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A truely free Modeling tool?

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Has anyone heard of a 3D Modeling software called ModelPress by a company called Informative Graphics?I was doing a google search and hit this web site. It says its a truely free 3D Modeling application that allows you to export to 3D Studio file format. I believe there is a file conversion utility for FLY! or FLY! II that takes the 3DS and converts to BIN, SMF, or whatever the format for FLY! was/is. That means that more people can get into modeling aircraft, cars, boats, buildings, etc.I admit that I am clueless when it comes to 3D software and animation, and have no clue whether this software will do 'key frames' or allow for animations that FLY! needs to make Control Panel Needles, Ailerons, tires, windsocks, etc, move.But I though I'd post the URL so that anyone interested, and anyone with the proper skills, can take a look, evaluate it, and give the rest of the FLY! community an evaluation report.Here's the URL: http://www.modelpress.com/Happy 'FLY'ing! :)Tom C.

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Thanks for the link, Tom, I will definitely check it out.Colin

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Blender appears to be a very capable, free, open-source modeller as well. Although there is no S3D or ACM exporter for Fly! II, if enough interest were there, it would likely be possible to put one together (at least, a half-baked one like the trueSpace exporter! :()http://www.blender.orgChris WallaceOttawa, Canada

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... furthermore this latter, if I'm not mistaken, is intensively used with x-plane and regularly improved for such a matter.laurentC

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Yes, I think Blender is used for X-Plane, at least for scenery objects but maybe for aircraft too. I'm pretty impressed with the latest version, there has been a lot of development over the past couple of years. And the "infamous" user interface is really not all that bad, like anything it just takes some practice and referring to the documentation.Chris WallaceOttawa, Canada

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