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Old 07-15-2005, 02:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation 3d Studio Max for Linux ?

hello LQ .

just a simple question ...
is there a version of 3d Studio max for linux ? if not then what software is there for linux to make 3d graphics and is as good as MAX ? (or Maya) !!

Much appriciate .
Old 07-15-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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I think the very best (free) 3D modeler for Linux today is Blender.

I found it very very good and it has some sort of game engine inbuilt on it. Problem is, the interface is odd (at first, once you learn that, you, your mouse and keyboard become one, LOL). If you wanna give it a shot, make sure to read a book or tutorials first.

If my memory does not play tricks on me, I believe there's a port of Maya for Linux.

Good luck!
Old 07-15-2005, 07:22 AM   #3
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I too would recommend Blender, but if you absolutely must have 3D MAX then you could try running it through WINE but you'll probably find it a bit slow for 3D graphics stuff.
Old 07-15-2005, 08:09 AM   #4
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EDIT: Here is my new central repository for all my videos

I've used max, maya and others and blender is my favourite.

Blender (like all 3D software) does take some time to learn but there are heaps of tutorials out there.

I have a few video tuts here

And the whole list of all available are here

and here

BTW there is a native linux version of Maya 4.5 and I'm not sure about 6 that works well but is a bit outdated now.

Give Blender a go, it won't cost anything at least as opposed to Max which is US$3500

Blender has the advantage that the community has driven its development. Give it a chance and it is well worth the time you spent.

If you want a newbie video tutorial, check out mine at - the "axe tutorial part 1"

Don;t forget to goto and see what others are making with it too!

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Old 09-19-2011, 06:33 AM   #5
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Talking YES and No, but Mostly YES!

You can Run 3d Studio Max 5.0, 5.1 and 5.1 SP1 On Linux through Wine.

There is a concise document about how to do this on the wine.

You can read about the Procedure At Wine DB ( Win HQ) . I would post a URL but its my first post on this Site.
Go to Wine HQ and look up Max Version 5.

Follow the PROCEDURE EXACTLY and it Will work. I should know i developed a good part of it

Happy Maxing in Linux Friend.
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pheedmethepenguin, please don't drag up old threads like this.


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