This article is going to explain the steps to creating a video or computer game and will name some of the software that can be used to make a game. I will try to equate the different parts of the game making process to the human body to simplify it. The first process in creating a character or model is to create the muscle. One would think we would start with the bones but that would not be accurate.Do you want to learn more? Visit animation character blender game.
After the muscles have been created, you stick the bones inside. Then we flatten our person out like a medical examiner conducting an autopsy. The next piece of the puzzle is to add the skin and clothes. Once that’s done we define a range of motions like the motions we do on a daily basis. Now the bulk of the work is done and we stick our character in a game. Even though I used a human just to give a comparison of the steps involved in creating a model, the same steps apply whether you’re creating an animal, a machine or an entire city. In the following sections I will explain the steps in more details.
First you create the muscle and bones of the animation. The muscles in humans are generally the same color all over. They outline the shape of the individual. The 3D modeling terminology of the muscles is called the mesh. The mesh is a colorless, transparent frame drawn over a grid. The next step is to create the bones inside the muscles. In 3D terminology this is actually called adding bones to a model. The bones and the joints they are attached to, make it easier for us to animate the character.
It is also possible to animate a character using the muscles or mesh. This is more like real motion where the muscles move bone. However, this method of animation requires more time and processing power from the computer. Can you image trying to manipulate hundreds of individual muscles to move someone instead of just moving a couple of bones? The most important thing to know about your software is; does it create a model compatible with the software your using to make your game or animation? They usually have a list of different formats they can save a character in. The good news is that all you have to do is create a character once and you can save it in different formats for different software. Here are some popular software to create the mesh and bones.