Free Learning.


Don’t Forget Voodoo Camera Tracker that’s free for windows and linux and has support for blender and max,xsi etc:)


Rapsheba555 thanks man, yes milkshape is great, however we are only doing freebies on that list because there are loads of low priced apps its hard to keep track. Someone is sure to see your link here though! :slight_smile:

craigjarvis, thanks, added :slight_smile:

Thanks chaps.


thank you every one for the share and i wanna share one of my favorite programs

art weaver

artweaver it`s free program just like corel painter give it a try you will like it


Thanks Ahmed!
Looks cool indeed,… added to the 2d apps :slight_smile:

Cheers Chris


I always learn a lot by searching for “vfx” and “animation” on

The chatter is full of useful links and information. Also people always post cool vfx breakdowns and clips. I almost always find at least few great sites to bookmark every time I search.



A while ago I started a podcast dedicated to answering questions from those trying to get into the industry. I’m an environment artist at BioWare, and I interview many other BioWare employees as well as guests from other studios.

The episodes so far:
1 - Audio Design
2 - Tech Art
3 - Gaining Experience
4 - Design 101
5 - Environment Art

Hope everyone finds them useful! We will be having a character art and portfolio episode coming up in the next few weeks.


Canderson, cool. I am sure eveyone viewing this thread (it gets alot of clicks I can tell you :slight_smile: ) will find this useful.

acanaday, nice action man, will have my ears glued to the upcoming character podcast for sure!

Thanks guys.


I`ve got some suggestions as well:



All free for study use,… all amazing apps by the look of it.
Added :slight_smile:

Thanks man


Another free modeling software: milkshape 3d -
My first steps were achieved using that. Most importantly, it learned me to think in 3d - it is too primitive to think instead of you. But it can make you loathe everything in 3d, i am afraid.


I made my first steps into 3d modeling using Milkshape 3d. It learnt me thinking 3d - it is too primitive to think istead of you. Can make you loathe everything that smells of 3d. Can import/export every 3d file, used in popular games, other software probably more.


Actually, it’s shareware. After a 30 day trial period has ended you must purchase the software to continue using it. This thread is for software that is completely free to use.


I’m sorry, i didn’t know that. After all, i did use it only for a couple of weeks. It’s a shame, though. Kinda good for first steps. I actualy managed to make a human bodi by placing vertices and conecting them itno polygons.


Nice thread. (im new here, hi)
I must say, the best free 3D software is blender, no doubt


Hey welcome jimmy.

Yeah Blender is totally amazing, incredible that it is free. You can make anything in it that you can make with the big name apps. Not everybody likes to use it though because it is different to most 3d software.

Have fun here.


i still don’t really know what i want to build a career in, but i have a blast everytime i make 3D models


The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.5 Alpha 0. This release is the first official testing release of the Blender 2.5 series, and represents the culmination of many years of redesign and development work.

Blender 2.5 has a new GUI layout, with updated graphic design and a new icon set. The GUI layout has been re-designed to be clearer, better organized and easier to navigate, and is fully customizable with Python scripting

Blender 2.5 Alpha 0


Old news and wrong thread.


Nah,… its ok Dale. I gotta load of respect for blender. The heads up is fine here.



Ok, good to know then :slight_smile: