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Make a 3D Game

Autodesk. Tools for game makers.

It’s never been easier to make 3D games

Have you ever wanted to make your own game but thought it was too hard? Maybe you have great ideas but you didn’t know how to get started? Well, making games isn’t just for elite programmers anymore!

With easy-to-use software tools and just a little guidance, you’ll find that you can start making your game faster than you thought possible. Get ready to take your first steps into the world of game making.

Start making your game now

We’ve got everything you need to get started. You can access game design software, video tutorials, and an entire sample game to use as a starting point.

Once you’ve tested some of the software tools, reach out to the community to ask questions and share experiences. Ready? Download the game kit below, sign up for a free trial, and get started right now!

Tools to get you started

Cat-Fu game kit

Cat-Fu is a game we built to help you learn how to make 3D games. Tutorials follow what we did to make the game, so you can follow along. Download the game kit and watch the videos to get started. Then you can add your own characters or environments to Cat-Fu, or even re-build it into an entirely new game!

Software Tools

Design game characters with Sketchbook

Drawing your ideas for a game is one of the most important steps to eventually having something playable. And Sketchbook is probably the easiest way to get started. If you’ve used a pencil, you can use Sketchbook.

Model and animate in 3D with Maya LT

Once you’ve designed your game, it’s time to build it in 3D. Maya LT is a 3D tool that lets you build your characters and environments in 3D and then animate them to bring them to life.

Add definition to your 3d models with Mudbox

Importing 3D models into Mudbox is only a click away. Enhance your characters and environments by creating and modifying 3D geometry with easy-to-use sculpting and painting tools that make texturing a breeze.

Game Engine

Build your game with Stingray

With your characters and environments created in 3D, it’s time to start building your game. The Stingray game engine is where you build levels and create the rules for how your game works. And, you don’t need to be a programmer to use it.

Learn from other game makers

Watch our documentary series on indie game makers to learn


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