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Everything about 3D modeling. Polygons, Nurbs, Splines, Subdivision Surfaces etc.
Sticky: 3d Modeling Software List
Purely 3d modeling software with some UV mapping and texturing tools: Pixologic ZBrush Autodesk Mudbox Google SketchUp Pro Hexagon SolidWorks Rhino 3d Strata 3D Wings 3d Izware ...
last post on July 26, 2018 - by GogFeeds
Sticky: 3d Modeling Tutorials
Here I will try to develop a list of various 3d modeling tutorials. Character 3d modeling tutorials http://www.3dtotal.com//team/Tutorials/benmathis/images/images/image003.jpg LowPoly Character ...
last post on October 24, 2016 - by zatun07
Sticky: XSI 3d modeling resources
This topic is strictly for XSI 3d modeling resources. Any links to tutorials and tips on 3d modeling in XSI are welcome ...
last post on May 15, 2012 - by kratos108
Demo Film Scene - Modelers And Animators Needed 3D Modeling Forum Demo Film Scene - Modelers And Animators Needed
MODELERS AND ANIMATORS WANTED ASAP!!! If you can model realistic characters/landscapes and have some knowledge of animating in Blender I really would love to have you! What is ‘Gates of ...
last post on July 13, 2018 - by Rebecca2000
Maya VS 3D Max
I am a beginner to 3d modeling and can get either maya or 3DMax free as a student. I will be doing animation of 3d geometric figures as a hobby. Could someone help me decide between those two ...
last post on March 15, 2018 - by jalban
anyone interested in 3D laser scan
hi It there anyone interested in 3d laser scan? any works can share? ...
last post on February 14, 2018 - by GogFeeds
Just one question about modeling a character
Hi, I am new here and I hope that I will find the answer. I am modeling the sackboy because I want to create some short animations. I will make the model, the texture, the rig, scenes, etc. My ...
last post on December 19, 2017 - by lukedwyer
Can you model me an Elephant skull
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone fancies modelling an elephant skull which is pretty detailed so I could 3d print it and eventually plate in silver! Let me know what you ...
last post on December 13, 2017 - by lukedwyer
Uvs Copy Pasting In Zbrush
Hello, i've scanned a model and when i imported it with its texture into zbrush its' topology was tris, and lots of it. i've duplicated it and then dynameshed it , "project all" to the ...
last post on October 02, 2017 - by Andyba
Modelling A Small Stellated Dodecahedron With Dynamic Spline 3D Modeling Forum Modelling A Small Stellated Dodecahedron With Dynamic Spline
Hello, I need a virtual 3D model for Unity, who fits a real live model. The real model is made of stretch cloth attached on a skeleton. As every new setup will change the stretched ...
last post on August 11, 2017 - by CaptainJeffo
Help? (for Animating Maps)
I am animating things in Cinema 4d and i have everything that i need. I have models but i need maps,i don't know where and how i can get maps from games,can someone help ...
last post on June 23, 2017 - by Styro8
I Need Someone To Convert Pics Into 3d Model.
Hello, I am looking for someone to convert nude photos of my wife into a 3d model. I am looking for someone to do this for free. Please let me know if you can ...
last post on June 07, 2017 - by alanhoggard@hotmail.com
Donald Trump 3D Model Free Download
This is a video, and have download link. Look at ...
last post on March 14, 2017 - by 3D Models
Donald Trump 3D Model Free Download
This is a video, and have download link. Look at ...
last post on March 14, 2017 - by 3D Models
How To Convert The Corners Of The Box Round.
I am facing a problem regarding making the edges of box round. if i use chamfer box it makes all the edges round. i just want the four corners to be round without affecting the rest of box. please ...
last post on March 10, 2017 - by Acel
Rhino Vs. Fusion 360 - For Ceramic Dinnerware
Hello Everyone. I am a designer with a ceramic dinnerware company and we recently invested in a 3d printer to begin designing our own ceramic items. I am very comfortable in solid works, and am also ...
last post on January 19, 2017 - by Kinger
Plane Modeling 3D Modeling Forum Plane Modeling
im working on a project to model a plane if anyone is interested to help me in this project in 3ds ...
last post on December 29, 2016 - by marwan
Is There Software That Can Do This?
Looking to create portrait from circles...here is an example of what im looking for. ...
last post on August 22, 2015 - by Andyba
Character Modeling For Production
Hello Ladies, and men. I am not at all experienced in 3D modeling, I am an artist and am in need of a 3D model of my toy to send out to the manufacturing company I am working with. They are ...
last post on April 19, 2015 - by EliminiteEdge
Time Lapse Sculpting In Blender Demon Head
Here is a time lapse sculpting in Blender. The video has good music and Alex Covalev is a pro that is interesting to watch at ...
last post on December 03, 2014 - by Andyba
Human Anatomy references for 3d artists 3D Modeling Forum Human Anatomy references for 3d artists
Please feel free to add here any commercial or free resource on Human Anatomy for artists. Here are some nice pics from the ...
last post on November 24, 2013 - by Lessy
Recommend good tree creators
I'm looking for 3D tree maker/generator to make skinned meshes of a wide range of tree types for asset packs. I've looked at quite a few and the problems seem to be: (1) They specifically preclude ...
last post on November 04, 2013 - by Endorfin
Help needed, somekinda bug 3d model plane 3D Modeling Forum Help needed, somekinda bug 3d model plane
Please help me, im just a newbie on 3dmax when i got this;.. Im making a Gundam Head when I saved it and exit then load, i saw this deformity... the object which is made on a plane got deformed ...
last post on November 04, 2013 - by Endorfin
Creating holes and shapes with sub-d modeling?
Hey there. I am trying to become a 3D Modeler (still I beginner though), and I am having trouble finding a good way to create holes and generally some time of shape that must be ...
last post on October 30, 2013 - by Andyba
Subdividing 3D surfaces according to certain rules
Hi all, I'm new to 3D modelling, and wanted to ask you for some advice on which software to use before I start investing time in certain packages that will not help me. I'm interested in ...
last post on October 15, 2013 - by Andyba
Modelling a car in RaySupreme
Here's a video I created to show how to setup reference images. If you get "blueprints" that are not equal size or don't line up properly, a box could be useful for aligning and sizing the ...
last post on September 25, 2013 - by poly2poly
Cinema 4D Car Modeling Help? 3D Modeling Forum Cinema 4D Car Modeling Help?
Basically what I'm trying to do is delete all the polygons that aren't in the front clip of the car. (Front bumper, fenders, etc.) So I've been trying to use the live selection tool in polygon mode ...
last post on September 13, 2013 - by Andyba
Pre rendering avatar body and shirt spritesheets separately
Hi, I want to give my users ability to create customizable avatars for my upcoming isometric board game. I am going to make a basic 3d model for my avatar and place 8 cameras and pre render its ...
last post on September 07, 2013 - by Andyba
Create Objects from Measurements
Hello, I'm trying to create a 3d model of a submarine design I'm working on and have no art experience. I'm looking for a free and easy to use software that will allow me to create or edit 3d ...
last post on June 03, 2013 - by BurningSkyline
Most excellent 3D modeling software for games?
Hello, I am so wondering about to ask this questions? Since long time I want to ask this query which is suggested by my one of the friends. Well he has initially started his profession as a video ...
last post on June 03, 2013 - by BurningSkyline
New to 3D modeling with RaySupreme
Hi all, I am a complete newbie and own the RaySupreme 3D program. Are there any other RaySupreme users here? Had a go with the manual and 1 tutorial but want to start creating my own models now, ...
last post on May 30, 2013 - by Ming
ModelBox 3D: Give Your 2D Printer a Third Dimension!
I just launched a new product called ModelBox 3D on Kickstarter! It adds a third dimension to the standard inkjet or laser printer that you already have and gives a new life to your digital 2D and 3D ...
last post on May 25, 2013 - by lkrause
3ds Max Shift and Mudbox Grab Silhouette in Blender
I need to know if there is functionality similar to 3ds Max freeform "Shift" deformation in Blender. In mudbox there is an option called "Grab Silhouette" that can be turned on ...
last post on May 11, 2013 - by Andyba
Blender 2.6+ 3d Modeling Tips
I am using blender from time to time. Sometimes I don't use it for long periods of time and the periods are so big that I forget everything. So here I will write various Blender tips just as a ...
last post on April 28, 2013 - by Andyba
A Question About 3D Modeling Programs 3D Modeling Forum A Question About 3D Modeling Programs
Greetings, This may be a bit of a strange question, and there may not be anything like this at all, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. I've been fiddling around with various 3D modeling ...
last post on April 25, 2013 - by Andyba
I need advise about which software support my demands
Hi there, Can anyone help me with what kind of software I can use best to achieve this. I think what is mentioned below is all possible, but do not know if there is software that can support my ...
last post on April 24, 2013 - by Andyba
Modern wooden base leather sofa 3d model free download
I founded this models, now a share to you, you can check and download at: gfx9com/modern-wooden-base-leather-sofa-3d-model/56151/index.html you can replace to . and download this ...
last post on April 15, 2013 - by cheoly
SolidWorks Material 3D Modeling Forum SolidWorks Material
Hey guys, I'm a mechanical engineering that is currently working on my senior design project. I am trying to run some FEA tests in SolidWorks, but have been unable to due to material properties. I ...
last post on April 09, 2013 - by Loganrb
Displacement problems. 3D Modeling Forum Displacement problems.
Hi. So I'm trying to create a standing seam zinc panel surface mateiral for a model I'm working on. I've tried using a bump to fake it however I want to demonstrate the shadows that will be ...
last post on March 08, 2013 - by TRON0314
3d sculpting, normal maps, maya, zbrush, and photoshop
Just finishing up my character in maya and finishing all the unwrapping. I want to take it into zbrush now and sculpt my hi rez detail to be used as a normal map... Im wondering If i can then use ...
last post on February 20, 2013 - by lyndon
Is it possible to constrain a models polygon geometry?
Wondering if anyone knows of modeling software that allows the geometry of the polygons (Triangles) within a model to be constrained to specific lengths? I am building paper polygon sculptures and ...
last post on February 20, 2013 - by lyndon
Cheetah 3D I use it.
Does anyone else here use Cheetah ...
last post on February 20, 2013 - by lyndon
very low poly human blueprints
Hi, I'm searching for very low poly wireframe human blueprints. By saying very low poly, I mean something like this: goo.gl/b0xV9 can someone give me them? or maybe give me a link where I can ...
last post on February 20, 2013 - by lyndon
Complex Geometries with Opacity Maps
Ok. So I have a solid object (as a ceiling) that will have a pattern cut out of it much like this photograph here: search for "walker art center ceiling" for an example (I can't add UR ...
last post on February 13, 2013 - by TRON0314
Help on how to convert/open custom file formats
I recently extracted the meshes, models, and skeletons from a game, but I noticed that the formats for them weren't supported by universal 3d modelling programs. The file formats were .LMS and .LMD. ...
last post on February 04, 2013 - by Andyba
Troubles with default Tri faces.
Hello, I have been having troubles with resetting my default face setting back to being square face instead of tris. It would be a greater ease with skinning dragons to have them. So would anyone ...
last post on January 09, 2013 - by Andyba
Need a program to convert photos to 3D head models WITH HAIR
Hi, Does anyone know which software is it that's being used here in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DdyaSCA6zU I need a program that converts photos to 3d head models complete ...
last post on January 09, 2013 - by Andyba
3D models to resin models
Howdy y'all, I'm very curious, is it possible to extract 3D character models from a video game and then turn them around to be printable resin sculptures? What would be the limiting factors? ...
last post on January 07, 2013 - by CuriouslyAnon
Using a 3DS Max file in Maya - a better way than .FBX?
Hi folks, Sorry if this has been covered already, but I couldn't see it anywhere in the forums. I have a character model made in Max 2013, and I want to use it going forward in Maya 2013. Is ...
last post on January 06, 2013 - by Alecco
Modelling a face - few newbie questions
Hi guys :) I'm relatively new to the whole modelling business and I've hit a wall or two in my university assignment. I've modelled a head before, but it was a pretty wacky job - just poking ...
last post on December 27, 2012 - by ArcaneLight
Casual 3D modeling forum.
Are there many modeling forums active anymore? Most seem pretty much idle these days. Even my own forum gets a lot of visits, but most people just download modeling tools hosted on my forum. I mostly ...
last post on December 27, 2012 - by ArcaneLight
Merry Christmas! 25% off for Media Toolkit Ultimate and othe
Merry Christmas! Have you get your wanted gifts? If not, our site would present ours to everyone! Come here to have a look, you will find a wonderful choice for yourself. Our site is giving ...
last post on December 25, 2012 - by breey8
Looking for great books and website links
Hello, this is my first post on these forums, and I'm a student of 3D graphics, sculpture, and computer science. I would love to know where I could find some great sources of information on modelling ...
last post on December 10, 2012 - by Thomas Boston
Organic structural modeling?
There is a specific type of structure I would like to learn how to model. Search "Janne Kyttänen macedonia tray" on Google Images to see what I'm thinking of... (I'm a new member to 3dmd, ...
last post on December 09, 2012 - by itsprocess
3D Character Modeler needed for children's cartoon series
I am currently developing a 3D animated children's cartoon series. I have character concepts, sketches and 2D designs, along with character biographies and story treatments. I am in need of a ...
last post on December 06, 2012 - by Alio
voxel sphere?
i'm trying to figure out an easy, automated way to make a voxel sphere in maya. think of a bunch of cubes in sphere form. i would post an image link but the forum won't let me yet. any ...
last post on November 29, 2012 - by sixteenbits
Need a mummy model
Hi, My daughter needs to make a real life sized egyptian mummy for a school project. Neither of us are sculpting artists so I thought I might be able to take a mummy STL file and slice it into ...
last post on October 10, 2012 - by guru_florida
DAZ Studio beginner help
I do quite a lot of 2D illustration work and I've had the idea that rather than find someone to pose for me or composite sketches from photos & other reference material, I could get to grips with ...
last post on October 08, 2012 - by nightofjoy
I need HELP modeling this Object in a sword 3D Modeling Forum I need HELP modeling this Object in a sword
Hello everyone i don't usually get stuck in stuff like this but while i was trying to model a sword for an image as a reference i got completely stuck on how to model this part, it's really ...
last post on October 01, 2012 - by davidcruz1718
Imported model from inventor doesnt have smooth
Hello, I need to import a model from inventor to 3ds max, but it imported with sharp corners, how to fix ...
last post on September 25, 2012 - by satrebor
Looking For A 3D Modeller To Join My Team?
Hello, Im in a mod team for a game Farming Simulator, We are looking for a good skilled Modeller to model farming equipment and machinery, there wont be model after model for you but we will ...
last post on September 25, 2012 - by nilna
Maya adding detail help
Hello guys I am new to the modeling community and I decided to model a sword. I have the basic out line now I am just concerned with adding the engravings and the details the sword has. If anyone can ...
last post on September 11, 2012 - by GucciSweaters
Smooth irregularly shaped object in 3ds max
I want to create something like this: http://preview.turbosquid.com/Preview/2012/02/09__20_16_15/Thumb_09.png13ca4036-b5c5-4a92-acc9-7b1cf2cbc1bcLarge.jpg Here is it without the ...
last post on September 11, 2012 - by petes117
Hide edges with UV Mapping In 3d Studio Max.
Hey im having a problem in rendering my model. Its low poly and the edges are showing up. Ive seen a lot of guys mapping lowpoly but their edges are not showing. The edges that im talking about ...
last post on September 11, 2012 - by petes117
Can you model this for me ? and how much would it cost me
Hi guys I have a project for a client and i need model of a ring/bracelet rigged for animation around pivot points- Video youtube/watch?v=jnmm3OJaa3Q If it is possible how much much would it ...
last post on September 10, 2012 - by Aaron Production
I want to create a "L" shape object ( Screen Right ) from the cube ( Screen Left ). When I use "extrude", it creates a hole instead. HELP !!!!!!!! Video link to youtube:: ----- ...
last post on August 28, 2012 - by fingaz1
Newbie Looking To Get Into 3D Modelling
Hello I am considering learning to 3d models for short films/games. I was wondering what would be the best to learn for films but mostly game systems (Unity 3d, Java games (Like minecraft) ...
last post on August 28, 2012 - by fingaz1
Help me
someone please tell me , what is 3d topology ?? ...
last post on August 26, 2012 - by leonlabyk
Looking for 3D Model Histories
Hi, We're looking for 3D model histories (i.e. snapshots of 3d model evolving over time) for research purposes. Architectural or city-like models with a few million polys in the final stage are ...
last post on August 22, 2012 - by enggmodels
3D model of a foil balloon?
Hi all, I'm a graphic designer for a firm in Mildenhall - we design and manufacture foil balloons. We're searching for a way to pre-visualise the designs - other than printing on substrate foil ...
last post on August 22, 2012 - by enggmodels
Reset Origin Of Blender Object To Any Position And Rotation 3D Modeling Forum Reset Origin Of Blender Object To Any Position And Rotation
English: Version 1.1. This free PDF tutorial has been designed for Blender 2.63a This is a tutorial that shows how to reset a Blender object's pivot point (the Origin) to any arbitrary ...
last post on August 14, 2012 - by PixelOz
Seeking 3D Renderer and Animator
3D Rendering & Animation Request for Proposal About NewAge Products NewAge Products Inc. (NAP) is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality, first-class home and garage storage ...
last post on July 27, 2012 - by NewAge
WTC Ragdoll Towers
Didn't know where to post this. I put up a job application for it as well (no profit project I am sorry I am broke and poor). So not actually ragdoll, but in fact a virtual copy of in real life ...
last post on July 24, 2012 - by yunite12
New Guy needing sage wisdom on character modeling and posing
Hi, I'm not sure whether I should have posted this here or in animation but oh well here goes. I'm trying to make a custom miniature for my dungeon and dragons character. Geeky beyond reckoning I ...
last post on July 22, 2012 - by milivoj_popovic
transformer blueprints
Hi! Every one, i really need a help .. i need a transformer blueprints in high res i need a completed transformer not a simple.. i search all night but i am unable to find it.. at last i come here.. ...
last post on June 15, 2012 - by cgrafa
Can anyone help me
I am builting a city model for a project , however i messed up with few connected edges. Here is a link: 0.mk/e7bbe The grass doesn't look flat , and there are few holes. They aren't huge flaws ...
last post on June 03, 2012 - by Andyba
Verts not sitting where they are suposed to , 3ds max 3D Modeling Forum Verts not sitting where they are suposed to , 3ds max
hi i was modeling as usual and saved my work , right after i was using the conform tool i exited max and reloaded the file just for some memory cleanup i opend up the file and continued modeling and ...
last post on June 03, 2012 - by Andyba
I keep getting stuck, anyone got any advice? 3D Modeling Forum I keep getting stuck, anyone got any advice?
I went to college and did games development but none of us really got taught in Maya, I have subscribed to digital tutors and got a 3D buzz DVD (I don't think I have even completed one ...
last post on June 03, 2012 - by Andyba
Problem with zbrush group visible please help 3D Modeling Forum Problem with zbrush group visible please help
Hello Guys; I have made a model in zbrush and used group visible option to group some parts and saved it to ztool. Later when i load the same ztool model see that all the grouped sections are merged ...
last post on April 24, 2012 - by sravis
Best choice for creating an interactive human avatar
For my research project I need to create an interactive human avatars with a lot of poses, that can be switched programmatically. What is the best way to achieve this goal? Sorry if this forum is not ...
last post on April 18, 2012 - by flot
Units for modelling
Hello there For a while now I have wanted to create a 3D model of a set of guns. I understand a fair bit about modelling and have access to both 3DS Max and Maya. I have also watched many ...
last post on March 27, 2012 - by songjuyu
Solidworks Vs 3dsMAX
Hi all, I'm posting here mostly to have a bit of a moan and secondly to see if people out there have shared my experiences. I am fairly familiar with modelling in Solidworks however recently I've ...
last post on March 24, 2012 - by mgri
hey guys I'm new to the whole 3d modeling, and by new I mean I have never even opened a program before... I would like to make a 3d car engine of what my motor looks like but from looking around ...
last post on March 22, 2012 - by songjuyu
Andy Zbrush Model
A while back I came across a phenomenal zbrush sculpt. Since then I've formated and like a tool I lost the file and cannot remember for the life of me what the sculptors name was or the link or any ...
last post on March 18, 2012 - by Andyba
Visual comparison of 2 models
Hi everyone, I'm looking for examples of visualizations that let me compare two versions of a 3D shape. I should be able to easily tell (preferably without further interaction): - Where do the ...
last post on March 12, 2012 - by iamwil
Alternative ways to model Eyes
Hi all! I've modeled lots of heads before in the past. When I want to model the ye area, I have to sculpt the eyelids so that the eyeball (a seperate sphere) can fit into it. Nowadays, I don't ...
last post on March 06, 2012 - by baalnazzar
6 or more edges intersecting on a point bad?
sorry for the noob question but i searched all over the global net and cannot find the answers anywhere (so i presume these claims arent true...). Is it bad to have intersections of at least 6 ...
last post on March 05, 2012 - by Jordan-Lake
Modelling a cave 3D Modeling Forum Modelling a cave
Hello all, I am trying to model a cave like object or a carved out space with different articulated faces so it gives the appearance of a natural cave. I am familiar with 3D AutoCAD, ...
last post on March 03, 2012 - by baalnazzar
Mesh industry requirements
Hey all, So im looking at building my folio. My main concern is not knowing the industry requirements. Im sure they vary from project to project but what i'd like to know is about mesh and ...
last post on March 01, 2012 - by markshires
Creating Free Game Objects
How viable is it to create game items using blender for base model and uv mapping, then sculptris for texturing, normal, diffuse, and spec mapping, as well as gimp for any editing of the various ...
last post on March 01, 2012 - by markshires
Help me please
Hi guys :) as 3d is concerned i know only maya and specialized in modelling and texturing . is this enough or do i need to learn 3ds max also ? because i'm not getting job on maya so ...
last post on March 01, 2012 - by markshires
Wondering about cost/feasibility of 3D modeling from picture 3D Modeling Forum Wondering about cost/feasibility of 3D modeling from picture
Hello, Say I wanted to have an image within a picture modeled into 3D, so that later I can insert this model into a 3D environment or simply take a screenshot of it and compare it side by side ...
last post on February 29, 2012 - by Andyba
Character Modeling
Alright Guys need to put my feet on the ground again, I haven't modeled in a while already. What would be something simple for Character modeling? Should I go for the face first? Should I build in ...
last post on February 29, 2012 - by Alex910
Afro Modeling 3D Modeling Forum Afro Modeling
I am in the process of modeling a new character and have to ask this question. What is the best way to create an Afro. Right now, I am thinking about just modeling the base shape of how everything ...
last post on February 27, 2012 - by lestaylor
Lightwave or Cinema 4D?
Greetings. I plan to purchase a software to 3d graphics (I don't like blender).For today i used student version of maya (for learn), but I want to make comercial projects. The problem is the the ...
last post on February 22, 2012 - by Virtualsetworks
RHINO, questions from a noob
Hello! I am learning Rhino with one of the Lynda tutorials. There are a couple of things that seem easy to do but are giving me trouble. I am using the Beta Mac version of Rhino which is little ...
last post on February 02, 2012 - by isa_rhino
call for 3d designers
hi my name is albert and i am participating in a thinkquest international competition ( http://www.thinkquest.org/en/ ) in digital media section ,and i'm intendeing to find 2 members who can work in ...
last post on January 28, 2012 - by albertnashaat
Request for Cartoon Character
Hi all.. I'm looking for a cartoon character. I've been trying to make these for ages now, but everytime i have a good model i like and convert the poligons to subvi (something) Maya crashes or i ...
last post on January 25, 2012 - by jenifer123
Have you guys ever been exposed to 3D printing?
Have you guys ever heard about doing any kind of 3d printing? Basically, 3d printing is sending your finished 3d designs to companies that will develop your designs into a physical object of almost ...
last post on January 14, 2012 - by MPMW
3dsmax : Meshsmooth problem
Whenever I use meshsmooth it deforms my object really badly. Even on the lowest settings. What am I doing ...
last post on January 09, 2012 - by thepeca