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Old 02-01-2004, 01:09 PM   #1
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what is blender?

i know blender is a 3d modelling and animating program like maya or 3dmax but when i go to download the files is just few MB only where maya or 3dmax is more then 300mb installation disk.

i expect it to be more then 100mb.

what can the few MB blender installation files do?
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Have you actually tryed it and see for yourself what blender can do??
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Use POVRAY. It has similar quality as Maya and 3D Studio Max. Though not many easy programs that can animate a POVRAY scene.
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I thought POVRAY was just a rendering system?

Blender is small because it was well-coded =o) Maya and Max also have a lot of extras you don't get with a base Blender install....huge documentation, sample scenes and materials, plugins, and various other things.
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Blender is completely amazing. Don't knock it till you've tried it. Just because every other 3D package is bloated doesn't mean Blender has to be I'm not intimately familiar with Maya or 3DSMax, though I'm sort of familiar with SoftImage; Blender can do pretty much everything that SoftImage can do, and as far as I know it's at least as capable as 3DSMax and Maya. And it's free (speech and beer)! Anyway, if you want to know what it can do, visit the website, and check out the features list and galleries.

And yes, POVRay is just a renderer. Best raytracer out there, and sure, it can produce output that looks as good as anything else, but it is not a modeling package (unless you consider hand-coding in a scene description language "modeling").
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Blender is so small because it does what it is supposed to . Blender is not a raytracer like povray, it is a 3d modeller and is amazing at what it does. No other open source project even comes close to being as good as blender.

Old 02-02-2004, 09:36 AM   #8
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Originally posted by enigmasoldier
Blender is so small because it does what it is supposed to . Blender is not a raytracer like povray...
Although it soon will be. Ton has added a raytracer to Blender. It's also about to get much better NURBS support, which is something I've always wished it had.

Seems like Blender has been getting better on almost a daily basis since it was open-sourced!
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Yeah blender rocks! heaps better than 3dsmax or maya


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