I have been using a new piece of software called Blender to create a 3D model of a football for my next game.
It’s taken a while to get it right! Although Super Football Kids will be a 2D game, having a 3D model football will mean that I will be able to have the ball spinning in 2D which should make it look more realistic. It will also mean a 3D cut scene is possible! Blender is a powerful bit of kit but it does take some time getting used to before you start to find your way around!
Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Check out Blender’s awesome demoreel below which uses the new Cycles render engine! I think I will be using this software quite a lot going forward…