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| Any of you have any advice on this? Im pretty new to modelling... just using the PLE version of Maya 5 atm. Anyhoo, any good links to tutorials, tips and stuff? Or MEL Scripts like "Game Level Builder" for max? |
| I know the book "Game Art for Teens" (stupid title) talks a lot about creating levels in Maya. As for stuff online, um, I've never bothered to look.|
As for getting the actual level into Blitz, you can export obj and open that in gile[s], or you can export DirectX file format and convert using Ultimate Unwrap. I'm working on a b3d exporter for Maya, but am already WAY behind in finishing it.
| Have a look here. Its not specific to level building but has tutorials for just about everything. |
| On the official Alias site there is a video tutorial on modeling a spiral staircase:|
That's a start.
| I wouldn't use Maya for leveldesign, but rather for creating art elements for use in your level. I prefer to write my own leveleditors (and there are plenty good shareware leveldesign tools available from members of this forum) and use my Maya-crafted elements as 'tiles' if you will. This saves a lot of re-exporting and other quirks. |