I got an idea for a project. And now I’m contemplating if I should start it or not. Basically I start a lot of things but have problems to keep going. Even though a lot of projects started turning out very good I loose interest.
However I want another attempt. The basics of the project is a theme park based tycoon thingy (you know something like roller coaster tycoon).
The main thing is that I need someone who can make 3D models since I cannot even make the simplest things. Having that would really allow me avoid the boredom of trying that over and over again.
So basically this post is both an announcement and a request.
You can send me a private message if you want to help me, can make good 3D models and have sound knowledge of jme and java. Be aware though that I work irregularly (although I’ll try to avoid that) and have other stuff to do than sitting in front of my pc the whole day (I’m a uni student with a social life :p).
About your questioning about starting the project or not based on the fact that you may give up along the way…
well…the only certainty here is that if you don’t try…you won’t succeed…
Give this project its chance!! if you don’t finish it, it will be a good experience for you anyway.
sooooo true. However I just wrote it so I wouldn’t disappoint anybody. Pretty much if someone says to me: “I’m good at 3d models and know java”, then I’ll try it.
You really don’t want to make yourself depend on a 3D modeler. Free artists ready for 1-6 month commitments are few and far in between, especially anyone capable of animating. The good news is, the further you develop your project and therefore your skills, the greater your chances are of finding a dependable art collaborator.
In the meantime, use place holder art!
Just scour the web for free models. BlendSwap.com is a great place to start. Get comfortable with the jME3 asset pipeline. When you’ve got nothing that fits, use cubes. The best way to tell for sure that your game is fun is if you and others enjoy playing it in spite of lackluster visuals.
Make sure to limit the scope of your project too. If something feels really hard or too time consuming, it might sidetrack you from finishing. Change the requirements then and make it easier.
The idea sounds good, I love the tycoon games.
other stuff to do than sitting in front of my pc the whole day (I'm a uni student with a social life :p).
Try explaining that to Mark Zuckerberg xD
Just scour the web for free models. BlendSwap.com is a great place to start.
Wow thanks for the website :p
Didn't know you could find all of that.