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Old 10-30-2003, 01:01 AM   #1
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creating 3D graphics

What is a good software to create 3D objects/graphics?
Can I do 3D in GIMP?
Old 10-30-2003, 01:07 AM   #2
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hmm if you mean a 3d rendering engine there is crystal space (

if you mean 3d program similar to 3ds max try blender (google: blender)
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You can download the blender program at

The program is free. And there are no restrictions on it's use, i.e. you could use it at work.
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I've heard good things about povray, although it's a standalone renderer, it's said to be one of ( if not the best ) rendering engine available.
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Just to add to the replies....with regards to povray, I've found that kpovmodeler (google it) is a very good gui front end for povray on Linux. Just my $0.02.
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I'll post here instead of making a new thread............
Slackware 9.1, which uses KDE 3.14 installs kpovmodeler by default.
KDE 3.10 which came with Slack 9..0 does not offer this.......
Of course Pov-ray does not come with Slack, you have to d/l the 8 meg file, but kpovmodeler is a very good frontend GUI for Pov-ray.............
and unlike blender.......Pov-ray has been Open Source from Day one!!
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Another vote for Blender (no, you can't do 3D in Gimp).
Other worthwhile options are Maya (if you have some big cash) and Wings3D


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