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Old 07-19-2013, 09:52 PM
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If you have 3D Studio Max, it will do everything you need (even the free student version). Many of us, however, use Wings3D (a open source free program) for primary modeling and then switch to 3D Studio for the linking, mapping, and pivot points.

While 3D Studio can do all of the modeling steps, it is like trying to take a sip of water from a fire hose. Models for RealFlight use only about 5% of the program's capabilities. Wings is better suited to the low-poly modeling that RF uses - quick & dirty.

Your other option is Blender - also free and has plug-ins for all needed steps, but has a user interface designed by a spastic monkey.

Lastly you need a paint program. Gimp is free, but Photo Shop or Paint Shop Pro are also options.
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