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    If you would like to make game screens but want to have free programs, I can recommend the following (I will update this post if I see anything else).

    (Last updated September 2009)

    Terragen for making landscapes (easy to use):
    http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen

    Google SketchUp for making streets/houses and simple furniture (easy to use). With the latest free version 6 you can even make animations (walk through your terrain) and save it as .avi files:
    http://sketchup.google.com/products.html
    or
    http://www.download.com/Google-Sketc...ml?tag=lst-0-3

    Anim8or for 3D artwork (is not very easy to use):
    http://www.anim8or.com

    GMax for 3D artwork:
    http://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

    Wings3d is also a 3d modeler programm (not very easy to use as most 3d programms)
    http://www.wings3d.com/

    Caligari TrueSpace 7.6 is now free! (you need to register to get your copy)
    trueSpace7.6 is a fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As well as traditional images and movies, you can also make 3D content for online shared spaces, and for Virtual Earth.
    http://www.caligari.com/Products/tru...sp?Cate=BIntro



    GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction
    http://www.gimp.org

    Online Image Editor Pixlr has a lot of options and features to create your own drawings or to manipulate images:
    http://www.pixlr.com/editor/


    Here are lists of free 3D modeling software with descriptions:
    http://www.planit3d.com/source/softw...les/3dmod.html
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/25-free...ould-not-miss/

    Maplet is another 3D modeler for free:
    http://www.blitzbasic.com/Products/maplet.php

    Art of Illusion is a free tool for modeling and rendering 3D scenes.
    http://www.artofillusion.org/

    Kashmir 3D is a free terrain modeler. It renders landscapes upon the world map, and you can also choose from different rendering styles:
    http://www.kashmir3d.com/index-e.html

    World Creator v.1.5 is an easy to use free software that comes with 256 Texture Library and 500+ Masks Library to get you started. You can create interior and landscapes for your games (Isometric, Pseudo 3D, 2D Platform, Overhead etc.). And you can make animations with it.
    http://www.inet2inet.com/Main/Main.htm
    (Click the second button from the left to get there)
    Download link: http://www.inet2inet.com/InetSoftwar...C1.5_Std_C.asp

    Stickman is an animation program for children and amateurs. The demo version is free and lets you render your animation as video file (.avi).
    http://www.cutoutpro.com/download.html

    To those who would like to add a programm: Please say some words about it, e.g. for what it can be used or how easy it is to learn it. And please include the website.
    Last edited by Mistery; 03-09-2009 at 20:09:19. Reason: added link

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    I do some graphic design and I like GIMP a lot.

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    i know of this brilliant animator program called pivot. The creator is PETER BONE. It is 2d animation using stickfigures with "pivot" points. It is frame by frame animation and is extremely easy to use. reccomended for begginners (because easy to do) and masters (because it is hard to master)

    http://www.geocities.com/peter_bone_uk/pivot.html

    there is also a msn group
    http://groups.msn.com/Pivotanimation
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    Pivot is still stupid i don't have anything to open that either

    Yay pivot opened and i made LOADS of animations
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    As a 3D modeler program I'd recommend Blender. It's more professional than Wings3D and Anim8tor and the innovative way to operate in this program makes the designing of things comfortable. If you take it seriously and wanna be(come) a good 3D Designer use Blender. Check the galleries and compare them, you ll see the differences.


    http://www.blender3d.org/


    (
    -Blender Gallery
    -Windgs3D Gallery
    -Anim8tor Gallery
    )

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanMan3
    Pivot is still stupid i don't have anything to open that either

    Yay pivot opened and i made LOADS of animations
    then post them in the thread pivot
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    is blender 100% free, as if i remeber right, you get a 5 use trial.

    Click On The Spoiler Tab To See How To Make One

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    i tried blender and it ruined my system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistery
    Google SketchUp for making streets/houses and simple furniture (easy to use):
    http://sketchup.google.com/products.html
    Yay!I'll use it for my games (if I can)!

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    google sketchup saves as it's own save file type

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