List of Programs Used

  The following is a list of programs used in the creation of GameFromScratch, both the game, the tutorials and the website.  I will be updating this page constantly.           Game Engine             Unity3D   Hands down the biggest software decision I had to make regarding […]

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What’s the difference between Crease and Extrude Normal in Wings3D

While working on an upcoming beginners guide to Wings, I put some thought into something I had never really thought about before…  what the heck was the “Crease” command for?  Functionally it seemed identical to extruding an edge along its normal.  After some messing around though, I figured out the very small but somewhat important […]

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When head meets wall…

So, choosing Blender for my art pipeline has some very big upsides, and a couple massive downsides.   Amongst the biggest downsides is that Blender is in the midst of a very long move from 2.4x to 2.5x, which means you are effectively using beta software in production.  Frankly, the 2.5x branch is probably as […]

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New Blender Release

So, I am a bit late to the party as this was actually announced on the 22nd, but the newest version of Blender, 2.57a has been released.  As Blender is one of the primary tools we will be using to create our game even a minor bug fix release is important.  A full list of […]

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A Crysis of faith

  After deciding that Unity is my Engine of choice, a new contender threw their hat in the ring.  Apparently Crysis is going to be freely available in August. “In August 2011 we will be launching a free CryEngine SDK. If you want to use it for fun, like all our previous MOD SDKs it […]

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A question of power…

One of the very first things you need to decide when creating a game is what your target hardware is going to be.  This affects so many things, from the engines available to you, how many polygons you can use to create your models, how large your textures can be, etc…  In many cases, like […]

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