Tuesday, December 15, 2009

3D Programs That I Have So Far - Here Is A List

Here is a list of free 3d programs that I have so far!

  • Bryce - I was able to download this as a free download Bryce is a very good rendering program for creating 3D landscapes and art!

  • Daz 3D Studio - this is a program that is similar in respect to the Poser program. It was also available as a free download.

  • Wings3d - this is a program that lets you create 3d objects. Although there are lots of sites online where you can download free 3d objects there may come a time when you will want to create your own 3d objects.

  • Gimp - this is a 2d program that is an open sourced program. It is also available as a free download.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Dog House

Here is something that I have recently been working on.

I had originally wanted to do this render using the DazStudio program but I found that the doghouse that I made using Wings3d would allow for textures and the doghouse would have just been one solid color.

This render is also darker than usual as I'm trying out working on different kinds of "night" scenes. Looking at the picture now I 'm thinking that some lighting would be good to try.

Of course one of the things that I have learned is to save my original files so that I'll be able to work on them again and again!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Renderosity Has An Affiliate Program!

For those of you that don't know Renderosity.com is a web site community for 2D and 3D artists! There are lots of great free downloads of all sorts including object models, backgrounds and other free downloads for other 2D and 3D-related programs like Bryce! There are also message forums and contests and artists have their own marketplace stores where you can purchase their 3D stuff.

If you join the site (it's free to join) and become an affiliate member then you will be able to earn money when you "refer" new members to them.

There are some rules though. First the new member that you refer has to purchase something from the site within 60 days of their joining. When they purchase something within that time period then you get a percentage of the sale. You can either get paid by regular check or by Paypal. You also have to chose a minimum payout amount ($35 or higher).

I still see that a lot of members from the Renderosity.com site still have a few questions about the program - most of those questions answered on the affiliate program page.

So if you're interested in making some extra money online then you should definitely check it out!

Renderosity's Affiliate Program

Monday, August 31, 2009

Interested In A Free Fractal Program Download?

Fractal Explorer is another free fractal program that you can download for free!

I found out about this fractal program when I mistakenly downloaded a plug-in for the program even before I had the program itself!

I'm just downloading it now so I haven't had a chance to really play around with the program but I will post more about it once I have had a chance to play around with it.

Click here to download the program!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Interested In Chatting With Other Artists?

If you are interested in chatting with other artists - like other 3d artists - you can go over to Renderosity.com's Website and click on the chat-related link.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another Free Download Model! - V4!

Here is yet another free download and this one is from Daz3D! Of course you have to become a member of Daz3d but it doesn't cost anything to join and to become a member.

V4 is an update of V3 - short for the Victoria character model from Poser. It is a base V4 model and it comes with a lot of associated files.

Personally I already have the V3 model and I would like to have the V4 model as well as long as I can be able to use both characters in the same Daz3d program. Even though the V4 character is the most recent version, I'm glad that people are still making V3-related models.

The download file size is just over 15 MB and the sale price of $0 lasts until the year 2017! Click below to go to the download site:

V4 Base Model

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Textures

I got a comment from someone who shares my liking of things medieval! He included a link to his website and I went to take a look!

He does indeed have some great-looking textures that are available for free!

The site is Free Textures.com.

I will definitely enjoy using some of these textures!

Of course my hard-drive is getting full these days - LOL!

I hope you enjoy his site as much as I did!

I give this site a big thumbs up!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Are You Interested In Yet Another Free 3D Software Download?

This looks like another great 3D program! I, personally already have Vue6!

You will be able to create some stunning 3D renders with this program! I'm quite sure that the size of this program will be quite large and I'm still debating on whether or not to download it myself because - good grief - I haven't learned all of Vue6 yet-LOL!

To find out more about this program and how you can download it just click here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Daz Studio - V3-Short Dress

Here is something that I am currently working on. The 3D program that I am using here is DazStudio which I got as a free download.

Basically what you see here is the Victoria 3 model - which came with Daz Studio. The earrings I tried very hard to get them to show through the hair so that one could see them - the earrings were from another free download. The hair was also a free download.

The scenery you see in the background came with DazStudio so they were already there.

What I want to emphasize here is the dress that this model is wearing. It's called a short-dress and it was available as a different free download (as soon as I find out the creator of this I will post about it here!). With this dress I can conform it to the female character model meaning that the dress will move with the figure - for instance if I change the pose of the model then the dress should conform to the new pose - which it does (for the most part).

Right now I just wanted to show you basically what the dress looks like. I made it a simple solid color to start off with - at least for a start.

However I am reading the tutorial that came with DazStudio and am finding out a lot of very interesting things about being able to change how the dress looks. So far I have experimented with changing the surface / material of the dress with different materials that I already have in my files. Plus I'm experimenting with making NEW materials as well! As you can probably guess my 3d-related files are getting huge!

Like I said I'm still learning this and one of the things that is perplexing me is the format that the material can be saved to. It looks like if I find an interesting material / surface I can save it as a .dsb file but then later I have trouble pulling up that same material file in case I want to use it again. So I'm still trying to learn about .dsb / material / surface files.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

23 Megabytes Big!

I'm currently downloading a 23MB sized zip file that is supposed to include the inside of a medievil room!

I found out about this site from Renderosity.com and it includes some great historical-looking buildings including houses.

You can also download this file because it is available as a free download! Just click here to go to the site to be able to download these objects!

I have to say that while these objects are big in size they are definitely worth it if you are looking for some medieval objects to go into your renders.

I find that I LOVE these types of objects and I feel drawn to going for a more "gothic" feel to my 3D renders. This is a very great download site and it has just the kind of 3d objects that I am looking for.

While I'm still working on making my own 3d objects having more of them gives me a lot more to be able to work with.

I love the way that this room looks and I have a feeling that I will be using it a lot in some of my renders. What is also cool is that I can experiment with the textures, changing them to look other ways as well!

If this is an .obj file it will work great with my Vue or my Bryce 3d programs.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another Free Download! The Ivy Generator!

I can't take the credit for finding this little "gem" of a program! The credit goes to the folks at the Bryce Forum on Delphi.

The Ivy Generator is a program that create ivy that you can include in your 3D renders. Below you will see an example of how one person used the program.

Here is my own little creation that I made while playing around with the program:

The Ivy Generator program is available as a free download from Thomas Luft and it is very generous of him indeed in that he states that you can use your renders for commercial purposes.

I just downloaded this program myself yesterday and I'm learning the program now. It has quite a few settings for how you want your ivy to look and those are the settings that I am learning.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Career In 3D Art? Here's One Person That Has It!

Since I am a member of Renderosity.com I have had a chance to see the works of other 3D artists as well and some of their work is so good!

There is one artist there named Duo (who lives in Italy by the way) who has a website where they list the clients that they have had. This is a very impressive list and it brings hope to my own aspirations of having a 3D career as well!

Some of the work that they have done for clients include CD covers, magazine covers and providing online graphics for their websites.

I also have a Working From Home Blog where I talk about the endless possibilities there are out there for one to be able to work from home and being a 3D Artist is another great example of this.

So if you are a 3D artist or just beginning to get into 3D, please be sure to visit their site. It should provide great inspiration to those who are thinking about having a career in 3D design and it will show you the possibilities that are out there.

Their website also includes some 3D models that you can download and use in Bryce versions 4 - 5.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blender - Having A Difficult "Go" At It..........................

Blender is proving to be quite a difficult program for me to understand! Mind you it took me some time to grasp the principles of Vue and even Bryce for that matter but the Blender 3d program is proving to be quite difficult for me to understand. I do have a small manual that I downloaded but I haven't gone through it yet. It's just that everytime I open the program and decide to play around with it I get frustrated!

Hopefully given some time I will be better able to understand this program.

Blender is a free, open source 3d program that you can download by clicking here