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Offline ms62

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 03:57:10 PM »
3D Art:
I found using 3d-Coat for my UV works (I don't create sofisticated 3D models) very helpful:
https://3dcoat.com/home/

I use AC3D most of the time:
https://www.inivis.com/

For 3D, Maya is the easiest if you afford to pay the rent, I don't, even for LT edition.

I am in the process of considering Silo:
http://nevercenter.com/silo/

2D art:
This is good for graphics too, it has mirror, so good for Sprite and icons also, but is a lot more:
https://krita.org/en/

I use Paint.Net everyday

Also this, expensive for the features, but does the job for me:
http://www.pickleeditor.com/

IDE or Code editors:
Notepad++, I use everyday.
Blide, is the way to go for BlitzMax, I use it as code editor only.
Visual Blitz, for Blitz3D, not available, I bought it long time ago. I love it because its fonts are stable in all systems.
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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2018, 09:42:05 PM »
Graphics Editors

Paint.NET   (be careful not to click those stupid ads that say Download, but GOTO the forums for the plugins)



3D Modeling and Texturing

fragMOTION  (not free, but affordably awesome!)


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Audacity - http://audacityteam.org/

Definitely   (I'm still using an old 1.x version)

Offline RemiD

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 07:09:02 AM »
What i use :
Fragmotion 1.3.4 (modeling, uvmapping, rigging, skinning, animation)
Photofiltre 7 (image/texture editor)
Wavepad (sound editor)
DualCore AMD E-450, 1646 MHz - 6 Go DDR3 1333 SDRAM - AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics (384 Mo) - Windows 7 Home Premium - DirectX 11.0

Offline iWasAdam

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2018, 07:06:59 AM »
fontsprite creation/editing:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/fontsprite

palette creation/editing:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/paletteeditor

tile editing (eats both palettes and fontsprites):
https://adamstrange.itch.io/fontmap

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2018, 07:37:05 PM »
Did you make all of these?!  :o
fontsprite creation/editing:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/fontsprite

palette creation/editing:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/paletteeditor

tile editing (eats both palettes and fontsprites):
https://adamstrange.itch.io/fontmap

They look as good or better than a lot of the paid stuff out there!
Platfinity (made with BlitzMax) on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/365440/Platfinity/

Offline iWasAdam

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2018, 06:21:39 AM »
lol. thanks. yep I made them all myself - even the GUI sub-systems

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2018, 12:40:48 PM »
GRAVIT DESIGNER

Found a new high quality, free vector design app Gravit Designer available for Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS, iPad, Android and browser. 
DOWNLOAD it from the official website link given below.

Tutorial links: https://medium.com/gravitdesigner

YouTube channel : Gravit


Official Website :https://www.designer.io/


Note : -  Gravit designer is under development product may contains some bugs.
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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2018, 06:10:09 PM »
I don't think anyone has mentioned http://www.meshlab.net/ yet. It's a very light weight tool and useful for tweaking/optimizing your 3d meshes. I highly recommend it.
Central hub for my Game Design related activities.
http://www.magosdomina.com/

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2018, 08:07:54 AM »
Pixel Studio

A free android app for creating pixel art available on play store.

Main Features

• use layers for advanced pixel art
• create animation and export it to GIF
• create custom palettes or just use build-in palettes
• advanced color picker (RGB / HSV)
• up to 2048x2048 px canvas size
• supported formats: PNG, JPG, GIF, PSP (Pixel Studio Project)
• drawing shapes (circle, rect)
• canvas rect rotation and mirroring
• Onion Skin (animation)
• Pixel Perfect preview
• multithreaded image processing

Download link

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.PixelStudio


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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2018, 09:44:55 AM »
Pixel Studio looks interesting. I installed Pixlr yesterday and found this is pretty nice also. This one has adds only while saving something and this can be disabled by an inapp.

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
Some more useful tools that I own and use regularly now:

Texture Generation Tools
Normalmap GeneratorFreewaremy own Diffusemap to Normalmap Tool ;D
         
Sound and Music
Presonus Studio OneProprietary     Music Production, VST support
VoicemeeterDonationwareVirtual Audio Device Driver and Application
JBridgeProprietaryUse ANY old 32bit VST in a 64bit only DAW
LameXPOpen SourceBatch sound conversion to MP3/OGG/FLAC with CUDA support (multi-threaded parallel processing)
         
Fonts
Font ForgeOpen SourceEdit and convert TTF to OTF
         
Other
Snap2HTMLFreewareCreate a single HTML survey of a folder structure, searchable
PDF-XChange EditorFreeware/ProprietaryLightweight Alternative to Adobe Acrobat / Reader
         
Online Tools
Google Cloud Text-to-SpeechUnknown / API only?Best machine learning Text to Speech IMHO
Acapela BoxBuy creditsHas some great TTS voices (for example Heather)
PhotopeaFreewareA great Photoshop-like Graphics Editor in HTML5
Regex 101FreewareTest your Regular Expressions online in realtime
DeepLFreewareBetter alternative to Google Translator, uses machine learning




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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2018, 09:48:05 AM »
Molebox question...

Hi, when compiling my game with blitz and using Molebox I had some problems on some computers with windows 10.

From what I read on the internet, Molebox stayed behind, right?

I see that everyone recommends Enigma Protect, is it correct to use that to protect files in my game?

regards!

Offline Naughty Alien

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2018, 10:23:26 AM »
Molebox question...

Hi, when compiling my game with blitz and using Molebox I had some problems on some computers with windows 10.

From what I read on the internet, Molebox stayed behind, right?

I see that everyone recommends Enigma Protect, is it correct to use that to protect files in my game?

regards!

..Enigma Virtual Box is what you looking for. Much better than Molebox, and its free..

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Re: Useful tools for Indie game development
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2018, 11:04:56 AM »
excellent thanks!.

I only doubt remains.
in the free versions there are 3 options.
which one should I use to compile my game made in Blitz3d?

Enigma 32bits/64bits or virtual enigma box?

greetings and thanks!

 

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