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Wings3d -- Thu, 25 Nov 2004 02:36:49 -0800 reply
http://www.wings3d.com/ ver cool subdivision modelling application. very intuitive interface that allows for fast operation never the less (through customizable keybinds for example). its written in erlang, a functional programming language that lets wings perform very whell all though its interpreted! (virtual maschine). it has quite some usefull export filters and the yafray pluging is cool too.

Blender -- Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:32:22 -0700 reply
http://www.blender3d.com Blender is a multifunction package covering modeling, animating, particle effects, simulation, uv unwrapping, texturing, rendering, and other capabilities. It has fairly strong subdivision surface modeling capabilities, as well as metaball modeling, nurbs and curve modeling (fairly limited implementation currently), and sculpting (similar in concept to zbrush - but currently much more limited) via a free python plugin. It is written primarily in C (with some C++ for the included game engine and some libraries), and has python as a full featured extension language.

Blender -- Wed, 21 Sep 2005 17:29:23 -0700 reply
Anybody looking into blender I strongly sujest looking at the official blender manual aviable from them. Blender uses a unusual user interface and takes some getting used to, the manual is excelent and goes thru basic modelling technics as well as some of the more advanced features from blender. It's also how the blender project makes money.

It's worth it if you want to try it. Blender makes use of many keyboard shortcuts to make itself usable and it's handy to at least go thru the manual's beginning tutorial and learn what the basic commands are. It's aviable from Blender3d.org's online store, but I bought my copy from a local Barnes&Noble. Relatively inexpensive for this type of book.

However since 2.3 was released blender has adapted many new features, but the app itself is largely the same as the version aviable with the book. It's a good idea to use the newest version aviable online due to feature and stability improvements.