Monday, November 28, 2011

ShapeMagic - Another great free 3d program!

Shapemagic (2) is another great free 3d program that I have found online! It's a companion program to the ShapeMaker that I have mentioned about earlier in this blog.

Shapemagic is indeed a very good 3D program. Basically what it does is create 3D objects that you can then import into your 3D programs like Bryce and DazStudio.

When you first open the program you are presented with a side view of a randomly created 3D object which you can then "tweak" to make it look the way you want it to. This program is very good for making 3D objects like columns and urns and vases and the like. There are even tutorials provided on their main page to help show you how to make other 3D objects like jewelery and even curtains and drapes.

The main page is loaded with more information about the program and even provides some pre-made objects that you can download and import in the program so that you can "tweak" them yourself.

I have had time to play around with this program and the only real bad thing that I can say about this program is that it is going to distract me from doing my other computer work. Another bad thing about this program is that I am having so much fun creating 3D objects from this program that my computer hard drive space is decreasing!!!

ShapeMagic is available now as a free download and you can find out more about this program by visiting their mainpage. (Which will also link you to a free download of the program.)

I have had a chance to play around with this program and I'll provide pictures of some of the things that I have created with this program.

I should also mention that I was having a little bit of a problem when I first started playing around with the program but I sent the creator of the program an email and he got back to me in no time at all - which I thought was very nice and very sweet! Turns out that the program was fine it was "me" that was the problem because I was trying too hard and to fast to learn the program at one sitting. Now that the problem is solved (actually there wasn't even a problem with the program) I'm creating even more stuff! - Oh where will my obsession end!

ShapeMagic (2)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

DazStudio - Fairy

DazStudio is a free 3D graphics program that I was able to download. If you do a little checking around you will be able to find quite a number of free 3d graphics programs that you can download!

This free 3D program included the V3 and M3 characters which allowed me to be able to make some very good renders.

Basically this program came with more of a "fairy" aspect to it. It includes fairy clothes and fairy-like atmospheres which provides a good starting point for me as I'm learning more about 3D creating.

As you can see from the picture above the human female model, clothes and environment are also included with the program. With this program I can do many things! For instance I can change the look of the female, I can make here look younger or older, I can even make her look different ethnic ways. I can pose her body including her arms and legs to differnet posing positions. I can even animate the figure - though I'm still learning how to do that.

Everything that you see in the render has been provided by the DazStudio program. It's a great free 3D program to help you learn more about creating 3D renders.