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any 3d modeling software you'd recommend

09-14-2009, 05:14 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 439
any 3d modeling software you'd recommend

Looking for something free or cheap to develop 3d models... then hopefully be able to use with OpenGLES...

Appreciate any info. Thanks.
09-14-2009, 05:28 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: App Tech Studios, USA
Posts: 1,363
I am wondering the same thing, I am thinking about 3D developing and gathering info.

09-14-2009, 05:31 PM
#3
Blender is a great free 3D modeling and animation tool
09-14-2009, 05:32 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellSpentYouth View Post
I am wondering the same thing, I am thinking about 3D developing and gathering info.
I just downloaded Blender:

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

I don't know if it's any good. But it's free at least.
09-14-2009, 05:33 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRidgeGames View Post
Blender is a great free 3D modeling and animation tool
You just beat me to it!
09-14-2009, 06:00 PM
#6
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 16
You might find this helpful if you don't already know about it:

http://iphonedevelopment.blogspot.co...in-opengl.html
09-14-2009, 06:00 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: 31.560499, -111.904128
Posts: 7,471
There is google sketchup which isn't as advanced as Blender, but is good if you are new to 3D modelling.

Hakuna Matata
09-14-2009, 08:21 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 109
SketchUp is pretty decent if you want to do quick and dirty level designs in 3D.

Not so sure it would be good for in-game assets, although there seem to be people using it with XNA.

There's also trueSpace.

Rōnin game developer.
09-14-2009, 09:56 PM
#9
http://www.wings3d.com/

Wings3D - My favorite. Super, super easy to use and it outputs in portable formats.
09-15-2009, 12:57 AM
#10
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Cupertino
Posts: 53
Blender... buy a three-button mouse... and use SIO2 to develop your games:
http://sio2interactive.com

--yarri

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