Free 3D Modeling Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Macbook Matt, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Macbook Matt macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know of any decent free 3D modeling programs that are available for Apple computers? Thanks.
     
  2. xamp macrumors newbie

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    You could also try SketchUp 6, from Google. Simple but great for quickly putting something together. I've found this particularly helpful when doing architectural/furniture work.
     
  3. Mac One macrumors member

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    There's Maya Personal Learning Edition.
    It's for non-commercial use and is based on 8.5. I think it's the same apart being limited to a single core and all models have a watermark.
     
  4. dricci macrumors 6502a

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    DAZ released Bryce 5.5 as a free download when 6.0 came out. It's not as powerful as some of the others but it's pretty easy to use. Available for OS X and Windows at Download.com
     
  5. giganten macrumors 6502a

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    How is blender, easy to use and learn?
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    About as easy as most other 3D apps.
     
  7. Jostifer macrumors newbie

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    Maybe you can give Wings3D a try?
    Its so easy its scary, so ofc its 3D for the ultimate beginner :p
    There should be some links on the site for some tutorials you can follow :)

    Jostein
     
  8. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    Best modeler out there, in my opinion. I do all my modeling with SketchUp and then render with other programs (when I do actually render).
     
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Blender > All on the free 3D front.

    Maya Personal Learning Edition would be the best except it water marks your renders so is not really an option unless you are using it to test if you want to buy the full version of Maya which is slightly more expensive :p.
     

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