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Nikos Stavros
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Can anyone recommend any free 3d modeling software. I have experience with 3dsmax. I have recently tried OpenFX.
 
Jan Spengen
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You could try Blender3D.
It's quite powerfull and I personally like it very much. It has a steep learning curve though.
But there are a number of good video tutorials available from the blender site to get you started.
 
john wesley
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what are you going to do with it ? just play around ? if so then Google sketch up works very good
http://sketchup.google.com/
 
Nikos Stavros
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I want to design game characters firstly.
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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GMax used to be the tool of choice but it was discontinued. Guess it took too much business away from 3DSMax (GMax was essentially 3DSMax lite).

Truespace (http://www.caligari.com) is nice and not too expensive.
In fact they've made an earlier version available for free: URL=http://www.caligari.com/Products/trueSpace/tS3/resources/default.html]http://www.caligari.com/Products/trueSpace/tS3/resources/default.html[/url]
Tried Blender but couldn't get it to work (but that was several years ago, it's bound to have improved by now).
[ November 29, 2006: Message edited by: Jeroen T Wenting ]
 
Nikos Stavros
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Thanks for all your helpful advice people.
I have decided in the short term to go with gmax because I have treid the 30 day free try with 3dsmax recently
 
Nikos Stavros
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I fact Im going to go for true space since gmax doesn't have renderer
 
Balaji Loganathan
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Originally posted by Jan Spengen:
You could try Blender3D.

Thanks for the tip.
 
Gregg Bolinger
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Milkshape 3D is popular as well. It's commmercial but only $25.
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