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Old 3rd April 2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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Looking for some advice, is there any software for CGI that anyone can recommend that you can use with Moviplus. I am not very artistic still stuggle with matchstick men so something just basic. I currently have no plans to use it but once I find out what it can do and if I have the ability to use it my immagination can then take over. I know it will only be basic as my computer is only a few hundread pounds and not millions so Industrial Light and Magic need not worry just yet.

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Hi All
Looking for some advice, is there any software for CGI that anyone can recommend that you can use with Moviplus. I am not very artistic still stuggle with matchstick men so something just basic. I currently have no plans to use it but once I find out what it can do and if I have the ability to use it my immagination can then take over. I know it will only be basic as my computer is only a few hundread pounds and not millions so Industrial Light and Magic need not worry just yet.

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Some people use Blender.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-generated_imagery
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Thanks Richard

I had a look and downloaded it last night it seems to be just what I want especially after looking at some of the stuff others have done on YouTube. Its going to take me a long time to even use the basics but gives me something to do in my retirement.

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I had a look and downloaded it last night it seems to be just what I want especially after looking at some of the stuff others have done on YouTube. Its going to take me a long time to even use the basics but gives me something to do in my retirement.

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Glad it helped. There will be other programs, as well as some new online services which provide simple animations.

Also the HTML5 animation in Google's Web Design tool.
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I had a look and downloaded it last night it seems to be just what I want especially after looking at some of the stuff others have done on YouTube. Its going to take me a long time to even use the basics but gives me something to do in my retirement.

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get through the basics of using blender and you may yet give ILM a run for their money

there are plenty of good quality teachers available on youtube you can pretty much just type "how to do x in blender" and you'll find a tutorial that covers it!
a good place to start would be well established learning websites such as Blender cookie
they have a huge range of easy to follow lessons for beginners as well as a paid subscription service that you might consider once you get further on, and want some advanced stuff. though they mainly deal with modelling.

there are others, but blender is capable of so much, it really depends on what you are aiming to do as i don't really want to list loads of sites that wouldn't be relevent to you
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Thanks much appreciate the help and advice i will most certainly have a look Blender Cookie.

Tried the tutorial for making a gingerbread man but he came out with a few additional appendages but I think I missed out one or two important steps so i will give it another go.

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Hi,

I use Blender too... It is a great program.

For human character creation, you can use Makehuman from www.makehuman.org

I did the following using a combination of Movieplus, Blender, Makehuman and Inkscape

Blender Science Fiction animation
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