Lets just take a moment to appreciate the way New Zealand sells beer.
I feel like this basically summarises our culture.
The guy on the “planking” billboard, though….
The Kiwi’s are just pissed because they suck at cricket and the Aussies are better…only just.
OKAY SO A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS
Back when I was in school for graphic design and I tutored people, a lot of people complained about not being able to afford software (because it is ridic expensive). Autodesk offers free software (with a 36 month license key), to ANY students. Want to learn how to animate? Go grab Maya and learn! Wanna learn how to model characters or just general objects? Go grab 3DS Max! Or maybe sculpting is your thing? Go grab Mudbox and have fun!
Or grab Sculptris.There’s a fuckton of programs to mess with and learn things, and no need to go waste time on a torrent.
The only downside to the license is it’s not for commercial use.
Technically you don’t have to be a student either and really who’s gonna knowbut it’s a great way to practice and learn something new! You are still allowed to showoff your stuff and throw it in your portfolio, so maybe one day you can get that animating job and not have to waste 3k on one program.
All those icons in that third photo? Those are all free programs/apps you can get. They’re all full versions, and come with tutorials from basic to advanced stuff. For both Windows and Mac too.
So go sign up and, go grab some stuff. There’s really no reason not to.
important reminder that autodesk is awesome and wants you to use their awesome programs so you can get good and buy them for realsies later.
ZBrush, while made by high people, is also amazing for sculpting. Just FYI.
(Seriously, you import an object from Maya in order to sculpt it, and it doesn’t save as a file. It saves as a brush. So you can accidentally paint your head with your head. And then you edit the brush. And then save the brush. Not a file. The brush. So to work on it, you place the brush again and keep editing it.)
Or just use blender which is a free for all.