> I just got some promotional material for RDD 4.0- $99, including a "bonus"
> Vivid Details CD. Is this program a worthwhile 3D illustration package, or
> are there other tools in the price range that are considerably better?
there is absolutely nothing in the price range that is better,
peroid--because the next jump up is $190! Seriously, I looked for a long
time, and RDD is definitely the easiest-to-use modeler and produced the
best-quality output of the under-$500 packages. If you get Ray Dream
Studio ($199?) you will also have full animation capabilites, plus 500
example models and a CD-ROM full of textures & etc, plus some features
(inverse kinematics, plug-in arcitecture, soft shadows, quicktime
rotoscoping) that aren't available on packages costing $1000...
not an employee, just a satisfied user...
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