Saturday, April 26, 2014

Learning with Blender

I am making my first building for Octo Force.

This will be the capital building in Logan, the capital city of planet, Andor.

Friday, April 25, 2014

What a powerful piece of software!

I originally came across 3D Max in my late teens.

At the time I had already discovered that drawing was not a natural talent of mine.

And, I had a misconception that in order to use 3D rendering software like 3D Max you had to know how to draw and draw well.

And thus I never got into 3D animation or CGi art.

But like I said that was a misconception.

Software like Blender or 3D Max allows anyone of any talent level to create dazzling, movie-quality graphics and animation with digital tools and environments.

I am currently on my third tut and I already feel much more confident in my knowledge of 3D animation and CGi art.

In an hour or so I will begin my first trial project.

The last 48 hours

I feel like I have landing upon a major turning point in my success due to the crossroads I have tread in the last 48 hours.

I decided to Use Blender and Not 3D Max.

From what I have read in multiple posts Blender is very simple and easy

Blender is also supported by its parent company. They also made several great tuts on YT.

Whereas, I doubt Autodesk supports their older versions of 3DMax.
It does not make business sense that Autodesk would support their older versions if they want ppl to buy or rent the new versions of Maya or 3DMax.

Originally I was planning on using 3D Custom Girl and then upgrading to Maya.

Finding old versions of Blender and 3D Max changed in my life last night.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's alive!!!

I got the Pterodactyl moving and jumping in mecha form. One of the legs move, but the movement isn't correct and the foot isn't attacked.

Once I get the legs working and the feet connected, I will try putting up a vid on YT.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Making the necessary adjustments to the player object so the sprite can transform is a bit complicated. This might take a few days.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Are you a GM newbie?

Take this advice someone who has already been down the GM tutorial path....don't use the tutorials in GM. They are ridiculously full of errors.

Use the tutorials from youtube.

I would start with Shaun Spalding.

I have recommended Shaun to many other beginners.
Everyone agrees: Shaun is the shit.

Shaun made the game 'Another Perspective'.
It's for sale at his site.

The game was so good, that 'the game' got him a high paying job in the gaming industry. That is how good he is.

His tutorials are simple, straight forward, and step by step.
The sound quality is very clear and no awkward accent. Often these are major problems in YT tuts.


Basic tutorial:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Small update

Fixed the Sphere (boss) Animation.

Update will be included in next demo.

I am considering adding the Sparkle Shot weapon ahead of schedule.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Screenshots!

Have you heard about our upcoming game?

OCTO FORCE: The Paradigm Experiment

Check out the Rainbow Laser!

Play our latest Demo here:

If you haven't played the demo recently it is advised that you check out the options and and read the button config.

Included on this demo are:
-- the ability to name your pilot
-- a score board for the one-on-one game mode
-- Rainbow Laser
-- Fireball (missile)
-- new backgrounds
-- the new button for the afterburner

The Paradigm Experiment: Level 1 background