Easy 3d programs?

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Easy 3d programs?

Post by MathiasMS » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:26 am

I have tried quite alot of 3D animation programs such as Blender, Cyber Motion 3d-designer and Wings... But i find these programs quite hard to understand also after i have looked at the tutorials.

So i will ask i you know some easy 3D animations programs? 3D programs for newbees?

It dosn´t have to be free. I will pay if I have to.

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Post by Agent » Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:03 am

Cyber Motion 3d-designer is quite easy just be patient and read the tutorial. Load the example files and try to understand them.
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Post by red hamster » Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:53 pm

IS Cyber Motion 3d-designer easyer than wings and milkshape?
Does It export also in avi format?
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Post by Agent » Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:47 pm

yes u can export avi. its easier to creat mountaines or water rather then model objects
but theres buttons to creat quickly primitive objects like cube or sphere
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Post by jorgy » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:06 pm

Agent wrote:yes u can export avi. its easy to creat mountaines or water rather then model objects
but theres buttons to creat quickly primitive objects like cube or sphere
Hey,

Do you have some examples of mountains and water you've created with it? Thanks!!!

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Post by Agent » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:29 pm

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Post by jorgy » Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:41 pm

Cool!!!!!!!

Is that water animated, or is it a still?
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Post by Agent » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:29 am

animated :)
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Post by 2ner » Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:41 pm

Are you really looking for animation or just a 3D modeling program?

If you're looking for a modeling program, maybe you should look at Zbrush. There's a short learning curve and it's very intuitive. You start with a sphere and push and pull the shape to whatever you want. You don't have to think about vertices and 4 sided polygons and loopcuts. You can export object format models. You can assign materials and textures like other programs, and there is a 2.5D sort of canvas that you can stick your 3D creations on and paint with cool 3D brushes like fiber brush and snakehook brush.
I tried an older version a few years ago, and the new version looks to be a whole lot better yet. I think you can still download a free demo with limited export and save functions.
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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:39 am

i would agree with zbrush, but i also think you should take the time to understand how basic 3d works, you say youve tried all those programs, they are all quite similar. So im going to take a guess that you need to nut out the fundamentals of 3d modelling, then everything will fall into place.

Also zbrush costs abit (its well worth it tho)
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Post by jahnocli » Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:53 am

If you are having trouble wrapping your mind around vertices, patches, co-ordinate systems and all that stuff, take a look at Amorphium Pro:
http://www.eitechnologygroup.com/produc ... phium.html

It's a more intuitive, "clay modelling" metaphor for constructing 3D (mostly organic) forms. I think there's a trial download on their site.

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Post by MathiasMS » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:17 am

Hi!

Thanks for the post replys! I just try Zbrush and see if it works out. :D

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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:37 am

http://www.curvy3d.com <- this is cheap and new, seems very intutive, im just trying it out now.
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Post by red hamster » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:33 pm

Zbrush is expensive. :(
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Post by spasmodic_cheese » Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:56 pm

actually zbrush is priced very nicely compared to all the other $1000+ highend 3d packages, brush is up there with todays cg artists, and was used to model the orcs/ogre things in lord of the rings
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