Maya Complete 8.5

Maya 8.5 is an animation package that’s full of features. Its steep price makes it a tool for serious users, but few animation packages can match Maya’s depth and power.

modo 102

Luxology’s modo 102 is the best tool we’ve seen for subdivision-surface (sub-d) modeling, a technique typically used to create 3-D models of characters and other organic surfaces.

Silo 1.3

This subdivision-surface modeler is one of the best 3-D software bargains in years.

Maya Complete 6

The latest version of the 3-D animation and -effects application doesn’t add bucketfuls of new features. But it has enough of them, including enough welcome improvements to make an already good package significantly better.