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3D modelling tool that's easier to use than Blender

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Thu, Aug 2, 2007 at 15:49 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:14 IST)

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Misfit Model 3D is a software that recently appeared in Debian's repository and so caught my eye. For those looking for a simple 3D modelling program without the complexity and the advanced features of Blender this appears to be a good choice.

Misfit Model 3D screenshot

As you can see from the screenshot, it has a more familiar QT interface (with menus) and intuitive editing features that don't require you to memorize a dozen keyboard shortcuts. The familiar front-left-top views used by many 3D modelling software along with a perspective mode for preview also gives it a thumbs up on the usability score. The only thing I don't like about it is the cyan background (and I haven't found out where to change this setting). However that's only a minor irritation.

It is written in Linux, but it's also a cross-platform application available in FreeBSD, Windows and MacOS X (experimental). It seems to have enough features to keep any amateur 3D artist happy, so if you're one, give it a go. I think you'll like it.

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7 comment(s)

  1. Why the name misfit? It means "Doesn't fit"? bit funny...

    Comment by Shrinidhi Hande (visitor) on Thu, Aug 2, 2007 @ 16:55 IST #
  2. Heheh... I have no idea. You should ask the developers. :razz:

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Thu, Aug 2, 2007 @ 16:57 IST #
  3. I think they meant Miss. Fit...? :shock:

    Comment by Shrinidhi Hande (visitor) on Fri, Aug 3, 2007 @ 20:57 IST #
  4. I've not really explored this type of program yet. I've wanted to, but I've not wanted to commit to learning how to do it yet. One day...

    Comment by MrCorey (visitor) on Mon, Aug 6, 2007 @ 17:29 IST #
  5. Hmm... this is a good tool to use if you like drawing in 3d instead of 2d.There's no substitute for hard work to create wonderful models in 3d though. It takes 10 times as much effort to create a beautiful 3d drawing as compared to normal drawings.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Mon, Aug 6, 2007 @ 19:57 IST #
  6. how do i get it

    Comment by Mikey (visitor) on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:43 IST #
  7. Mikey, go here and follow the download link:

    P.S. this article was written ages ago. Not sure whether the project is active now.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 @ 12:54 IST #

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