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Old August 1st, 2000, 01:37 AM

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Default Race Styles

Ok. So race styles (ship images, race images, etc. used in teh game) are now done using a 3D modelling package (artits choice, of course) instead of just doing flat bitmaps. I want to do a set for myself (which I'll most likely release for public consumption at no charge), but have never played with 3D modellers.

Can someone recommend one for me to try out?

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Old August 1st, 2000, 03:33 AM
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There are several things you can use.
Myself, I use Povray in combination with Moray.
Povray is at www.povray.org and Moray is available (I think) at www.stmuc.com
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Okay, I grabbed these two the other day, and finally fired them up...wow. Now, if I can just figure out what the hell to do first...

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There is also BLENDER at www.blender.org which is not a ray tracer, but is a complete integrated 3D rendering program in it's own right. It used to have some functions held back for a registration fee, but is now 100 percent functional and free. It's not any easier to use than Povray/Moray, I'm afraid. 3D graphics are not a simple subject. What we really need is someone to post the "source code" for a ship set or two so us dummies can have a starting point.

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