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Old 01-11-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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What is the best 3d modelling and animation program for linux(preferably free)

What is the best 3d modelling and animation program for linux(preferably free)?
Old 01-11-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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The only one I know of is blender. Blender is free as in beer, but not free as in speech.

Edit: it looks like blender is free as in speech now...released under the GPL:

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Old 01-11-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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See jmy webpage, Linux Docs Links,

Scroll down to
Software -> CAD/Rendering/Graphics
Software -> Graphics


p.s. Btw, never used any, so no recommendation.
Old 11-02-2011, 05:22 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing nice post..I have been looking information on the best 3d animation and Modeling program..This discussion has been solve my concern to a great extent..I am very grateful...

have a great time..

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I do not know about ease of use but there is a program that is free and open source called Blender.

"The first large professional project that used Blender was Spider-Man 2, where it was primarily used to create animatics and pre-visualizations for the storyboard department."

"Blender has also been used for shows on the History Channel, alongside many other professional 3D graphics programs."

"Tomm Moore’s The Secret of Kells, which was partly produced in Blender by the Belgian studio Digital Graphics, has been nominated for an Oscar in the category ‘Best Animated Feature Film"…

Many open source programs can do what other proprietary software can do (if not more). So don't assume that because a program costs $500 then it must be better than any open source program.


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