I'm completely new and am working on a project. I will not necessarily be doing any of the actual coding etc.

The project is based around an interactive 3D model. (note this example, while very comparable, is not actually what the software will do) For instance imagine a rotatable 3D model of a person where you can click and select bones visible inside the model (the bones could be separate images etc)

What I want to know is fairly simple: What kind of software would I have to make the model in. It needs to be intergratable and interactive. My preference is 3Ds Max, but I have no idea if it would work.

If anyone knows the answer that would be fantastic.

If anyone knows of any related reading on the subject of Software design I should check out please let me know.