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    check out DirectX 9 tutorials
    The guy will be adding DX10 soon. From what I have read.
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    Lightbulb Creating 3Ds models


    I spent a weekend figuring this one out, so I thought it might be useful to someone trying to do the same thing. There are a lot of game libraries out there which use .3ds model files. Unfortunately, if you are using AutoDesk, it saves to .max files, or .gmax if you are using GMax. So how do you get your models into a 3ds file you can use? Well, the first thing you need is a "Quake MD3 exporter" for the program you are using. There are .md3 exporters for either AutoDesk and GMax. I use GMax myself, and you can get the exporter at:
    http://www.davidhsmith.net/Essential_Tools.htm
    You want the one called "Quake-3 MD3 exporter beta v1.0 - gmax". Unzip the file, and stick the contents in the gmax "plugins" folder. To use it, from the File menu in GMax, you chose "Export", then choose file type "Quake MD3".
    Unfortunately, this seems to only copy over the mesh for your model. To add in materials, textures, uv mapping, etc., I am using a program called LithUnwrap, which is free to use, and loads .MD3 files. You can get it from:
    http://www.sharecg.com/v/5169/softwa...er-for-Windows
    When you are finished with your model in LithUnwrap, it lets you save as .3ds! I hope you find this information useful!
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    http://www.tar.hu/gamealgorithms/index.html ... Stumble turned this up, just thought it might be of benefit, that's not to say similar content doesn't already exist, but it seems a fairly comprehensive starting point ....
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    Sketch in 3D!


    vimeo.com/1669862?pg=embed&sec=1669862

    This is sooo cool. It is a tool to make sketches in 3D called ILoveSketch. Unfortunately I cant find where I can buy one.
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    I've searched and haven't seen this posted here yet.

    Database of game engines. Searchable by category.
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    I second that

    If you have some C/++/# background and want to learn DirectX9 with C++ from the ground up you can't go wrong at www.DirectXTutorial.com

    I can't reccommend this website highly enough - it'll give you all the most important concepts step-by step and properly build on your knowledge all the way. Plus the premium tutorials are every bit as good as the free stuff (I was surprised by that)

    Reimers and other may have cooler examples and more advanced tutorials but DirectXTutorial really is the only website I've ever been able to follow from beginning to end like a proper book.

    A great supplement to that site with some more advanged and theoretical content is www.toymaker.info

    Originally Posted by Kiryn
    check out DirectX 9 tutorials
    The guy will be adding DX10 soon. From what I have read.
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    Two things to say:
    1) what type of programming language(s) do they use to make advanced graphic online games like LOTRO, WOW, etc.
    2) if you know absolutely nothing about programming and want to make a game or movie or computer artwork, download Scratch. It's free and fun and very easy.
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    Open Game Art: Free, legal art for open source game projects (includes models, sprites, textures, sounds, music).

    Free Game Arts: Promotes the use and development of free and “open source” game resources, including 3D models, sound effects, textures, games and development tools.
    WikiWorlds: The goal of this wiki is to create virtual worlds under a free content license.
    Psionic’s 3D Game Resources: Psionic’s “art website with free 3D models, textures, sound fx etc”.
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    There are Game development tools that can be pretty useful
    https://game-development.zeef.com/ellison.leao
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