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Whats the best free 3D modeling software?HELP

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September 21, 2012 3:49:23 AM

ok so im looking into steam and they have greenhouse and workshop. i just made my new rig so i thought i would check into 3d stuff.

so ive heard of skets or wierd name from my friend saying that it was good but i would like to hear from you what you recomend.

Thanks!!
September 21, 2012 4:11:38 PM

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September 21, 2012 4:14:18 PM

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September 21, 2012 4:15:12 PM

oh yah ok thx

i was looking into blender a little.

sorry i was confused for a sec.

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September 28, 2012 1:22:10 AM
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depends what you want to do, or how advanced you are? I am guessing your just getting into it. I would have to suggest Z-Brush. it's not cheap, but it does everything as far as modelling is concerned. I don't think there is any movie or game studio that doesn't use it. From the making of LORT movies, to you name it. Now that is for straight up modelling. If you want something total that does modelling / rigging / animation etc. then I thing the industry standard is MAYA by autodesk, who also makes 3DS MAX, which is also another industry standard. Most if not all game and movie studios use those 3 if not 2 programs together. Z-Brush and Maya.

If your really really new, and want to just "play" with 3D, then wings3D is a freeware program that allows box modelling and polygon modelling. Then there is Poser, which is bundled with free models, and there is a huge market place to buy models and get free models via some sites like DAZ3d, and Renderosity.com. I don't use poser much, and not in some time, but even PoserPro has modeling within it.

Bottom line I say Zbrush, or Maya.
September 28, 2012 2:34:15 AM

thank you bolth! im just not ready to spend 300-3000 dollars on 3d modeling software.

ill try blender andhopefully ill be able to do a free trial of Maya if (i can an)
September 28, 2012 2:38:17 AM

and wings3D!
October 5, 2012 8:49:54 PM

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