GarageGames played a critical role in helping me achieve a commercial release. Torque 3D offered the best of all possible choices for me including full source code, extensibility and a high quality rendering engine that allowed me to build, compile and release. Additionally, the team and leadership at GarageGames are exceptional. I am also grateful to the wonderful community of their independent developers. A truly wonderful, helpful and open community dedicated to sharing and mentoring. The company, products and community represent some of the best conduct I have seen in synergistic, commercial and creative activity. I think that such a moral and ethical compass will guide them well, independent of market conditions. A good partner, indeed.
Maria C. R. Harrington, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Virtual Field Trips, LLC.
CREATE 3D WORLDS IN THE CLASSROOM
Torque 3D takes the world of advanced video game design and puts it in the power of your hands. Without any programming knowledge a Torque 3D user can quickly design detailed 3D game worlds with dynamic lighting, stunning water features and your choice of terrains. Physics for cloth dynamics, destructible objects, joints, and fluid buoyancy are built into the engine.
BRING YOUR ART TO LIFE
For graphic artists, Torque 3D supports the industry standard COLLADA format so artists can see their work used within a 3D game. Students and Professors can quickly learn Torque 3D's powerful editors to edit and control shapes, characters, weapons, objects, terrains, roads, rivers, and particles.
COURSE CURRICULUM RESOURCES AVAILABLE
GarageGames has included the most comprehensive First Person Shooter tutorial on the market today to go along with Torque 3D. This FPS tutorial includes 8 lessons that begin with downloading and installing Torque 3D and end teaching you how to publish your finished game. Students have access to visual aids that walk them step by step through using the World Editor, Scripting, designing and placing Characters and Weapons, allowing Multiplayer Networking, and options to Deploy the finished game product. Additionally, GarageGames has created a specific educational package that breaks the 8 tutorial lessons into a 13 class, 52 hour curriculum with quizzes, lab examples and teacher's guide to help educators implement the tutorial in a classroom environment.
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Each Student Seat Includes:
Torque 3D allows educators to focus on the core components of game design and art without having the software get in the way. Students will be able to immediately put lessons into action using the exact same editor and engine that professional designers and programmers use to publish retail video games. With Torque 3D you will be able to teach artificial intelligence programming, 3D modeling, animations and large scale terrain editing and implement those lessons in practical lab work.
With Torsion professors and students are able to read, write, and test their TorqueScript projects within the same layout and environment. Torsion provides a number of advanced features that make teaching, learning, and using TorqueScript easier including: syntax highlighting, goto line and text searching, project tree view, one click script bebugging, step by step script execution for testing and teaching, and more.
Arcane-FX brings the power of special effects into Torque 3D. Easily create camera shaking, damage, healing, lighting, sounds effects, and more. The Scripted Effects Choreographer allows you to perfect the timing and placement of your effects. Arcane-FX comes with over 200 pages of documentation and tutorials making it a powerful tool in the classroom as well.
L3DT is a terrain generation tool that allows students and professors to create highly detailed 3D worlds. GIS students can create large terrains that represent real-world areas and present them in a virtual environment. L3DT Professional works directly with Torque 3D to ensure the fidelity of your map designs.
Game Mechanics Kit
Game Mechanics Kit is a package for Torque 3D that provides students and professors the ability to visually edit script. It provides a large number of ready-made components that allow students to quickly and easily add mechanics to their games. The Game Mechanics Kit provides a strong physics system, cut-scene editor, and a large library of gamepay components to help create games more quickly.
Universal AI Kit
Artificial Intelligence can be overwhelming both to teach and to implement into video games. The Universal AI Kit provides a professional level of AI capabilities including chasing, targeting, and avoiding obstacles. For classes that are not ready to tackle Artificial Intelligence this kit allows you to still use AI characters in your game designs. Because the kit includes the full script files for all of the included AI actions it can be used as an introductory or even an advanced Artificial Intelligence teaching tool.