re: Wings3D….....another under-rated app. I tried it a few times, and didn’t get anywhere,
but after seeing what David Brinnen has done with it, I need to spend some time with it for sure.
re: Blender…....just keeps getting better & better. Not easy, but not that difficult especially
since the makeover with 2.5. I know you and many others like the old gui, but it was
a major stumbling block for me (and many others). To each his own.
“If you like your Blender, you can keep your Blender…....period.”
There are so many versions to choose from (if you don’t need the latest & greatest).
It’s just very flexible, and even runs off a flash drive, so very portable. And there seems to be an infinite number
of free tutorials for it as well.
It’s especially good for physics sims, e.g. fluids & softbodies. I like Carrara best for bullet physics, and animation.
VUE for terrains & skies. Bryce for abstract art, certain terrains, and materials.
BTW, I’ve put together many links here if anyone is interested in getting & learning Blender.
Old Yeller is depressing…Sintel is a ton of bricks dropping on your kitten, the day your car dies on your way back home from a root canal kind of film.
....LOL! I missed that earlier…....I was only im-pressed, not de-pressed as I still haven’t seen the whole thing.
It was done in 2010 by a team that took a year (I think).....but it does show what Blender could do then, and it’s evolved quite a bit since then…....the release cycle is about 3months! =O