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Need a 3d modeling prog

Posted by DBlue135 [send private reply] at October 12, 2001, 05:06:17 PM

Hey yo, I'm looking for a good 3d modeling prog (preferably free) that supports 3ds or x file formats or cod. any help or suggestions or thoughts or anything will be helpfull.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at October 12, 2001, 09:24:00 PM

Well... the ultimate is 3d studio max, but as thatis usually thousands of dollars, I don't think that's what you're looking for.... try truespace or lightwave I think.... bryce is also okay.

Posted by toasted [send private reply] at October 13, 2001, 12:09:53 AM

well i guess if ya wanna get a free one, you should go for pov-ray. Mind ya it uses raytracing...a more realistic rendering method and of course a lot slower than others like studio max. www.povray.org

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at October 13, 2001, 01:08:15 PM

I'm not sure of POV-Ray can be considered a modeller, since you have to write the input file by hand. But, yeah, POV-Ray is excellent. I've made some amazing things with that.

- taubz

Posted by gian [send private reply] at October 13, 2001, 03:58:02 PM

But 3ds can do ray tracing as well...

Posted by sphinX [send private reply] at October 15, 2001, 06:42:43 AM

There are some reasonably good modellers for POVRay, like Moray for instance. It's POVRay, visually! :-)

Posted by Paranoid [send private reply] at October 15, 2001, 11:16:42 AM

What about Milkshake 3d?

Posted by tripping_hitler [send private reply] at November 17, 2001, 06:48:48 PM

i know this is kind of a late entry...

depending on what you are planning to do, like if you are going to do character modelling AND animation, then poser is a nice choice, although there isnt alot of actually modelling involved.

bryce 5 is alright if you were planning on doing landscapes, and also has animation capabilities.

and as gian said, 3d studio max is the best, but it all depends on how much you want to spend...

hope this helps

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