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Re: are there any good free 3d modeling tools?

Chris Baker <electro@trylon.1939worldsfair.com> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm looking for good free (as in speech) 3d modeling tools.
> Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Blender (www.blender.nl) is a very good tool for 3D-modelling/animation.
It is free (as in beer) and not open-source, but version 2.0 will probably
be. Currently you have to get a C key to export meshes (this will not be
required when 2.0 comes out in July). The idea is that you pay for the

There is also a shareware-program called amapi, which you can find on some
linux-mirror sites (in linux/modelers, you can probably find more programs
like this)

POVray is for rendering (you specify a "world" in a POV-ray file-format),
and it calculates all kinds of effects (light, fog, reflection, shadow...)

Felix Natter

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