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miyah_hofermiyah_hofer Member Posts: 36 EDU
I would like to make a 3D animal. I would usually trace a picture then extrude it but I don't want to do that I want it round and realistic. How would I do that? (I have no document to attach.)


  • lemon1324lemon1324 Member, Developers Posts: 159 EDU
    edited November 2018
    Onshape and other machine design CAD programs typically don't do well for completely organic shapes that are not driven by curves.
    If you really want a realistic 3D model of an animal (or plant, person, mountain, etc) you'd likely have better luck with a program designed for 3D art, like Blender (FOSS) or similar.  These deal directly with a surface mesh rather than mathematically defined boundary surfaces, and so are more suited for organic shapes.
    Arul Suresh
    PhD Candidate at Stanford University
  • miyah_hofermiyah_hofer Member Posts: 36 EDU
    @lemon1324 ;   Are the programs free like onshape? Even though onshape isn't completely free it can be.
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,254

    When @lemon1324 mentions FOSS, he is saying that Blender is Free Open Source Software.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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