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Absolutely Done with 3DS Max, looking for alternatives


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3DS Max has become too frustrating for me. It crashes if I click something the wrong way, it freezes if I breathe too loudly. I usually have to restart my computer when this happens, as it crashes very frequently and often does start up properly afterwards. My computer is beefy enough for the job and handles everything else I throw at it, and I did not have these problems with earlier versions of Max. I am sick of it and have no intention to continue to support Autodesk if they can't fix their software. So I'm looking for alternatives. I've heard good things about Blender, and I've tried it before. It's a little foreign to me and has a very different interface from Max, but I'm sure I can learn it if I put some time into it. Are there any other powerful modelling tools I'm overlooking?