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    Thanks. Gmax is new to me. It doesn't list XP but I think it'll work on that.

    Soon, I think I will spend the money on the higher-level 3DS Max since I'm going into Industrial Design. Or maybe even the famous Maya.

    One question: Why do some people model in one program and render in another - like from Rhino3D to 3DS Max, etc.?
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    Megahertz Man,

    Some people prefer one program for 3d Modelling, and another for rendering...

    For example, lightwave has one of the best renderers available (IMO of course), but some people don't like the lightwave modeler (Not me )

    And vice-versa for different programs.

    In my experience, lightwave is the best because it has two seperate programs for rendering/modeling, so it eats a bit less memory. 3DSMax is also really cool, and I've seen some great work from people who use only 3dsmax to model and render.

    Get the demos and see what works best for you. It also depends on what you'll be making, if you make space ships/cars, etc, you may like one program better, or if you make people/faces (organic), you may prefer a different program.

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    Rendering is important and some proggies do better than others. Rhino is very limited in terms of rendering and can produce some fairly poor images (strange scuff marks I've found) also things like lighting options, texturing and so on can be better in other programs.


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    Anyone use GIMP? Nice program, but very very mesy with all of those windows.

    1D - Line drawing program I wrote
    2D - Corel PhotoPaint, Photoshop
    3D - Dont do much of that, but GMax is fun to play with.
    4D - I wish...
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    2D: Photoshop 7, and on rare occasions: FWMX
    3D: 3dsmax. I tried Maya but just kept missing 3dsmax too much and was too stubborn to try to learn anything about it :S Will give that another shot sometime I think.
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    I have XP. Which GIMP do I download?

    ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/pub/gimp/
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    You should be able to find something here:
    http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/downloads.html
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    Ah, forget GIMP. It's too confusing.
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    Originally posted by megahertzman
    Ah, forget GIMP. It's too confusing.
    Confusing from the begining, but you will be able to use it easily with practice!

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    Okay, okay. But which is the exact program I need to download from the link CRASH_OVERRIDE posted?
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    First install the gtk needed to run it, here:
    ftp://ftp.arnes.si/software/gimp-win...0912-setup.zip

    Then install the actual program, here:
    ftp://ftp.arnes.si/software/gimp-win...07-setup-2.zip

    It should work, because I installed it right as I typed this on my Win2000 Server
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    Also note that it's made to run on linux, so it will look a bit different in the Win environment.
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    ZBrush

    Severall progs are mentioned, but: Didn't notice This one... yet.

    Those who love 3D gotta love ZBrush (try the demo i've you 'dare')

    Greetings.

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    an old thread i know
    but i was wondering how you do 2d and 3d under photoshop
    ive seen some pretty sweet things done with it
    but i have no idea how they are done

    are there specific plugins?
    is there a site with a tutorial for them?
    i use bryce and for rendering
    ms paint and ps for editing (i know a major waste for ps)
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