6 comments

  • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, over 2 years ago

    Seems like a lovely tool. Designers really need something like this, but $240.00 every year for a single app is crazy expensive in my opinion.

    I wonder when Adobe will add an user-friendly 3D tool to their Creative Cloud suit of apps. That would certainly force competition to rethink their price strategies.

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    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 2 years ago

      Cinema 4D Lite comes with After Effects, and Adobe Dimensions CC is new.

      Cheetah 3D is great and only USD$99 per major version, too (not a subscription).

      Not trying to derail the thread, but there’s lots of good options out there!

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      • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, over 2 years ago

        Hey, Marc. Yeah I'm aware of those options, but:

        1. Cinema 4D Lite is not exactly "lite" as in "easy-to-learn". It still has a very, very steep learning curve — and it's overkill when all you need is to design 3D user interfaces.Cinema 4D is designed to do much, much more than we actually need in a 3D tool.

        2. Adobe Dimension CC is very easy to use and approachable, but actually it doesn't allow users to do 3D modeling. It's just about rendering pre-made models and apply textures and materials to them. At least that's how it worked last time I tested it.

        3. Cheetah 3D seems like the best tool in the market in terms of both price and being easy to use. BUT it's still a tool that is designed specifically for 3D modelers/illustrators/etc.

        I think there's a BIG opportunity for a "3D Sketch" in the market. I thought maybe Vectary could be the one, but this subscription model thing is getting more and more hostile to the final consumer in my opinion — specially now that every single app tries to shove subscriptions down your throat.

        If you're like me you're probably already paying a small fortune monthly for stuff that 5 years ago would just ask me a honest flat fee.

        I know, I know... business wise it probably makes sense for the ones developing those tools. But I honestly think that will backfire at some point. There's a dangerous threshold that's starting to show up in the horizon. I believe this subscription model not only lock up people to their current tools... it also prevents people to try new stuff (like Vectary).

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        • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 2 years ago

          I completely agree with your take on things, especially regarding subscriptions. I wonder how much simpler a 3D tool can be before it’s not particularly useful though? Dimensions seems to hit the mark for a specific need. Is there much room between Dimensions and Cheetah 3D?

          I assume you’ve also seen SketchUp?

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        • John Williams, over 2 years ago

          There will never be a 3D Sketch. Once you start learning a tool like Maya or Blender, you'll realize that you need all those options. 3D isn't as straight forward as 2D UI

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    • Mirka BielMirka Biel, over 2 years ago

      Hi Bruno, we appreciate your honest feedback. We built Vectary to make creation of 3D content available to as many designers as possible, which is why we offer most of our 3D toolset completely for free.

      Our paid plans start at $19 per month and also include a world’s-first real-time collaborative feature in a mesh 3D design tool, 4k image render, 3D comments right in the 3D scene and export in all the major 3D file formats.

      You can give one of our paid plans a try, just use the coupon code “DESIGNERNEWS” and you get 50% off for the first month.

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