What are good programs for 3D animation?
Blender all the way (it has the shortest learning curve of 3d animation)
"Blender" is the BEST
Oh, And Daz 4 is Great
Blender 3D - http://www.blender.org
Best place to learn - http://www.blenderguru.com
Check this out. List 25 free programs. http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/25-free-3d-modelling-applications-you-should-not-miss/
For beginner use Blender
I have heard people recommend Blender3D (http://www.blender.org/).
i would recommend
DAZ3d (my first 3d animation software i worked on),
Autodesk 3Ds Max,
I used Blender (free) in the past for some stuff.
Adobe Maiya , i haven't tried it but i saw its effect when my friend used it its really good
DAZ Studio works well
Autodesk 3Ds Max
Here's a few, some free and some paid for.
I personally use Blender (open source, free) and Autodesk 123D (free).
Youness, Dalsan is right, but you have options like Maxon - Cinema 4D, Autodesk - Maya & 3ds Max, Blender (Open Source - Free), Keyshot, V-Ray,Poser, these are the more popular ones, but here is a list of these on
I haven't tried this software or the others on the site, but looks like it would do well and you can't best the price for a limited time. http://www.daz3d.com/shop/daz-studio-4-pro
*beat the price: free!
Yeah I got it for free too! Incredible offer.