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DannyDeth
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I'm just wondering which 3D modellor is best if you want to make models for straneded 2. would prefer free ones, though.
22.03.10 04:38:26 pm
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amstel bier9
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i think milkshape.
I use that..:)
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22.03.10 06:42:36 pm
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DEATHSHEAD
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I also think that Milkshape ist the best, but milkshape isn't freeware
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22.03.10 07:21:35 pm
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Vectarrio
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I used deled, but it doesn't support animation. It has b3d exporter(download at its site) and it is pretty easy to make smth with it. All of the weapons in my V666 mod is made with deled.
22.03.10 09:25:15 pm
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Ringwall
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Well, if someone would get off their lazy butt and make a .b3d exporter for blender... (with animation!)
23.03.10 02:38:43 am
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Psytechnic
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I think I posted about this somewhere, but since someone asked the question directly, I'll divulge.

The first thing to realise is that modelling for Stranded II isn't modelling for a game. It's modelling for the file formats that the game can read. As far as I am aware, Stranded II handles .B3D natively as its preferred format, but can also support .3DS (I can verify) and .X (unverified) files so any 3D modelling suite that can export to one or more of these formats will be suitable.

As with most types of applications, you're spoiled for choice between commercial, freeware and open-source. Commercial software tends to be more inclusive of features (such as animation support and other advanced features) being that you can be forking out over $1000 for some of these, Freeware software usually relates to a smaller scale application that is being developed by a singe programmer or a small team for more personal educational purposes than designing something with the end user in mind. Open-source software is usually worked on by a larger developer base, meaning its more likely to be packed with advanced functions, but they generally work in a modular manner.

My personal software comparison:
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I hope this give some insight into the commonly used tools and please keep in mind, this is just MY opinion of these tools. Try them for yourself and see what sits well with you.
23.03.10 10:37:10 pm
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Aura
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Does anyone know how if it is posable to make a (Working) .3ds or .b3d file with Google SkechUp? I made a gigant city and used it in one of my Flash games. hears a screenshot link.
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I'd love to use it in my mod.
23.03.10 11:06:35 pm
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Psytechnic
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talls has written:
Does anyone know how if it is posable to make a (Working) .3ds or .b3d file with Google SkechUp? I made a gigant city and used it in one of my Flash games.
I'd love to use it in my mod.


There are 2 options.

1: Buy GoogleSketchUpPro
2: Export it in the google format and send it to someone who has GoogleSketchUpPro to convert it for you.

Their tool, their rules.
24.03.10 12:35:40 pm
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DannyDeth
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Thank you guys for all the answers, escpecially to Psytechnic, he gave me my new little 3d modelling/animation suite ( i decided to goi with the nopen source stuuf ). I'm enjoying at a lot. Thanx ( but if anyone who is reading this thinks im saying i have got enough stuff, you are WRONG ple3ase, if the modellor hasnt been posted here, post it. I was also wondering, has anyone tried Anim8or?
26.03.10 12:29:42 am
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Ringwall
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Anim8or's texturing features are far too basic for any serious game modelling... (there's no UV-map editor).
26.03.10 04:04:11 am
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Vibhor
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well they work for me
but i agree they suck
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26.03.10 09:19:52 am
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Vectarrio
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What is UV map?
26.03.10 09:53:30 am
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DontKnowToScript
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Ultra-Violet map
joking. but really,is there anything free which can UV-map?
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26.03.10 11:32:51 am
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Vibhor
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Wings 3D?
cannot animate though
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26.03.10 02:21:56 pm
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FireDragon
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The best freeware modeller is blender. It is not as easy as MS3d but with blender you can make much better models (in my opinion)
26.03.10 03:11:54 pm
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Westbeam
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I think Wings3D is a good modeller. Its easier than blender. When u think, youre good enough, you can try Blender.
26.03.10 03:18:15 pm
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FireDragon
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With Blender you can make animations... so for units blender is better...
But if you are a newbe at modelling try the trail of ms3d oder use wings 3d^^
26.03.10 04:00:54 pm
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Psytechnic
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It seems people are confirming my review of the software.

Wings3D is easy and free, but cannot animate with this.
DeleD CE is mediocre and free, I don't know about animation with this.
Blender is complicated and free and you can animate with this.
Milkshape is easy and commercial, I think you can animate with this.
3DStudio is complicated and commercial and I know you can animate with this.

These are very sweeping generalisations of the software, but are indications of what to expect.
26.03.10 04:17:17 pm
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wings3d. uv mapping? ill check it out.
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26.03.10 05:06:17 pm
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Vibhor
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You forgot anim8or
Same as wings3D but supports animation
The best deal if you are going commercial is to buy 3Dstudio if you know that you are a master
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I have it but i dont use it because I CANT!
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