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  1. #1
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    Default Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    Hi everyone,

    I am slowly getting into 3d modelling. I first wanted to go with Xara 3d maker, as I read that it is really simple to use but I also got a recommendation of blender and sketchup. Does anyone of you have any experience with these and can tell me if they work out well for a newbie like me?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    Xara 3D Maker is not really a 3D design application. It does create 3D items but Blender and Sketchup are dedicated 3D creation applications where you can actually build 3D objects. That said, in the past some of the members managed to create some very complex 3D objects. Here is a link to a tutorial of one of the better ones http://archive.xaraxone.com/guest/guest97/index.html
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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    Hi Mike,

    It all depends on what you want to create, there a lot of tools available.
    3d programs usually have a steep learning curve.

    Could you be a little more specific on what you would like to do ?

    Marc
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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    Gary is correct. It depends upon what you want to do. I've used SketchUp. Two versions, one free the other $500+. The free version is quite adequate as the paid version mostly includes accounting capabilities. The real appeal of SketchUp is the vast YouTube instruction available. Before making a decision, investigate the community help available in forums, including YouTube. Let us know what you decide. Dan

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    https://www.talkgraphics.com/forumdi...12-3D-Graphics
    Is a link to the Talk Graphics 3D forum.

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    Thanks everyone, I decided to give the free version of sketchup a try as I saw, as you mentioned danfleix, that they got some really nice video tutorials.

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    i suggest you ADOBE Photoshop 3D version it is heavy but very cool nice thing

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    Quote Originally Posted by winssol View Post
    i suggest you ADOBE Photoshop 3D version it is heavy but very cool nice thing
    winsol, how much would that be to use/

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    As others have said. it depends on what you want to do. I have an Architectural delineator friend that uses google Sketchup free version.,
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Xara 3d Maker; Blender or Sketchup?

    I'm also thinking to improve and polish my 2D design skill into 3D modeling. I searched on tools for that, Xara 3D Maker is one of cool tool that I found and interested to go with that.

 

 

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