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Post by keltwookie » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:26 pm

As some of you know, I use Godot as game engine, this one appearing limitless and beeing under MIT license (very, very permissive license), means, do what you want, when you want.
Furthermore, This software has been ported for several platforms, so Linux, Windows and MacOS (32 AND 64 bits version available).

Great ! But what about art works?
Answer:Blender and the GIMP
As for Godot, these softwares have been ported on the 3 platforms quoted above and are free and open source. It could help if you don't have the financial means to purchase a licence for 3DSMax (1600€/year) or Photoshop (287,77€/year without plugins).
I already hear some of you saying: "There are numerous crack available on the internet"... Okay, as you want, but what will happen when you will release your work, do you really want to take the risk of legal pursuits? Don't forget this world (as music business) is without pity and the big companies will search to put you down by all means if they feel you could threatening their position in any way.
And for those who could say that a professional work could not be made with these softwares, let me answer that they don't know what they are talking about.

During one year, and beeing a perfect beginner in modelling and drawig, I hunted during hours all tutorials available for Blender and the GIMP.
To begin the new year in the best conditions, here is a selection of the best I found:

Note: Some of these tuts are download-able but in some cases, you have to register, no worries, it is free

Blender:

http://filmmakeriq.com/2009/04/555-blender-tutorials/
http://gryllus.net/Blender/PDFTutorials ... rials.html
http://www.cgmasters.net/free-blender-3d-tutorials/
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3 ... Links_List
http://www.blendenzo.com/indexTuts.html
http://otothecleaner.free.fr/
http://www.tutorialsforblender3d.com/
https://cgi.tutsplus.com/articles/45-ep ... s--cg-9669

https://cgcookie.com/archive/

Note: this latest is not dedicated to Blender only, but to art works in video games. Some of them (ie: for 3DSMax) are perfectly adaptable to any software

The GIMP:

https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/list-all.html
http://blog.qbrushes.net/best-40-gimp-tutorials/
http://www.gimpology.com/
http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topi ... index-old/
https://newart2000.wordpress.com/2013/0 ... s-in-gimp/
https://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/plug-in-bump-map.html
https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wik ... n_The_GIMP

And for the bravest, a tutorial dedicated to the creation from scratch of a space simulator:

http://www.spacesimulator.net/tutorials/index.html

A last thing:
Some of you could wish to work off line but how convert a html page to a pdf? Here's a solution:
http://www.htm2pdf.co.uk/

Have fun ! :)

EDIT: Another open source and free software for painting: Krita - Some says that it is more accurate for painting and drawing rather than the GIMP, and more close to Photoshop. Sorry no tuts found for now
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Re: Usefull links

Post by keltwookie » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:27 pm

To try A.S.A.P :

RandomMomentania - Tutorials on all aspects of game development

We are communicating a bit with TwistedTwigleg, And I can assure to everyone that I rarely saw such quality and amount of informations about game development.

Recommended, even for total beginners.
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