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sci-fi 3d problem

Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 6:55pm

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FXhomer54352

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hi,

I saw that a lot of people recommended sci-fi 3d for science fiction backdrops. They were looking very good so i decided to download some. the problem is when i look in the file that i downloaded, i can only pen the files with the textures the creators used but not the file with the actual backdrop. Does anyone know what the problem is? I don't have a 3d application on my pc, so maybe that's the problem why i cant open it...

greetz
Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 8:47pm

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FXhomer46784

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Not really familiar with the site (although I'm glad I am now), but I took a look and those look like 3D modeling files, not backdrops (although you can create a backdrop from one). So, yeah, you definitely can't open one of those without a 3D app.

The whole idea of 3D is that you can see it from any angle, so you don't just download screenshots, you download a 3d model and choose the angle(s) you need for your project. Without a 3d app, that isn't going to happen.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 10:13pm

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FXhomer54352

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hey thanks for your reply, so i have to get a 3d app. Do you know were to download some, free if possible...I already spent all my pocket money on visionlab and a greenscreen boggle

greetz
Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 10:36pm

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FXhomer46784

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There are plenty of free 3d apps out there, but I'm not really a 3d guy myself so I can't be of too much help.

What I will say is that you could Google the file extension of the files you've downloaded to see what program(s) they are compatible with. Not all 3d files will open in all applications, so this is important. Hopefully, one of the apps listed will be free and you're good to go.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jul 2008, 11:59pm

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Axeman

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The thing to remember about 3D applications is that the 3 things you want them to be are: 1)cheap, 2)easy to use, and 3)high quality. But you can only ever have 2 of those options.
Posted: Fri, 18th Jul 2008, 11:06am

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Simon K Jones

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Also, depending on the 3D files you've downloaded, they might be for a specific program and only open in that program.

But yes, if you are trying to open a 3D project file you will need a 3D program of some sort. It's no different to a Word file - you're going to need Word or an equivalent program to access it.