View Full Version : Looking for a 3d modeling program

Red Wizard
09-21-2002, 09:02 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions? Preferably, I would like a free one, but I doubt those exist. If anybody does modeling, I'd appreciate your feedback on what you use.

09-21-2002, 09:58 PM
Caligari Truespace is the low-end program. It's pretty good, except it is limited. I have 3d-Studio Max which is high-end($1600) program. Of course I didn't buy it *cough*KaZaA*cough*:D Try that one it's the best all. The pros use it.

Sita Atis
09-22-2002, 02:11 AM
I have 3d Studio Max, my friend gave it to me. I never really learnt how to use it but if you can it's quite impressive, if you've played Warcraft 3, the introduction with the crow and the sunlight was done in 3d studio max. It's really awesome looking.

There's another program called Lightwave which is sort of similar to 3d Studio Max I've heard but never tried it.

09-22-2002, 07:24 PM
Lightwave is also a nice program that I've downloaded from KaZaA. It's also high-end.

I also recommend you get Bryce since that program is used to create 3d backrounds. It works well with Lightwave or 3d Studio Max.:)

09-22-2002, 09:44 PM
If you are looking for a totally free 3d program, try povray.


Sita Atis
09-23-2002, 03:14 AM
I had pov-ray ages ago but couldn't figure out how to use it.. apparently it's by writing a lot of maths calculations?

09-23-2002, 06:51 PM
Povray has been upgraded a bit. I haven't used it but some of my friends have.

Also, check out www.eovia.com . They have a prog called Carrara that is affordable and is a quite enhanced non-professional 3d program. Unlike povray, I have used Carrara and its good and doesn't involve mathematical formulae and such.

Citizen Bleys
09-23-2002, 07:40 PM
I know that some Hollywood firms use a program called Maya for Linux, but most Linux programs have a 'doze port.

09-23-2002, 08:53 PM
Maya complete (v4.5) (win 2k/xp, Mac OSX, Linux): $1999
Maya personal learning edition (v4.01) (same OSes as above): free


09-25-2002, 04:07 PM
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My friend told me about this one. He said it's good and free, but I haven't downloaded it yet.

09-25-2002, 07:06 PM
Hey, that looks really cool HSU. I gotta try it out sometime.