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    How to Teach a newbie Game Development?

    I have a friend who is a traditional artist. He is very skilled at sculpting, illustration and painting. I mean in 20 minutes he can draft an original looking dragon sketch that looks awesome. Anyway, we want to start a project developing a small game. More or less as a hobby project between friends.

    Here is the thing though. He doesn’t know what it takes to make a game. I’d like to introduce some of the concepts to him just so he has an idea of what it takes. Ideally I think if he could transfer his artistic ability to the digital world, he could do great. He is very interested in learning.

    The question is, where do I start? I have never made a game myself, but I have a done a little of everything (modeling, texturing, animating and programming).

    BTW, I know how some people feel about teamwork here, please I don't want to hear your opinions on that matter...


    Thank you
    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build
    bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce
    bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. (Rich Cook)

    #2
    is he interested in going digital?if he doesn't have the passion for it your wasting your time.

    if he does,start where his talents are.sculptris-mudbox.this will peak his interest and show him software basics.
    game thread https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...ltons-incident
    old forum thread https://forums.epicgames.com/threads...ies-at-boltons
    my website http://darkarts3d.co.uk/
    my youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/661gaz/videos

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      #3
      Based on his skills, maybe game art will suit him.

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        #4
        Yeah give him to try Sculptris software. Its as simple as a modeling software gets, free, and a person with eye for sculpting can do great looking things with it.
        His interest may fall a bit when he has to optimize the stuff for game models though, lol.

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          #5
          Just try to make few simple games, that will help.

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            #6
            Give him a tutorial and tell him to follow them to the letter. That's how I'm learning!

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              #7
              Start with the basics. Have your friend just use the basic walls to create a room. Toss a few assets in there after. Do basic BP like to turn on a light then off. That's what I did when I used UDK years ago. Just seeing how it comes together got me sucked in more into wanting to do development.

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                #8
                My whole point is that he has one done.

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                  #9
                  and no ***** ***** *****

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