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Author Topic: Free Tools for Halo moding or to dig in your 3d/2d adventures (2 messages, Page 1 of 1)
Moderators: Dennis

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Dennis, free me from this suffering

Posted: Apr 29, 2015 11:32 AM    Msg. 1 of 2       
So after a few scrolls in halomaps.troll I noticed that there are still some 12 year old halochildren making wars about Autodesk and Blender, hah!

After drifting in the sea of shame I decided to make this small list of Free Software, I have made a few on this site, but hey since when do halomaps users search????

First <b>3d Modeling tools:</b>

1- Blender: Free Opensource tool that can do 3d modeling, animations and insane renders, for the price of... that's right FREE. It also comes with a game engine and many CGI animation movies have been made with it.

Download: <url>http://www.blender.org/</url>

2- Gmax: G-Max is like a free ver of 3ds Max 6, It's very outdated but it supports some halo moding scripts.

Download: <url>http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax</url>

3- Wings 3d: Wings 3d is a powerful and easy to use sub-div modeling tool.

Download: <url>http://www.wings3d.com/</url>

4- K-3D: K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content

Download: <url>http://www.k-3d.org/wiki/Main_Page</url>

5- Art of Illusion: Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs. Highlights include subdivision surface based modelling tools, skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing procedural textures and materials.

Download: <url>http://www.artofillusion.org/</url>

6- TopMod3d: Another free and easy to use tool.

Download: <url>http://gargon3d.blogspot.com/2010/02/topmod3d-un-3d-distinto.html</url>

7- Pov-Ray: This one is bad*ss

Download: <url>http://www.povray.org/</url>

8- Sculprits: Like a light weighted ver of Zbrush and Free

Download: <url>http://pixologic.com/sculptris/</url>

9- Houdini: A beast and industry standard. Only for free for non-commercial use!


10- terragen: Terrain modeling tool, I mainly use this for making skies as the free ver is limited as fk.

Download: <url> http://planetside.co.uk/</url>

There are some other cool ones, and some of them are completely on the web,which I don't recommend.

<b>2d/image editors:</b>

1- Gimp: Gimp is a free tool that has many of the features in Photoshop, and uses less resources, has a wide plugings library.

Download: <url>http://www.gimp.org.es/</url>

2- Paint.NET: Another free tool but with less features than Gimp.


3- Pixlr: Free image editor that requires no install and lives in your browser.

Page: <url>http://apps.pixlr.com/editor/</url>

4- Sumopaint: Another browser app.

Page: <url>http://www.sumopaint.com/home/</url>

5- PicMonkey: ANother web app.

Page: <url>http://www.picmonkey.com/</url>

6- Splashup: Online Image editor for begginers.

Page: <url>http://www.splashup.com/</url>

7-Picful: ANother web app.

Page: <url>http://www.picfull.com/</url>

Only for OSX

8- Seashore: Free OSX image editor.

Download: <url>http://seashore.sourceforge.net/The_Seashore_Project/About.html</url>

<b>Normal Maps/Bump Maps tools</b>

1- NVidia Texture Tool: Bump map filter plugin for PS. Used by the vast majority of Halomaps users, lit almost every tut uses it,

Download: <url> https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop</url>

Xnormal: The Beast, mothafuggers!!!!!

Download: <url>http://www.xnormal.net/</url>

ND02: This one is not free but comes with a free trial and its awesome.

Download: <url>http://www.cgchannel.com/2011/11/quixel-releases-free-open-beta-of-ndo2/</url>

Time to start 3d modeling my young brave warriors!!!

Joined: Feb 4, 2015

Posted: May 21, 2020 10:36 AM    Msg. 2 of 2       
if I wanted to edit/mod a maps BSP what tool or software program would I use? Looking to remove vehicle "limit" on map Gephyrophobia



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