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To 3D Game Design
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;
Editor to construct your 3D game world
Renderer to display your game world on the players screen
Physics engine simulating real world gravity, collisions etc.
Exporter to create the file set you will give or sell to other
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.
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.
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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and experts in advanced technical subjects.