Infinite vistas of countless worlds stretch out to the end of space and time, or frustration wells up as I try to get a ball to bounce over there. I play at 3D animation with periodic fits of enthusiasm, like I do everything else. Click on the pictures below to see some experiments. A larger version of Robots is included on the Robots CD.
While making these animations, I looked around for information and programs on the web. Here are some links about doing animation on your computer, including freeware and shareware 3d animation programs. Discreet offers a free program called GMAX for gamers, based on 3DS Max. It is a very complex but powerful program.
http://www.virtualdub.org/index great free video editor
http://www.mpeg.org/MSSG/#source free MPEG software
http://members.cox.net/beyeler/bbmpeg.html free MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoder
http://www.hauppauge.com/ maker of video capture cards, TV cards
http://openfx.org 3d animation software offered free under GNU General Public Licence.
http://www.amabilis.com/products.htm Offers free and low cost 3d animation software