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Offline MaTe

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Tools to get the job done
« on: February 02, 2010, 02:35:38 pm »
Hi,

What tools would you recommend that will allow me to create a 3d model, add animation(morphing) controls to it and export it in custom format to be used by render.

At my previous job it was done with Maya, but I don't have a license now and not interested in buying or using "free" version.
Is there anything cheaper?
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Offline Technowraith

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Re: Tools to get the job done
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 10:52:47 pm »
Hi,

What tools would you recommend that will allow me to create a 3d model, add animation(morphing) controls to it and export it in custom format to be used by render.

At my previous job it was done with Maya, but I don't have a license now and not interested in buying or using "free" version.
Is there anything cheaper?

Have you tried the Maya Personal Learning edition? It includes a fully functioning Maya, but it's a special edition for learning. I got mine with a book on how to create animations and stuff.
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Offline Eykyuan

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Re: Tools to get the job done
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 03:22:20 am »
Professional stuff is Maya and Motion Builder, Cinema 4d is a bit cheaper but with less functionality. I use Maya 2010, Motionbuilder 2010 and sometimes 3ds Max. In my humble opinion there is nothing comparable to it. ;D ;D
There are some cheap student editions available like the Autodesk Designers Pack.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 03:24:22 am by Eykyuan »

Offline Tsteu Tsmukan

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Re: Tools to get the job done
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 09:48:05 am »
Hi,

What tools would you recommend that will allow me to create a 3d model, add animation(morphing) controls to it and export it in custom format to be used by render.

At my previous job it was done with Maya, but I don't have a license now and not interested in buying or using "free" version.
Is there anything cheaper?

Ah, I see you want to create and animate your very own Avatar. That's what I'm also going to try to do, provided I'd be able to finish Orthographic drawings. I still plan on using Maya to get the job done but Blender seems to be a free 3d Software tool and what I hear it's pretty good although you'll need to get really used to the interface of Blender.

Here is their official website where you can download the software :

http://www.blender.org/

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Re: Tools to get the job done
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 11:03:32 am »
Aaaah ,I forgot about mention Blender!  :o
I never worked with Blender myself, but some friends of mine do and it ought to be very good!

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Re: Tools to get the job done
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 10:04:43 pm »
I've used Blender for the past five years. It's definitely worth it in my opinion.

 

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