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Old 12-16-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default I'm beginning to learn 3D Software

Is Softimage too complex to start off on? Also, is there a site or such in order to learn how to use the very basics of the 3D software? What do you guys recommend?
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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1. No
2. http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/sv_home.php
3. Also consider 3DS Max and Maya
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:12 AM   #3
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I prefer using 3Ds Max to model in but I believe you can download a Personal Learning Edition of Maya here http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servl...32&id=11646991. There's no time limit on it but you're only allowed to use it for non-commercial projects.

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Old 12-17-2008, 04:55 AM   #4
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I used the Learning edition of Maya to learn some basics of 3D modeling. The only thing is there is a giant watermark on it, but if you are just using it to learn it is fine.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I appreciate your support very much,also the free edition of Maya isn't there anymore. It was possibly removed or something, but when I clicked it, it gave me zilch, thanks for trying though.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:00 AM   #6
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That link I posted in my previous post should work (it did for me). Anyway, I believe Blender's another free modelling tool to use. You may have to google it though. I have only used Maya and Max myself so I'm not sure how steep the learning curve is, but I'm sure you'll do fine

Edit: Whoops! Sorry, should've checked the link to the PLE first!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:47 AM   #7
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It does appear to be missing. Try: http://www.download.com/Autodesk-May...-10721815.html
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:45 AM   #8
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Milkshape is another alternative which is free to use for non-commerical purposes.
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You can try Gmax , its a scale-down version of 3ds max and its free. I recommend 3ds max if you are serious about working as a professinal 3d artist. Its good for modelling.
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GMax is no longer supported.
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