Joined: Oct 30, 2010
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.
2- Gmax: G-Max is like a free ver of 3ds Max 6, It's very outdated but it supports some halo moding scripts.
3- Wings 3d: Wings 3d is a powerful and easy to use sub-div modeling tool.
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
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.
6- TopMod3d: Another free and easy to use tool.
7- Pov-Ray: This one is bad*ss
8- Sculprits: Like a light weighted ver of Zbrush and Free
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.
1- Gimp: Gimp is a free tool that has many of the features in Photoshop, and uses less resources, has a wide plugings library.
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.
4- Sumopaint: Another browser app.
5- PicMonkey: ANother web app.
6- Splashup: Online Image editor for begginers.
7-Picful: ANother web app.
Only for OSX
8- Seashore: Free OSX image editor.
<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!!!!!
ND02: This one is not free but comes with a free trial and its awesome.
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