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{IF}Neon

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#1 12 years ago

Ok I am trying to find a modeling kit or modeling software.

I have never done anything like modeling before, Im thirteen.

I would like some suggestions of good modeling software to try and buy/download.

Who is better to take suggestions from then modelers or mappers themselves!?!

if anyone has a good FREE sofware download taht would be GREAT

Also a downside

I have Macintosh MAC OS X

Help me please! I have so many crazy ideas and i dont think requests will work!




iswer

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#2 12 years ago

well.. I think 3dsmax is one of the best modellingsoftwares - but its really expensive. Theres a free version of it called Gmax - you can model weapons and vehicles with it - I think you can find a link to it in the mastersticky - good luck! =)




{IF}Neon

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#3 12 years ago

thnx, srry for double posting this thread!




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#4 12 years ago

If you want a good, solid modelling program which can do just about anything modelling-wise, [COLOR=blue]3DS Max 8[/COLOR] is probably the way to go, but it carries a professional price tag of $3145. It's well worth the price, but the problem is getting the money in the first place since the program is aimed more at companies than individuals.

You can get [COLOR=Green]Maya Complete 7[/COLOR], which isn't as powerful, for a lesser amount of $2000, or [COLOR=Orange]Maya Unlimited 7[/COLOR] for $7000. I don't really recommend the Maya line, since 3DS Max is generally held in higher regard by anyone who uses it.

Since you're 13, I highly doubt you can afford those prices, so there are some free programs - [COLOR=Gold]XSI|Mod Tools[/COLOR] and [COLOR=aqua]Gmax[/COLOR]. Gmax is good, it's based on 3DS Max but is only intended for making lesser models such as map objects and weapons. You can make player models with it, but you can't get them in-game. XSI|Mod Tools, I can't tell you about (never tried it).

If you have a spare $25 lying around, you can get [COLOR=red]Milkshape 3D[/COLOR] - although to be honest Milkshape 3D is a complete piece of crap that you're better off avoiding.

I'm not sure which of those are Mac-compatible, if any are, so you'll have to look into that. Most of them should be though, since professionals tend to prefer Mac and Linux over Windows.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



{IF}Neon

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#5 12 years ago

:( tho only mac friendly one i could find was the maya seiries

Any mac users out there! mabeh can help?




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#6 12 years ago
Since you're 13, I highly doubt you can afford those prices, so there are some free programs - [COLOR=gold]XSI|Mod Tools[/COLOR] and [COLOR=aqua]Gmax[/COLOR].

:( Sorry Tenrai, but I could barely read these and sorry to {IF}Neon, I have windows...:(




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#7 12 years ago

Using a bright skin?

OK, reposted for others using light skins:

[color=red]XSI|Mod Tools[/color] [color=green]Gmax[/color]


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{IF}Neon

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#8 12 years ago

well ok i got amapi pro for free : D

but al the tutorials cost liek a hundred bux

-.-

do u think i can self teach? with amapi?




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#9 12 years ago

The tutorials shouldn't cost anything at all.

Look in the Master Sticky at the top of the Modding & Editing forum - there are free modelling tutorials in there. Although, they're mostly aimed at the programs listed above...


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{IF}Neon

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#10 12 years ago

naw i think i got it!

but i dont know how to get the models in game or make it so taht they have the same effect as a lightsaber u know, do damage and show up in the saber selection