Some time ago, I talked about the Adventure Maker and how you can make Myst-alike games for free…
Well, today – I´m going to actually show you how that´s done – from creating the renders in Vue 8 Infinite, to stitching the 360 degree panoramas using the Image Combiner that comes with the Adventure Maker – to loading the final images and creating the actual nodes with hots spots that you can click on to move around in the game.
In less than 30 minutes! (Give an take some rendering time)
I´m using Vue, since it´s so easy to use for this purpose. I´m mean, Vue just rocks when it comes to… creating ROCKS!
You can use Bryce, Terragen, POV-ray and 3D Studio Max with the provided examples on the Adventure Maker website as well.
I´ve created some using Lightwave before, and I´ve heard that Poser can do the right renders without trouble.
I´ve actually had some issues with DAZ Studio, but there is a work around and I´ll post a note on that shortly.
So, ready to get started?
Here´s the first video, that will walk you through the scene creation and rendering in Vue.
View video 1:
And here´s the second video, that will walk you through finalizing the rendering, then move on to the stitching and finally setting up the game nodes.
A node is simply a position in your game, where you can rotate 360 degrees and click on hot spots to get to other nodes – progress through the game…
View video 2:
Allrighty, I hope you had some serious fun!
As always, let me know what you think – and if you liked the videos, don´t forget to forward them to your friends.
Thanks a bunch and see you soon!
PS. I actually made a small mistake during the second video, while positioning the second hotspot. It´s supposed to be the opposite of the first one, but it ain´t…