List of *FREE* game programming resources

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c-sanchez
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Re: List of *FREE* game programming resources

Postby c-sanchez » Dec 18, 2018 2:05

Slate - Pixel Art Editor https://github.com/mitchcurtis/slate
Slate is a bitmap editor available for Linux, Windows and Mac. With Slate, you can: Edit images directly, Use layers, Create seamless 2D tilesets, Preview sprite sheet animations.

Dust3D - A brand new 3D modeling software https://github.com/huxingyi/dust3d
It helps you create a 3D watertight base model in seconds. Use it to speed up your character modeling in game making, 3D printing, and so on.
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Re: List of *FREE* game programming resources

Postby D.J.Peters » Apr 07, 2020 22:10

Create 2D animations/sprites/movies scenes and or backgrounds with free open source OpenToonz !

I found OpenToonz in a video: Best Free Animation Software in 2020

In the video I saw a little girl using it so it's the right tool for me also :-)

homepage: https://opentoonz.github.io/e/index.html

downloads: https://opentoonz.github.io/e/download/opentoonz.html

english pdf: https://opentoonz.readthedocs.io/_/downloads/en/latest/pdf/

forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/opentoonz_en

learning OpenToonz video playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqazFFzUAPc6if6lKp2Z5sDKcvVND0cP-

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Re: List of *FREE* game programming resources

Postby BasicCoder2 » Apr 07, 2020 22:51

The problem for your average programmer is not a lack of graphic tools, the problem is not being able to draw or paint let alone animate :)
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Re: List of *FREE* game programming resources

Postby D.J.Peters » Apr 07, 2020 23:32

BasicCoder2 wrote:... the problem is not being able to draw or paint let alone animate :)
Sure but others more talented artists have done it for you :-)
For example grab a "walk sequence" (as images or bones) import all frames and overdraw it with your shiny player/monster or what ever.

How ever stay safe and healthy !

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Re: List of *FREE* game programming resources

Postby BasicCoder2 » Apr 08, 2020 23:32

@D.J.Peters
For example grab a "walk sequence" (as images or bones) import all frames and overdraw it with your shiny player/monster or what ever.

That is the theory, however it is beyond me, particularly as I haven't even been able to finish a simple retro style 2d game!

I remember horde3D for example with the 3d character waving a burning torch.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=23969&hilit=horde3D
And then there was the TrueAxisWrapper and the examples you provided.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=22473

However actually learning to use them would be a big task. Having gone through a tutorial on using Unity and Blender to make a simple 3D game it is clear to me FreeBasic is not the right tool for a budding 3D games programmer.

How ever stay safe and healthy !

Thanks. We all need to try and stay safe and healthy with the current crisis. It will be easy for the rich and powerful but for the poorer members of our societies without the money to horde or hunker down and those doctors and nurses on the front line it is a scary time.

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