Plasma is an inexpensive version of 3DS Max tailored for the web. It has
both Flash (cartoon rendering) and Shockwave 3D export capabilities. Its W3D
exporter is flawless and has been written by Intel.
I'm amazed to see so few people using this app. It seems most stick to their
habit of using 3DS Max. But when you see the difference in license costs,
you had better switch to Plasma.
I advised a company developping a MMORPG using Shockwave 3D to buy Discreet
Plasma instead of 3DS Max and they saved money. It fits their needs
perfectly and graphic artists ...