||Amazing open-source 3D modeling and animation program
with a built-in physics engine. Used to make all the 3D art on this
|It's Full of Stars
||An aged (circa 1998) but very handy little 3D
starmapping program. Freeware.
||ChView star mapping program.
||An open-source office suite. Very similar to MS Office
in function and features.
||Serif Software gives away older versions of their
software. This is a very nice, free alternative to PhotoShop
Blender Forums and Tutorials
||Very nice Blender forums. Nice advice
and critique and a very good section on the game engine. Here are a
couple fav topics, too...
thread -- Very cool. Interesting example of what happens if you
"just do it".
Techniques -- Very good advice
poly character modeling
||One of the best tutorials around on
creating low-poly hero-type characters.
||A good tutorial on creating your own
metal-plate texture for starship hulls and such.
||It's 3d, man. Totally. Extensive
tutorials, galleries, etc.
||Name says it all. Big list of
||Pro artist... great tutorials,
interesting "works" section.
Byte of Python
||A great start into Python programming
if you're looking to write Python scripts for Blender or the game
3D Art Sites
||Nice art. All starships.
||A 3D art site. Most of the tutorials
focus on pay-to-play programs like Poser and 3D$$$tudio Max but a
lot of the galleries are not bad. (They really like
||Liam Kemp. This guy does good work...
||How to critique others' work. A must
||A nice, one-stop site with lots of
markets and links to resource sites.
and an extensive directory of IF from science fiction, fantasy, horror,
and other genres.
|Where we're going and how we're gonna
|Current and theoretical propulsion
technologies in space.
||A nanotech institute. Some interesting
reads on not only the technology but the sociological ramifications
of it, too.
||Neat military mag. Lots of the
latest technology and trends in fightin' and killin'.
Science Fiction Sites
||A searchable science fiction
directory. Links are suggested by members rather than culled
at random off the net.
Sci Fi Source
||Hand-edited science fiction directory.
for the Study of Science Fiction
||Some nice resources
Original SciFi works of Lee Crystal. 3D art and animations,
short stories and novels, original music. Apparel and prints of
this art is also for sale, and wallpapers and bootskins are
MMOG Design Sites
engine. No upfront costs, works through a community portal.
Active and intelligent forums.
||An inexpensive MMOG
engine. Software is purchased up front.
RelamCrafter and MMOG design forums. Active and intelligent.
||MMOG engine. Forums
are all but dead, probably due to its uber-inane licensing
||The Rules of MMOG
Lands Post Mortem
reflections by a designer/programmer.
||Want to know what
||An open source 3D space sim loosely based on good ol'
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