Hi there folks,
The blender.org guys are looking for some Game Engine videos for the main site, to show users what the GE is capable of.
Have a look at the videos section of “Features and Gallery”…
If you have created a cool game or simulation in the Game Engine, and can make a cool video of it, you could get it on the main site for others to see, under a new “Game Engine” section.
Keep in mind - you can make a cool 20 to 40 second video of a game, even if it only has a few levels, that will still show off enough of the Game Engine that it will be suitable for selection.
You can make videos of old games, new games, WIP games, non-game simulations, architectural walkthroughs etc. Anything goes, as long as it’s running through the GE.
The Blender guys ( eg ZanQdo ) will handle re-compressing the selected videos for the site, so you can focus on making a great high quality video.
Some of the preferred codecs mentioned were xvid, h264, etc, and if possible captured around 720 pixels wide. Basically the higher quality of the actual source video playback, the better.
I’m sure people will post the best packages for capturing video ( both free, and commercial ) to best capture live action from the GE.
You’ll be able to piece the various captures of the game ( eg of different levels, of the title screen etc ) using Blender itself, to get a final video file.
Get posting! If the videos can be ready in time for the 2.48 “Game Engine Release” version, so much the better!
Just remember - it’s a selection process, so make sure…
- What you are showing is high quality
- How it is presented is high quality
- The final source video is of high quaity
- Make sure this video can be played back through Blender. This makes it easier to be converted to a suitable format for the website.
To send videos in, you can…
Upload your file to the Blender temporary storage area using FTP software at…
ftp://download.blender.org ( username: anonymous, there is no password )
Go to the incoming and then to the gallery folder, and place it in there.
Or upload it to your own web server, and send in the link.
Make sure you post info on your video, who you are ( or who gets credited ), and the title of the game.
While the GE gallery will be ongoing, a number of cool looking videos will be required to initially fill it up.
Let’s show what the GE is capable of!!!