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Bass modelling freeware: URL?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ostinato, Jun 30, 2005.


  1. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    I recall someone posting computer model pics of a bass in different colours, pickguards etc.

    Does anyone have the link to the software?
     
  2. MurdocRocks

    MurdocRocks

    Jun 18, 2005
    Torrance, CA
    I believe he designed it from scratch in a 3d modeling program.
     
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
  4. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
  5. Shakey

    Shakey Vote for Pedro!!

    Apr 12, 2005
    Roanoke, Va
    Just google "Blender 3D"...something will come of it, as it's very popular.

    *edit---looks like the site is down ATM.
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    That is the correct site, and yes, the model I have was built from scratch. (The Blender site does seem to be down right now... most disturbing.) If you really want to get your feet wet with the program and work on similar projects, you cannot avoid reading the online tutorials and documentation. Otherwise, you will have NO idea what's going on. (At least, I didn't. :D)

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro

    (There's a better link, but I can't find it. I'll post it tomorry.)
     
  7. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    The link worked for me about 10 mins ago.
     
  8. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    So what does this Blender3D thing do?
     
  9. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    It's a software application that allows you to build 3D models (wireframes) and then 'skin' the wireframes to render realistic images.
     
  10. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    So it's really hard to use?

    I can't even figure out GIMP... i'll just stick to MS Paint...
     
  11. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ

    Think of the program as virtual clay. You have limitless amounts of clay and you use Blender to shape and color that clay.
     
  12. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Awww...I'm too lazy to design the bass myself. And I was never really good with clay in pre-school. I was always the kid who mixed all the colours together and made big brown turds. I'll give it a try though. Thanks :smug:
     
  13. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Awesome, i'll check it out.

    Is it difficult to make instruments?
     
  14. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Getting used to the interface and the logic behind the program is kinda tough, but once you get rolling it's pretty easy. It's the kind of program where you spend hours trying to get one specific thing to happen, only to search the internet to find out that all you had to do was press shift-e.

    GIMP is a cool program, but comparing the two is apples and oranges. GIMP works as a good supplement to Blender, especially for making textures.