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Hello and some advice needed [message #33778] Sun, 04 September 2011 21:46 UTC Go to next message
avatar BorisKarloff  is currently offline BorisKarloff
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Hello
I am new to shapeways and computer modelling. So I was wondering what software would people recommend that is free. Have browsed through the forums and Blender seems to be quite popular as a free one.
I am planning to have a go at making vehicles and star ships if that has a bearing on what software I should use.

Thanks

BK
Re: Hello and some advice needed [message #33968 is a reply to message #33778 ] Wed, 07 September 2011 21:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar ana  is currently offline ana
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Welcome, Boris!

I'd recommend Google SketchUp in this situation. It's not the most refined, or the most flexible software, but it's free and is one of the most accessible to beginners. Smile




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Re: Hello and some advice needed [message #34003 is a reply to message #33778 ] Thu, 08 September 2011 13:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I've also see lots of praise for Autodesk 123D. And if you want to go advanced, there is Blender, Sculptris, and many others.


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Re: Hello and some advice needed [message #34092 is a reply to message #34003 ] Sat, 10 September 2011 10:47 UTC Go to previous message
avatar BorisKarloff  is currently offline BorisKarloff
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Thanks for all the suggestions I have currently downloaded blender and am working my way through that using their on-line guide.

Have made a list of the other suggestions and will work my way through the others. If I dont get to grips with blender.

 
   
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