3D Graphics

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Guest, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a new Athlon 1.2 ghz computer and have become interested in creating 3-dimensional graphics. Anyone have software they would reccommend? The only 3D software I've used to date is AutoCad 2000, but I want to get out of drafting and into 'sculpting'. Obviously, system requirements are not a problem. I'm willing to spend up to about $400.
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >I have a new Athlon 1.2
    >ghz computer and have become
    >interested in creating 3-dimensional graphics.
    >Anyone have software they would
    >reccommend? The only 3D software
    >I've used to date is
    >AutoCad 2000, but I want
    >to get out of drafting
    >and into 'sculpting'. Obviously, system
    >requirements are not a problem.
    >I'm willing to spend up
    >to about $400.

    Industrial strength 3D programs cost about $3,000 or so, like Autocad does. However there's a pretty cool 3D program called Amorphium which you can find at http://www.amorphium.com/, it's about in your price range. You may also try Bryce 4+ because it can do some pretty spectacular graphic in 3D.

    If you need a real 3D modelling program you should go for something like 3D Studio Max or Lightwave, both of which are very expensive.

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    [font size=1" color="#FF0000]LAST EDITED ON Feb-09-01 AT 02:59AM (GMT)[p]>If you need a real 3D
    >modelling program you should go
    >for something like 3D Studio
    >Max or Lightwave, both of
    >which are very expensive.

    Unless... Mwahahahaha :-)

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  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hehe, nah its better to buy it trust me, only $1k, not too bad, and its a good investment, I'm learning it in school right now, I have been working with it for about 2 years now, I ahve some good opertunities open for me after High-School..its a very good program...
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >Hehe, nah its better to buy
    >it trust me, only $1k,
    >not too bad, and its
    >a good investment, I'm learning
    >it in school right now,
    >I have been working with
    >it for about 2 years
    >now, I ahve some good
    >opertunities open for me after
    >High-School..its a very good program...

    3D Studio Max or Amorphium, or Bryce, what?

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  6. if your on a limited budged you may want to check out Animation Master, only $300. Also if you are serious I would suggest running Win2k, as it will handle these programs much better, but not nesesary.

    http://www.animationmaster.com/products/am.asp
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >if your on a limited budged
    >you may want to check
    >out Animation Master, only $300.
    > Also if you are
    >serious I would suggest running
    >Win2k, as it will handle
    >these programs much better, but
    >not nesesary.

    Plus, I can just see it using Win98:

    "Ah, just one more rotation and my model is finished.. What the..? Fatal exception in memory address 0CE1:23CB? What the hell does that mean...?" *clicks escape* "What the fuck? My keyboard isn't working... piece of shit! DAMMIT TO HELL, I WORKED FOUR FUCKING HOURS ON THAT!!!! FUCK YOU WINDOWS, FUCK YOU BILL GATES. DAMN IT TO HELL!!!!"

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  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Heh, that sounds about right, Xotor.

    I'd personally go with 3D Studio Max. There's so much you can do with it, and you don't have to shell out big bucks unless you're going to actually use it publicly, like for advertising. It's around $200 for a something-or-other version, which I have.

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  9. Guest

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    Still, honestly, I doubt that even half the people on these boards buy programs like that.
    I'm sure a lot of you have Photoshop (I do...), but how many have paid $500 for it?
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >Still, honestly, I doubt that even
    >half the people on these
    >boards buy programs like that.
    >
    >I'm sure a lot of you
    >have Photoshop (I do...), but
    >how many have paid $500
    >for it?

    Let's see, the only real software I bought, or rather my company bought, was Flash 4 and Flash 5. No wait.. I got Wordperfect for $50.. and a backup program for $50.

    Aside from games and the above software, I haven't bought any software on my computer, including my Operating system.

    BTW.. I need a copy of Win2000Pro... hmm..

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  11. Guest

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    Got me there, Testes...

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  12. >Still, honestly, I doubt that even
    >half the people on these
    >boards buy programs like that.
    >
    >I'm sure a lot of you
    >have Photoshop (I do...), but
    >how many have paid $500
    >for it?


    Buy... Software? Hmmm what an entertaining idea....

    Games on the other hand...
     
  13. >BTW.. I need a copy of
    >Win2000Pro... hmm..

    Still using Win98? You poor, poor man.
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >Still using Win98? You poor, poor
    >man.

    I'm using it too. I didn't want to install win2k although I have the cd (burnt or not burnt? Go figure that out :-) ). Some of my programs won't run on it, plus a few games. Also, it has no real dos prompt anymore, only an emulated one. Dos is for real men ;-)
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >Still using Win98? You poor, poor
    >man.

    I'm using it too. I didn't want to install win2k although I have the cd (burnt or not burnt? Go figure that out :-) ). Some of my programs won't run on it, plus a few games. Also, it has no real dos prompt anymore, only an emulated one. Dos is for real men ;-)
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    >>Still using Win98? You poor, poor
    >>man.
    >
    >I'm using it too. I didn't
    >want to install win2k although
    >I have the cd (burnt
    >or not burnt? Go figure
    >that out :-) ). Some
    >of my programs won't run
    >on it, plus a few
    >games. Also, it has no
    >real dos prompt anymore, only
    >an emulated one. Dos is
    >for real men ;-)

    I tested out the Win2k DOS prompt on a friend's machine with a DOS program I created using DJGPP, and it worked. I wasn't expecting that, especially since it was one I compiled myself.

    I'm just looking for better stability. Most of the newer games will run on Win2k just fine.

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