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3D Game Development with Microsoft Silverlight 3 Beginner's Guide by Gastón C. Hillar

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Time for action—creating a low polygon count meteor model

The 3D digital artists are creating models for many aliens. They do not have the time to create simple models. Hence, they teach you to use Blender and 3D Studio Max to create simple models with low polygon count. Your project manager wants you to add dozens of meteors, to the existing chase game. A gravitational force must attract these meteors and they have to appear in random initial positions in the 3D world.

First, we are going to create a low polygon count meteor using 3D Studio Max. Then, we are going to add a texture based on a PNG image and export the 3D model to the ASE format, compatible with Balder. As previously explained, we have to do this in order to export the ASE format ...

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