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Cut Your Dev Time by 90% – homer

homer

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From: sydney,nsw,australia
Registered: 07-22-2002
hey i just thought i would show everyone this 3d engine i have found its called Truevision3D it supports Vb,Delphi & (c++?) it looks awsome i made full 3d landscape in 2 hours with a first person camera amsome graphics running at 140 fps.....now you can make a decent game by yourself its even easier then darkbasic/blitz3d and free....but if you want to publish you have to buy it for $1000 usd which is pretty cheap for a commercial game engine .......http://www.truevision3dsdk.com/....also anyone that knows where i can get some good 3d models free can you please post .............

HoMeR...

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lostreflections

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I used it a long time ago, but it was not as advanced back then, Since I needed a commercial grade engines I invested in the Twilight 3D engine and the Legus 3D engine. For price comparison, Legus was around $4,000 and Twilight 3D was around $2,000. I think Twilight has dropped in price since it is dated, Legus turned their enging into a web based engine and then later went out of business.

If I were to do a commercial game now, I would definitely use Truevision. Blitz and DB have yet to impress me.

I am not sure what kind of models you need and what formats you need. If you can be more specific, perhaps I can refer you to some places...

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Brice

Lost Reflections -- When your life comes crumbling down around you, can you count on the one person who has never been there for you? Lost Reflections is a heart warming story of personal redemption and second chances.

homer

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Posts: 106
From: sydney,nsw,australia
Registered: 07-22-2002
well im not very advanced in vb so im probly doing something wrong but when i try to load a .3ds file its upsidedown and when i load and x file (direct x 3d file) i get no errors it just doesnt show up the only files i can seem to load in 3rd person view are mdL md2 & md3 but i cant find any free models in those formats

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lostreflections

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Originally posted by homer:
well im not very advanced in vb so im probly doing something wrong but when i try to load a .3ds file its upsidedown and when i load and x file (direct x 3d file) i get no errors it just doesnt show up the only files i can seem to load in 3rd person view are mdL md2 & md3 but i cant find any free models in those formats



The 3DS problem is easy to fix, load the model in a modelor, rotate the model and save it. I detest the X format, as there are so many subtle variations of the format and there is not consistent compatibility between engines and modeling programs when it comes to the X format.

I have always used MD2. Easy format to work with. Some good ones can be found at http://www.gcsgames.com They are free to use as long as you give the author of the model credit in your game.

** Please note these are intended for the GCS Engine, but will work with any engine that supports MD2. But some of the models may need to be tweaked. For MD2, the GCS engine reads the frame with the same names as the model. Other engines and modeling programs will read the first frame in the model. Some of these models contain a frame called "skin". When you try to load these models, they will look bad in engines as the parts fo the model are laying around in pieces. If you load the model into a modeling program like QME and delete the skin fram and resave it, it will load fine. **

On another note, if you are looking for an EASY to use, but powerful 3D first person engine, you cannot beat the GCS engine. It was the FIRST 3D Game creator ever released for DOS (blew away doom engine) and later migrated to Windows. The Engine even has some features that are not in B3D, DB/DBP, Jamagic, 3D RAD, and A5, although A5 comes the closest. The GCS is only $69 and there are add ons like an AI system for $35 that adds some powerful AI features with a comprehensive scripting language, and an advanced editor for around $35 that allows you to create larger worlds. The GCS engine also supposrt scripting using FORTH. No programming talent is needed to use GCS and it has one of the best world editors. It is very easy to get a game up and running. I have used it since its inception. A GCS made game was one of the 10 finalists at the IGF last year and that game received praise in major computer and gaming mags, along with computer tv shows.

http://www.pieskysoft.org/

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Brice

Lost Reflections -- When your life comes crumbling down around you, can you count on the one person who has never been there for you? Lost Reflections is a heart warming story of personal redemption and second chances.

homer

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From: sydney,nsw,australia
Registered: 07-22-2002
<img src="http://www.geocities.com/homer____simpson/snow.jpg">cool

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lostreflections

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looks nice

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Brice

Lost Reflections -- When your life comes crumbling down around you, can you count on the one person who has never been there for you? Lost Reflections is a heart warming story of personal redemption and second chances.