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New 3d software on Steam!!!

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 01:31:21

darkcrow

http://store.steampowered.com/app/257400/ What do you guys think? Will it replace 3dsmax in the future? The developer said they dont support custom mesh importing but will do so in the very near future. This may be a huge boost to us.
We'll support OBJ files to start. We have some UV requirements, in order to do texture blending between disparate parts, and to to know where to apply things like beards and mustaches. This kind of thing will be well-documented once we're ready to open the import gates.
Opinions if its any good or not?
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 01:34:24

Ganonmaster

Don't waste your money. Clarification: You're basically paying for a very limited version of Poser/DAZ studio with some animation capabilities. It says it is "data-driven" and "modular", which pretty much means it doesn't allow for model creation, but is more about creating variations of existing models included in the package or provided by others. A program like this will never replace something like 3ds Max or Blender, because it relies reference models created in those programs. The export features are limited to OBJ files, which are essentially static models with no skeleton. They want you to upload that model to their proprietary animation service so they can nickle and dime you for every animation you get out of their service. The description and screenshots are vague enough to mislead you into believing that it's somehow something more than that. Don't get this program. You're better off learning 3d modelling in a real program. I recommend getting the GIMP and Blender instead. Those programs take more effort to learn, but they're extremely powerful and completely free. In the end, you'll have more options.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 13:15:43

darkcrow

Thanks for the clarification Ganon. After I dug through a bit I realized you had to pay for a subscription to their proprietary animation service which is an immediate red flag.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:09:07

Lokiblade

this is more useful for game designers than anyone else, mainly for place holders. as you may need a handful of cheap unique models to represent different things.