photorealistic modeling

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David819(Posted 2004) [#1]
Hi, does anyone know of any tools that can make photo realistic models?

Red Ocktober(Posted 2004) [#2]
a Canon or Olympus digital camera would be a good start...


Pongo(Posted 2004) [#3]
well,... any 3d model program can do this in the right hands.

The easiest way to create photo realistic objects is to work from photos and proper texturing.

There is a program called photomodeler that has a freeware version,... it allows you to make a 3d model from a series of photographs so you may want to look for it. There are several others that do this, but most cost several Thousand $$

Ion-Storm(Posted 2004) [#4]
The tools u need most are a Working Brain, a decent eye and a steady hand. Which ones have u got?

A decent Modeling Program may Help.. try

Mustang(Posted 2004) [#5]
? Lot's of polygons, photo texture source material, good UV-mapping, lot's of tweaking and few extra things like specular & bump maps...

AdrianT(Posted 2004) [#6]
and good lighting :) it's amazing what you can do with god control of specular, bumps and a good lighting solution.

David819(Posted 2004) [#7]
ok, thanks, does anyone know where i can get a good set of tutorials for lightwave, i'm new to it's interface.

Mustang(Posted 2004) [#8]