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Introduction To 3D Game Design

If you are new to 3D game design the first thing you need to know is that you are about to start on a journey limited only by your own imagination. The second thing you need to know is that your success will depend on the tools and training you choose. One of the essential tools is the game engine providing;

  • The Editor to construct your 3D game world
  • The Renderer to display your game world on the players screen
  • The Physics engine simulating real world gravity, collisions etc.
  • The Exporter to create the file set you will give or sell to other people
Today the leading game engine companies will allow you to download and use their professional software on a personal basis without payment. That's great news if you're interested in a career in Game Design or just want to find out what it's all about!

Start using some of the best software out there today ... for free!

If you should be successful and start making serious money from the games you've created you may have to start paying a contribution towards the use of the game engine. That seems a fair deal as by then you'll want to help keep your game engine supplier not only in business, but developing cutting edge features to enhance your games and keep them up to date with the latest hardware.


3D Modelling Software

You can find a lot of inexpensive ready made 3D models on the internet and some are free. So you might be able to create a game without needing to create your own models. At some point though you will want to create your own characters, buildings and creatures (game assets) and you will need a 3D Editor.


Animation Software

3D Modelling software often includes support for animation. A professional 3D modelling and animation package such as 3D Studio Max can be very expensive but there are some great low cost alternatives, some are free

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