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Any 3d rendering designers here?


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AlphariusOmegon108

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heyo!

I am slowly looking into getting into 3d designing fo miniature companies etc, and am just looking for some advice!

What is your favourite 3d rendering program for miniature sized rednerings? It doesnt directly have (to be a 3d printing program! Just a 3d sculpting programm ^^

So please, if you have ANY advice or experiences, feel free to share :D

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Have no clue about what software packages are preferred by miniature wargaming industry and doubt there is a single software that is preferred.  It's just a tool and everyone has their own favorites for various reasons.

 

I started out with a CAD background with  AutoCAD then quickly moved over to SolidWorks designing parts for microscopes in 97-98 till 2012.   Along the way  I transitioned to Maya and Z-Brush ( more for sculpting ) for 3d Design and animation.

 

3DS max and Cinema 4D are also very popular and all of this carries over to the gaming industry too.

Just about every software package can be exported for 3d printing if that is your objective.  The main thing is to get your thinking and designing in 3 dimensions.  

I'd also recommend checking with dedicated 3d design forums like Polycount.com


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Alright thanks! I am aspiring to slowly start the 3d sculpting and just get good at it (It will probably take years, and I am fully okay and happy with that ^^)


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As you probably heard me say at the Amsterdam open day, Forge World use Catia for their tanks and things, and it is indeed very practical for industrial design and stuff. Solidworks called also be quite good. However, they are both very expensive dry.png  For starting out, Google Sketchup can provide a very small starting ground, but you'll want to steer clear of it quite fast. Otherwise, Blender (which is Freeware smile.png ) might work, though that is mainly used for 3D animation.

 

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Hey I have tons of advice.  I am trying to design a mini game.  I strongly suggest zbrush and about a year of study.  Pixalogics classroom tuturials.   You can 3D print your master design then resin mold the rest. 






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