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    Blender, anyone dig it?

    some of you probably already know that blender is a fully OpenSource 3D graphics and animation program. with the wonders and worldwide opensource communities, this program stands in the same league as 3ds max, xsi and the like. it's available for almost every OS out there.

    i've been learning it and since it was free i thought why not.
    i'll say for those who don't not have money for expensive industry standard tools, they'll be happy with this.

    so yeah any of you folks try it?
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    I tried it for SIX MONTHS, but the learning curve is way too steep for me. For the record, I have no form of ADD. I was hardly able to model a cube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REGNIRUTH View Post
    this program stands in the same league as 3ds max, xsi and the like.
    Not really.
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    Yeah it's even harder when you already know standard programs like Maya or 3ds max. Blenders interface is like another planet, it takesgetting use too and remembering shortcuts for different parts of the program.
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    Blender requires you to sell your soul to the devil and sign a lease dedicating the life of your first born to some satanic cult just in order to understand how to make a pretty texture.

    Fact.
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    At least this is what it is capable of. http://www.elephantsdream.org/
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    i'm not even going to get into a debate.

    so yeah...all i was just asking is if anyone liked it and made anythign with it.

    but honestly, no 3d program is the same and they all have their advantage and blender's advantage is that you don't have to shell out a fricken 500 to 3 grand for a program.
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    i used it for my foundations 3d class instead of wasting 70$ on a trial version of form-z, pretty user unfriendly from my experience but the price is right and it can be pretty powerful if you have the patience for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by invinciblewombat View Post
    i used it for my foundations 3d class instead of wasting 70$ on a trial version of form-z, pretty user unfriendly from my experience but the price is right and it can be pretty powerful if you have the patience for it.
    at least you put a thumbs up for it's abilities.
    hey, if i could have any 3d program for free or a cheap discount it would definitley be 3ds max along with mudbox.

    but i just felt like learnign blender and see if i can make some cool game models with it.
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    my main beef with it is that it's just so radically different gui wise form everything else and you really have to know the technical side of it to do anything impressive. if you want a truly unfriendly 3d program though use alias auto studio
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    actually I've herd onc eyou got blender down, you can see it's more versatile then the other high end programs. Hell its even got it's own game engine, and compositing package
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugh View Post
    actually I've herd onc eyou got blender down, you can see it's more versatile then the other high end programs. Hell its even got it's own game engine, and compositing package
    yep, but there's more to it than that, but it is a nice feature.
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    Like others, I downloaded it, tried it, and went along with a few tutorials. I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things there were to learn and the time it would take to learn them, and I never used it again. I have my hands full just expanding my drawing and painting abilities, thank you.
    From what I've heard and seen, though, it can be a hell of a powerful thing once you take the time to figure it out. My life is just too busy as it is, though.
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