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Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:26 am

Links to versions of free 3D softwares

Bryce 7.1 PLE is available for free for non-commercial use.
http://www.daz3d.com/i/software/bryce/download?
Bryce 5.5c is the latest full free version
http://www.daz3d.com/i/support/downloads?product=bryce

3DStudio max is available with a 36months free license for students
http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=download_center
Maya is also available with a similar license as most Autodesk softwares

Blender is free, available under the GNU General Public License
http://www.blender.org/

Wings3D is a free subdivision modeler
http://www.wings3d.com/wiki.php?title=Downloads
ManifoldLab Wings3D daily releases with advanced commands, voronoi subdivisions, booleans and more
http://s331378245.onlinehome.us/manifoldlab_releases/
http://s331378245.onlinehome.us/manifoldlab_daily/

Shapeshop is a 3D boolean procedural draganddrop modeling with 3D painting abilities.
http://www.shapeshop3d.com/download.html

Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio
http://www.artofillusion.org/

MetasequoiaLE is a free modeler
http://www.metaseq.net/english/index.html

DOGA from the DOGA project has an interesting 3D objects builder
http://www.excite-webtl.jp/world/englis ... N&wb_dis=2
Looks like DogaL3 is not anymore free, but DogaL1 is still available as free download.

Google Sketchup is free and easy to use
http://sketchup.google.com/

Sweet Home 3D is an open source SourceForge.net project
http://www.sweethome3d.com/index.jsp

gmax is a free 3D editor with a similar look and feel to 3DStudiomax
http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

Truespace is free
http://www.caligari.com/

Sculptris Alpha5 is a prototype free version of a 3D sculpting tool (like ZBrush)
http://www.sculptris.com/
Since the download link is not available anymore, I can offer a link to it
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/sculptris%20alpha5.zip
MaCrea is a free Material Creation Tool for Sculptris
http://drpetter.proboards.com/index.cgi ... thread=889


Do you use/know a 3D software not in this list ? Post about it!

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Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:09 pm

Here is a program for packing sprite sheets:
Sprite Sheet Packer

Paint.net is also handy for editing images:
Paint.NET

These two programs are used for Wolfys way of making transparent masks

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Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:57 am

Hey if anyone is looking for 3D modelling programs you should check this blog out :
http://3dmodeldesignsoftwares.blogspot.in/
They got huge amount of 3D softwares.

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:14 pm

thanks for the link creator, but it looks a bit like an advertisment for ZBrush, and I don't have $699 for a single user license.

However, in a previous post in this thread, i posted this:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/25-free-3d ... -not-miss/
A brief review of 25 FREE modelers and renderers

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Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:42 pm

UPDATED syntax highlighting for jEdit to Transcendence 1.07a

Get the files here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/xml2.xml
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/Trans.jedit-scheme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Copy xml2.xml in C:\Program Files\jEdit\modes if you installed jEdit in the default directory.

Copy Trans.jedit-scheme in C:\users\"your username here"\.jedit\schemes if you use Vista and the "Editor Scheme Selector" plugin for jEdit

Edit the file called "catalog" (without extensions)

Code: Select all

<MODE NAME="TransLISP"      FILE="xml2.xml"
            FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{xml,xhtml,xsd,qrc,ui}"
            FIRST_LINE_GLOB="<\?xml*" />
Open jEdit and load up a xml file, Open Utilities..., Global Options...
Select Syntax Highlighting and adjust the colors to your likings or load up the scheme selector and use my color scheme (beware, the colors are quite crazy)

The scheme is using MARKUP and OPERATOR for non-highlighted text.
COMMENT1 for comments like <!-- and ;
LITERAL2 for &entities;
LITERAL4 for text inside "", I put it normal black text like OPERATOR.
KEYWORD1 deprecated functions
KEYWORD2 vanilla global functions
KEYWORD3 LISP functions like setq or block
KEYWORD4 Transcendence LISP functions like objGetData
COMMENT3 highlights gGlobals and aGlobals, temporary and hardcoded.
all the rest will work like jEdit original xml.xml syntax highlighting.
This is what I normally see
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/jedit2.png

I hope I didn't miss any of the new functions :D

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Notepad++ and blender
when life throws you a curve ball catch it and throw it back.

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Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:57 pm

UPDATED syntax highlighting for jEdit to Transcendence 1.08d

Get the files here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/xml2.xml
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/Trans.jedit-scheme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Copy xml2.xml in C:\Program Files\jEdit\modes if you installed jEdit in the default directory.

Copy Trans.jedit-scheme in C:\users\"your username here"\.jedit\schemes if you use Vista and the "Editor Scheme Selector" plugin for jEdit

Edit the file called "catalog" (without extensions)

Code: Select all

<MODE NAME="TransLISP"      FILE="xml2.xml"
            FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{xml,xhtml,xsd,qrc,ui}"
            FIRST_LINE_GLOB="<\?xml*" />
Open jEdit and load up a xml file, Open Utilities..., Global Options...
Select Syntax Highlighting and adjust the colors to your likings or load up the scheme selector and use my color scheme (beware, the colors are quite crazy)

The scheme is using MARKUP and OPERATOR for non-highlighted text.
COMMENT1 for comments like <!-- and ;
LITERAL2 for &entities;
LITERAL4 for text inside "", I put it normal black text like OPERATOR.
KEYWORD1 deprecated functions
KEYWORD2 vanilla global functions
KEYWORD3 LISP functions like setq or block
KEYWORD4 Transcendence LISP functions like objGetData
COMMENT3 highlights gGlobals and aGlobals, temporary and hardcoded.
all the rest will work like jEdit original xml.xml syntax highlighting.
This is what I normally see
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/jedit2.png

I hope I didn't miss any of the new functions :D

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Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:05 pm

UPDATED syntax highlighting for jEdit to Transcendence 1.08g

Get the files here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/xml2.xml
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/Trans.jedit-scheme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Copy xml2.xml in C:\Program Files\jEdit\modes if you installed jEdit in the default directory.

Copy Trans.jedit-scheme in C:\users\"your username here"\.jedit\schemes if you use Vista and the "Editor Scheme Selector" plugin for jEdit

Edit the file called "catalog" (without extensions)

Code: Select all

<MODE NAME="TransLISP"      FILE="xml2.xml"
            FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{xml,xhtml,xsd,qrc,ui}"
            FIRST_LINE_GLOB="<\?xml*" />
Open jEdit and load up a xml file, Open Utilities..., Global Options...
Select Syntax Highlighting and adjust the colors to your likings or load up the scheme selector and use my color scheme (beware, the colors are quite crazy)

The scheme is using MARKUP and OPERATOR for non-highlighted text.
COMMENT1 for comments like <!-- and ;
LITERAL2 for &entities;
LITERAL4 for text inside "", I put it normal black text like OPERATOR.
KEYWORD1 deprecated functions
KEYWORD2 vanilla global functions
KEYWORD3 LISP functions like setq or block
KEYWORD4 Transcendence LISP functions like objGetData
COMMENT3 highlights gGlobals and aGlobals, temporary and hardcoded.
all the rest will work like jEdit original xml.xml syntax highlighting.
This is what I normally see
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/jedit2.png

I hope I didn't miss any of the new functions :D

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Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:07 am

UPDATED syntax highlighting for jEdit to Transcendence 1.2 alpha 1 !
Sorry if it took a while.

Get the files here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/xml2.xml
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/Trans.jedit-scheme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Copy xml2.xml in C:\Program Files\jEdit\modes if you installed jEdit in the default directory.

Copy Trans.jedit-scheme in C:\users\"your username here"\.jedit\schemes if you use Vista and the "Editor Scheme Selector" plugin for jEdit

Edit the file called "catalog" (without extensions)

Code: Select all

<MODE NAME="TransLISP"      FILE="xml2.xml"
            FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{xml,xhtml,xsd,qrc,ui}"
            FIRST_LINE_GLOB="<\?xml*" />
Open jEdit and load up a xml file, Open Utilities..., Global Options...
Select Syntax Highlighting and adjust the colors to your likings or load up the scheme selector and use my color scheme (beware, the colors are quite crazy)

The scheme is using MARKUP and OPERATOR for non-highlighted text.
COMMENT1 for comments like <!-- and ;
LITERAL2 for &entities;
LITERAL4 for text inside "", I put it normal black text like OPERATOR.
KEYWORD1 deprecated functions
KEYWORD2 vanilla global functions
KEYWORD3 LISP functions like setq or block
KEYWORD4 Transcendence LISP functions like objGetData
COMMENT3 highlights gGlobals and aGlobals, temporary and hardcoded.
all the rest will work like jEdit original xml.xml syntax highlighting.
This is what I normally see
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/jedit2.png

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Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:46 am

UPDATED syntax highlighting for jEdit to Transcendence 1.2 beta 1 !


Get the files here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/xml2.xml
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/Trans.jedit-scheme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Copy xml2.xml in C:\Program Files\jEdit\modes if you installed jEdit in the default directory.

Copy Trans.jedit-scheme in C:\users\"your username here"\.jedit\schemes if you use Vista and the "Editor Scheme Selector" plugin for jEdit

Edit the file called "catalog" (without extensions)

Code: Select all

<MODE NAME="TransLISP"      FILE="xml2.xml"
            FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{xml,xhtml,xsd,qrc,ui}"
            FIRST_LINE_GLOB="<\?xml*" />
Open jEdit and load up a xml file, Open Utilities..., Global Options...
Select Syntax Highlighting and adjust the colors to your likings or load up the scheme selector and use my color scheme (beware, the colors are quite crazy)

The scheme is using MARKUP and OPERATOR for non-highlighted text.
COMMENT1 for comments like <!-- and ;
LITERAL2 for &entities;
LITERAL4 for text inside "", I put it normal black text like OPERATOR.
KEYWORD1 deprecated functions
KEYWORD2 vanilla global functions
KEYWORD3 LISP functions like setq or block
KEYWORD4 Transcendence LISP functions like objGetData
COMMENT3 highlights gGlobals and aGlobals, temporary and hardcoded.
all the rest will work like jEdit original xml.xml syntax highlighting.
This is what I normally see
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/jedit2.png

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Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:32 am

digdug wrote:Do you use/know a 3D software not in this list ? Post about it!
 Alright, I will: POV-Ray. It’s free software released under the AGPL license.

 If you’re used to meshes and modelers with anything even remotely resembling a GUI, this is probably not going to be the program for you. You don’t get to see what you’re doing on screen and just drag-n’-drop stuff where you want it to go, you have to learn what amounts to a programming language to create everything and math stuff where you want it to go. If you’re into recreational geometry, you can have a lot of fun with this.

 (…It is because of this program that I remember how to use Pythagorean Theorem and understand how arctangents work… ¬.¬;)
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My mods on Xelerus: Click here!

Of all the things I’ve lost in life, I miss my mind the least. (I’m having a lot more fun without it!)

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Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:29 pm

I found this online regex text editor, can also copy/replace text.
http://www.regexr.com/v1/

It's doing great with both my TransLISP code and my protein sequences at work :P

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Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:14 pm

UPDATED syntax highlighting for jEdit to Transcendence 1.5 !


Get the files here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/xml2.xml
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/Trans.jedit-scheme


INSTRUCTIONS:
Copy xml2.xml in C:\Program Files\jEdit\modes if you installed jEdit in the default directory.

Copy Trans.jedit-scheme in C:\users\"your username here"\.jedit\schemes if you use Vista and the "Editor Scheme Selector" plugin for jEdit

Edit the file called "catalog" (without extensions)

Code: Select all

<MODE NAME="TransLISP"      FILE="xml2.xml"
            FILE_NAME_GLOB="*.{xml,xhtml,xsd,qrc,ui}"
            FIRST_LINE_GLOB="<\?xml*" />
Open jEdit and load up a xml file, Open Utilities..., Global Options...
Select Syntax Highlighting and adjust the colors to your likings or load up the scheme selector and use my color scheme (beware, the colors are quite crazy)

The scheme is using MARKUP and OPERATOR for non-highlighted text.
COMMENT1 for comments like <!-- and ;
LITERAL2 for &entities;
LITERAL4 for text inside "", I put it normal black text like OPERATOR.
KEYWORD1 deprecated functions
KEYWORD2 vanilla global functions
KEYWORD3 LISP functions like setq or block
KEYWORD4 Transcendence LISP functions like objGetData
COMMENT3 highlights gGlobals and aGlobals, temporary and hardcoded.
all the rest will work like jEdit original xml.xml syntax highlighting.
This is what I normally see
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/720869/jedit2.png

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Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:24 pm

Notepad++ users might be interested in user defined language highlighting.
Can't find any decent example/instructions for it besides this webpage at archive.org

https://web.archive.org/web/20130518084 ... _Languages

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Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:26 pm

digdug wrote:...
Sculptris Alpha5 is a prototype free version of a 3D sculpting tool (like ZBrush)
http://www.sculptris.com/
Since the download link is not available anymore, I can offer a link to it...

Sculptris Alpha6 has been around since like 2011. You can download it on their site but you have to give them an email and a name. If you'd rather not but still want to try it out... http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloads_ ... amid=58238

For those looking for something more for beginners that's not too bloated I suggest playing with Sculptris and maybe Wings3D for a while. Wings3D is a good 'standard' modeler to work with while Sculpris is much simpler to use and 'jump into'.

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