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#1 vinnyvicious   Members   -  Reputation: 355

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:48 PM

I'm looking for a few resources on creating level editors, specially helpful libraries or tutorials on the topic. I'm planning to write a small 2D level editor, something similar to Tiled, as a learning exercise for my game. But i also intend to write a level editor for a few 3D experiments, so, it would be nice to see some info. Thanks people! :)



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#2 Lodeman   Members   -  Reputation: 745

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:06 PM

The book "Game Coding Complete: Fourth Edition" has a section that covers setting up a C# level editor for 3D. It shows how to interface with your game engine .dll file (which was made in C++), how you can place objects, etc. I drew from this setup myself and it's worked out well so far!



#3 juglar   Members   -  Reputation: 145

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:54 AM

take a look to this using MFC and OpenGL

 

http://www.gamedev.net/page/resources/_/technical/apis-and-tools/creating-3d-tools-with-mfc-r1358



#4 Serapth   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 5311

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:55 AM

 

 

No, just no.

 

Picking MFC to do anything in this day and age would be the pure definition of insanity.

 

If you must use C++ for your tooling ( which generally is a bad idea ), then use Qt.



#5 Kaptein   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 2039

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:30 AM

Absolutely what Serapth said. Either Qt, if you really want to. C++ is very nice and all that.

Or, as I would personally recommend, C#. It can't get any easier than that. Making an editor is generally not the fun part, so the fact that it's easy to do can be a huge deal.







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