Inspired by Jack000’s high school model, I’ve decided to model my own school in 3D (for realtime, not off-line rendering). I run into a bunch of problems so I need some expert advice.
- Which Engine?
THis is a big issue for I want a good performance as well as capability. BLender’s internal engine is rather limited. (Maybe I am ruined by games like FarCry, UT2K4 and Doom3.) It doesn’t have Shadow capability, per-pixel light (ie bumpmap, phong shade) and no build-in culling/LOD function.
So the question is should I do the entire project in BLender?
Model them in blender and export to other engine as a MOD. Unreal engine, Quake/Doom3 engine, Half life engine or CryEngine? If so, how?
I will try to keep this thread active and post progresses.
If I am to use Blender’s internal engine, radiocity is not a very good choice since this can dramatically increase the tri-count and still not producing a satisfying result.