How to Learn Catia for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Catia is a parametric 3D CAD/CAM/CAE software, it’s widely adopted in the automotive industry (BMW, Porsche, Daimler AG, Chrysler, Honda, Audi,Land Rover, Volkswagen, Bentley, Volvo, Fiat, Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Toyota, Ford, Scania, Hyundai, Tesla Motors, Rolls-Royce Motors, Proton, Tata motors and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, etc.), the aerospace industry (Boeing, AirBus, Bombardier Aerospace, EMBRAER, Vought…

How to Learn Rhino 3D for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Rhino 3D is a NURBS-based 3D modeling software; it’s widely adopted by architectures, industrial designers, automotive designers, marine designers and jewelry designers. It’s also commonly used in CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping and the graphics and multimedia design industries. One of the major strength points of Rhino 3D is Plugins which are add-ons that extend…

How to Learn Autodesk Mudbox for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Autodesk Mudbox is a 3D digital sculpting, texturing and painting software, Mudbox is considered as a retopology tool. Retopology presents the surface properties of a 3D model (e.g. is the surface made of triangles, quads, n-gons or all of them? how many polygons make up the surface of the model?  The polygon count of the…

How to Learn Autodesk Inventor for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Autodesk Inventor is one of the most widely adopted 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, it isn’t only used for 3D modeling, but it’s also used in; stress analysis, simulation, and mechanisms animation. There are many alternatives to Autodesk Inventor; SolidWorks and Solid Edge are two of the major alternatives to it. Learning Autodesk Inventor…

How to Learn Modo for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Modo is a 3D modeling, rendering, sculpting, texturing, painting and animation software, it’s available for most platforms (Windows, Linux and Mac). Modo is widely respected and used in the games development, TV and movies industry. It was used in the creation of many games like; Borderlands 2, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Test Drive…

How to Learn Houdini for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

Houdini is a 3D modeling, animation, compositing and texturing software. It’s used throughout the movie and games industry, it’s used in the creation of many movies like; Chicken Little, Frozen, Rio, Toy Story 3 and Battle:LA. It was also used in the reaction of many games like; Halo 4 Spartan Ops, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception,…

How to Learn RealFlow for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

RealFlow is a stand alone 3D fluid simulation software (water surfaces, fluid-solid interactions, rigid bodies, soft bodies, etc.). It’s used throughout the TV and movie industry, it’s used in the creation of many movies like; Immortals, The Avengers, Ice Age 4, Resident Evil retribution and Battle of LA. It was also used in the creation…

How to Learn SpaceClaim for Free

By Ahmed Mahmoud

SpaceClaim is a direct modelling 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software unlike SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor which are parametric CAD software, it has been gaining popularity recently due to its flexibility, ease of learning and ease of use, SpaceClaim was acquired by Ansys in May 2014. Learning SpaceClaim is very helpful for anyone working in…