A Bit About Cheetah3DJune 7, 2011
Cheetah3D is relatively unknown in the web design world, it’s one of my favourite apps to play around with and packs a hell of a punch for it’s price (currently $149). I figured it was probably about time I wrote a post about it…
I bought Cheetah3D a few years back now when I decided I wanted to try my hand at a bit of 3D. Most of the industry standard apps cost thousands of pounds and that is a massive outlay if you’re just trying some software out. I know most apps offer a 30 day trial but to the novice 3d user that’s nowhere near enough time to decide if you want part with that amount of cash. Step forward Cheetah3D. I downloaded the demo had a play around and within an hour or so I’d made the purchase. I loved the Mac style interface, the learning curve seemed about right and the quality of the renders I’d seen on the website and in the forum convinced me it would be a wise decision.
I’ve now been using Cheetah3D for a few years and while I’m by no means an expert it has become a really useful tool that I depend upon when looking to add some depth to my design work. From creating simple icons to full renders that are used as feature images Cheetah3D has established itself in my workflow.
One of the things I like about Cheetah3D is it’s speed. It’s quick to open and it’s quick to render. This allows me to leave Cheetah open all day ready for when I need it.
There’s a free trial of Cheetah available from Mac3DSoftware.com and if you’re even slightly interested in starting out in 3D I couldn’t recommend it enough.