Category Archives: 3D

3D development in Blender

Hey all,

Sorry for the wait. It’s been a few months since my last update. I know it’s bad to keep you all waiting that long for content, but here’s what has been going on recently.

First, is that work on Traitor’s Legacy is in full swing. I’m really looking forward to wrapping this project soon so you can see what I’ve been up to for the past year or so. Again, the client is a bit weary of showing off anything until we’re close to being finished, so sorry to keep you in the dark about it for so long. Above you can see some concept character art that didn’t get approved, so no harm done there.

The second reason is that I’ve undergone a fair bit of training in how to model 3D objects in Blender through a couple of Udemy courses. I’ve had to give up Autodesk due to how expensive the monthly license is. It’s simply too robust of a software package, and I’m not using it to its fullest potential and essentially throwing cash down the toilet each month. So, I cancelled my subscription (I can’t believe that we rent our software these days), and moved over to Blender to create my 3D game assets.

If you didn’t already know, Blender is a pretty powerful, open-source 3D design application. It has immediate support for things like game assets design, as well as creating models for 3D printing. I’m super pleased with how easy it is to pick up, and how many features you get for free software.

For the past 3 days, I’ve taken the concept art you’ve seen earlier and built the plane assets shown here as practice. Not bad! This isn’t final production art, but it’s a great start to get some momentum going. The last picture is more along the lines of where I’m going for TigerHawks, in terms of gameplay.

Let me know what you guys think, and again, special thanks to those who have helped me out through Patreon! I really appreciate the help, and look forward to possibly doing this full time in the near future, funded entirely by awesome people like you!

Jumping back into 3D modeling

Here’s to the first week of development on TigerHawks! I’m getting back into 3D modeling and texturing, so I thought I’d cook up a quick reference fighter to use as FPO. Here are some step by step images of doing so. Next step, sticking it into Unity and hooking it up to the controller.

Wireframe model



Texture mapping