When it comes to computer animation software, whether it's shareware, freeware or even commercial software, it’s not always easy to choose one product over another. From ease of use to functionality, specific graphical user interfaces, price, down to package features and extras, even the overall working performance, the wise buyer needs to consider quite a number of characteristics in order to decide which computer animation software to try out. To help in choosing the animation software that is best for you, software reviews are a lifeline to prevent you wasting your time and money on the wrong software.
Software review websites are all over the Internet, from TopTenReviews.com to CNet.com and other software sites, you can get information on computer animation software you're considering, for free. A great way to get valuable data and information on your prospective software, you would never go wrong by first checking a software review website.
Where to look for animation software reviews? From just making a quick search in your favorite search engine, hundreds of software review sites will appear. More often than not, when your search results appear there will be a couple of excellent sites on the front page, from the first result to the 5th or 8th result.
The first websites you would notice offering this service are Internet information giants like About.com, Download.CNet.com (The software download branch of CNet.com) to more niche-oriented sites like Thex3dExperience.com, and others.
On software review sites, which were mentioned earlier, including About.com and Download.CNet.com, you will see how user-friendly they've made their lists. First, they list various animation software products, usually arranged from the best software to the least feature-rich. From the same page, we would see links that would bring us to the Editor’s review of the software, as well as feedback from users concerning the product.
Another helpful aspect of review sites is that nifty feature called the “Ratings”. Though it’s just a bunch of stars it is still very indicative of the overall impression people have of the product. The more stars, the better the animation software.
If you're serious about your computer animation software, don't ever miss checking the “Total Number of Downloads” for that particular software you're checking. When you note more downloads made for the software, you would be able to infer that more people trust, like, use, or at least try, this piece of computer animation software. When you note that the piece of software is more popular than other choices, you could infer that it may have better performance and greater functionality, as compared to other products.
For the serious researcher who really wants to get a comprehensive look at the computer animation software market, searching around more in the web pages would offer a diverse collection of information on how different software packages would stack up against each other. There would be a listing of what features are included in the respective animation software. From service provided, to answers to questions like:
- Does it support 3D rendering and animation, or is it mainly for 2D?
- Does it allow cartoon animations? Character animations? Photo animations? Music animations?
- In what formats can it render its output?
- What other special capabilities does it have that makes it stand out from others?
These questions among others are answered well in animation software review sites all over the Internet. Just pay the price of patience and research and you’re bound to land the perfect software that’s just for you or your company!