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kawana
09-04-2005, 23:21
i saw some people who made some awsome 3d drawings of there guild logo, im wonder what program i should use to make mine? i want the pictures to be good quality, but if possible id like a program thats free. any ideas?

Dukan
10-04-2005, 02:13
Not sure what kind of 3D drawings you're talking about. The makers of most 3D programs have demos or scaled down versions of their offerings. Some put a watermark on the renders or limit the size of the images you can make. Others are intended for making mods to games but can be used for basic 3D work. Take a look at these for starters.

http://www4.discreet.com/gmax/
http://www.softimage.com/Products/Mod/v4/
http://www.aliaswavefront.com/eng/products-services/maya/maya_ple/index.shtml

Otherwise you can "fake" 3D if you know how to use image editing software like Photoshop or Illustrator
http://www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp#product=39

or Paint Shop Pro
http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Trials/Login&pid=1047023911984&cid=1047024437292

Keep in mind these programs have a steep learning curve, but there are lots of tutorials for them on the web. Just do a yahoo/google search for "*name of software* tutorials."