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Articles with Animation/Design Software Recommendations

Written by ACR StaffDecember 29, 2011
Did you know... Each student at The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (DAVE School at Universal Studios Orlando) learns how to work at a studio by spending 12 weeks as a Production Artist on a school-produced film. As a result, they have produced dozens of shorts in class. Their animated Star Wars fan film, The SOLO Adventures, won the Lucasfilm award at Star Wars Celebration V! You can see it and many more at www.DaveSchool.com.
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Below is a handy dandy list of animation/design software recommendation articles we have published on ACR. Bookmark it now as an easy reference. 

3ds Max: Animation Features Worth Knowing

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6 Types of Web Animation Software Worth Knowing

7 Types of Computer Animation Software Worth Knowing

8 Types of Digital Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

8 Types of Game Design Engines Worth Knowing

10 Types of 3D Animation Software Worth Knowing

10 Types of 3D Graphics Software Worth Knowing

Adobe Flash: Why Every Animator Should Learn Flash

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5: Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

Adventure Game Studio: Game Design Engine Worth Knowing

Apple iMovie: Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

ArtRage Studio Pro: Digital Painting Software Worth Knowing

Autodesk Maya: Animation Features Worth Knowing

Autodesk Mudbox 2012: 3D Software Worth Knowing

Autodesk Toxik: Visual Effects Software Worth Knowing

Blender: Animation Features Worth Knowing

Bryce 7 Pro & DAZ Studio: Animation Software Worth Knowing

Canvas 12: Illustration Software Worth Knowing

Cinema 4D Studio: 3D Animation Software Worth Knowing

DAZ 3D Marketing Manager Blaine Furner discusses Genesis figure platform

Deep Paint 3D: Texture Software Worth Knowing

DigiCel FlipBook: 2D Animation Software Worth Knowing

Digital Design Software Worth Knowing

DrawPlus X5: Graphic Design Software Worth Knowing

Final Cut Pro X: Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

Gamebryo: Game Design Engine Worth Knowing

GameMaker: Game Design Engine Worth Knowing

IFX-Supreme: Photo Filter and Effects Software

Intaglio: Vector Graphics Software Worth Knowing

LightWave 3D: 3D Software Worth Knowing

Lineform: Illustration Software Worth Knowing

Magix Movie Edit Pro 17: Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Programming IDE Worth Knowing

Modo 501: Animation Software Worth Knowing

MUGEN: Game Engine Worth Knowing

MyPaint: Digital Painting Software Worth Knowing

PaintSupreme: Digital Painting Software Worth Knowing

Pinnacle Studio HD: Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

Poser Pro 2010: Animation Software Worth Knowing

RPG Maker VX: Game Design Engine Worth Knowing

Types of Game Development Programming Languages Worth Knowing

Unity: Game Design Engine Worth Knowing

Unreal Engine 3: Game Design Engine Worth Knowing

Vegas Pro 10: Digital Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

Wax: Digital Video Editing Software Worth Knowing

Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 7: Illustration Software Worth Knowing

ZBrush 4: 3D Software Worth Knowing