Blender joan of arc Template question?

Question by Vici: Blender joan of arc Template question?
Hello, I Downloaded the Programme Blender to try my hand at 3D modelling. I found a tutorial which everyone apparently uses for Learning how to make a 3D model the site is http://www.3dtotal.com/pages/tutorials/max/joanofarc/body1.php
However I’m stuck on the very 1st bit It won’t let me import or open the images your meant to use as a template as they are .Gif files. I downloaded them from the link provided in that tutorial so they should be the right files.
How do I get them to open In Blender as a template?

Many thanks.

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Answer by  ☥♡☮ 
Blender3d

http://www.blender.org/

Modeling Joan of Arc by Michel Roger

http://www.3dtotal.com/pages/tutorials/max/joanofarc/body1.php

From lower menu, select View> Background image,
pop up appears with options,
select folder icon below Still menu
pop up appears with folder directory,
select files, and right click to highlite in blue
then open or Select Image
one of the two image will appear as template from chosen view only,
select other image from background image menu list

importing pictures into blender

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=109415

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Blender or Autodesk 3Ds Max ?

Question by Zask: Blender or Autodesk 3Ds Max ?
Hey, there guys.
I’m confused a little about these 2 3d modelling softwares: Blender and 3Ds Max.
So, I am gonna learn about 3d modelling, animation, render, visual effects, game development, etc. and please suggest which is good.
I need an advanced software. So, please chose between these 2 (Blender and 3ds max)

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Answer by Life Goes On….
Blender….

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Blender or 3ds Max Animation?

Question by George M: Blender or 3ds Max Animation?
I just got a whole bunch of new equipment that i have absolutely no idea how to use!
So i went ahead and downloaded the Lynda.com tutorials for
Blender essentials and
3ds Max essentials
which if you dont know, tell you ALL the basics of these programs through videos
So my question is which one should i use first?
Should i use 3ds because it is used more professionally?
Blender because it looks easier?
Please tell me which you think is best for someone who knows nothing about 3d animation, but a lot about 2d flash/after effects animation

Best answer:

Answer by uindxor craig
Depends on your goals and needs really, if it is to just create word titles or play around blender might be around the corner, but 3d max is a better tool to have in your bag of tricks, plus if you are doing flash swift3d is compatible with 3dMax.

[quote]
Swift 3D MAX V4 plug-in enables Autdesk 3ds Max users the ability to render 3D scenes as high-quality, low-bandwidth vector or raster Adobe Flash animations. Powered by the industry-leading RAViX 4 vector rendering technology, Swift 3D MAX offers superior integration with Flash and unrivaled vector, raster, video, and real-time Flash 3D output. From cartoon to full gradient shading, Swift 3D Max plug-in is certain to produce the. style you need for your next Flash or print project. Additional export formats include the NEW Adobe CS5 native Flash FLA & XFL formats, Illustrator AI, EPS, SVG, video formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV, Microsoft XAML (3D WPF and Silverlight), and to pre-packaged Papervision 3D v2.0 and Collada DAE. [/quote]

If you are a AE user 3dmax renders can be set up to output layer for composite also.

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How to learn Blender ?

Question by S.S.Virdi: How to learn Blender ?
Dear friends,
I am new to 3D-Modelling and I want to start my carrier with blender.
So, please help me to learn Blender. Its very important for me.

Thanks in advance.

Best answer:

Answer by MaskedMusketeer
There is an eBook called Blender: From Noob to Pro

You can read it here:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro

All the chapters are presented as links on that page. Click “Unit 1″ to start from the very basics.

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