Will this program run on Win 98SE? Will this program run on Win 98SE? danim8or (TechnicalUser) (OP) 25 Apr 03 09:27 The subject just about says it all. Does animation Master run on Win-98-SE? RE: Will this program run on Win 98SE? fireblade (Programmer) 28 Apr 03 08:49 Version 6 does. RE: Will this program run on Win 98SE? TomMay (TechnicalUser) 30 Apr 03 19:50 Yes -- I ran it myself on Windows 98 SE until recently. :D RE: Will this program run on Win 98SE? danim8or (TechnicalUser) (OP) 1 May 03 11:36 So far, I've learned to use Lightwave 7.5, and I'm in the middle of learning 3D Studio Max,and I fell in love with a free 3D animation program called "Anim8or" but is there anyone out there thats used HASH's Animation Master, and Lightwave that can give me a comparison as to the learning curve, the output, (whats better, faster etc) and the popularity of these 2 programs. I'm learning 3D SM out of sheer popularity. All the jobs for Animation people I've ever seen here on the East Coast are for 3DSM, and for every one Lightwave tutorial I see about 25 3D-SM's tutorials. It just seemed to me that If I really ever wanted to work at doing anything in computer animation that I'd better learn the most popular program out there. But to tellyou the truth, I can't figure it out. I think Lightwave is better, faster, easier, in every aspect so far. I guess it's like the old "Beta -VS- VCR" who knows why one lost and the other one didn't. But in class I've heard a few students, that have worked with AM, say that they love it, and it's so much easier than Lightwave. I was wondering if thats because they learned that program 1st or if it's really true. Whats your oppinions? RE: Will this program run on Win 98SE? fireblade (Programmer) 7 May 03 07:02 My experience in the battle of the '3D best program' led me to believe that people's opinions of the 'best' program really does boil down to familiarity coupled with a certain emotional attachment. I worked for several years as a freelance animator using 3D Studio, trueSpace, AM and a number of other packages and always used the package that I felt would do the job as quickly as possible. The work was mainly for advertising, publishing and publicity companies and generally was hugely enjoyable. The work never actually required an accurate depiction of the human form, though perhaps things have changed since the late 90's. It takes a long time and a lot of commitment to properly learn any 3D program. If I were to do the whole thing again, I would choose the one that was the most popular (which is probably 3D Studio). I reverted back to my original occupation as a computer programmer (C++, C# etc) simply because I could consistently make more money (much more!). These days when I dabble for amusement, I use Animation Master and trueSpace. When you are using 3D for a living, view the choice of package in a business way; don't let your emotions get in on the act. Just my two cents worth !