View Full Version : The best free software for a noob ?

12-14-2009, 07:15 AM
Hey there ^^ I'm a poor little french who really needs help ='( I'm only 17 and so I can't buy anything on the Internet, and the matter is that I want to start mapping... so I need a good software (easy to use, of course :p ) and FREE !
I went to the list but I don't really know what's good or bad... that's why I want to know what you think about it ? :p

And sorry for my english, it could be a little... "ugly" xD

12-14-2009, 08:26 AM
Welcome and your English is just fine...

Try to get Gimp and Inkscape as a raster and a vector drawing application.

Dungeonforge is a free stamp / icon based mapping tool which is useful to have
on hand.

For 3D there is sketchup from google which a few people use and also Blender 3D which is a really powerful 3D app, free but real hard to get into if your brave.

Post some maps when you have some ;)

12-14-2009, 02:21 PM
I will try =) I'll will look at this and try my luck :p My true goal is to create world map; in fact :/ but I think I have to start with cities or dungeons ones...

12-14-2009, 02:48 PM
Welcome to the guild... Redrobes has given you some good advice I see.

12-14-2009, 04:38 PM
MS Paint! (Just kidding. I only use it to punish myself for "bad toughts".=)

12-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Before you do MS Paint down too much...take a look at this site (http://www.estalia.net/estalia/estaliapage.htm) (all maps done in MS Paint)!!!

Mark Oliva
12-14-2009, 11:16 PM
MS Paint! (Just kidding. I only use it to punish myself for "bad toughts".=)

Actually ... as others have pointed out, you can do some good things with Paint, moreso with the new version delivered with Windows 7.