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Anddos

A sticky for game development tools

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I think its a good idea to make a thread on a list of tools that game developers use to help out newbie ones like me etc, and make it a sticky  if possible

 

Not free but some has trials

 

Microsoft visual studio - programming development

3dsmax - 3d model development

Maya - 3d model development

Photoshop - texture development

Paintshop - texture development

Lightwave - 3d model development

Adobe illustrator - 2d vector graphics

 

Free software

 

Milkshape - 3d model development

Blender - 3d model development

GIMP - 2d bitmap graphics

Inkscape - 2d vector graphics

Tiled - tiled map editor

AssImp - model conversion program

XNormal - multiple types of texture mapping, most used is normal mapping 

RenderMonkey - vertex and pixel shader development

 

 

and with replies to this thread il keep adding to the list

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Milkshape is only good for 30 days, cheap, purchase the full version, it's worth it.

 

Lightwave - 3d model development

XNormal - multiple types of texture mapping, most used is normal mapping - free and just as powerful as crazybump

AssImp - model conversion program

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