cheetah3D with JavaScripts and support for many common file formats rounds out its feature set.


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