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Good free progams for use with Sandbox

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I listed these programs in another post but thought it would be good to have their own post. I added one more program to the list "CharactorFX."
All the below programs are free:
Wings3d, a great modeler with a outstanding uv mapper.
http://www.wings3d.com/

Tattoo 3D, This was my first 3D texturing program. It great for fast texturing but limited on more powerfull functions as it a older program. Free to use for non-commerical work.
http://www.terabit-software.co.uk/

Blacksmith 3D, You can paint your models in realtime 3D. The "freeware" 3D painter limits your export image size to 1024 x1024 which is more than enough for Sandbox
http://www.blacksmith3d.com/blacksmith3 ... ftware.php

Artweaver, a 2d paint program like photoshop. It supports layers. Some texture artist like to paint on the flat 2D uv map image for textuing and other texturing usage.
http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version

Misfit Model 3D, to add bones and animations for your NPC or other models, plus to save your model as a md3 file with the animation data. be sure to get the lastest beta version
http://www.misfitcode.com/misfitmodel3d/

CharactorFx, for adding bones and animation to your models. It's a little older program but works great and saves to md2 files.
http://www.insanesoftware.de/

MD3Compile, a very quick and easy converter for md2,3ds files to a md3 file. I use it for converting my static 3ds models into a md3 file plus to rebuild my 3ds model's normals.
http://www.quakeunity.com/file=481

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Very helpful list! i mite just use some of them.







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Hey i'm new to sandbox. I understand you need to use md2, md3 or md5 file types for models, but wings3d saves them as a .wings file. How do i convert it?

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krazykyle wrote:Hey i'm new to sandbox. I understand you need to use md2, md3 or md5 file types for models, but wings3d saves them as a .wings file. How do i convert it?

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Look at your export settings. That will get you started. I hope to make a tutorial flash video titled "From Wings3d to Sandbox" this weekend.
It will cover exporting from Wings 3D, converting your model file to a md3 with the parameters. Setting up your md3.cfg and loading the model into the game engine.

The tutorial will cover only static models, no animation.
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Thanks so much for posting this and adding in the great descriptions! Take care!
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Let me just say thank you so much for showing me this!, I've used wings3d this week and its great! by far my favorite 3d modler.
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Here is my list of freeware I can't do without, google will help you locate them/

Modelers= anim8or, fluxstudio(now called vivaty), These are what I use (along with simply3d/ paid $5.00 on ebay)
Nurb Modelers=cb model pro, and sculptris
Model Converter= 3d exploration
Model Shrinker=,( to lower poly count.) ==Balancer lite

Textures= Gimp (freeware paint program), gimp has a function to make seamless tiles, and it works perfectly, I will post it soon.

Video Capture= debut video capture, for making machinima from your sandbox worlds, then edit in microsoft movie maker.

Paint program= photofiltre
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very helpful, too bad there isnt a "rate this" option here, id give you 15/10 10 being the highest. Thanks for this
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note: animator only works on xp and before that (unless you have the xp converter in your windows 7)
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