So, you are influenced by GI Joe and now you wish to develop games based on the military! But, you want to go a step ahead and develop an advanced one. Game development is challenging and interesting at the same time. Not only does it involve lot of creativity but also lots of planning!
However, before taking the plunge, it is important for you for you to have in-depth knowledge about the type of models you are planning to use. Let us stick with the example of military models in this article.
3D modeling is the process of developing mathematical, wireframe representation of any three-dimensional object through special software. Earlier, there were only paid ones that you could go for but now some sites do offer free 3D military models which are created by the best artists. The paid or free 3D military models are displayed as a two-dimensional image with a process called as 3D rendering.
Know The Representation – Both the paid and the free 3D military models are represented in two categories:
Solid: In this category, they define the volume of the object they represent. For instance, if it is a tank, it represents its size.
Shell / boundary: These kinds represent the surface and not the actual volume of the object. For instance, if it's a tank, it may just seem like a small toy and the actual size may not be known. This category is most commonly used for computer graphics.
Compared to 2Ds
Unlike the 2Ds, they have more advantages. They are more flexible. This means you can easily change angles or animate images as per your requirement. Also, these ones have quick rendering of changes. With these images, you can easily render and calculate automatically. You do not need to take the pain of mentally visualize or estimate while creating it.
Unlike the 2D images, you get an accurate photorealism. In other words, you are inadvertently to misplace, overdo or forget to include a visual effect while creating it.
Know the Market
After creating one, it is not necessary that you have to use it in your game. You can offer it to people who may be interested in using them in their projects. You can either charge them or simply offer them for free, the choice is yours!
So what are you waiting for? Just go ahead and use your creativity to bring out the best!