Artist new to the game.

I'm hoping this is the right place to post this...

Ok, so to introduce myself and what I am looking for. I am a 26yo student and currently I am half way through my second year of an animation course, I'm Melbourne based.

wow, theres alot less there than what I had intended there to be...

I'm looking for a local group in the modding scene that I can join. I have no experience in game creation at all, but I would like to learn.

I have a fairly strong grasp of 3D, my animation course has been teaching us Lightwave but I intend on learning Maya fairly soon.

I have reasonable drawing skills and I am trying push myself in the areas of concept development.

I would prefer to get in with a group of people who know a bit more than me so I can learn in the right direction.

Ok I think ive rambled enough for the moment..

souri's picture

.. but I'd love to know if there are any local modding groups around at the moment. Is anyone doing anything with the Unreal 3 engine? :/ The thing with modding is that it takes quite a dedicated and hard working group of people these days, and I wonder if the enormous amount of work involved required has stifled some of the enthusiasm for it.

Was there any genre / kind of mod in particular that you'd be interested in helping out in?

Evolution's picture

I was hoping for either a fps or rpg. I think finding the group is more important to me right now than the actual mod itself.

Of course I would prefer to get onboard early so I can contribute to the artistic and conceptual side of things as well.... So many things to learn and so little time.

Kezza's picture

Yeah, things sure have changed from my early modding days in quake 2. We used to do a mod in a day... lots of fun things game from that when we just said "let's make something... four hours".
Beerquake, Goo, Backward firing weapon quake... those were the days. Nowadays you need a full professional level team or people don't want to play what you've made :(

Kezza's picture

Tried checking ModDB for teams needing things you can do?
Mind you, keep your wits about you... 99.999999% of the projects there are never going to happen. It's pretty sad really :/

Evolution's picture

Ive had a look over ModDB and found a few that look interesting...a farming mod for crysis in particular.

I will look closer into these if I am unable to find a local group.