Author Topic: [RESOURCE] List of modder's tools and tutorials!  (Read 43835 times)

Originally contributed by Mocheeze, and Wedge.
General Torque links and tutorials.

GarageGames.com  :cookie:
Makers of the Torque Gaming Engine (the engine that Blockland uses). Look here first for more resources.
Connect to the GarageGames IRC chat at irc.maxgaming.net in #garagegames.

CodeSampler.com tutorials.
Free tutorials covering a variety of different subjects.

ToRK |Game|Dev| tutorials.
Extremely useful tutorials for a ton of Torque subjects.

Torque Developers Network. -  :cookie: Requires account log in (accounts are free).
A wiki filled with tons of very useful information and maintained by garagegames.

Mapping tools and tutorials.

Torque Constructor -  :cookie:
A free interior designing program designed by garagegames specifically for use with TGE. Get it now.

Hammer (previously WorldCraft) for Torque.

Quake Army Knife (QuArK) for Torque. Requires account log in (accounts are free).
QuArK video tutorials to help you get started making interiors in Torque.

GTK Radiant.

Map2Dif download.
Map2DifPlus download.
Converts .map files from the above programs into .dif files that can be used in-game.

A good post on proper use of the subtract tool, by wedge.
FREE 3D modeling tools and tutorials.

Blender  :cookie:
A powerful and free 3D modeling program.
Blender exporter for Torque. Link is dead, if anyone has a current working version send me the info.
Video tutorials for using Blender with Torque.
Blender tutorials from blender underground.
WikiBook: "Blender 3D: Noob to Pro".
Blender tutorials from blender underground.

Wings 3D
No exporter, need to export to Torque via Milkshape or other application.

Anim8or
No exporter, need to export to Torque via Milkshape or other application.

GMax
No exporter, need to export to Torque via Milkshape or other application.

Commercial ($) 3D modeling tools and tutorials.

3D Studio Max - $3,500
3DS MAX DTS Exporters. Requires account log in (accounts are free).

Maya - $2,000
Maya DTS Exporters Requires account log in (accounts are free).

Milkshape 3D - $25 -  :cookie:
Note: Milkshape comes pre-installed with a basic exporter.
Updated Milkshape exporter.
Video tutorials for modelling in Milkshape 3D.

Scripting tools and tutorials.

Torsion - $40  :cookie:  
"Torsion is a powerful development environment for creating TorqueScript based games and mods."
Video tutorials for Torsion.*link is dead sadly, I'll leave it here in case they ever fix their site.

Codeweaver.
"Codeweaver is a fully-functional integrated development environment for the scripting language of the Torque Game Engine."

Notepad++.
"Notepad++ is a free source code editor (and Notepad replacement), which supports several programming languages, running under the MS Windows environment."

FREE image editing tools and tutorials.

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program).   :cookie:
The GIMP is a free (open source) image/photo editor for virtually all platforms. Tutorials and plugins are available at the site.

Inkscape :cookie:
Inkscape is a free vector based drawing program available for most operating systems. It's especially good for drawing high quality decals and prints.

Paint.NET
Paint.NET is a free image/photo editor for Windows platforms. Tutorials and plugins are available at the site.

Commercial ($) image editing tools and tutorials.

Adobe Photoshop. - $649 (full), $169 (upgrade) :cookie:

Corel Paint Shop Pro. - $79 (full), $55 (upgrade)

Sound/Audio tools and tutorials.

Audacity. :cookie:
"A free, open source software for recording and editing sounds in Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems."

dBpowerAMP Music Converter.
dMC is a great (free) program for ripping and converting between virtually all audio formats.

Miscellaneous tools and tutorials.

How to make a Blockland paint set.
Written by Demian.

How to package decals as an add-on.
Written by Wedge.

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Items marked with a ' :cookie: ' are designated as our favorite and most recommended tool in a given category. These tools often have the best support available for the Torque engine, and can be considered superior to the other tools in the category. Of course, you will probably want to try everything to see what works best for your individual needs.

It's important that everyone helps contribute to this list, because we all benefit as a result. Right now we're looking for tutorials especially, video is even better. Post your links, and I'll add them in right away!

List stolen from rtb forums, original post.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2015, 11:03:12 AM by Badspot »


Yay Rotondo's here with something cool :D New Sticky!

Torsion - $40  Love that Text editor, but I don't want to use the money to buy it, it was great when I had it.

Oh and I have some stuff Ill contribute in a sec, reading it

I have some resources:

My resources for Sounds

This is a reference already on the forums, but I'll post it here.

This is a good particle's guide on the forums

Another good resource

This is my GUI Tutorial

Useful TorqueML resource

This is a useful book preview, I didn't buy it, but there's enough there to be useful
« Last Edit: July 22, 2009, 10:21:35 PM by AGlass0fMilk »

You could have at least posted your links in the same format as the official post AGlass0fMilk.

You should make the green text red, green isn't easy to read on the blue-ish background :(

Sweet! Nice job, Rotondo! :D

You could have at least posted your links in the same format as the official post AGlass0fMilk.
You could at least be happy I showed you those.

Torsion - $40  Praise
"Torsion is a powerful development environment for creating TorqueScript based games and mods."
Video tutorials for Torsion.

http://torque.smdlabs.com/media/freeTutorials/quickClips/createTorsionProject.htm

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Why the hell do they use IE 5's 404 message?

You could at least be happy I showed you those.

I'm just saying you should state the website and give it a definition, no need to be snappy.
If not then ok.

Oh, I thought you were being Snappy >:

How come on Inkscape you can't make .pngs?


EDIT:Nevermind got it figured out.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2009, 09:28:03 PM by Poiuyt »

Thank you Rotondo.

I realy find these useful.

Remember to thank Mocheeze since he was the one who made the original list with me way back when on the rtb forums. Also thank wedge for keeping the list alive.


Yeah, he made an add-on a little while ago on RTB.... it was his last will... R.I.P Mocheeze :(