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    3D graphics and Animation


    Hi

    Im just doing some research for a mate of mine who wants to prodice a kids story book in Flash or something smilar, now i am sure i could figure out how to do the Flash part

    I need some advice on how 3D charcters are produced , using which software etc and any tutorials wuld be nice

    The kind of thing i mean is

    http://www.wonderville.ca/

    ie the charcters on the homepage and the animation in the actually site

    I know this is alot to ask, but any pointers would be cool

    MWA
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    It would require some 3d software. 3dmax is the industry standard but I have heard that Poser is the best for creating people.
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    If you're looking for free stuff, blender is a good package. It has a bit of a steep learning curve, though.

    If you want to do 3D with flash, you'll probably want to get Swift 3D. I think you can also get a plug-in for 3DS Max that will render to flash (made by Swift 3D). Keep in mind that 3DS Max is about $3000 USD. Sign up for a class at a local community college and get a student discount. Should pay for the class and then some .
    -james

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