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NOTE: This is extremely out of date and likely useless. I no longer use deviantART, and I no longer maintain this list.




Here it is. The complete guide to 3D freeware and shareware. Each entry includes a description, a working link, the platforms supported, licensing, and known alternate download locations. It includes over 100 applications for nearly 10 operating systems. This should help all of you on a budget, and now price is no reason to avoid 3D graphics. There are 3 versions of this list, a doc file, an HTML file, or a txt file. The doc file is reccomended for easier usage.



This list was compiled through searching the internet. I have found these programs over the course of a year, trying to find a way to get into 3D cheaply.



Soon I will have similar lists for 2D graphics, video editors, sound editors, and HTML editors.



I am going to be continually updating this list. If you find any mistakes, or have any corrections, please note me. If you know of a program that should be on this list or any info to contribute, please note me.



If you have questions about any of this software, feel free to send me a note asking about it. I have used/tried out a large number of these programs and might be able to help, or at least point you to some info.





Updated October 25, 2003
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This is *** huge file beware!

Big thanks goes to =MetalDragoness for help to translate it. My crapy english is so stupid to say something clearly O_O

I think you will know what is all about cuase its written here:D
just say enjoy..

parchment texture by ~DarthMaiden

edit: mistakes corrected

pro abnormalni ignoraci ze vsech stran ohledne ceske verze byla CZ verze smazana (trhnete si nohou a naucte se anglicky)
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Online Sources for buying art books:

Amazon.com
Chapters.ca (canada)

-Amazon.com is pretty good for deals as well as when you buy sets of them. Also having sales once in a while including used books if you don't want to pay full price.

-also if you buy a certain amount of books over a certain price range you get the shipping for free.

-usually get your books within the next 3-4 days sometimes sooner with amazon

Scribd? what is that?

[link]

-it is a document-sharing website which allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format.

-In other words a social publishing site, where people share original writings and documents.

-there are books you can buy from there as well and provide a preview of so many pages you then can download to your iphone or Amazon kindle.

*Send me a note if you want to see some of the list of books both animation and art you wish to see that I have collected*

Which books should I buy? price vs quality

When you go to either a book store of a used book store and you find a art book you think you can learn from think about a few things.

Does it have exactly what it intends on delivering?

Is there step by step instructions on it you can learn from?

Does it contain helpful steps or just jumps straight to the finished piece?(The "infomercial effect" showing the before and after of something without the in-between steps)

depending on the individual you might learn just fine from non-step by step Learning to draw books but its nice to see the steps as you go through each exercise.

Things to look for and not to look for in a How to learn Art book avoiding having regrets of buying

Positives

(+) step by step instructions.
(+) informative & tries to go the extra mile in helping you learn.
(+) provides a CD of examples and stock images to learn from.

Negatives

(-)too technical with little to no examples
(-) too many of the authors works and not enough learning
(-)descriptions of how to do something without providing steps
(-)includes no drawing lesson but contains just a artists or artists works
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Ubuntu Iconpackager Set fo XP only

Includes Icontweaker themes fon non-IconPackager users.
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Alright here is one of the tutorial sections I had said that I was going to share with everyone.

What is after effects?
its a program in which you can edit film or create animations but this really is meant to add special effects to them.

Inspiration

Motiongrapher
-a nice site to look through to see what other artworks and videos people have come up with to help someone get ideas for their own stuff

After Effects sites</u>

Video Copilot
-nice site with allot of useful tutorials on learning the program and trying out

Additional links and helpful advice</u>

(Video tutorials)
After Effects: Basic training
-goes over allot of the basic functions of after effects as well as the hot keys.

After Effects tutorials
-big list of all sorts of things you can do in after effects


video tutorials:[link]

(Regular tutorials)


Demo Reel
Demo Reel 101
-The do's and don't of making a successful demo reel to present to a client

Additional Links

YouSendit.com
-This is a very good site to have an account on you can create a free account here which lets you be able to send large files to a person. This can be handy for either group projects sending needed files to one another or sending a demo reel to a client to get a job.
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*Work in progress expect this to be finished up in a few weeks*

Introductions:

moved a bunch of these from the 3D tutorial list for easy access rather than it being part of a huge list. It will give me a chance to add more content to the ones I have as well as putting a bunch of newer links.

Da Clubs and other 3D site communities

Some 3D clubs and Communities to join meet people,learn and improve.

:icongame-art: :icon3d-asuarus: :icon3dmodeling: :icon3d-characters: :icon3-dimensions: :iconzbrushers-guild::icon3d-artists::iconthe3dartistclub::icon3d-enchantment: :icon3-d-art: :iconblender-club::icon3d-animation: :icon3dgurus: :iconblendergameart::icondazclub:

Renderosity

Cg.Tutsplus

Cg Textures

11 Second Club

Pixologic a community of Z-brush artists

ConceptArt.org a mix of both 3D,traditional,digital, artists as well as animators

Game Artisans a community of both novice and industry professionals improving their skills in 3D

Recommended tools and starter suggestions

1.Wacom tablet(for making textures and modeling in z-brush or mudbox)
2.Drawing tools( for roughing out character designs can also be done with photoshop with a tablet)
3. References are important whether your modeling something,texturing, or need examples of walk cycles for animations keep a folder or bookmarks for them.

Free 3D Software

Interested? or want to get into 3D and but can't afford 3D max,maya,cinema 4D etc? here are a few links to get you started.

Scupltris</b>(accepts exported obj files from other 3D programs and saves out obj as well for high rez baking)

[link]

- sculpt 3D models with this software works like z-brush and mudbox but free.

RoadKill</b>

[link]

-This is a helpful program that helps properly work with UV placements using colour system that tells you if your uv map is having errors. Work well with allot of the 3D programs just remember to export after you do your uvmap object or character as a obj.

instructions are given in the manual

anim8or

[link]

- it is another free 3D modeling and character animation program

video tutorials

Daz 3D</u>

[link]

-another free program worth checking out. You can upgrade to the pro version but it cost money. Also on the site purchase additional programs by daz such as.

Hexagon(sculpt,texture,uv maping)
[link]

Bryce(rendering. lighting,landscapes)
[link]

Carrara(realistic modeing posing,advanced modeling, terrain-building, physics, and rendering)
[link]

tutorials are listed on the site and below

Terragen</u>

[link]

-Terragen is a scenery generator which can be used to create photo realistic background images and animations.

tutorials can be found on the site as well as below in the tutorial section

Wings 3D</u>

[link]

-another free 3D program works with most operating systems pc,mac,linux,source . There is no support in Wings for doing animations but you can always import your models to blender or more specialized rendering.

tutorials are available on the site but there are some also included in the tutorial section in here.

Google SketchUp

[link]

-A 3D sketching software for the conceptual phases of design.

See the Tutorial portion of this page for sketchup tutorials

Blender

[link]

-a free down loadable 3D program you can use if you would like to do some 3D related artworks. Any tutorials or tips in working with the tools can be found on the site.

Additional tutorials: [link]

xNormal

[link]

- its like crazy bump but its free for anyone who wants to make bumpmaps,Ambient Occlusion Maps etc.

tutorials are provided on the site and some in the tutorial section.

Random link finds

Books

Animating with Blender by: D.Roland Hess

Blender 3D Noob to Pro Miscellaneous Tutorials

Blender 3D Noob to Pro Beginner Tutorials

Blender Basics by: James Chronister

Blender 3D GameKit 1st Edition by: TonRoosendaal and Carsten Wartmann

Articles

Blender Art Magazine #9

Tutorials can be found here:[link]
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Welcome To =Gracies-Stock!

Tags! These were so popular last time, so I decided to upload some more :D!

Comments/Favs are greatly appreciated!

:bulletblue:Credit me in your description
:bulletblue:Note me the link OR Leave a comment here
:bulletblue:Do NOT use outside DeviantArt

Other Helpful Links:

:bulletblue:My Models - [link] -
:bulletblue:Share Your Opinion - [link] -

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Gracie

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*work in progress but should be completed in the next week or so just gathering school notes as well as other things to include*

Majority of the links will be for 3D max but there will be some for other programs as well I have come across.

Da Clubs and other 3D site communities

Some 3D clubs and Communities to join meet people,learn and improve.

:icongame-art: :icon3d-asuarus: :icon3dmodeling: :icon3d-characters: :icon3-dimensions: :iconzbrushers-guild::icon3d-artists::iconthe3dartistclub::icon3d-enchantment: :icon3-d-art: :iconblender-club::icon3d-animation: :icon3dgurus: :iconblendergameart::icondazclub:

[link]

[link]

[link]

Pixologic a community of Z-brush artists

ConceptArt.org a mix of both 3D,traditional,digital, artists as well as animators

Game Artisans a community of both novice and industry professionals improving their skills in 3D

Recommended tools and starter suggestions

1.Wacom tablet(for making textures and modeling in z-brush or mudbox)
2.Drawing tools( for roughing out character designs can also be done with photoshop with a tablet)
3. References are important whether your modeling something,texturing, or need examples of walk cycles for animations keep a folder or bookmarks for them.

Free 3D Software

Interested? or want to get into 3D and but can't afford 3D max,maya,cinema 4D etc? here is a link to a list of free ones [link] .

Tutorials

XNormal</b>

XNormal video tutorial list

Blender

Blender Tutorial :basics

Blender Tutorial:shapes and objects

Blender Tutorial:shapes and objects part 2

For further tutorials on begineer to advance steps in learning blender click here to view more video's

tutorials by: :iconjimmyon:

Blender Normal Mapping Tutorial part 1

Blender NormalMap Tutorial part 2

Blender Alpha Tutorial

Draz 3D</u>

DAZ Studio 3D Basics: 1-Cameras

DAZ Studio 3D Basics: 2- Loading Models

DAZ 3D - DAZ Studio Animation Tutorial Part 1

DAZ 3D - DAZ Studio Animation Tutorial Part 2

Terragen</u>

Part 1 - Intro and User Interface

Part 2 - Terrain

Part 3 - Shaders

Part 4 - Atmosphere and Lighting

Part 5 - Objects

Part 6 - Finishing Touches

Terragen 2 Tutorial #1 - Basics - PART 1

Terragen 2 Tutorial #1 - Basics - PART 2

Wings 3D</u>

3D Modeling - Part I: Navigation in Wings 3D

3D Modeling - Part II: Deformation in Wings 3D

3D Modeling - Part III: Deformation in Wings 3D continued

Wings3d Adobe Illustrator Import

Texture mapping a simple mesh in Wings3D

Wings3D UV mapping guide

How to set up a workspace in Wings 3D part 1

How to set up a workspace in Wings 3D Part 2

How to set up a workspace in Wings 3D Part 3

XNormal</u>

Learning Xnormal: Part 1

Learning Xnormal: Part 2

Sketchup</u>

Getting started with Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp - New Users 1: Concepts (video)

Google SketchUp New Users 2: Drawing Shapes

Google SketchUp New Users 3: Push/ Pull

Google SketchUp New Users 4: Create a Chair

additional tutorials can be found here:[link]

Crazy Bump

Intro To Crazybump (1/3)

Intro To Crazybump (2/3)

Intro To Crazybump (3/3)

Z-brush

Getting Started (Tips & Tricks) (video)

Poly Painting tips for Zbrush(video)

Roughing out your base mesh in Zbrush (video)

Creative crash-list of tutorials

Modeling using reference and Skin

ZBrush ZSphere basic modeling tutorial

Sculpting muscles with masks

ZBrush 3 Basics - ZProject Texturing (video)

Zbrush 3 Basics - Colors to Texture (video)

Maya

Normal Mapping in Maya Basics

Normal Maps from Maya

Mudbox

[link]

workflow between 3D max and mudbox:[link]

3D max

Normal map workflow:[link]

3D max renderable splines: [link]

more tutorials on this site:[link]

the autodesk site provides useful info and tutorials : [link]

ball bouncing part 1:[link]

part 2:[link]

part 3:[link]

texturing a head:[link]

texturing a character:[link]

texturing video's:[link]

walkthrough for character creation pipeline:[link]

Index to 3D max and its tools:[link]

hard surface texturing tutorial: [link]

tips and ticks:[link]

skinning mini tutorial:[link]

[link]

[link]

[link]

introduction to subdivision :[link]

tips and tricks for modeling game characters:[link]

videio tutorials on various things that can be done in 3D max:[link]

start to finish explanation of creating a character:[link]

hair tutorial:[link]

attaching a biped to you your character:[link]

Orgainic modeling series:[link]

texturing and modeling tips:[link]

3ds max uvw map and texture tutorial (video)

3DS Max Tutorial - UVW Unwrap Basic (video)

Tutorial 3D Max Uvw unwarp(video)

MAX and Photoshop : Combining Texture maps (video)

XNormal and 3D max:Texturing Game Characters Ambient Occlusion Maps (video)

Poly modeling

Cell shading

Modeling a 3D head

wire and Isoline clay render

Clay render with mental ray

Global Illumination

Clay Render with Light Tracer

3D modeling a chain

3ds max Basic Face Rigging

facial control panel - 3ds max tutorial PART1 (video) download the high quallity video in the youtube comment

Pelt Mapping Tutorial - 3DSMAX

UV MAPPING Basics for characters

facial control panel - 3ds max tutorial PART2 (video) download the high quallity video in the youtube comment

3D Books and other book references(available to read)

Cinema 4D introduction

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : introduction

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : Tutorial introduction

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : Tutorial Character Animation

Autodesk 3D Max 9 : Tutorial Special Effects

3D World: simulate aschool of fish in motion

3D World: Dynamic liquids

Maya 2010:Getting started

The Animators Survival Kit

Animation-Writing-and-Development
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