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My main requirement is building

  • houses
  • rooms
  • architecture

and some outer scenes

  • lakes
  • ground
  • plants

I want to do a course but I am confused, should I go for 3DS Max or Maya? I don't want to make character movies.

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The Sims has a pretty good house designer –  ta.speot.is Apr 29 '11 at 9:43
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A simple application would be 3D Home Architect and a high end application is Chief Architect. 3DSMax or Maya would be used for creating scenes if that is what you are thinking to do.

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At the end of the day, its what your workplace uses. I'm not an architect so about the only architecture specific cad software i know of is a varient of autocad

Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive list of other software that does the same thing

I cannot tell you what's best - i can tell you that maya and 3ds max arn't what you should be looking at.

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whats wrong with them , i agree there may be other alternatives but why not max –  Moorage Apr 29 '11 at 14:39
I have used TurboCAD for architectural drawings in the past. It's okay. –  Bob Jan 26 '13 at 3:18
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Why not try Google Sketchup in the first instance, it would seem to meet your building requirements? Not sure about the outdoor stuff. The price is very agreeable :-)

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+1 simply cause that's what i was about to suggest. –  Journeyman Geek Apr 29 '11 at 14:12
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