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C3P0
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

From: Nairobi,Kenya
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 02-27-2002 09:49

Trying to get into 3D I am. Which 3D program to use? Which is best? Easiest to learn? Most Marketable? 3DSMax? Lwave? Maya? I ask. Personal Preferences feel free to post.

DSGN LOVR

evilclown01
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 02-27-2002 18:13

Try the free ones to see what you like:

gmax (3dsmax with some features removed) http://www.discreet.com/products/gmax/
pov-ray (raytracer) http://www.povray.org/
blender http://www.blender3d.com/

A lot of people say blender has a weird interface so read the tutorials if you try it.

pov-ray probably isn't what you would think of for a 3d program. It isn't a modeler. You type a scene and it renders it.

evilclown01

reitveld
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Kansas City, MO USA
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 02-28-2002 00:34

Well, if you are just getting into 3D then don't buy anything, as you might find out you hate it. Get some free software and play with it for a month or two, then if you still like it then make the plunge into your wallet and get something.

Strata is free http://www.strata.com/ as is povray and blender that EVILCLOWN just said.

Remember, its just a tool. So if you get good at some free software others may look down at you and say 'well, you don't know 3dmax so you wont get a job.' but they are full of it. Remember, if you are good, people will throw money at you, and you can learn any 3D package.... Just start with something and go from there.

Cheers!

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maestro
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Somewhere out there
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 03-01-2002 10:34

while we are on this,
anyone tried xara3d before?
any comments?

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