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Postby Yoshi » Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:30 am

Okay, I'm looking for some easy to use 3D tools. The reason is I want to create a large city (For backdrops) for an animation and I don't feel like modelling a lot of buildings individually. So, really I'm asking for something that could create variations of buildings really easily. Mind you, I'm also looking for something to create a nice vibrant nature scene for the same animation. Kinda like the Feel Good Inc. video with the contrast of colours. Yeah, any help is appreciated.
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Postby Spike » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:16 pm

Ooo.... never done that kind of thing but my instinct suggests looking for game designer tools, such as city model packs or just an infrastructure designed to do just that.
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Re: Easy 3D Tools

Postby Flux » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:50 pm

Blender's free... And it's a good 3d program... but like... putting things where they need to go is something that has always eluded me in my limited knowledge of 3D programs. I bet WAYNE KNOS.
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Re: Easy 3D Tools

Postby InsideTheAsylum » Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:51 pm

It's actually not that hard, you only need a few models (up to a dozen.. for variation) and the rest is just in the skinning. Unfortunately, I don't know any batch model creators like that -_-.
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Postby Wildcard » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:02 pm

There's nothing easy about 3d whatsoever...I mean the easiest way this would go is for you to get a program that lets you model and texture, model 4-5 different buildings, do a few different textures for each, then let them randomly spread on a plane...thats about as easy as I can make it but that all requires at least a general knowledge of most 3d programs. NOW if you're using FLash to animate I would suggest Swift 3d, which does 3d for flash...then you could just make a city of black and white buildings, and use flash to change the color alot quicker and easier. But I would need to know more of what you were doing...at any rate, 3d is never as easy as it looks. EVER.
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Postby Yoshi » Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:44 am

Damn. Oh well, I'll have to check out Swift 3D. I can model each building individually but I don't want to take a lot of time. Thanks for the help anyway.
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