Talk:List of 3D rendering software

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License[edit]

What is a "Commercial software" license? Proprietary license describes it better. Is there an Wikipedia (Mediawiki) integrated tool to replace all commercial software statements in the table with proprietary? 78.35.215.70 (talk) 21:43, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

I've implemented this change (don't know if there is a special tool for it; I just did search-and-replace on the text using a text editor) Peter Erwin (talk) 15:06, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

What sorts of software should be listed on this page?[edit]

Is the main focus of this list "software which specializes in (or only does) 3D rendering", or "software which can, among other things, do 3D rendering?" The current content of the list suggests the former, since it's mostly pure-rendering software and only a few entries that are more in the realm of "general 3D software": Bryce, Carrara, Lightwave, MODO, and mantra (which is the rendering module in Houdini and not a standalone product), plus CAD/CAM software like BRL-CAD, CATIA, and Open Cascade.

If, on the other hand, it should include "software which can do rendering", then there are a large number of missing entries: e.g., why Bryce and not Terrragen or Vue? Why Carrara and not Cheetah 3D, Rhino, Shade, or Strata 3D? Why Lightwave and not Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, or Maya? And so forth.

The simplest approach would be to restrict the list to "primarily rendering or rendering-only" software, which would only involve removing eight entries: BRL-CAD, Bryce, Carrara 3D, CATIA, Lightwave, MODO, mantra (the rendering module within Houdini, not a standalone product), and Open Cascade. Peter Erwin (talk) 14:18, 29 May 2015 (UTC)