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Volcano

Posted: Mon, 20th Apr 2009, 3:39pm

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Terminal Velocity

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Well, duh. Like the inside and/or outside of a volcano.
Posted: Mon, 20th Apr 2009, 11:22pm

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Goldenjabba

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I found a free terrain editing program thats super easy to use. Its called bryce 5.5. It is great, and can do some average animations, but the rendering times can be kinda long. They have some great lava textures/terrains, and volcano textures. It took me about two hours of practice to start making so pretty wicked terrain. Just search google.
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 12:22am

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Terminal Velocity

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Is it a pain in the butt to figure out? Is the interface like 3Ds Max, FXhome products, or in between? U say it's super easy; how much did you know about 3D editing beforehand?
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 12:41am

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Axeman

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Bryce probably has the easiest interface in 3D. Though as with any 3D program, if you want photorealistic results, it will take a lot of work. But decent results for terrain can be had pretty quickly. If you want to model geometry, its not the best program to use, but for terrain and plant life its pretty easy.
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 2:09am

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Terminal Velocity

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Axeman wrote:

Bryce probably has the easiest interface in 3D. Though as with any 3D program, if you want photorealistic results, it will take a lot of work. But decent results for terrain can be had pretty quickly. If you want to model geometry, its not the best program to use, but for terrain and plant life its pretty easy.
I don't care about time-consuming. Heck, making lightsabers in Elab is time-consuming. But it's fairly simple; that's what I care about. And photorealism...well, I would like it but it is less important than a fairly convincing look. So if I have literally no experience with 3D, is it any good?
Posted: Tue, 21st Apr 2009, 2:45am

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Axeman

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Its free. Give it a try.