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icon14.gif  I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. [message #60970] Mon, 28 January 2013 17:21 UTC Go to next message
avatar coollynx  is currently offline coollynx
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I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. For now, I first need to get 3D software uploaded. What software works well and is preferably free?Thats all for now.
Re: I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. [message #60975 is a reply to message #60970 ] Mon, 28 January 2013 19:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. [message #60998 is a reply to message #60970 ] Mon, 28 January 2013 22:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fredd  is currently offline Fredd
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If you have a paint program that can save a black and white jpeg you can begin immediately, well give or take a few minutes
http://www.shapeways.com/creator/2d_to_3d/
I like the combo of Blender and GIMP. Gimp for paint capabilities, and svg exports, Blender as a good all around modelling platform with decent export/import setup and several tools that are of great use creating a model for 3D printing .Sketchup I am beginning to admire.


Have any questions regarding Blender, and need fast answers, you are always welcome at the IRC Server Freenode, channel #blender. As a bonus, several there have experience in modelling for 3D prints.

Keith
Re: I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. [message #61003 is a reply to message #60970 ] Mon, 28 January 2013 23:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar patrickownzya  is currently offline patrickownzya
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Hi Coollynx,

I prefer using Blender 3D, which is open source and free to use. If you get used to the hotkeys you'll be making stuff in no time. It also has lots of tutorials on how to use it.

Re: I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. [message #61050 is a reply to message #61003 ] Wed, 30 January 2013 02:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar coollynx  is currently offline coollynx
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Ok, thanks for the recommendation. Now where do I find this software and the tutorials?
Re: I'm just getting started and need all the help and input I can get. [message #61056 is a reply to message #61050 ] Wed, 30 January 2013 03:26 UTC Go to previous message
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I use this too, Actually I prefer this to the paid softwares. I think like the others said there are tons of info on it.. Youtube it. the latest version at this point is Blender 2.65 I think. So when you search on youtube be sure to search the type you download.


Tj Solo

 
   
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