Home » Support » 3D Applications » Best organic modelling app?
Search Search  
Show: Today's Messages    Show Polls    Message Navigator
Best organic modelling app? [message #34539] Sun, 18 September 2011 14:09 UTC Go to next message
avatar billy57  is currently offline billy57
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2011
Go to my shop
Junior Member
I usually model in Rhino, which is a great program for modelling machinery, vehicles, etc., but not really suitable for organic modelling (animals, people, etc.).

Now I would like to experiment with organic modelling, with a view to printing the models at Shapeways.

What software would forum members recommend?

Many thanks in advance


Billy
Re: Best organic modelling app? [message #34540 is a reply to message #34539 ] Sun, 18 September 2011 14:34 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ao2design  is currently offline ao2design
Messages: 14
Registered: August 2009
Go to my shop
Junior Member
Try Sculptris, it's amazing and free. It works best with a pressure sensitive tablet [wacom].


http://www.pixologic.com/sculptris/

[Updated on: Sun, 18 September 2011 14:36 UTC]

Re: Best organic modelling app? [message #34543 is a reply to message #34540 ] Sun, 18 September 2011 15:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar billy57  is currently offline billy57
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2011
Go to my shop
Junior Member

Thanks ao2design. It sounds good, but it seems to require Zbrush?


Billy
Re: Best organic modelling app? [message #34546 is a reply to message #34543 ] Sun, 18 September 2011 16:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff is currently online stop4stuff
Messages: 2987
Registered: June 2010
Go to my shop
Senior Member
Sculptris is stand-alone and free software... it works well, but has a few quirks, be sure to save often.

I made this squid using a base .obj model imported into Sculptris for organic 'adjustment'.

Re: Best organic modelling app? [message #34547 is a reply to message #34543 ] Sun, 18 September 2011 16:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ao2design  is currently offline ao2design
Messages: 14
Registered: August 2009
Go to my shop
Junior Member
Sculptris is a standalone application [mac or pc]. Zbrush is not required to run it.

This video is a good place to begin your 3d sculpting journey:
http://www.vimeo.com/12186535
Re: Best organic modelling app? [message #34551 is a reply to message #34547 ] Sun, 18 September 2011 19:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar billy57  is currently offline billy57
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2011
Go to my shop
Junior Member
Thanks a lot guys.

Sculptris sounds like the one to start with, then!

[Updated on: Sun, 18 September 2011 19:59 UTC]


Billy
Re: Best organic modelling app? [message #34589 is a reply to message #34551 ] Mon, 19 September 2011 16:04 UTC Go to previous message
avatar billy57  is currently offline billy57
Messages: 20
Registered: August 2011
Go to my shop
Junior Member

Trying it out now, and it is indeed a great little program - just what I needed. And free, too. Amazing.

Many thanks again guys.

Billy


Billy

 
   
Previous Topic:bump/displacement maps
Next Topic:Vectorworks 2010. Anyone using it?