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Hey. I recently got interested in 3D modeling and i'm looking for a place to start. Any suggestions for good modeling programs to use? I would prefer something free and fairly easy to use. I am booting only with linux right now, so a program native to that OS would be nice.

Could someone point me in the right direction?

daedalus

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wish i found that before i read the 1057 page manual.

Bah, books are for n00bs. I been using blender since before it had any features at all, and learned them as they were added.:twisted:

and pick up the GIMP (probably already installed) and Inkscape, they all work nicely together... sort of... well, its all open source, so I'm not guaranteeing anything, not even an expressed warrant of merchantability.

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wish i found that before i read the 1057 page manual.

Bah, books are for n00bs. I been using blender since before it had any features at all, and learned them as they were added.:twisted:

and pick up the GIMP (probably already installed) and Inkscape, they all work nicely together... sort of... well, its all open source, so I'm not guaranteeing anything, not even an expressed warrant of merchantability.

it wasnt a book, it was the manual from the site. the HTML version.

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In relevancy to Blender.

I just downloaded the program and I got a decent way through the tutorial and it all makes sense. Problem is: I get nothing when I render 3D objects I create. I get a background and...... a background. I've searched on their FAQ and around google with minimal success. Any help?

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In relevancy to Blender.

I just downloaded the program and I got a decent way through the tutorial and it all makes sense. Problem is: I get nothing when I render 3D objects I create. I get a background and...... a background. I've searched on their FAQ and around google with minimal success. Any help?

You have to make sure that you are rendering the right layer, its usually in the first layer (press the 1 key) if it isn't press the ~ key to render all layers. You may also need to add lights (space -> add -> lamp -> lamp).

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I tried it, but nothing works. Tried putting like 50 lamps, and using all layers, but nothing seems to allow me to render it. I just have a simple cube that I rounded the edges. It doesn't even allow me to render the default cube on the start page.

Any help?

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Sorry to intercede on the ongoing problem, but I have created my first independent render.

The Phantom Slurpee

slurpee.jpg

Yes, I know it is quite chunky and rather unrealistic, but I thought I would show the first result of this thread.

Thanks guys.

daedalus

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Thanks for the help. I think Python was what was missing. I got this error and never really took note to it. It seems to be the error of the rendering.

Sorry to intercede on the ongoing problem, but I have created my first independent render.

Very nice job :o I have gotten to a pretty fancy cube thing, but stopped due to the lack of rendering. I want to see my pretty cube :(

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Great! Thanks guys. I got the wrong version at first and I was about to delete the program. Just got it working now.

nanob0t

---Later---

Nevermind. I got:

Compiled with Python verson 2.4

Checking for installed Python... got it!

Yet my blender program is still incapable of rendering a valid image. :?:

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