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Effekseer 1.5

EDIT – It seems we have pushed the download server capacity.  If you want to download Effekseer, use this mirror instead.Effekseer is an open source particle effect creation tool we covered previously in this video.  They just recently released version 1.5:New features include:Material Editor A new node-based material editor has appeared. Further expression is possible […]

AssetForge Hands-On Review

Asset Forge 2 Review

Today we are going hands-on with Asset Forge 2.0 by Kenny.nl.  Asset Forge is an extremely easy to use 3D modeling application where you can quickly create models using building blocks.Details of Asset Forge:You’ll have access to a large library of pre-made blocks (about 600 currently), they’re each categorized in different categories. You can place […]

Quixel Mixer 2020 Tutorial Banner with a Plane

Quixel Mixer 2020 Released

Hot on the heels of Quixel Bridge 2020, Quixel have just released Mixer 2020.  Just like Bridge 2020, Mixer 2020 has also been made completely free!  This version contains a massively updated UI, a revamped 3D brush system, the Smart Material system and most importantly, the ability to directly paint on your own imported meshes, […]

Pixelorama Screenshot

Pixelorama Pixel Art Tool

PixelORama is a free, open source (MIT licensed) pixel art application written using the Godot game engine in GDScript.  Version 0.5 was just recently released with the following features:Choosing between 6 tools – pencil, eraser, fill bucket, lighten/darken, color picker and rectangle select – and mapping them to both of your left and right mouse […]

Godot Game Tools–Mixamo To Blender Made Easy

Although it has a misleading name, Godot Game Tools is a very cool Blender addon that makes working with Mixamo animations in Blender 2.8x extremely easy.  This includes the ability to easily import and merge multiple animations from Mixamo, an otherwise frustrating task.  Features of Godot Game Tools include:- Batch Animations Bake In A Single […]

Choosing A Game Development Laptop

Choosing a Game Development Laptop 2018 Edition

EDIT – 2019 Version is now live and AVAILABLE HERE.Back in 2015 I found myself in the market for a new laptop for game development and I put together this guide on how to chose a laptop ideally suited for game development.  Fast forward to today and it’s time to choose another, so I’ve decided […]

SHADERed Free GLSL/HLSL Shader Editor

Released a few weeks back, SHADERed is a free and open source editing environment for developing shaders, both HLSL and GLSL.  SHADERed enables you to create shaders on the fly with a real-time view of the results.  Currently it is Windows only, but the code is currently being ported from D3D to OpenG+SDL so this […]

Godot 4.0/Vulkan Renderer Update

Over on the Godot website and update on the status of the Vulkan renderer that is the marquee feature of Godot 4.0.  Vulkan is the Khronos Group’s new low level rendering alternative to OpenGL, that enables developers to get much closer to the metal than previous graphics APIs.  Development of the new Vulkan renderer was […]

Normal Map Online Tool

NormalMap & Texture Generator Online

Instead of reporting the April 1st “news”, today we are instead going to look at a pair of excellent free texturing tools that run entirely in your browser, Normal Map Online and Texture Generator Online.  Normal Map online can be sued to create normal, displacement, ambient occlusion and specular maps from a simple height map […]

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