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cool free progs

Post by tungee » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:56 am

Some cool free progs:

1.Chaoscope is a 3D strange attractors rendering software
www.chaoscope.org/

2.Picassa a cool picture viewer
http://picasa.google.com/

3. a cool freeware modeller
http://www.wings3d.com/

4.ArtRage Free Edition cool paint programm for sketches etc.
http://www.artrage.com/artrage.html

5. photoshop like photoretouching
http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version

if you have some cool links post it here and tell me wheather you like them
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Post by Zom-B » Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:12 am

1. Caustic Generator creates looping caustic animations
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~kand/caustics/

2. Arbaro is a free Tree Generator
http://arbaro.sourceforge.net/
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Post by boweeb007 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:13 am

1. Terragen - Landscape generator
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/

2. Acme Online Masonry Designer - Awesome brick face generator. Must have for anyone who does archvis!
http://www.brick.com/md/md2.swf

3. WinTopo - Handy app for converting raster to vector (dxf) images.
http://wintopo.com/

4. GIMP - Somebody had to post it sooner or later.
http://www.gimp.org/

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Post by drBouvierLeduc » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:25 am

boweeb007 wrote: 2. Acme Online Masonry Designer - Awesome brick face generator. Must have for anyone who does archvis!
http://www.brick.com/md/md2.swf
just what I was looking for !

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Post by afecelis » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:32 am

Genetica seamless texture viewer:
http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/viewer/index.htm

let's you get the free libraries and export them as jpegs. Also exports normal maps.

oh yes! another good one: bricks'n'tiles:
http://www.3d-rekonstruktionen.de/bricksntiles/
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Post by atmmatt » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:49 am

The tree and brick programs...Superb! Just what I was looking for!
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Post by afecelis » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:57 am

how could I have forgotten this one? inkscape, free vector drawing app:
http://www.inkscape.org/
You can import svg into blender and use it for further modeling. There's a great tut on how to use inkscape to draw a floorplan and then import it into blender here:
http://www.opendimension.org/ida/inkscape.php
that's one of my favorite apps lately

hey what about skoogle? (AKA sketchoogle). Someone should write an exporter to Indigo's XML :wink:
http://sketchup.google.com/
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Post by Phil » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:59 am

Medusa4

http://www.cad-schroer.com/index.php?sc ... M4Personal

A free CAD programm (for private use), but I do not know about the export possibility.

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Post by atmmatt » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:14 am

Alibre Express - 2D/3D solid modeler. I own the full version but express is very capable.
http://www.alibre.com/xpress/software/a ... xpress.asp
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Post by Phil » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:28 am

@atmmatt,

what about the import export possibility, step import? obj export?

Thanks in advance, Phil

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Post by eman7613 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:31 am

wha wha wha!! these are awsome but can we update the top of the thread to have all of the links? They are starting to get confusing O.o
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Post by atmmatt » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:51 pm

Phil wrote:@atmmatt,

what about the import export possibility, step import? obj export?

Thanks in advance, Phil
It imports with step and iges. The only compatible one that goes from Alibre to Blender is stl. I'm not sure about other 3d packages but it seems stl is the only major one (lots of dxf and step formats however).

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Post by scorpius » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:51 pm

http://moi3d.com

Moment of Inspiration (“MoI”) is a spline-based modeler -- like a stripped-down version of Rhino.

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Post by Koba » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:15 pm

MoI isn't going to be free forever (currently it is beta).

Here is my list of the best free, honest-to-goodness software on the net:

Blender (goes without saying)

http://blender.org/cms/Home.2.0.html

Makehuman (excellent for making humanoids)

http://www.dedalo-3d.com/

TopMod (would make for some great abstract indigo renders)

http://www-viz.tamu.edu/faculty/ergun/r ... /topology/

Freestyle NPR (awesome for NPR renders)

http://freestyle.sourceforge.net/

Virtualdub (great for video editing)

http://www.virtualdub.org/

AviSynth (also great for video)

http://www.avisynth.org/

Voodoo camera tracker (does what it says on the tin)

http://www.digilab.uni-hannover.de/docs/manual.html

Sketchup (free from google - only useful now there is a Blender importer)

http://www.sketchup.com/

ImageMagick (create for batch processing images)

http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

Swftools (allows you to author .swf in various ways)

http://www.swftools.org/

Screenweaver (turns flash into .exe)

http://screenweaver.com/

Openlaszlo (website authoring with flash)

http://www.openlaszlo.org/

Electric sheep (evolving and awesome screen saver)

http://www.electricsheep.org/

Plasma pong (You will get hooked - awesome!)

http://www.plasmapong.com/

TA Springs (Best RTS of all time, improved and GPLed)

http://taspring.clan-sy.com/

Some of the links given above are for crippled versions/trials of software (which is fine but it does annoy me, personally). Gimp, Wings3D and Inkscape have been mentioned. They are the important ones.

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Post by tungee » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:35 pm

nice koba!
i like the things you mentioned.
my favourite is arbaro thanks zombie!
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