Is Flash a good place to start for game and animation development?
I have an interest in learning how to do simple animations, like those seen in YouTube shorts, as well as a deep love of video games. I was considering learning Adobe Flash in order to both learn animation and create simple ActionScript games that I would hopefully develop into proper video game development skills. Would any of you say that this is a good place to start for learning video game programming or is ActionScript not a good language in comparison to the more professional ones?
- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
Flash and ActionScript are mainly for websites development. It is also possible that you can create small games with Flash and ActionScript. But if you want to develop hardcore graphics games then you have to learn C++ for it and for designing character models and games level design then you have to learn 3D animation software such as Autodesk 3Ds Max or Autodesk Maya and ZBrush for texturing. These are the software that most of the professional game designers used for creating models and animation but they are very expensive, if you can afford it then it is good and if not then you can use Blender 3D which is the best alternative to the software like Autodesk 3DsMax or Maya.
First of all, Blender is free and also lightweight program. You also find lots of free tutorials on this program even on its official website. This program is capable of creating high quality models, game levels, texturing and animation. Here is the link for downloading it-
Its an official website of Blender and also have free video tutorials and manual that get you started with Blender 3D program.
Tutorials link- http://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/
Other Tutorials links-
This website also have free video tutorials and manual guide for that can help you to get started with Unity 3D-
Unity Video tutorials - http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/modules
Unity Manual and Reference Guide- http://unity3d.com/learn/documentation
Other Video Tutorials link on Unity Game engine- http://walkerboystudio.com/html/unity_training___f...
For using both the above software make sure you must have a good PC equipped with latest generation processor and latest 1 GB graphic card because during rendering process in Blender and Unity it gonna consumes your lots of RAM and graphic card.
- PaulLv 66 years ago
Blender; free alternative to Maya ($3,700) and After Effects ($240/year).
Blender has a complete VFX pipeline in one single software package. Blender has tools for modeling, sculpting, rigging, animation, rotoscoping, chroma keying (green screen), motion tracking, smoke, fire, and fluid simulation, particles, destruction, physics, color grading, node compositing, and video editing.
Blender has the most artist friendly and versatile UI of all 3D software; easy to modify for your specific needs. Blender also has the fastest workflow in the industry.
The easiest and most detailed tutorial on how to use Blender is Neal Hirsig's tutorial at http://gryllus.net/Blender/3D.html
Start with the first four lessons of Neal Hirsig's tutorial.
Blender is 100% free with full functionality, no adware, no spyware, and no viruses, and you're allowed to use Blender in any production without having to pay for anything.
Blender Artists (community forum)
Blender Cookie (tutorials)
Blender Demo Reel 2013
Minecraft: Piston Problems
Touhou 3D: Marisa vs Flandre
- adelLv 46 years ago
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- 6 years ago
I would say it's a good place to start, since it seems like you're a beginner in both of those aspects.