QUOTE(Midknight @ Jan 16 2008, 11:46 AM)
I'm going to have to look into that 3d blender. Dont know much about it, at the moment. I noticed it has good light type reflections (water, chrome & gold metal type reflections). It sure beats that old gray shiny look.
What do you mean by 2d frames. What game type is that.... is it First person point of view....is it 2 dimensions, is it the 3d image textures, or what. I havent heard of the 2d frame concept be4, not much of a gamer.
It sounds like ya, have some pretty good image editors to use. I used the gimp image editor before, thats a real good editor for free.
Are you making this game a standalone or a web driven one. I've been working on a game for years. I have to say, I dont work on it much, cuz I get irritated because, It was 3d, and it ran real real slow, I wasnt that good at managing the overall program, so i switch the game to 2d, and then got tired of it. Plus its not really a nice game.
Whenever I did game, I always looked for cheap tools too use, Like the gimp image, truespace 3.2 3-d modeler...etc.. I didnt want to spend a few hundred dollars on something, I wasnt going to use much... I'm goin' to check into that 3d blender oneday.
The game is going to be a kids educational game.(But who knows...I'm really hard to motovate to do these things!) Its going to be in first person and 3D. This is because its easier for me to animate in full 3D than 2D. I've been using Blender for two years now and I think I'm pretty comforable with it! Here is a link on the Blender plain mapping thing.Link
Also if you were going to make a 3D game use blender for the 3d models(It free). And maybe Dim 3 for the engine(Free, but for mac only)