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Activ8games



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22nd August, 2003 at 21:03:16 -

What is the best 3D graphics program to use if I only want to create inanimate sprites and not animations. 3DSM seems like it has more features than I need.

 
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22nd August, 2003 at 21:08:15 -

buy 3dsmax 5

 
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22nd August, 2003 at 21:18:57 -

Um, I would like to warn you that if you're making sprites, not animation, good old pixel-by-pixel is a hell lot faster, even for simple guys like you and me. Modeling a sprite in 3D is much harder than actually animating it. Well, not really hard but quite time-consuming.

But IMHO, 3DSM is probably one of the best if you go for quick, cute models. I heard 3DSM is one of the best for the box polygon shaping style or whatever you call it. With a few of the gals I drew in 3DSM, I don't need porn anymore .

ShadowCaster insists that Maya is the best, but I've never had the chance to test it. Besides, 3DSM and Maya are pretty expensive... sure you got the money for it?

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 01:17:09 -

I don't know about Maya, but 3D Studio Max has a really easy to use and flexable cell-shading option. For example, the beach scene linked to below is completely 3D, but rendered using 3DS Max's cell-shading procedures. It's not perfect, but it should give you an idea of what it can do. Keep in mind it's my first time using the technique and I'm sure there are many more features that I'm overlooking.

http://www.zyphon.com/rampantmjolnir/beach_lowres.JPG

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23rd August, 2003 at 01:33:02 -

I heard 3DSM was among the hardest among those with the price range. It is easy, but how long did it take to model and render? I could probably have drawn that scene in say... 20 minutes, but would've taken about twice longer with 3DSM. But if you were gonna take several other views of the same scene, I suppose 3DSM is the way to go.

 
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Activ8games



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23rd August, 2003 at 06:20:08 -

OK the only reason I need this is to create isometric sprites for my RTS. I figure that in the time it would take to draw 16 2D images, I can draw one 3D one and change the angle for every direction. Get it?

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 07:20:01 -

wy not just make it top down? cause that solves a lot of problems.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 13:13:14 -

no one found my comment funny? =/

 
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Kirby Smith

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23rd August, 2003 at 13:17:35 -

It was a joke? Anyway, I did buy 3D Studio Max 5 last summer -- for only $480, student edition. The scene took about 45 minutes to make, but I'm still a beginner in terms of skill. 3D Studio Max is really easy to learn, but an absolute bitch to master.

 
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Activ8games



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23rd August, 2003 at 15:52:30 -

I realize that if it were top down I'd only need to make 1 image and rotate it, but I really want to take my time on this game and get everything as good as it can be. No matter how long it takes, 3D could solve a lot of problems.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 16:06:37 -

Just get 3DSM from Kazaa.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 17:31:03 -

omg student edition, ur so lucky! I can say I'm more than a noob when it comes to 3d.. but I'm not good at all.. if u want to see "good" go check stuff at www.cgtalk.com now that place is full of pros.

 
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23rd August, 2003 at 23:46:55 -

Yeah, those guys are amazing. They are where I would like to be in about 5 years. Getting the student edition is really easy. All you have to do is go through a place like www.studica.com and order the software. They send you a contract to sign saying you won't use it for commercial purposes and you send them a copy of your transcript/student ID card. The next thing you know, you have great software for pennies compared to what the pros pay.

 
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24th August, 2003 at 00:55:24 -

Still, $480 is a bit steep. I downloaded Blender becuase it's free, but it has a very confusing interferance, so it scared me! I guess I'll steer away for 3D for now!

 
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25th August, 2003 at 12:30:06 -

http://www.anim8or.com/gallery/gallery2/bronto20.jpg
http://www.anim8or.com/gallery/gallery1/GeoDome.jpg
http://www.anim8or.com/gallery/gallery3/aaro-z3.jpg
http://www.anim8or.com/gallery/gallery4/rex.jpg

Anim8or(freeware) seems to be able to do a lot, but the interface is really confusing to me.

I hope it doesn't auto-link those images...please don't link, please don't link...

 
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25th August, 2003 at 14:51:10 -

OMG! kramy thats bloody nice pics! ive been using anim8or for around 1 year and im still nowhere near as good as you are

 
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26th August, 2003 at 15:05:11 -

Erm.....not mine actually, I just grabbed the first 4 good ones from the gallery they have

I would have looked through them all, but 56k is not ideal for browsing images.

I can create things in anim8or(not that good yet), but never really got around to figuring out how the scene editor works(creates avi files).

I guess like any tool, used properly it is powerful, but used improperly and it can be useless.






 
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27th August, 2003 at 02:19:44 -

I did a sword some time ago in 3Dsm. It sucked. I don't know much, so instead of joining vertexes (i'm guessing that's possible) i just pulled them on top of each other. My sword looked like something from Rune Scape or something, lol. But it was my 1st model so...

 
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27th August, 2003 at 02:19:46 -

I did a sword some time ago in 3Dsm. It sucked. I don't know much, so instead of joining vertexes (i'm guessing that's possible) i just pulled them on top of each other. My sword looked like something from Rune Scape or something, lol. But it was my 1st model so...

 
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29th August, 2003 at 20:41:15 -

Hey


 
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Dogzer



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29th August, 2003 at 21:39:20 -

why did u say hey?

 
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2nd September, 2003 at 18:06:22 -

Ah yes, Anim8or! Ignore all that big name expensive piss sodden crap like 3DSMAX. yeah, yeah it's the dogs bollocks for 3d woohoo, it's interface is more complex than the DNA structure of salvia divinorum. Inanimate, textured, 3d objects - get Anim8or...

P.s. I have used 3d studio max and 'liked' it, but that is something you use in conjunction with c++ / genesis games development. For real Pro's only, not making inanimate 3d objects for a klik game.

P.P.s. If anyone paid for their copy of 3DSMax then: Shame on you...

 
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2nd September, 2003 at 18:35:35 -

"buy 3dsmax 5"

buying it is a waste of money UNLESS you are planning to make money off your game.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 08:03:47 -

Just download Blender, read the 600 pages manual and you are ready.
Well, I use it, but you'd better only follow the 'gingerbread man' tutorial to start with.
Learn to use programs, and things get easier.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 08:03:58 -

Just download Blender, read the 600 pages manual and you are ready.
Well, I use it, but you'd better only follow the 'gingerbread man' tutorial to start with.
Learn to use programs, and things get easier.

 
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12th November, 2004 at 15:42:11 -

Don't bump resurrected year old topics... wait... shit.

 
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13th November, 2004 at 10:10:46 -

I know. I found out when I clicked 'reply'. That's the bad thing about DC search.

 
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