Dungeoneers interested in creating completely new objects to insert into their worlds will need to create them as 3D objects.
The goal of this section is to introduce you to 3D modeling, several modeling programs available, and even provide tutorials for some of the major ones.
- UVW Mapping
WTF are they talking about? Well UVWMapping is a critical part of making your models look good - check out this tutorial for more juicy info!
- Modeling Overview
An introduction to the world of modeling.
- Rhino 3D
You may be familiar with Rhino from the days of TA. We have 3 basic lessons and 3 additional theory lessons to sharpen your skills.
A very popular modeling program at a great price can be found in Milkshape. We only have the first portion of this tutorial up so far.
- 3D Studio Max
The grandpappy of modeling packages at a steep price. So far we have 2 pages of the tutorial with more on the way later. Gas Powered Games may be able to include GMax support which will open the door to a 3DS Max-like modeling environment for all to use.
- PlanetDS Model Library
Fans have submitted models for you to use in your Siegelets or as a basis for models that you'd like to create.
There are separate areas for weapons/equipment, nodes, characters, and textures.
- June 2001 Modeling Contest Entries - Ranged Weapon
- July 2001 Modeling Contest Entries - Dwarven Firearms
- August 2001 Modeling Contest Entries - Magic Staff
- Sept/Oct 2001 Modeling Contest Entries - Small Critters