|Close up of the hands.|
I started looking into making start menu screens. It is my first time using the camera to build around. The process is not like regular modeling where you just sculpt it and then worry about the lighting and camera positioning. When creating screens (title, pause, game over) everything needs to be lit and built around how the camera will see it. Here's my first try at it:
|Not a real game, just trying out start menus.|
Today I learned of a program called Tree[D]. It is really amazing! I watched a few YouTube video tutorials on it. Tree[D] is used to create realistic looking trees for 3d modeling. You build the tree in the program and then export it as a .obj file. You have to do some tweaking once the tree is placed into Blender. All the leaves are turned into planes, however, with a few clicks you can turn those back into leaves using the textures provided by Tree[D]. I'll play around with that some time and figure out how to do it.
My project for the next few days will be trying to model a house for my very first game asset. I'm torn between Victorian style and steam punk... I think both would be great fun. Comments, help me decide which would be best!