Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2793 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
Having this kind of semi-pro software in a current version would be a good step for us. Back from old magazines I remember that it was mentioned as being simple but giving good results. Nothing like Real3D or Maxon Cinema but good for average users. Would like to buy it. Blender is not very intuitive and besides rendering a simple scene I could just get messages for this and that not implemented when I clicked on the buttons, sometimes it just gave me errors (menu System Info, play animation, flickering windows and logging windows ...), so another candidate could be a good alternative.
Why don't you try LightWave3D v5.2? It is supposed to work quite well on MorphOS, even though it is an old Amiga 68k program. It does not have all the bells and whistles of the current version of LightWave3D for Windows, or MacOSX, but it does have many more features than Aladdin, a user interface that many people love, and some people hate, and tons of books, CD's, available with tutorials and example scenes and objects, plus scene & object files online that can be freely downloaded.
Of course you can't buy it any more and must "find" it somewhere, to be able to install it on to your MorphOS computer, but that might be better than waiting "who knows how long", for a new version of Alladin4D to be finished and available to purchase. It is not even guaranteed that the new version will ever run on MorphOS.
Does anyone have the last Amiga version of Aladdin4D running on any of their MorphOS computers? I tried to install it and get it running but did not get too far. It was a long time ago and I can't remember where I got stuck, or why I couldn't get it running on any of my MorphOS computers, but then I am not very good at figuring out the intricacies of setting up private screen modes for software that tries to open on it's own screen. I still have not figured out how to get my installation of LightWave3D v5.2 working the best it can on my own MorphOS computers, as well as my X1000 running OS4.1.5, but Mike Brantley has offered to help me adjust things to get it working as well as his set up, which appears to work quite well.[ Edited by amigadave 01.08.2012 - 10:55 ]
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.