XNALARA/XNA POSING STUDIO INTRODUCTION:
What is XNALara?
XNALara is a free program originally created for Tomb Raider: Underworld model posing only, but all that changed and people began porting other models from other games into XNAlara. Then people started rendering with them,, making it become a popular source for fan art!
Where can I download it? Latest version (10.9.7) NOTE: Be sure to get the required Frameworks mentioned in the post, they are needed to start the program!
What is XNA Posing Studio?
XNA posing Studio is just like XNAlara, but without some minor and major restrictions. There's all kinds of new, amazing features too! Like modding! Modding is modifying models and/or adding new mesh parts to them to create a new one, it's also used for rendering as well!
Where can I download it? Latest version (10.9.7) NOTE: Be sure to get the required Frameworks mentioned in the XNALara thread, they are needed to start this program too!
What is Blender?
Blender is also a free program, and many people use it to mod and render with, like me for example! Learning Blender can be hard at first but luckily there are many tutorials that can help you!
Where can I download it? For modding I'd recommend the Blender 2.49b
version, and for rendering I'd use the Latest version (2.69)
. You'll also need Python 2.62
for Blender 2.49b scripts as well, and here are the scripts
. Install them in C:\Users\PUTYOURUSERHERE\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\.blender\scripts.
Any other questions or sections a regular newbie would ask about tell me and I'll post them up here, but for right now it's just the basics!