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Noise Maker 02-06-2010 05:08 PM

A few questions regarding creating custom models for Alice

Does anyone know of any good (and preferably free) software that lets me create models for Alice that can be animated? I'd rather not use Blender, as it looks rather complicated and this is my first time creating 3D models.

I have the free Google Sketchup, and I read that there is a way to import them into Alice using Blender. But, I read somewhere that you cannot create animatable models with the free Sketchup - is this true?

x2495iiii 02-06-2010 05:55 PM

Technically, it's not. You can create animation-friendly objects using Sketchup as long as you create the model with the subparts as separate entities. Most people tend to transform and extend similarly colored/textures surface to save time and space, however this leads to everything in the model with that color and texture being grouped together as a subpart of the model, meaning it can't be animated properly.

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