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Lindale Forum Mod

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#1 7 years ago

[COLOR=orange]I am looking for a program to do some 3d modeling. Floating about in my head, I have a design for a guitar. The problem is that I cannot draw worth a damn, so I need a 3d modeling program to do the designing for me.[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]As I am clearly no professional, I am looking for a free program. I have heard many good things about Blender, but I would like to do more research first. Are there any other good programs for my purposes?[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]There is one other requirement, and a very important one. My computer only possesses a Pentium 4 processor, and 512mb of RAM. Obviously, the program would have to be compatible with these specs.[/COLOR]


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#2 7 years ago

Blender is pretty good, you could also try GoogleSketch, it's easy on your computer (never tried it though). Have you ever done 3d modelling? Because when I read "the problem is that I cannot draw worth a damn, so I need 3d modelling program to do the designing for me", I find it to be a funny thing to say.=p




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#3 7 years ago

Umm I use 3dmax, been using it for years, and it's learning curve to a newbie might be staggering.




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#4 7 years ago

I personally prefer Maya myself, but that seems to be the less popular choice around here (and many other sites). I just find it to be the easier choice due to it being the thing that I learned 3d modeling on, not to mention it having easier camera controls.


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#5 7 years ago

Would any of those programs work well enough on a Pentium 4 processor, and 512mb of RAM? In addition, I only possess a 128MB GeForce FX 5500, which I doubt is compatible with OpenGL. In the end, would I need to get a more powerful computer alltogether?


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#6 7 years ago

For Maya 2012, it looks like you'd need more RAM for it to run well... As for earlier versions, I dunno. All I know is that Maya 8 runs fine on my comp, though I've got 1gb of RAM.

I really don't know a whole lot about computer hardware, so I prolly wouldn't be the best person to answer that question. At any rate, though, I would suggest getting a more powerful computer anyway! :D


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#7 7 years ago

Coincidentally - if you're looking for something just to do design work on - I strongly recommend Rhino, rather than any of the more scenery/film oriented modelling/rendering packages like Maya or 3dsmax. You can download a demo version that will only save 25 times on their website; that and I think the clipboard doesn't work to stop you just copy pasting around the save limitation. But since you just want to learn it and then design one thing 25 times should be, I assume, more than enough for your needs. Just don't save any of your experiments/learning projects =p