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3D programs for help in game making

Postby Candle » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:22 am

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What about LW?

Postby matthornb » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:01 pm

Lightwave is the 2nd most used 3d app in the world after 3ds Max.
(over 80,000 users)

http://www.newtek.com
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Postby Bortdafarm » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:51 pm

allso if you see a cheap copy of MSN's Flight Simulator 2002 or later it comes with a cut down version of 3dmax called G-Max which is a good tool for manufacturing rooms etc etc you can then uninstall Flight simulator if don't want the sim and the G-max program stays put-- :arrow:
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Postby filmfreakk » Fri May 05, 2006 11:07 pm

which one of these programs is free and allows me to create human figures for my game? thanks in advance..
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Postby Candle » Fri May 05, 2006 11:17 pm

filmfreakk wrote:which one of these programs is free and allows me to create human figures for my game? thanks in advance..


Welcome to the home page of Anim8or. Anim8or is a 3D modeling and character animation program that I have written over the past couple of years, not as a commercial endeavor, but because I love 3D graphics, animation, and programming. While it is far from a complete professional level application like 3DStudio MAX or Lightwave, I believe that it has enough capability to be of use to others.

Version v0.9 is now available. Anim8or has come a long way since the first release called v0.1. There are still may areas that need improvement, primarily the renderer, but it's getting close to what I had originally imagined as the magic v1.0. I don't plan on stopping there, but it'll be a nice milestone along the way.
http://www.anim8or.com/

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wow.

Postby filmfreakk » Fri May 05, 2006 11:25 pm

if i can make sumthng like that with this software, then it's perfect! thanks so much!
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Postby GM-Support » Mon May 08, 2006 3:54 pm

I also suggest creating complex models with the freeware Wings3D, and then import them into another program for the final rendering (such as Bryce, which lacks advanced modelling tools, but is not too bad at rendering).
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Postby Saxbryn » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:54 pm

It'd be nice to split up above aps in freeware and commercial software, as some trials not even allow to save files

Edit: The OpenFX link is outdated, new: http://openfx.org/
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Postby chad123261 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:22 pm

They all are very complicated... name the easiest one
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Postby wezyap » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:38 am

Would like to add Google SketchUp Pro.

also
Deep UV, Deep Exploration and Deep Paint 3d is nice tools
ans GameSpace is a good tool
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Postby jeffer012 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:37 pm

I would suggest trying Bryce. That is what I use and after you get used to all the controls, it gets very easy. Also, Bryce is now sold by Daz at www.daz3d.com. (not Corel).
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Postby Mystery » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:10 am

Here is a list of free 3D modelers with description, and link to the website where you can download them:
http://www.planit3d.com/source/software ... 3dmod.html

And here is a free terrain modelercalled Kashmir 3D:
http://www.kashmir3d.com/index-e.html
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Postby mercedes » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:06 am

Hi there..the very first link for 3d Studio Max..is not working..:(..
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Postby Candle » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:52 am

new link just for you.
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Postby mercedes » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:11 pm

Great!, Thanks Candle...:D

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Loving the fact I can watch a demo now too...
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Postby Chromegloss55 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:23 pm

3D Studio Max is what I use to make the graphics for some of my 3D games...

But I don't have a commercial liscense so I can't sell them for profit...

But that's okay, I don't intend to!
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Postby mercedes » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:46 pm

Here is another 3D engine that works with Flash 9 or greater. I don't know much about it..but it looked very interesting for those who like to use Flash and 3D..and best of all its FREE..~

Requirements are AS3, Flash player 9.0 or higher.

There is a demo u can view, to see it in Action..

DEMO

HOMEpage

It's seems relatively new..hope someone uses it..:)

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Postby MRM2811 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:08 am

Dumb Question Time:

Where can I find and Free extensive library of 3D OBJ's to import into the program I use?
Just PM me three things, a location, a time period and a item.

I will send you back a story line.
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Postby mercedes » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:04 am

Hi there..:)

You could try here..I guess it depends on what program you use..but you could try this place..

http://www.planit3d.com

Edit--I'ts already listed in this thread..Other than that place..Most software has models..free ones to use..GoogleSketch has a huge library..I think you may need googlesketch for it...

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Postby chickens1127 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:36 am

Hey Candle,

You created Anima8or? It's really cool! You have your own magazine and everything!
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Postby MRM2811 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:20 am

Full Free Truespace 7.6 available from the company website.

http://www.caligari.com/store/trueSpace ... Cate=Store

Fill out the registration form and download once registration s complete.
Just PM me three things, a location, a time period and a item.

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Postby Mystery » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:20 am

chickens1127 wrote:Hey Candle,

You created Anima8or? It's really cool! You have your own magazine and everything!


No, Steve Glanville created it ;)
Candle just quoted from the website for Anim8or.
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Postby Mystery » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:37 pm

DeleD is a 3D modeler designed to help you create content for your game project, whether you're a professional or indy game developer. Other areas in which you can put DeleD to good use are, for example, educational services, webdesign, prototyping and image creation.

DeleD Community Edition (+ sources) is made available as per january 15th 2010. Until then, DeleD LITE is available below.


http://www.delgine.com/
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Postby karaman » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:58 pm

1. free 3d home designer 'Envisioneer Express'
with this software you can make rooms for the game
http://www.envisioneerexpress.com/

2. another FREE software 'Sweet 3d home' to make rooms.
http://download.cnet.com/Sweet-Home-3D/ ... 47645.html

3. best free 3d software with light ,sun, shade creation, reality picture and animation,

for rooms and lanscape BRYCE 5.5
http://download.cnet.com/Bryce/3000-667 ... 74201.html

4. vue 8 pioneer
http://www.cornucopia3d.com/products/vu ... e=download
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Postby Netjera » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:38 pm

I've seen Bryce mentioned a lot, but nobody's mentioned Daz3d's DAZ|Studio, which is their flagship product. It's mentioned in a thread below, but not here on the main "hot" list.

http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/daz_studio3?_m=d

This is a "posing" program, which can be used with purchased models or premade models. I prefer to purchase models (or get them free), and then morph them so they look different from the norm. If you're rendering them as images, (as you would be for AM), those images are yours to use commercially in any way. You can NOT use the actual models in a 3d game engine, however; although there was some gossip last year Daz was trying to figure out a way around that.

They also recently made ALL of their base models free, so that now you have an immediate full range of figures to use in the program. You can get them all here, (including a bunch of other stuff): http://www.daz3d.com/i/3d-models/free-3d-models?cat=382&_m=d&trid=353596997

Every week, Daz posts one item for free to their newsletter, and if you spend $7/month on their Platinum Club, you get a $5 voucher and hundreds of products reduce in price to $1.99. This is the best way to get models, imo. Grab the freebie every week, pay your $7 (which is really $2, if you subtract your coupon), and buy stuff for $1.99 each. (And watch out for sales! My first year as a customer, I got massive bundles worth over $200 each on sale for $1.99 during one of their Members' Choice sales.)
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Postby karaman » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:23 pm

Daz3d is a software which to work with half nude models. I have read some reviews that daz3d not prefer for the children . because of it I am always aware not to mention in commen place or sites.( my view could be wrong)

there is another software 'makehuman'. also better one. but also make nude models. google for 'makehuman'

i use now faceGen Modeller. to make someone photo to 3D face and as image using to my games
http://www.facegen.com/modeller.htm

Now I have downloaded Iclone movie free, can make 3D face with photo
figure animation. but not fully tested

http://download.cnet.com/iClone-EX/3000 ... 80303.html
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Postby Netjera » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:43 pm

karaman wrote:Daz3d is a software which to work with half nude models. I have read some reviews that daz3d not prefer for the children . because of it I am always aware not to mention in commen place or sites.( my view could be wrong)


The models ARE unclothed when you bring them into the scene, in many instances. They HAVE to be. If they weren't, you'd never be able to select their clothing and dress them yourself.

There is nothing inherently erotic or "adult" about Daz models, of themselves. It all depends on how you use them. There are many sexy outfits available for Victoria 4, so I'm sure some people are using them that way - however, that's all personal choice. There are also erotic outfits available, but most of those are available through outside vendors, and DAZ 3d will not broker them. They promote themselves, specifically, as family friendly. Any nudity available with their figures is strictly artistic nudity and optional. All figures come with base textures that make them look like Barbie dolls (no physical features), and it's up to you to decide what kind of skin you want to put on them.

There's absolutely no reason to be wary of mentioning them in a family friendly forum. They are not "adult content" vendors.
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Postby Mystery » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:03 pm

It appears to me that Art of Illusion is not mentioned yet.

Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modeling and rendering studio. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs. Highlights include subdivision surface based modeling tools, skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing procedural textures and materials.


Art of Illusion also has many plugins that are available to download.

http://www.artofillusion.org/
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Just looked at that

Postby Harvester » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:18 am

I just looked at that, it looks promising! Quite many features, fast rendering, the interface seems to be easy to use... I'll see if I can do something serious with it, but I guess it's possible... and I'm not yet sure if any exported formats will give perfect results with other rendering softwares. Thanks for the add!

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Postby Netjera » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:29 pm

Sculptris is a fairly new 3d modeling program. It's free, and has the simplest interface of any program I've seen. It's focused primarily on modeling as sculpting, which makes it incredibly easy (and fun!) to use. You can paint textures directly on the model, and export both model and textures to common formats.

Because it's focused on sculpting, I'm sure it's missing some fancy features available in other packages. You'd need to create the model and textures inside Sculptris, then export it into something else to render it for AM scenes, or to rig it for animations. However, it is excellent as a single-focus tool in your arsenal. As an easy-to use modeling program, where all you do is mold the object like clay, and then paint it, it can't be beat.
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