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Old November 30 2010, 10:23 PM   #166
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Re: 3D Software?

Very nice, but DUDE, images are too big for the thread. Please replace with thumbnails.

Again, great Sketchup work.
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Old December 3 2010, 07:58 AM   #167
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Sorry...I don't seem to have that ability to edit them.
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Old December 3 2010, 08:24 PM   #168
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Aight, so i've been looking into modeling the last few days. which one is the easiest to learn? don't worry about the price, i can probably get them through my school.
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Old December 3 2010, 09:05 PM   #169
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Sketchup. By far. They did what I thought was impossible: They made 3D modeling intuitive.
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Old December 4 2010, 10:50 PM   #170
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Exactly....

Currently I know sketchup and Auto CAD and I'm learning lightwave and Solidworks....
sketchup is the obvious success.
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Old February 28 2011, 10:24 AM   #171
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have u used maya ??
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Old February 28 2011, 02:37 PM   #172
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I have it but haven't used it.

I specialize in CAD products.
Auto CAD
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Sketchup

I'm working on learning 3D Studio Max
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Old January 17 2012, 10:54 PM   #173
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3D was so last century, I model exclusively in 10D. Of course texturing/shaing requires a rudimentary understanding of graduate level string theory

On a serious note, I'm very fond of LightWave.. shortcomings and all. It's what I learned on, plus it has very accessibly priced student versions
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Old January 22 2012, 07:30 PM   #174
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Question:

In other programs I've seen some import 2D drawings to use as a basis from which to build their 3D models. Can the same be done in Google Sketchup? I've begun learning Sketchup and it's something I'd like to know.
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Old January 23 2012, 10:45 AM   #175
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Sure you can. I've never used Sketchup, but I've seen other people set it up fine. I just did a Google search for set up blueprints google sketchup and there seemed to be some good tutorials.
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Old January 23 2012, 12:38 PM   #176
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Yes, sketchup is a good option. Its a bit complex if you try to build organics or not so hard surfaces, but you can do it. Sketchup has a dedicated community, which produces LOTS of plugins for free. Oh, and after done, you can share the model and open it in other pc without to need the plugin.
Im a max user but, just for curiosity, I played with sketchup. I built a mesh (a starship) in just one week, without any manual, just based upon try and error to see how intuitive the application is. And its a fact.
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Old January 27 2012, 01:49 PM   #177
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i get you, the thought of designing something certainly accrued to me but it also always seemed hard
maybe i should get over myself and do it
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Old February 8 2012, 05:40 PM   #178
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I am interested in Electricrain's Swift 3D program to import sketchup model (which have been oncverted into 3ds) to animated it as a vector.

Doe anyone have any experience using swift 3d?
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Old March 13 2012, 11:45 PM   #179
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I started off with Blender, it was free, and still use it as I can model faster and easier with it than I can with Lightwave.
But that's just me...
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Old March 14 2012, 03:25 AM   #180
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Here's the result I got from using SWift3D to create a vector based flash file. Its a 15 MB files for 5 seconds. FLash had a nervous breakdown when I imported it.

http://goanimator.deviantart.com/art...pass-290215010
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