The Best 3D Modeling Software According to G2 Crowd Summer 2016 Rankings, Based on User Reviews

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G2 Crowd finds Cinema 4D tops overall satisfaction ratings while Maya earns highest overall market presence score

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G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the Summer 2016 3D Modeling Software Grid report to help businesses make the best 3D modeling technology decision. 3ds Max Design, Maya, Blender, and Modo were named Leaders in the report, receiving strong customer satisfaction scores with a large market presence.

Cinema 4D and ZBrush were named High Performers in the report, earning strong customer satisfaction marks with smaller market presence scores. Cinema 4D earned the highest overall satisfaction score, while Maya earned the highest overall market presence score.

The Grid leverages customer satisfaction data reported by authenticated users along with vendor market presence determined from social and public data. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender or Niche.

Key Findings:

•Reliability issues — Users of several 3D modeling products cited stability issues with their tool of choice. Some found bugs and issues more frequently after updates or version releases.

•Need for additional tools — Every product in the report is a compound product with additional functionality such as 3D rendering or animation. However, users of each product found the need to use additional software or plugins to supplement their 3D modeling program. Many users only used their 3D modeling tool for certain steps of the design process.

•Complex products — Users of every 3D modeling tool in the report said that the products may be difficult to learn for new users. With a wide variety of features and tools, reviewers said new users can feel lost if they jump into using one of the products without watching tutorials or taking an online course.

About the 3D Modeling Software Grid report:

•The report is based on more than 370 reviews written by business professionals.

•Of the 46 products listed in G2 Crowd’s 3D Modeling category, the ranked products each received ten or more reviews to qualify for inclusion on the Grid.

About G2 Crowd, Inc.

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, leverages more than 80,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Monthly more than a half-million people visit G2 Crowd’s site. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by roughly $12 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to

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