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Recently the topicality of 3D questions has come under discussion. The main issue here is that Graphic Design's user base is unable to answer or handle a good deal of these 3D questions. I think the best solution moving forward would be to pass them off to different sites that are not part of the SE network, since the 3D.SE proposal on Area 51 was closed during the early days of beta. What are some good, friendly 3d forums to send these users to?

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    Kudos on coming up with this idea! Even if it's a temporary thing, it's good to know how we can at least try to help. – Yisela Apr 16 '15 at 16:46
  • GiantCow has started a renewed Area 51 proposal, since the old one was rather, well, old already. You can follow it here. – Vincent Apr 17 '15 at 8:51
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http://forums.cgsociety.org/

This is one of the largest 3D forums on the internet. I'm not sure how friendly it is, since I don't post there myself, however it is definitely well trafficked.

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As mentioned above, cgtalk is the big one. Some additional ones include:

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  • How did I forget 3dtotal, I read posts there all the time, facepalm. cool to see the other ones – GiantCowFilms Jul 1 '15 at 15:04
  • The precursor of creative crash used to be big, but cc its all but dead. In part because im not interested in answering stuff anymore. – joojaa Jul 12 '15 at 20:00
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In my humble opinion, the best place to ask a 3D software related question is the software official forum, or the official un-oficcial :o).

I am not sure about the expensive packages like autodesk's, but that works on blender, sketchup, some render engines, etc.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/

http://sketchucation.com/forums/

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There really is no good place to send people for definite answers. The available contain a lot of noise, and its hard to separate noise from good answers.

So theres no good replacement for Stackexhange style sites. Worth remembering when making for a 3D stackexhange.

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  • However, something is better then nothing, and until SE has a 3D site, we might at least give them somewhere to go – GiantCowFilms Jul 12 '15 at 20:23
  • @GiantCowFilms not necceserily entirely true. Its good to know that the niche is different in anycase. I dont think we should recommend anything particular. – joojaa Jul 12 '15 at 20:30

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