Which 3D modelers are free & export to .X files ?

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Gangnam Style(Posted 2013) [#1]
Are there any 3D modelers which:
- are free
- can export to X files (save models in X format)

dawlane(Posted 2013) [#2]
A few places to look.

Derron(Posted 2013) [#3]
[a http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Import-Export/DirectX_Exporter]Blender will do it[/a]



edit: seems the tag-parser of the board does not like ":"

Kryzon(Posted 2013) [#4]
The alternative would be to use one of those url shorteners like TinyUrl or BitLy, but then I'd prefer you leave it as text like that.

Shortened urls look suspicious, especially with the real-time tracking some of these services offer. If we're talking about using shortened urls on forums, why not post the entire thing already?

virtlands(Posted 2013) [#5]
That's a good Q.

AutoDesk 123D Catch is free, (requires registration), and does allow exporting to various formats including .OBJ,
but the catch is that it only accepts as input its special "capture" format.
http://www.123dapp.com/catch { Turns photos into 3D models.. }

AutoDesk 123D Design if free, probably exports to .OBJ as well ....

Caligari TrueSpace is free, and does export to .OBJ, but I don't know how to use TrueSpace.

Looks like DawLane has the best links. ;)

Derron(Posted 2013) [#6]

Blender has .obj-export too, is free and accepts multiple import formats.
So there is no need to use Autodesk tools.


virtlands(Posted 2013) [#7]

Yeah, I have Blender installed, I should spend more time on it.
{They sure did make Autodesk complicated. }

Kryzon(Posted 2013) [#8]
Those design suites are mostly tailored for engineers and designers (hence their complexity), but 3DS Max, Maya or SoftImage are the ones from Autodesk purposed for content creation for entertainment & media. They're much more pleasant to work with.

I'm sticking with Blender for now as I can't afford the $3k.
For its price, Blender's certainly a bargain. If you need a guide to learn, you should follow this wikibook that I'm reading as well:

virtlands(Posted 2013) [#9]
Hello Kryzon,
I just discovered that Wikibooks will render its books to PDF for you.
Following is the representation of your ebook saved as PDF:
(saved to UploadingIt.Com )

Blender-3D.PDF ( = 926 pages, 105 MB! )

Algorithms.PDF (another ebook of interest from the same Wikibooks).

( Only some of Wikibooks' collection are offered in PDF form.
Take a peek at an example, and you'll see the options on the right side:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell )

Kryzon(Posted 2013) [#10]
I didn't know there was a PDF of it, thanks. A printed version is much more convenient.

Captain Wicker (crazy hillbilly)(Posted 2013) [#11]
try my free AnimX animated DirectX viewer/exporter. http://www.captainwicker.com/macpcapps.htm