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    Originally posted by ULLS View Post
    Thanks Smokey, by all means go for it, it would definitely be useful.
    done

    I split it into sections as well, hope that's ok.

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    Hello

    I would like to add one of my favorites
    Meshlab it is a 3d modeling program ,I use it a lot for decimating (polygon reduction),
    here is the link http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/ try it, you won't regret it
    and here is a tutorial for decimating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWM6EGVVNQU

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    I've posted this in one of my WIP threads before but i'll post here as well: 99Sounds

    A ton of high quality sound fx collections.

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    Originally posted by DotCam View Post
    Alright, I'll add a few helpful apps here for you.

    - MakeHuman - Free 3D Humanoid character creator (Open Source).

    - IKinema WebAnimate - Free web based animation for your 3d characters.

    - xNormal - Bakes out normal/AO/height and many other maps from a high poly mesh.

    - handplane - Tangent space calculator for converting Object space normal maps.

    - RoadKill UV Tool - Unwraps your models from 3dsMax/Maya/Softimage.

    - Irfanview - Open, convert, optimize, and use batch processing (renaming for example) for nearly any image type.

    - IES Lighting Profile Archive - Not an app, but a great resource for IES photometric lighting textures (Lithonia Lighting).

    - SpaceScape - Create an outer space skybox with stars & nebula's.

    - 3dsMax Rock Generator - MaxScript for quickly creating high quality rock meshes.

    - Autodesk FBX Converter - Quickly convert OBJ/DXF/DAE/3DS files to an FBX format file.

    - TerreSculptor - Currently in beta, is very similar to World Machine.

    I will add to this post with some more later on.
    + all the 1

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    Thanks Smokey, by all means go for it, it would definitely be useful.

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    Smokey to the rescue~

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    Originally posted by ULLS View Post
    Good point but I'm far too busy (lazy) to do that :P
    if you want I could merge all 5 posts with links into to first one or copy/paste them into the first post, probably better to just copy/paste as merging them all would make the rest of the thread unreadable

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    a couple of good audio things

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - Audacity, a free audio editor
    http://www.bfxr.net/ an awesome online sound effect generator

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    Good point but I'm far too busy (lazy) to do that :P

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    Haha, sounds great mate! I shall try and contribute whatever I can find. Just a suggestion though, as this thread may (or may not) end up having several pages it would make sense for a game dev to look at the first post rather than scroll through numerous pages to find the resources, let alone the non topic related discussions, so if you can keep updating the first post with all the new additions it will be awesome. If its too much work then not an issue, I guess people shouldn't complain when they get free stuff and can put in a little effort to look through it.

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    Thanks VeerWolf, this is a great addition, I would call those a resource. Perhaps this thread should include any free stuff that is useful for game dev's anyway.

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    Not sure if this counts as "software and resources" but I found this bunch of 60 materials and 220 textures, extremely useful and somebody might find the same. Best of all, its free for commercial use even.

    https://forums.unrealengine.com/show...8-The-Monolith

    Here's another list put together by S0T0 which could prove helpful as well:

    Models:
    http://tf3dm.com/
    http://archive3d.net/
    http://www.3dmodelfree.com/
    http://www.creativecrash.com/3dmodels

    Sound:
    https://www.freesound.org/
    www.freesfx.co.uk/
    www.grsites.com/sounds/

    Textures:
    http://www.environment-textures.com/
    http://cgtextures.com/
    http://opengameart.org/textures/all

    Hope this helps out!
    Cheers.
    Last edited by VeerWolf; 01-29-2015, 11:15 AM.

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    Thanks for the great additions, lets keep em coming!

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    Gimp 2.8 Image/Texture editor http://www.gimp.org/

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    Alright, I'll add a few helpful apps here for you.

    - MakeHuman - Free 3D Humanoid character creator (Open Source).

    - IKinema WebAnimate - Free web based animation for your 3d characters.

    - xNormal - Bakes out normal/AO/height and many other maps from a high poly mesh.

    - handplane - Tangent space calculator for converting Object space normal maps.

    - RoadKill UV Tool - Unwraps your models from 3dsMax/Maya/Softimage.

    - Irfanview - Open, convert, optimize, and use batch processing (renaming for example) for nearly any image type.

    - IES Lighting Profile Archive - Not an app, but a great resource for IES photometric lighting textures (Lithonia Lighting).

    - SpaceScape - Create an outer space skybox with stars & nebula's.

    - 3dsMax Rock Generator - MaxScript for quickly creating high quality rock meshes.

    - Autodesk FBX Converter - Quickly convert OBJ/DXF/DAE/3DS files to an FBX format file.

    - TerreSculptor - Currently in beta, is very similar to World Machine.

    I will add to this post with some more later on.
    Last edited by DotCam; 01-27-2015, 02:24 PM.

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