Blender 3D

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  1. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Has any of you folks ever used Blender 3D...it's the king kong of open source 3d software...meaning it's a badass mofo and it's FREE!!! I just started my first baby steps with it last night. WOW! it is pretty freakin impressive and comparable to Maya. The controls seem limitless but are managable to some extent- time and practice will fix this. you can download it here http://www.blender3d.com/.

    The site has been up and down lately so if you can't get to it- keep trying back because it worth every second of your spent time.
     
  2. MDowdey

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    havent tried blender, but ive tried just about every other one out there...

    3dstudiomax
    maya
    lightwave
    wings
    shade
    bryce
    vue
    terragen
     
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    How is maya...i've only seen someone working onit for about 2 minutes and nothing else. I'd love to get my hands ona copy of it but it's soooo expensive. I've heard good thing abour bryce and 3d studiomax.

    I've taken the 3d plung...my cousin is a programmer in CO and is trying to get me a job in NC doing 3D gaming work for a buddy of his so I am doing a crash course in modeling. I have the ideas but not the mechanics so he pointed me towards Blender. very very happy so far.
     
  4. MDowdey

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    maya isnt very user friendly. niether is lightwave.

    most games these days are created mostly using proprietary software, and sometimes using 3dstudiomax.

    they are very hard to learn, but it just takes time.

    if you look hard enough at some of the vendor websites, you can find older versions of some of the $$ software.
     
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    Yeah and ebay usually has some stuff up real cheap too. boots? maybe. I've been eyeing the older maya stuff. Blender is pretty easy to use. Im walking myself through a newb tutorial right now and it's got alot of stuff going on but it's pretty damn friendly...reminds me of PS and Painter but with about 10000 more options.
     
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    i prefer 3ds max, maya really isn't user friendly.
     
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    3ds max isn't made for the MAC is it...that's the same dudes who make the autocad stuff right? And ass become the gaming industry's program of the decade too right? I wish i could get my hands on a copy of it.

    I've heard maya is a mega pain to use but the output is what is desired the most. it's really expensive to.

    anyhoo i think i'm falling in wuv with blender :hugs: :heart: :lovey: !!
     
  8. MDowdey

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    i just tried to download blender on my work computer and it gave me the fits. oh well, ill try it at home i suppose
     
  9. mygrain

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    wow really..that sucks. it works beautifully on my mac. hmmm... well atleast you can download software and put it on your cpu at work...i have toget permission from the IT folks here to put anything on my PC...It took two days for them to add Visio to this damn machine!!
     
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    yeah it didnt work quite right on mine either. it's a great little program though, that's for sure. i used to do that stuff all the time. not much anymore though now that photography is my 'thang'. i like wings better for modelling though. i used 3ds max7 for a while, i got frusterated with it though and didnt have the time to learn it.
     
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    I've used blender before, It essentialy functions just like a slightly cut down version of 3DSMAX, the front end is a little less user friendly and relies a lot on the users ability to remember a lot of keyboard shortcuts (at least that was the case in the version I used). I haven't used Maya so I can't pass comment on that but I've heard good things about lightwave from my multimedia buddies.
     
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    Oh I just thought of another piece of (I think free) reasonable 3D creation software. It's called Milkshape, I used it quite a while ago and have forgotten a fair few details about it but i'll look it up and post back here when I have more info. Or you could just google it.
     

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