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7. August 2018


With CopperCube 6 recently being made available in a free form, we decided to do a complete tutorial series over on devga.me that should get users up and running creating complete 3D games using CopperCube in well under an hour.

The series consist of:

Getting Started

Creating a Terrain

Creating a Camera

Programming Your Game

Collisions and Physics

Extending CopperCube

Scenes and Rooms

Importing Your Own Assets

Additionally there is a video tutorial covering all of the above topics available here and embedded below.

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2. July 2018


Blender 2.8 Code Quest is now complete, the massive changes are done and now it’s time to polish things up and turn Blender 2.8 into a shipping product.  The core Blender developers have released a time line of Blender 2.8’s road to full release.

  • July 2nd – Initial Alpha Release
  • August 12th – Beta Release
  • September 19th – Final Python API released (plugin upgrades begin)
  • October 20th – Release Candidate 1

You can learn more details about each release milestone in the developer blog available here.

Blender 2.8 is perhaps the biggest release in the last several years and includes great new features like EEVEE real-time PBR viewports, vastly improved grease pencil now for 2D graphics and animation, a vastly updated UI as well as many technical plumbing details to better grow Blender into the future.  If you are interested in learning more about EEVEE be sure to check out this video.  For details on the upcoming UI changes watch this video, as well as this video for the new Quick Favorites menu.  Finally for more details on today’s news, be sure to check out this video, also embedded below.

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28. June 2018


SketchFab is one of my favorite online model resources, a resource that I recently featured in the Free 3D Models Resources guide a few days back.  Earlier this year SketchFab launched a beta online store where users can buy and sell 3D models using the excellent SketchFab infrastructure.  Today, that store is out of beta and officially released.  Until July 4th SketchFab is offering a 10% off discount with the code SKETCHFAB10.

The Sketchfab Store combines our powerful browser-based 3D player and Model Inspector to let buyers scrutinize every aspect of a model including textures and topology in real-time. And with VR and AR support out of the box providing immersive ways to review models before purchase, our store take the guesswork out of purchasing 3D files online, an industry first.

But we haven’t stopped there. During the past six months we’ve solicited feedback from buyers and sellers and regularly added new features in response to your recommendations. We developed a new model page layout for store models that’s better optimized to sell content and surface the information that’s relevant to buyers. We’ve also made some adjustments to our search system to highlight relevant results in the Sketchfab Store while continuing to support our vibrant existing community of creators.

If you are interested in becoming a seller on SketchFab, be sure to check out their sellers guide available here.  If you are a game developer, SketchFab has excellent integration into a variety of game engines including Godot, Unity and Unreal.  The also have an open API making integration into your own engine or site a breeze.

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26. June 2018


We’ve been running a series called Five Great Game Development Websites for some time now, currently up to Volume 6.  This post is intended to bring those 30+ site recommendations together in one place!  The top most link is a link to the video itself, followed by the 5 recommended sites in that video.


Volume 1:

Volume 2:

Volume 3:

Volume 4:

Volume 5:

Volume 6:


Series YouTube playlist available here.

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16. June 2018


Perhaps you are a bit artistically challenged, or you are looking for resources to prototype your 3D games?  Where can you find the best free 3D models?  This page is a collection of some of the best resources for 3D models with permissive licenses.   If I’ve missed a resource you use, please let me know in the comments down below.


If you are using a game engine, specifically Unity and Unreal, both host several free models for download.  Generally the license limits you to use those assets in those engines.  Also keep in mind that you will see these assets commonly in asset flips due to their direct integration with their collective game engine.  Also be careful to respect copyright laws.  Just because you found a freely available Boba Fett model with a commercial license, doesn’t mean you can use it in a commercial project!  Existing copyright and trademark laws still apply.


Sites



Unity Asset Store

To limit to just free models, go to the 3D category and search for something.  You can then filter by price, including $0 as an option.

Unreal Engine

The Unreal Engine asset store is a fraction of the size of the Unity store.  The majority of free content is directly from Epic, but is of an exceedingly high quality.  The above link searches for just free content.  Products are freely usable in personal and commercial projects as long as you use Unreal Engine.

TurboSquid

TurboSquid is one of the oldest model resources on the internet and has a huge collection of free assets.  The link above links directly to the free models, you can then filter down by addition requirements (rigged, poly count, etc)

OpenGameArt

OpenGameArt is a repository for free assets aimed at game developers.  The above link is directly to the 3D objects section.  This is an non-curated collection, so quality varies massively.

BlendSwap

This site is dedicated to Blender and contains tons of Creative Commons licensed resources.  You are given a daily download limit if not a member, although a free login option exists.

SketchFab

Sketchfab is quickly becoming the place to demonstrate your artistic abilities, with full WebGL previews available.  The above link is for resources tagged as free and downloadable.  Unfortunately their search interface makes searching for free assets needlessly complicated.

Google Poly

Google Poly is a resource for free 3D objects, with VR/AR in mind.  Models tend to be low poly and flat shaded instead of textured.

CGTrader

CGTrader is another online game marketplace with a large number of free downloads available.  The above link is for free assets only.  Be careful of licenses, royalty free licensed assets can be used in commercial projects, while editorial licenses cannot be used in commercial products.

Remix3D

This is the Microsoft alternative to Google’s Poly.  It’s aimed at Paint3D usage, so you have to open first in Paint 3D (a free Windows 10 only application), then export to a format such as FBX.

NASA

Yeah, that NASA.  They have a large collection of space related models and textures available.  Granted  a very niche collection, but invaluable if you are making a space related game.

Clara.io

Another site with a huge archive of free 3D models for download.  Currently over 130K models on the site.

Yobi3D

Yobi isn’t a model site, it’s a search engine that searches free sites.  It searches several different free sites.  Be aware the license varies from site to site, so be careful before using results in a commercial project.


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