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Free 3D software......good enough for beginners.

 
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Weird Guy



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:47 am    Post subject: Free 3D software......good enough for beginners. Reply with quote

I use a 3D software application called Anim8or to make 3D models. Primarily I have made things for another freeware game called Orbiter, which is a very steep learning curve space flight simulator of the solar system. You can fly the Space Shuttle, the Apollo program, and a few science fiction ships which are just high powered, highly fuel effiecient ships like the ones I have done.

http://www.anim8or.com/

I personally have made a Millenium Falcon, a Babalon 5 starfury fighter, and a somewhat realistic moon mission using a nuclear reactor rocket called a NERVA. Oh, and a fleet of old Star Trek ships that would have come between the current Enterprise NX-01 and the old TV series NCC-1701 ships from a fansite that invented those filler ships.

I thought it might be useful to those who come here and want to see what they can do. It's free, and it might be a good way to start 3D modeling.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any software which lets people start modeling at a price and complexity point they find workable is a good find. I have heard good reports about Wings3D (it runs on OS X, XP, and Linux), and some people like Blender, but I have to say I found it just too different, and it lacked real undo capabilities.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you can't beat a free 3D software package if you ask me.

I love it myself.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wings3d is a very good modeler software.
it has very direct access to all nessesary tools that are needed for box modeling.
It's only conn is that you can't apply materials on to your geometry, therefore you will need a stand alone uv wrappring software.

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and some people like Blender, but I have to say I found it just too different, and it lacked real undo capabilities.

in the lastest versions there is unlimited undo capability.
This software has it all what a expensive commercial 3d modeling software includes. One thing that left me out of using blender was his complex interface. Compared to 3dsmax it is un-organized.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that is what Animator is. It is free.

I used it to make the SMS Kaiser that Tone was using in his simulation presentation in the UK.
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