Point me to a good starter program

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Lil Chillbil, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

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    I am just looking to get into sudo/3-d graphic design with logos and things. and would like a free program for mac/pc that is dumbed down enough like imovie was when I was first getting into film and like iphoto was when I was first getting into photos.


    anything you guys would recomend
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Blender is free, but it's not that easy to use or learn.

    Cinema 4D is not free, but there's a 3 month free trial (though you can't save), but it's really intuitive and easy to learn.

    Neither one of those are really "training wheels" programs like you asked for, but I don't know of a training wheels program that works similarly to the pro level stuff.

    Out of those two, I would highly recommend Cinema 4D. It's generally regarded as the "designer's 3D program," and is the standard for motion graphic design. I went from knowing nothing about Cinema 4D to using it at a professional level (at least enough to get a job as a motion designer) in a little under 3 years. If you choose to take that route, GreyscaleGorilla is a great site to learn Cinema 4D.
     
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