3d drawing cartoon type software

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  1. patriotn11 macrumors member

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    Hey all, :D

    I am buying the 15" powerbook, I am a switcher and I am going to write childrens books, I need a simple type software to even my charactors for the stories.


    What is good writing software and drawing software for my new PB.


    Also is the 12" vs 15" vs 17" PB any better then the other.

    Please advise

    New Mac man :D
     
  2. patriotn11 thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    3d characters would require a 3d software - not for the faint of heart. You might want to look at Swift3D - it creates flash files and its in 3d so you can export it all as vector art. Also, if you have flash, you could put the whole thing together, words and art.

    Good luck!

    D
     
  4. patriotn11 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks

    Thank you much for your time,

    I'll look into Swift3D

    michael
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    What is good writing software
    Microsoft Word

    ...and drawing software for my new PB.
    I like Illustrator, and I hear Illustrator CS has a 3D function though I've never used it. I believe there might be a demo somewhere on the adobe site.
     
  6. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Yeah adobe has a demo software that you can try for 30 days, but the size of it is like 130MB and some options are unavailable since it is a demo.
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    If you're writing a book look into InDesign for formatting, Freehand or Illustrator for drawing, and Word, AppleWorks, or something similar for typing. Flash etc are more for web stuff rather than print, and although it can be used that way it's not as powerful or flexible for page layout as InDesign is. You might even want to spring for the Adobe Creative Suite if you can afford it.
     
  8. eyeon macrumors regular

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    I am currently a media arts student who works with animators and video editors all day every day, and a very popular program that seems to do what you are looking for is called Toon Boom. I have never used the program myself, but I hear it is a lot of fun and really pretty easy to use (especially if you have a graphics tablet) and the results I've seen come from using it are very impressive.

    Hope that helps. Good luck!
     

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