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iDrill

[Q] Best software to get started in modelling vehicles for GTA SA

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iDrill

Hello, I'm wondering what's the best software to get started or use to model vehicles for GTA SA. I am experienced with 3ds Max, not really when it comes to modelling but I've managed to create my own weapons/objects using it.

Now I decided to start and learn how to model vehicles for the game, low poly style so they fit the SA universe. Is there any software you would recommend to me? I prefer modelling with another software but do the rest such as textures etc in 3ds max. So the files should be able to be imported into 3ds max.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Mysterdogg

Hey there! Zmodeler 2 (not to be confused with Zbrush) is widely used by we the modders alongside 3DS Max, the process for making a vehicle from scratch in both softwares is actually not so similar, both have different advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on how you want to work. 

 

Zmodeler has a really good guide for making your own vehicles. Here, check it. I don't know of any similar guide for 3DS Max but you can always check the tutorials subsection

 

There's also a Zmodeler version meant for GTA V modders called Zmodeler 3.

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On 11/5/2018 at 2:47 PM, iDrill said:

I prefer modelling with another software but do the rest such as textures etc in 3ds max.

Then use whatever you want. 99% of software should be able to export to a bunch of formats like obj or fbx that 3ds can open .

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iDrill
13 hours ago, 𝙲olby said:

Then use whatever you want. 99% of software should be able to export to a bunch of formats like obj or fbx that 3ds can open .

Of course, but is there a software which is actually userfriendly?

 

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My first attempt on modelling a vehicle, it was a pain in the ass though and took me roughly 5-6 hours...

And on top of that 3ds max never worked properly for me, crashed a lot and made me lose progress.

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11 hours ago, iDrill said:

which is actually userfriendly

Theres no such thing as an 'easier' 3d modelling software, its still 3d modelling and the basics are all the same.

Personally ive been using Blender and its rather nice, but you will need to use 3ds or zmodeller to set it up for SA because theres no good i/o scripts.

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iDrill
8 hours ago, 𝙲olby said:

Theres no such thing as an 'easier' 3d modelling software, its still 3d modelling and the basics are all the same.

Personally ive been using Blender and its rather nice, but you will need to use 3ds or zmodeller to set it up for SA because theres no good i/o scripts.

I'll give Blender a try, thanks though

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