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how do i use blender?

Postby gil90 » October 24th, 2009, 6:29 pm

i want to make custom mapmodels, but i don,t know how to use blender. could somebody help?
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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby Chaze007 » October 24th, 2009, 6:32 pm

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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby Radder » October 24th, 2009, 6:44 pm

Hi gil90.
If you are new to 3D modeling you might want to start with a program that at first is easier to use than blender. Blender is a great 3d program but the interface takes awhile to get use to it. You can make your mapmodels and any animation in blender. You though have to expect a steeper learning curve. Google for Blender tutorials, there are lots of them...

I have posted some information on other programs that you can use for adding content to Sandbox and some tutorials on making mapmodels for Sandbox.

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viewtopic.php?f=24&t=327

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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby gil90 » October 24th, 2009, 6:47 pm

thanks for the help. what other programs are there?
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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby HealyHQ » October 24th, 2009, 7:15 pm

For newbies to 3D modeling, I recommend Wings3D as the program of choice. It has a simple, clean interface and presents less of a learning curve than Blender. However, I'm not sure if it supports animations. Still, it's great for static models, and a great way of dipping your toe into the Olympic-size pool that is 3D modeling. :)
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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby Radder » October 24th, 2009, 8:59 pm

Click on the two fourm links I gave you, there is a list of programs listed in one, including Wings3d and the tutorial in the other...

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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby Zantos » December 10th, 2009, 3:07 am

yea i recommend wings3D. if you want to texture it just export it to a format that blender can use (i always use obj for almost everything) and get a tutorial on blender how to texture. Wings3D takes forever to texture :o
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Re: how do i use blender?

Postby GR1M » December 10th, 2009, 1:29 pm

Blender is really hard to get familiar with, but with Wings3d you can jump in and start creating right away -->

http://www.wings3d.com/
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