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Milshape3D isn''t free but very cheap (about $20 I think) so you could give it a try (there''s a free downloadable demo).

I don''t remember the correct URL but a quick search on google should be enough.

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Although I prefer Blender, I had to mention 3D Canvas.

Canvas now comes in three verison, but the free one still has many useful modeling tools. I prefer blender because I like its animation toolset.

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I actully really like milkshape 3d. its easy to learn and its fast. no bs. so. why not give it a try. on top of that. its tiny, not even a meg.

>I am not text, I am not organized pixels, I am not killed by turning off your monitor, I am not isolated by turning off your computer. I just am.


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Rhino 3d is cheap (compared to many full model/render/animation packages). But its an excellent modeler and a great way to get started. It''ll set you back about $800 though if I remember correctly.

Of course, the easiest way is to actually take a class and get the full student discount. I know through IU, I''ll be getting Cinema 4d for about $175 next semester.

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Yeah milkshape 3D is good specially if your learning here is a download site (its only a trial version)

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10045-100-7841638.html

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Original post by yspotua
Although I prefer <a href="http://www.blender3d.com">Blender</a>, I had to mention <a href="http://www.amabilis.com/">3D Canvas</a>.

Canvas now comes in three verison, but the free one still has many useful modeling tools. I prefer blender because I like its animation toolset.


I tried Canvas myself. Hated it. More than what it''s worth, I think. Blender is much better.

--Some Guy

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i recommend Blender, it took me 30 minutes to learn
(by using the tut on http://home.earthlink.net/~eberkain/)

it has more features than milkshape plus its perfectly free

Edited by - azaxaca on February 3, 2002 5:44:44 PM

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I like gmax myself. It''s just like 3d studio max to me except you can''t directly export to .3ds or anything like that. and that can be gotten around easily.

gmax is also pretty easy to learn since you''ve got all of the 3d studio tutorials on the net.

But it''s all a matter or style

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if you download gmax(discreet''s game modeler, the same ones who made 3D studio max) you can use it with milkshape. If you create a good model in gmax, export it using the tempest patch. This will let you export .md3. Then with milkshape load up the .md3 and convert it to the desired format.

[Edited by - kmsixpence on October 17, 2005 7:40:23 PM]

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