I allready choose C++\DirectX graphics for my developing.
I do struggle to choose a 3d Modeler/World map formats.
I have read about world maps and found tons of diffrent formats available. I cant find anything that fit exactly to my needs.
I am thinking about writing my own World map editor+format for my first part of the game which is the up view shooter. I dont think it will be very complex. I may export object from other programs but the field will be made by my own editor. I still need to investigate this subject.
for 3d models it seems much more generic and I can choose many diffrent formats and applications to use that will fit my needs.
I will need to create some test-maps before getting an artists,I dont have a clue how to designing maps :) so I am now in the fun part of learning somthing new :)