I am new around here, my name is Riccardo, I’m 15 and from Italy, I started programming an Arduino when i was 12, it was nothing serious though, I just got a bunch lights blinking. I started programming “seriously” just about one year ago, in Java, to create Minecraft plugins and Mods. Some days ago I read an article on IGN about Unreal Engine being released to everyone for 20$/Month, checked out some demos and videos and I really got excited. I had always thought that game development was something hard and that only big teams would be able to create a game but after watching some of the Unreal Engine tutorials on Youtube I started thinking that it might not be so hard after all. One of the things that impressed me was the fact that with Unreal Engine you don’t have to spend too much time worrying about code, although you still have to do all the 3D design and graphics part (I thought it was the other way around). My problem is that I am not such a good artist, at school I live off the pity of my art teachers. I thought this might be a good place to ask for advice:
- What’s the best (Free or Cheap) 3D editing software?
- Do you know any good tutorials to get started in 3D design?
- How do you create good Textures for meshes?
I’m a newbie, open to any advice.