Hello, and thanks in advance for taking the time to read my post.
I am a person with a fair bit of experience in maya, photoshop, Zbrush, you know, those sorts of things, but I am absolutely fascinated by programmers who can write their own games. I have taken it upon myself to learn much of Flash and actionscript 3.0, but to my knowledge, there is no way to make a game in flash that is renderable in real time in 3D- which is what I specialize in. (I looked into away3d, But couldn't grasp the concept of exactly what it was)
While talking to a buddy online, I was pointed in the direction of Darkbasic pro. The language seemed simple, and it could apparently bring in 3d objects that could be used to make a 3d game. This seemed like a good idea, but while following the online tutorials, it seemed as though I was using a different darkbasic pro than everyone else- as many buttons did not seem to exist. Finding other good tutorials online for Darkbasic was extremely difficult, so I began my search anew for a relatively simple programming language.
Next, my minecraft admin (yeah, I play minecraft >,.,\< ) pointed me in the direction of java so I could write plugins for him. While java looks promising, I instead decided to hunt for a forum and get a more experienced opinion. Most topics that I have read on various forums revolve around people who already know a language but don't know how to do graphics. I know maya, and want to impliment my modeling and animation skills in a game.
I'm not one of those guys who wants to dominate the game industry with unrealistic expectations like rebuilding skyrim by myself. I just want to import a 3d level, import a 3d character with animation, walk him around, then learn to use imported weapons as weapons, import an enemy, and then kill it with said weapon, and maybe see where I want to go from there.
Perhaps that IS an unrealistic expectation. >,.,\< Better I find out here than months down the road.
Anyway, if anyone out there knows of a good language I can write a simple 3d game with... maybe even a language that will look good on a resume, post it here.
I really want to walk a character I made around a level I built. It's like an itch I can't scratch. I'm lost as to where to go from here. Which way to albuquerque?