3D modelling

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branny
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I'm looking for some PC software which allows room/building set up and movement in and around them. Can anybody recommend a sensible priced, good scene quality software?

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Nigel Longman
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You may be aware that there is a special offer for an older version of Truespace at the moment which you can see here.

Truespace has an unorthodox interface which you may not get on with, but you can download a free trial version here as a try-out.

In terms of its feature-list it is pretty good value and may suit your needs, but is not specifically aimed at room and architectural modelling.

Richard Payne has pointed out here an upgrade path using this offer if you feel like investing in LightWave, regarded by many as one of the best.

Regards NL

Chris B
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hi,

try Blender, its free.

www.blender3d.com

Chris

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branny
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Cheers Nigel & Chris, I'll take a look.

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stevem1928
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I agree with Blender if you are looking for a low cost (free) solution. I used to use Blender, but now use 3D Max (expensive).

Chrome
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branny, I would agree with the posts here too. Blender is excellent. Coming from a career in games design and development our primary tool was 3D Max (though not an expert myself), however I have played with blender on occasion and though it's interface is very difficult to get on with at first, I would recommend it as...

a) its free
b) its suprisingly good
c) You can use it cross platform!

However you will need to work through tutorials etc. as like all the best 3D tools, it's not 'easy'.

Mark M
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branny wrote:
I'm looking for some PC software which allows room/building set up and movement in and around them. Can anybody recommend a sensible priced, good scene quality software?

There are several packages - cheap packages - that do exactly this. Do a websearch for Floorplan 3D or 3D Home Architect. I've used Floorplan 3D for a quick way to help people who are not good at reading architect's drawings visualise what something might look like.

HTH

Mark

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