graphic program

What's a good graphic program that's free??

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I'm going to try to get this one in first! 🙂

(url="http://"http://www.povray.org")Povray(/url)

Problem with free programs, is they seem to be awkward and harder to use. No experience behind this, since I have never used megabucks programs like Strata or Bryce.

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Mechanisto! Woohoo! (url="http://"http://squibix.net/mech-ev")Look.(/url)

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Originally posted by Danny:
Mechanisto! Woohoo! Look.

If you remember, how long did it take you to go from downloading the program to making your first ship or thing?

By the way, very cool work.

.........OH!, I missed the tutorials! :eek:

/Vast drools ...onto his keyboard and trys to wipe it off ljroiju43409kv09ure,my6gfbjilkhty kjn4nicxmn 😄

I get in character too much.

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Originally posted by Vast Deathmaster:
If you remember, how long did it take you to go from downloading the program to making your first ship or thing?

It wasn't long at all, if you count (url="http://"http://www.squibix.net/mech-ev/about/shipyard.gif")this(/url) as a ship; beyond that I can't remember exactly; I'd say it was maybe a month (of working with the program--I left it alone for a while) before I was able to make (url="http://"http://www.squibix.net/mech-ev/artimages/scout.jpg")this ship(/url).

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Originally posted by Vast Deathmaster:
**I'm going to try to get this one in first!:)

Povray

Problem with free programs, is they seem to be awkward and harder to use. No experience behind this, since I have never used megabucks programs like Strata or Bryce.

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Aw, you beat me to it! 🙂

Megabucks? I admit, not much compares to the tiny footprint and non-existant price of Mechanisto. It'll run on anything, too. But you can find Strata and Amapi free and Bryce and Ray Dream used for less than a hundred bucks. And they don't require a G3 to run.

Going up the scale are the true mid-range programs. Out of them I've heard good things about Animation Master and Cinema4D. I got Carrara myself, as an upgrade to my older software. These are a couple hundred...less than a new monitor.

There are lots of options without going to the Maya stratosphere (and even the new Maya for OSX is actually pretty cheap, as high-end softwear goes!)

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My first experiences with Povray scared the **** out of me, frankly. It seems to take quite a lot of time to actually work with it, I suppose. I've looked at it since then, but I'm just not that kind of dedicated person I guess.

A free program, eh? Mechanisto seems to have gotten some good reviews, but I don't think I've really tried it much to say either way. I'm a Bryce user now. Not a great Bryce user, but I'm getting better.

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Originally posted by Commander Arashi:
Mechanisto... (will) run on anything, too.

Well, not on a 68k; you'll need a PowerPC. But I don't think that'll be a problem for anyone making plugs for Nova. 😄

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Originally posted by mrxak:
**My first experiences with Povray scared the **** out of me, frankly. It seems to take quite a lot of time to actually work with it, I suppose. I've looked at it since then, but I'm just not that kind of dedicated person I guess.
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POVRay might be tough to start out in, but with a couple days' work, I was able to make the images on (url="http://"http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/webboard/Forum56/HTML/001128.html")this(/url) thread. True, it took me two years of on-and-off work (and countless attempts) to get to this point, but I must say that the rewards for all the hard work are extremely gratifying.

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Originally posted by what_is_the_matrix:
POVRay might be tough to start out in, but with a couple days' work, I was able to make the images on this thread. True, it took me two years of on-and-off work (and countless attempts) to get to this point, but I must say that the rewards for all the hard work are extremely gratifying.

Oh yes. I am quite aware of capabilities of the program. Quite excellent in the right hands. However, I'd prefer to spend my time working in a GUI. I like to see vaguely what I'm working on before it's fully rendered. Some year or two if I have a lot of time I might give it another go, using what I know now about "stuff", but I just don't have that kind of time in my life yet.

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