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Old February 20th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #62
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just a thought, how about a free audio applications thread?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #63
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I add them soon ..

as for a free audio application thread sound like a good idea ... its some thing I have never ;looked into it myself .. send me a list and I will set it up ..
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Old April 6th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #64
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I have been using this. DeleD CE http://www.delgine.com/

I thinking of trying Blender. http://www.blender.org/
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Old April 6th, 2011, 02:16 PM   #65
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I have been using this. DeleD CE http://www.delgine.com/

I thinking of trying Blender.
Can say I have heard of that one ..

Blender is a fast becoming the free prog of choice
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Old April 6th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #66
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I've done a few things in Blender (I made a couple lightsabers and a planet.) It's way different from what I'm used to. I'm looking forward to Blender 2.6, which will finally be able to handle n-gons. (f-gons just don't do the trick because the "f" stand for "fake," it's only pretending to be an n-gon) Maybe then I will feel less like a fish out of water in Blender.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #67
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I've done a few things in Blender (I made a couple lightsabers and a planet.) It's way different from what I'm used to. I'm looking forward to Blender 2.6, which will finally be able to handle n-gons. (f-gons just don't do the trick because the "f" stand for "fake," it's only pretending to be an n-gon) Maybe then I will feel less like a fish out of water in Blender.
ya it took me like 2 days to get use to blender. I feel like whenever I was trying to do something; it felt like trying to hammer in a screw.

blender does grow on you and it has a lot of functionality to it.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 01:10 PM   #68
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Yeah, but I've been modeling for 10+ years in another program, so it's not just a matter of learning Blender, I have to retrain my brain to do things completely differently when I'm using it. If I'd started using it years ago, I think I'd be fine.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:02 AM   #69
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I've tried Blender, but just could not get my brain around their UI. Hexagon is more natural to me and easier to use in my case with Daz Studio 3 Adv, which I use as my rendering program of choice.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #70
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I mostly learned the UI for Blender 2.49 and then they changed everything for 2.5X.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #71
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LOL, I heard about that. I haven't touched blender since, as I consider it to be evil.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #72
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It's not evil as much as it's tailored to someone's specific needs. It started as a in-house program designed to do what the people using it wanted it to do and how they wanted it to do it. Then it got released, people got hooked on it, and now it has its own foundation. However, for those of us who use other programs, it's like looking at a completely FUBAR version of what you're used to using. But then I've seen people say the same thing about my program of choice, so what do I know?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #73
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No doubt there'll be folks that say the same regarding Hexagon, as it does have it's limitations, but it's the best I can afford at the moment and I have no problems with the interface.

In fact, the interface resembles that of Daz Studio, which is what I began using when I started in 3d rendering.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #74
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evil_genius_180 suggested Scriptis to me in the welcome thread. I've just been watching some of the videos and it seems pretty awesome stuff for static props. It even looks simple enough for an old coffin dodger like me to give it a bash, hehehe.

http://www.pixologic.com/sculptris/
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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #75
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Oh yeah, I forgot to post that here. Though, for a while there, I wasn't sure if it was going to stay free. A guy made it and released it but then the company that makes ZBrush bought it, I guess they decided to keep it free. (kind of like a free version of ZBrush)
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Old July 15th, 2011, 12:27 AM   #76
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I have added the program to the first page listing.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #77
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Yeah, it's a cool program. I've seen some people at 3DSciFi do some really crazy cool stuff with it. Though, my personal attempts to do anything with it have not gone well. I managed to make a 3D smiley face but that's about it.
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Old October 29th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #78
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i didnt think amapi was still around hmmmmmm
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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:28 AM   #79
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For this month only, special offer over at DAZ 3D...

DAZ Studio 4 Pro
Bryce 7 Pro
Hexagon 2.5

ALL FREE UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY 2012 - after that, they'll go back to their normal prices!

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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #80
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thanks ..... I forgot to add these
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Old May 7th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #81
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I dont know if anyone has considered 'FaceGen' or 'Faceworx', I have just started having a play with these and they seem quite useful.

I thought they might be useful for those who want to put specific people into their art.

Here is a link to a review, with links within to the actual freebies: http://www.relativitybook.com/CoolStuff/faces.html
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looks interesting I will add it to the list.

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Old May 7th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #83
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That's really cool.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #84
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Glad they are of use, I am still learning and found this little tool which may also help some people: http://www.pullin-shapes.co.uk/page8.htm.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 02:50 PM   #85
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I am working through a tutorial at the moment and I needed a bump mapping tool, I found this one did the job http://www.crazybump.com.
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Old October 12th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #86
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im working on BLENDER is fantastic 3d Free program.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #87
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Blender is a very good program, I don't use it myself but have seen some great work by others ..
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 03:41 PM   #88
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Some fun software available for free. (Share on Facebook to receive link. Deadline is 4th of Feb 2014.


http://fxhome.com/news/get-hitfilm-2...ed-time-offer/

https://fxhome.com/photokey/free
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Interesting links..
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OK, I'm going to say it. The only thing making that not free was the requirement to share the link on a site that steals and sells user data. So, it's not exactly free. There, I said it. (I feel better now )
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