I have been learning Blender (a free 3D program) on and off for some months now. I can now do enough modeling to do concepts, but I still need to experiment a lot with materials and rendering. So far I have not had any major problems with Blender and I enjoy using it, and it looks like it will satisfy my needs. Nevertheless, it does take some time to get used to and learn how to do things the blender way. |
This reconnaissance vessel is my first concept done in Blender and it was a good way to learn the type of 3D modeling functionality that I use a lot. Initially I wanted to do all texturing in Blender, but unfortunately there is no way to draw a straight line on the surface of a model. Hopefully such functionality will be added soon, which is essential for a lot of texture work.
Anyway, I still have a lot of learning to do and my next project is going to be either another Sci-Fi vessel or a space cannon.