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#1 kibosh

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

Greetings!

Is there a 2D program available that allows for the creation of Lego minifigures, and posing of them like this:

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I'm looking for something that allows for stretched limbs, spread legs, bent knees, etc.

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#2 CM4Sci

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

I'm no expert at any of this, but maybe downloading a 3D program, making a minifigure model, and posing it might help. Might be how LEGO does those 3D animations on their homepage..

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#3 kibosh

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

View PostCM4S, on 12 September 2012 - 09:42 PM, said:

I'm no expert at any of this, but maybe downloading a 3D program, making a minifigure model, and posing it might help. Might be how LEGO does those 3D animations on their homepage..

-Sci

I guess that's what I'm looking for; recommendations on what 3D program to use.
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#4 Phoxtane

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:14 AM

Blender is free, but I have heard that the UI is horrible. You could try Google Sketchup, but that program is very limited from what I can tell. 3DS Max may be your best bet, but it costs a lot of money if you can't get it on a student license. There's others, but those are the three that I've tried out.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

View PostPhoxtane, on 15 September 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:

3DS Max may be your best bet, but it costs a lot of money if you can't get it on a student license.

That's what torrents are for.  :tongue:
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#6 Vindice

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:32 PM

The latest version of Blender is excellent and the interface is easy even for beginners.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:37 AM

View PostNightshroud99, on 15 September 2012 - 05:19 AM, said:

That's what torrents are for.  :tongue:
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#8 kibosh

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

Thanks guys.  I'll give Blender a look.
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#9 glenbricker

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

Has anyone posted "minifig" models anywhere though?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:16 PM

View Postglenbricker, on 19 September 2012 - 03:45 PM, said:

Has anyone posted "minifig" models anywhere though?
HJMediaStudios, the guy behind the Space Marines project on CUUSOO, released his Blender minfig model here. I haven't tried it myself since I have my own version, but it looks like it should suit what you're looking for perfectly.

#11 glenbricker

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

View PostBrickthing, on 19 September 2012 - 11:16 PM, said:

HJMediaStudios, the guy behind the Space Marines project on CUUSOO, released his Blender minfig model here. I haven't tried it myself since I have my own version, but it looks like it should suit what you're looking for perfectly.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:23 AM

View PostPhoxtane, on 15 September 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:

Blender is free, but I have heard that the UI is horrible. You could try Google Sketchup, but that program is very limited from what I can tell. 3DS Max may be your best bet, but it costs a lot of money if you can't get it on a student license. There's others, but those are the three that I've tried out.
The common objection of Blender's "horrible interface" is largely from the old 2.4x Blender releases. The newer 2.6 builds have a far more intuitive interface, and it's capable of anything that a non-free program is.


View PostNightshroud99, on 15 September 2012 - 05:19 AM, said:

That's what torrents are for. :tongue:
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#13 Superkalle

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:13 AM

View PostNightshroud99, on 15 September 2012 - 05:19 AM, said:

That's what torrents are for.  :tongue:
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