Truespace5 - your opinions...

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c32bit(Posted 2008) [#1]
Does anyone use Truespace 5 and if so what are your thoughts on it? For $40, ( is it a good deal or could the money be better spent on another tool with similar features?

Thanks for your input.

Pete Carter(Posted 2008) [#2]
Its a good price if you get on with the odd user interface, i got gamespace when it first came out which is a version of truespace with exporters for lots of game engines bundled with it. I tried for quite a while with it but i always found it cumbersome. It does have alot of users that make some great stuff with it but its just not for me. also from what ive heard its still quite buggy.

Oh and check what formats you can export in because the gamepack with all the exporters for blitz etc only works from version 6.6 service pack 2 up.

Aoneweb(Posted 2008) [#3]
I have Truespace 6.6, and I was not too impressed with the fact that you have to pay for their Tutorials, and there really isn't any good books out there.
One thing did impress me, I ordered the CD version, and it came with a large manual, that helped.
Check out the add on paks as well, you have to spend money to get the functions you need for game design, $199 for the game pak, it is supposed to give you the same tools as Gamespace.
Have you tried Truspace 3.5, it is free.

Moraldi(Posted 2008) [#4]
Can Truespace 5 or 6 export animated models in B3D format?
I think $40 are not much for their capabilities

Aoneweb(Posted 2008) [#5]

Only if you buy this, and only for V6 and up.

How about milkshape?

Moraldi(Posted 2008) [#6]
Thanks for the info

Amon(Posted 2008) [#7]
I'm selling my Truespace 7.51 + VRay and Gamepak if anybody is interested.

Email me with your offers. :)

Pete Carter(Posted 2008) [#8]
I cant beleave that gamespace hasnt dropped in price as the program was so bug ridden.

dawlane(Posted 2008) [#9]
I was looking at GameSpace before I bought Cinema4D R10.
I found the interface to weird to work with and the paint/uv tools a pain to use as well as the crashes. So I gave it a miss.

Pete Carter(Posted 2008) [#10]
i have r10 too, its far to expensive and has rubbish export options but i still love it.

jhocking(Posted 2008) [#11]
Truespace sucked when I first used it a million years ago, but I hear it's gotten much better. So while I would choose something else, I really don't know if it's a worthy contender.

Reactor(Posted 2008) [#12]
You can do a lot with Truespace, but if you have a lot of work to do in it you'll find the camera controls are its biggest weakness. If you do grab it, make sure you combine it with something like Wings3D for modelling, because it's modelling tools are plain ol' rubbish.

D4NM4N(Posted 2008) [#13]
I found both truespace and gamespace (which is kind of a TS5-remix) very unstable. However, it has a good materials and a unique modelling interface which is quite efficient once you know all the shortcuts but no B3D export (at least not in 5)

I used truespace 3 & 5 a lot before i decided to learn Blender (another 3D app with a wierd non-standard but "awesome-once-you-know-it" interface) which is free, is more featured, with free videos, python scripting, has a better animator and can export to B3D with a 3rd party script. (I also bought the manual for 30 and found it useful).