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« Reply #40 on: 02/ 06/ 2012, 02:02:01 PM »
Speaking of free 3d things you can get free copies of most of autodesks stuff if you have a valid student email. Why didn't I learn of this sooner?

http://students.autodesk.com

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« Reply #41 on: 02/ 06/ 2012, 04:14:22 PM »
Keep in mind that it's all a 'student license' and you don't own the rights to anything that you create with those programs unless you shell out thousands of dollars for the professional version.

Or, you could just use blender.

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« Reply #42 on: 02/ 06/ 2012, 04:18:06 PM »
yup! Most of them are 3 year licenses.  Just sucks that you cant do freelance work with it (saves files with a student version tag that companies don't want, and goes against the ToS for student versions) but oh well.

edit: @Justice's. I'm pretty sure with Autodesk you own the rights to the works you create, but you aren't allowed to sell the works or make any sort of money off them until you pay for it

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« Reply #43 on: 02/ 06/ 2012, 04:37:24 PM »
Really? of well. I realised that you couldn't do professional work on it but I didn't know they flagged files saved with it too. I guess I'll just learn the workflow so I can put it on a CV and do personal stuff in blender.

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« Reply #44 on: 02/ 06/ 2012, 07:36:43 PM »
Really? of well. I realised that you couldn't do professional work on it but I didn't know they flagged files saved with it too. I guess I'll just learn the workflow so I can put it on a CV and do personal stuff in blender.

Easy way around it export as an OBJ file, open in blender, re-save as another applicable file type, win at life.

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« Reply #45 on: 02/ 06/ 2012, 07:40:15 PM »
After using both I can honestly say that I prefer Blender, though the learning curve is a little higher.  Worth it, though.

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« Reply #46 on: 02/ 07/ 2012, 06:54:27 AM »
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In at least Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS5 (maybe other programs/versions too), if you go to Window > Extensions > Kuler, you get a palette with preset color palettes that compliment each other, as well as a tool to help you make new ones. Then you can save it to the Kuler list, or to your Swatches palette.

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« Reply #47 on: 09/ 03/ 2013, 12:16:54 AM »
I normally use Micron pens for inking but being obsessed with line quality and messing around with new media I recently got some proper nib pens to try out.  I haven't used them much but they seem both difficult and full of potential.  Some have a lot of flexibility in terms of line weight, but they're hard to control and orient properly for good ink flow.