A totally black screen with like 5, really low quality, 3d "characters" on it, sorta like this.
But standing at attention, and without shadows or anything.
Then, I want them to be able to "jump" on their cue... (Which I plan on giving them with a text file)
I have never done anything like this before. What language should I use to make this? Which would be the easiest?
A program that has a black screen, with 5 3d people on it, this program reads a text file every second - and when it's their turn to jump (I can easily figure this out - but I don't know how to make them jump), they should jump. I don't care if it doesn't look smooth or if it looks fugly. I've thought about just using video clips but I think this project should give me a good introduction to game programming. I just want to know what language I should use to show 3d people on a black screen and make them jump.
I know quite a bit of VB.NET - and a minor amount of Java, and maybe some C# and C++.NET
I think this might use GDI+?
Is there an IDE like Google Sketchup I can use to make my people and give them jumping animations and then "import them" (I have no idea what I'm talking about ) to use in my program?
Sorry - I know I sound like a total nub.
How many hours would it take an experienced person to do something like this? All I want to do is make a program with a person like this in it and make them jump on cue/
This post has been edited by LeisureProgrammer: 30 January 2010 - 04:56 PM