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Posted: 22 March 2013 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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Dartanbeck - 22 March 2013 07:17 PM

She wouldn’t happen to have a Thorne or Sarsa custom face, would she?

Nope, she’s actually an FWdesign/ForbiddenWhispers character called “Lotus Flower.” wink

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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You could use Meshlab to convert from .stl to .obj, or pretty much any other format:)

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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Roygee - 22 March 2013 10:01 PM

You could use Meshlab to convert from .stl to .obj, or pretty much any other format:)

You absolutely can surprised

Thanks for suggesting that, there’s a little bit of leftover junk from a boolean cut that I made but other than that it’s still very salvageable, lol.

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Posted: 23 March 2013 11:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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iclone 4 free with this mag
http://www.3dworldmag.com/2013/01/02/free-iclone-software-and-digital-tutors-video-training-in-the-latest-3d-world-magazine/

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Posted: 05 April 2013 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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GraphicsGale

Has a free version.  I bought the shareware version that has more features and use it for any projects that require spiriting.

if you go download page lets you download the free and shareware versions.

http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/

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Posted: 05 April 2013 07:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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Design Acrobat - 17 March 2013 08:46 PM

Not sure if it has been mentioned, but I’ll post this from the Xara Website:

Xara Xtreme is the perfect graphics tool for all your drawing, photo and design needs.  Whether you want to create illustrations, edit your photos, layout a brochure or create some web graphics, Xara Xtreme’s fast and easy to use design tools make it a pleasure to be creative.

Now you can get Xara Xtreme 5 for FREE! Yes, it’s true, completely free, no charge whatsover! This is the full download version of Xara Xtreme 5, as previously sold for $89!

You can read a bit more about what was new in v1 - v5, but why not just download it now for free and give it a try!

The offer will only last until 29th April 2013, so don’t hesitate!


http://www.xara.com/us/specialoffers/designer/

Hey, I’ve finally had the time to install and register this. The Tip of the Day told me that there are training movies in the Help menu. I went there and watched just the first three “Getting Started” videos suggested when you first launch that feature…
Wow… I’m going to really make good use of this cool thing! Between having this, Genetica, Dogwaffle and then my standard image editing stuff… my 2d editing ig getting really powerful! Thanks for this!

Now to go and check out what Jay pitched in above this! Thanks everybody.
You know, I don’t often have time to research tools. But a walk through this virtual museum of free software really helps! Thanks to all!

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Posted: 08 April 2013 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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Shade 3D for Unity is an incredibly useful and free tool for creating and transforming your animated 3D models into game ready content, especially for Unity 3D development.

http://www.mirye.net/shade-3d-for-unity-overview

New version adds import / export of OBJ and other improvements.

Have not tried it, but I guess with the obj import/export, it works with Carrara.

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Posted: 09 April 2013 09:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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thanks smile

here’s some free photoshop plugins courtesy of Chohole headsup on another forum section

http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/freeware.htm

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Posted: 11 April 2013 08:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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Here’s a link to a pretty cool vid and some links on that page to other software, haven’t tried yet, just began downloading, but looks like it has the potential of making some great back ground pics:

http://mashable.com/2012/08/09/map-of-universe-3d/

free:  http://en.spaceengine.org/
free to schools: http://universesandbox.com/
free for personal use: http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
nominal fee of $5.99: http://www.explorethesolarsystem.com/Explore_The_Solar_System.html
free: http://shatters.net/celestia/index.html
free: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx
the last program is not free so i didn’t provide a link but a link can be found thru’ the mashable site

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Posted: 22 April 2013 09:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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Algodoo creates a new synergy between science and art

Algodoo is a unique 2D-simulation software from Algoryx Simulation AB. Algodoo is designed in a playful, cartoony manner, making it a perfect tool for creating interactive scenes. Explore physics, build amazing inventions, design cool games or experiment with Algodoo in your science classes. Algodoo encourages students and children’s own creativity, ability and motivation to construct knowledge while having fun. Making it as entertaining as it is educational. Algodoo is also a perfect aid for children to learn and practice physics at home.


http://www.algodoo.com/what-is-it/

Download - it’s free (for now I suppose)

Looks like fun, haven’t tried it yet.

Not meant for 3D, but I always like thought provoking software. smile

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Posted: 23 April 2013 03:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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Design Acrobat - 22 April 2013 09:48 PM

Algodoo creates a new synergy between science and art

Algodoo is a unique 2D-simulation software from Algoryx Simulation AB. Algodoo is designed in a playful, cartoony manner, making it a perfect tool for creating interactive scenes. Explore physics, build amazing inventions, design cool games or experiment with Algodoo in your science classes. Algodoo encourages students and children’s own creativity, ability and motivation to construct knowledge while having fun. Making it as entertaining as it is educational. Algodoo is also a perfect aid for children to learn and practice physics at home.


http://www.algodoo.com/what-is-it/

Download - it’s free (for now I suppose)

Looks like fun, haven’t tried it yet.

Not meant for 3D, but I always like thought provoking software. smile

its for kids - big nothing

 

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Posted: 23 April 2013 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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bigh - 23 April 2013 03:06 AM
Design Acrobat - 22 April 2013 09:48 PM

Algodoo creates a new synergy between science and art

Algodoo is a unique 2D-simulation software from Algoryx Simulation AB. Algodoo is designed in a playful, cartoony manner, making it a perfect tool for creating interactive scenes. Explore physics, build amazing inventions, design cool games or experiment with Algodoo in your science classes. Algodoo encourages students and children’s own creativity, ability and motivation to construct knowledge while having fun. Making it as entertaining as it is educational. Algodoo is also a perfect aid for children to learn and practice physics at home.


http://www.algodoo.com/what-is-it/

Download - it’s free (for now I suppose)

Looks like fun, haven’t tried it yet.

Not meant for 3D, but I always like thought provoking software. smile

its for kids - big nothing

Thanks for the site.  I know nothing about physics so I can learn from this.  So can my 7-year old grandson.  He will probably learn faster than I do.

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Posted: 27 April 2013 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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netFabb is a good program for correcting meshes.  It can save in .OJB and .STL format and also convert between them.  Just remember to apply your repairs and remove the old model before you export.

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Posted: 06 May 2013 09:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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Wow! I just started playing my favorite RPG for computer, Neverwinter Nights and Neverwnter Nights 2, with all of their expansions.
I’ve never really gotten very used to creating areas and modules, etc., with NWN2, but the first NWN has such a welcoming experience for building you own adventures, complete campaigns, or simply tweaking existing modules. It’s like a paint program, but the pictures are already drawn in 3d, so all you need to do is place the stuff where you want it. It has multitudes of terrain types to choose from for the base of an area. Then you can paint in water, streams waterfalls, pits, bridges, walls, castles, dungeons and dungeon dressings… anything. Even steam punk style settings have been included over the many upgrades that BioWare beefed it up with over the years,

NWN is now being sold at GOG (Good Ol’ Games) as an all inclusive installer - very convenient - for $9.99 and NWN2 is 19.99
GOG takes the headaches away from trying to install and upgrade the games for their original discs - I bought them all, but bought them agai through GOG simply for the convenience of being able to always find my game installers. Kind of reminds me of the Daz3d convenience in that respect. Oh and both games also come with amazing soundtracks!

Okay, I know that those aren’t free. Those games were responsible for my find. Not sure if anyone mentioned this one already, but by reading some news at the Neverwinter Vault, I’ve found that Turbo Squid is now allowing registration (and therefore, use) of their game asset creation version of 3DS Max: GMax! It behaves a lot like earlier versions of 3DS Max, with less options - especially for exports - but many games have plugins made for GMax, allowing for asset creation and tweaking - so you get imports and exports, and GMax gives you a simplified 3DS Max to model and enhance in. I recall even having the abilities to paint on areas that respond to wind and movement like dynamic clothing works using the awesome NWMax plugin for making Neverwinter Nights MDL.

I’m fairly certain that GMax will also make for a great modeling experience. It is now longer supported beyond forum help - as it’s development is completely over - aside from, perhaps, what you get from plugins for your specific game(s)

Check it out, and see for yourself. It requires registration to run - which is free and handled through the installation process where you must create a Turbo Squid membership. All of it is absolutely FREE!!!

http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

That link also leads you to downloads for the manual, the license agreement, tutorials, etc.,

If you’ve even enjoyed role playing in Dungeons & Dragons - especially if you’ve enjoyed the use of having miniatures represent the action, there has never been a better tool for online gaming than the now 9.99 Neverwinter Nights. It includes most of the Monsters available from the books, many of the class and race choices and an incredible facility for the Dungeon Master to run existing games, or easily create new original modules - even use the toolset to recreate your favorite adventures. It’s really easy, and the community at Neverwinter Vault has been going strong since the year 2000 and has a wealth of free modules, characters, campaigns, monsters, landscapes, scripts and special effects, animations, tutorials for creating games… you name it - for both NWN and NWN2.
Interested?
You can get NWN from GOG Here:
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/neverwinter_nights_diamond_edition
and NWN 2 from GOG here:
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/neverwinter_nights_2_complete
Both offerings include all of the official expansions and updates in a very easy installer, so it’s ready to play after running a single installer! GOG also provides additional downloads to complete the package - like original artwork, avatars you can use for various forums and such, wallpapers, manuals and maps, and incredible soundtracks.
And the NW Vault is here:
http://nwvault.ign.com/
Explore the various modules (User created adventures), for there are tons of them. They have script catalogs and products that provide the scripts so you don’t ever have to understand the C++, but if you do, you can get the game to really do anything you want - as the commands are all there for you to see and use.

This newest “final” version of NWN has a wonderful horseback riding system that you can include in any game, simply by dropping in a horse where your characters can access it, save, and play! The CEP (Communtiy Expansion Project) has premade widgets allowing characters to call forth their steed, be it a horse, shark, dragon… yeah… very cool… very D&D. Also look for the DM 101 module by Carlo One, which is a complete adventure that teaches you how to play the game as a Dungeon Master, so you can host games and totally enhance the experience in more ways than you could imagine, simply by using simple game controls. It’s absolutely brilliant!
(Images are screen shots of my NWN2 game - the first official campaign. Mask of the Betrayer follows that, and then Storm of the Zephyr and Mysteries of Westgate _ I’d like to note, however, that although the graphics are far superior in 2, NWN1 has a much easier to use toolset, and much more monsters andother assets)

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Posted: 07 May 2013 03:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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Dartanbeck - 06 May 2013 09:20 PM

Wow! I just started playing my favorite RPG for computer, Neverwinter Nights and Neverwnter Nights 2, with all of their expansions.
I’ve never really gotten very used to creating areas and modules, etc., with NWN2, but the first NWN has such a welcoming experience for building you own adventures, complete campaigns, or simply tweaking existing modules. It’s like a paint program, but the pictures are already drawn in 3d, so all you need to do is place the stuff where you want it. It has multitudes of terrain types to choose from for the base of an area. Then you can paint in water, streams waterfalls, pits, bridges, walls, castles, dungeons and dungeon dressings… anything. Even steam punk style settings have been included over the many upgrades that BioWare beefed it up with over the years,

NWN is now being sold at GOG (Good Ol’ Games) as an all inclusive installer - very convenient - for $9.99 and NWN2 is 19.99
GOG takes the headaches away from trying to install and upgrade the games for their original discs - I bought them all, but bought them agai through GOG simply for the convenience of being able to always find my game installers. Kind of reminds me of the Daz3d convenience in that respect. Oh and both games also come with amazing soundtracks!

Okay, I know that those aren’t free. Those games were responsible for my find. Not sure if anyone mentioned this one already, but by reading some news at the Neverwinter Vault, I’ve found that Turbo Squid is now allowing registration (and therefore, use) of their game asset creation version of 3DS Max: GMax! It behaves a lot like earlier versions of 3DS Max, with less options - especially for exports - but many games have plugins made for GMax, allowing for asset creation and tweaking - so you get imports and exports, and GMax gives you a simplified 3DS Max to model and enhance in. I recall even having the abilities to paint on areas that respond to wind and movement like dynamic clothing works using the awesome NWMax plugin for making Neverwinter Nights MDL.

I’m fairly certain that GMax will also make for a great modeling experience. It is now longer supported beyond forum help - as it’s development is completely over - aside from, perhaps, what you get from plugins for your specific game(s)

Check it out, and see for yourself. It requires registration to run - which is free and handled through the installation process where you must create a Turbo Squid membership. All of it is absolutely FREE!!!

http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

That link also leads you to downloads for the manual, the license agreement, tutorials, etc.,

If you’ve even enjoyed role playing in Dungeons & Dragons - especially if you’ve enjoyed the use of having miniatures represent the action, there has never been a better tool for online gaming than the now 9.99 Neverwinter Nights. It includes most of the Monsters available from the books, many of the class and race choices and an incredible facility for the Dungeon Master to run existing games, or easily create new original modules - even use the toolset to recreate your favorite adventures. It’s really easy, and the community at Neverwinter Vault has been going strong since the year 2000 and has a wealth of free modules, characters, campaigns, monsters, landscapes, scripts and special effects, animations, tutorials for creating games… you name it - for both NWN and NWN2.
Interested?
You can get NWN from GOG Here:
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/neverwinter_nights_diamond_edition
and NWN 2 from GOG here:
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/neverwinter_nights_2_complete
Both offerings include all of the official expansions and updates in a very easy installer, so it’s ready to play after running a single installer! GOG also provides additional downloads to complete the package - like original artwork, avatars you can use for various forums and such, wallpapers, manuals and maps, and incredible soundtracks.
And the NW Vault is here:
http://nwvault.ign.com/
Explore the various modules (User created adventures), for there are tons of them. They have script catalogs and products that provide the scripts so you don’t ever have to understand the C++, but if you do, you can get the game to really do anything you want - as the commands are all there for you to see and use.

This newest “final” version of NWN has a wonderful horseback riding system that you can include in any game, simply by dropping in a horse where your characters can access it, save, and play! The CEP (Communtiy Expansion Project) has premade widgets allowing characters to call forth their steed, be it a horse, shark, dragon… yeah… very cool… very D&D. Also look for the DM 101 module by Carlo One, which is a complete adventure that teaches you how to play the game as a Dungeon Master, so you can host games and totally enhance the experience in more ways than you could imagine, simply by using simple game controls. It’s absolutely brilliant!
(Images are screen shots of my NWN2 game - the first official campaign. Mask of the Betrayer follows that, and then Storm of the Zephyr and Mysteries of Westgate _ I’d like to note, however, that although the graphics are far superior in 2, NWN1 has a much easier to use toolset, and much more monsters andother assets)

Can I use ANY of this in Carrara or DS ?
and Gmax is like done - gone long ago - it was pretty good for games stuff years ago ( many years ago ).

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