View Full Version : Modeling HELP!!!

14th Apr 2004, 09:30 AM
i'm a beginner to modeling. :lol:
my computer cant download big files.
i need a 3d modeling program. (not too big)
i also need help about all those wierd sounding words and meshes ect.
if there's something like a guide. (no tut cos i cant download something big.
also how do you convert the files?
so many questions.
how do you make skins\models?

14th Apr 2004, 12:02 PM
Here is a good place to start (http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=188876)

Hope it helps

p.s. I already sent you the link, answering your pm.

14th Apr 2004, 03:07 PM
Milkshape 3D (http://www.milkshape3d.com) is always a good start, seems to be the most supported low-cost program in terms of exporters etc. Use it for modelling, skinning and animation.
Blender (http://www.blender3d.com/) is open-source and therefore completely free, but well done to you if you can figure out the user interface, I certainly can't! ;) As far as I know it does everything - modelling, skinning and animation.
Ultimate Unwrap3D (http://www.unwrap3d.com/) is purely for unwrapping your models so you can skin them correctly.
CharacterFX (http://www.insanesoftware.de/) is purely for skeletal animation.

These are the main low-cost/free download programs I have come across in my time. If you have a higher budget then you can move on to things like the Caligari (http://www.caligari.com/) products (trueSpace and gameSpace), Maya (http://www.alias.com), or the mighty 3D Studio MAX (http://www.discreet.com/). But if I were you I'd stick with the ones mentioned first, approximately 200x cheaper :D