QUOTE (dcornel @ Mar 23 2007, 03:34 PM)
Actually I'm pretty proud of a few of my objects. Once I figure out how to post them I'll get them out there. Do you know of a decent 3D freeware that I can use. For now I've begun to hand draw objects then scan them into photoshop. Any advice on the use of object editor is more than welcome. I'm on a mission to thank those personally for their efforts, and you are one of those people. So if you read this reply, it's one down and 100s to go.
If you'd like to see a few of my objects and my use of other peoples (including personal modifications) check out my topic starter- Disney Canada. The park is not finished yet, but it's a decent start. By the way; how do object creators feel about having their objects modified? I mostly just change mapping colours, but I don't want to step on anyone's toes.
Good to hear that you're proud of the objects you've created. As long as you take pride in your work, that's a big plus. I've seen too many objects that were complete junk and have no idea why someone even spent the time on them.
Hand drawing and scanning isn't the most efficient way to go, but it works. There are a few 3D programs that are free, but since I don't use any of them, I couldn't tell you what they are or where to find them. You might want to ask in the Atari RCT3 forums if you can't find the answer there. I know that the information for these programs is available there, but I don't have a link to the right place(s) ATM.
I know that BladeX has created a very basic tutorial on creating a simple full tile object. These basics pretty much apply to any type of scenery object you create, so it's a big help. Any other questions you have, please ask, I'm online quite a bit and will try to give you a reasonably quick response to your questions. There are others that could possibly drop in here and answer your questions too.
I'd definitely like to see some of the objects you've created, not just one. It's always a good idea to have other people test them out before you post them for download.
Personally, I have no problems with someone modifying something I've created, provided that they ask first. Most others would probably be the same. As long as you ask them first, or at least make a serious attempt at contacting them, you should be OK. Some people really don't care what others do to their objects. But there are others who will say you're stealing them, even if you make major changes to the images. So, it's always best to ask them first.