Tutorial - How to give credits in a map.
You made a cool map and used custom resources (models, icons, skins) or received extra help in your map? And now you want to say thank you to your helpers?
No problem, this tutorial will show you how to do so.
1.) What are credits ...
This is one of the techniques I use for painting realistic chainmail. It can be used for both texturing and freehand drawing. This technique is very simple and should allow users to create realistic chainmail with very little effort.
This tutorial is intended for users of Photoshop. For...
Milkshape tutorial - A simple way to unwrap your models.
In this tutorial, you will learn my technique of unwrapping models in Milkshape 3d. If you are tired of trying to guess how to make your textures fit by just looking at the model, or if you're like me, wondering how to start at all...
UNDERSTAND THE NUMBERS OF
This ‘tutorial’, thesis or whatever you could call it, lectures about a couple of
How to recalculate numbers in the editor.
Last night, I had a revelation! … Of sorts.
I lay thinking about the numbers of Warcraft...
How to remove Blight's green clouds
I changed the blight texture, but the gasses remain...Let's remove them now, shall we?
This is prety easy actually.
Step one: Download and import the MDX Attachment. This is a simple empty model (Sorry if what i said before mislead you to mistakes). Just...
Hello Future Icon artists!
In this tutorial we will learn the basics of icon art and all about the art tool GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) This tutorial MAY be used for photoshop as well but take note that the toolbox may not be in the same order.
Tools You Will Need
GIMP 2.6.6 (Any...
Subchapter: Coding Conventions
Advanced JASS (Game Cache Usage, Spell Making.)
- Advanced GUI knowledge.
- Advanced WE knowledge.
- NewGen. (The easiest way, but you can also use JASSCraft.)
How to add Hero Glow
Description: First of all, I saw many questions and request about adding hero glow on models. They didn't know there IS a SIMPLE way to make any unit have hero glow. Well, I can't teach you how to add dissipate because there are no specific...
sand to rocks to grass to dirt and back again
'Terrain Overgo': The overlapping between two terrain tiles. Each terrain tile has an overlapping texture, though sometimes, as with dirt tiles, it is extremely crude looking.
During the tutorial, the whole 'terrain overgo'...
Various Terraining Tips!
Hello there! I will give you some advices to help you create better and more awsome terrains! :)
1. What You will need
- Basic Terraining knowledge. I will give advices to people atleast a little experienced. If you are completely new, I strongly...
Creating an ORPG
Just a quick note on why I made this:
I made this tutorial, because when I started on my ORPG, I couldn't find any resources that are related to ORPGs. There is one, but it doesn't seem to be complete and it doesn't really give much info on ORPGs. I am still...
For this tutorial I am going to refer to the unit that is going to be upgraded as the “Tier2 Unit” and the unit that it is upgraded from as the “Tier1 Unit”.
Step 1: Creating the Upgrade
Locate the Orc’s “Berserker Upgrade” in the Object Editor’s upgrade tab.
Create a new upgrade based on the...
A collection of tutorials that are not on the hive.
General Scratch Modeling & Unwrapping
3D Studio Max Basic Modeling - Novice - 3D Art by Whitehorn (Suggested by BlinkBoy)
3D Studio Max: Model Unwrapping (UVW) - Average - 3D Art by Whitehorn (Suggested by BlinkBoy)
Modeling from scratch &...
A collection of tutorials that are not on the hive.
General drawing tutorials
This tutorial focuses on anthropomorphic figures near the end but the first half teaches all sorts of things about how to get started drawing humans/humanoids. Recommended for those new to drawing! (Suggested by...
Simple Loading Screen
I - Required Tools and Files
II - Implementation
III - Troubleshooting
IV - Conclusion
I - Required Tools and Filesone
Irfanview (Click "Download" on the left sidebar, click on a mirror, download Infranview, and set it up. Next, next, agree, next, next...)...
> Function, Role, Synergy and Balance <
The purpose of this tutorial is to guide new and experienced developers in the right path when designing heroes for their maps. I find the problem with heroes is that, no matter how polished and efficient the map's code, no...
Tower Turning Tutorial
In this tutorial I will show you how to make (non-)custom towers turn to his target when attacking.
WarCraft 3 World Editor
Go to the Object Editor and create/edit the Root (Ancients) ability (Abilities...
Well, I'm Mialee from Brazil and you're about to read a tutorial about how to create good heroes to your map. Do not expect a 100% correct grammar since my country doesn't speak english.
2. Making a good hero description
SFX in MAGOS
Here I will show you the basice knowledge of Magos and how to make special effects with it. Now, I expect you to know some basic modding knowledge, I won't talk to you about how blp's work, what alpha layers are and the like, so if you encounter something you don't know about...
Mini Guide on How to: Alpha Texture
This tutorial helps you to make an alpha texture, it means that some part of the texture is transparent. Follow the steps and you'll get to make it.
Okay , I'll be using this picture for this guide
Use any selection...
Hello! This tutorial is about drawing Flames in the GIMP, or Photoshop.
Note that I do not recommend you to use these flames as the main object in your drawing scene, but as a background.
Difficulty: 3/10 - Easy
1. Start a new drawing. It will look better with smaller dimensions. (This one is...
BTNSlash and BTNPotion - KelThuzad's style
- Difficulty: Depends on the Art Skills, but NOT hard.
- Requirements: Photoshop, Icon Layer for PS.
Let's start by making 350x350 file.
Create a new layer. Choose hard brush, 100% opacity and grey color, and draw the razor...
Complete list of things that leak
This is a complete list of everything that leaks. I haven't found a complete tutorial elsewhere, so I decided to write my own.
Creating groups leaks, and thus we must find a way...
vJASS OOP Lesson
One of the most important things to JASS that vJASS introduces is the ability to use Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) features. The most basic OOP feature that vJASS offers is the struct, the equivalent of a class or an object in other languages (such as Java or Python). For...
World Editor Basics
Here we have 23 questions I have came over the past 2 years of my terrain experience. And of course the answers. Those of you who have used the editor for a while wont find this very useful, but who knows..?
Are you a beginner to...
Warcraft III World Editor Guide!
For this tutorial I’m using Warcraft III Editor Unlimited which can be downloaded on www.wc3campaigns.net/tools/weu/.
I’m using it because it can make your map a bit over 2x times bigger, and more items to use, but you won’t need it for...
This Tutorial is about balancing Critical strike/Bash and Evasion and their big differences.
Sounds easy but Evasion is really tricky and im sure its interesting for everybody
Examples of Bash / Critical Strike
Critical Strice or Bash is easy to balance because with their...
The Importance of a Description
Description on the Hive
Why waste time on a description?
What should I add/avoid in a description?
How can I make my description appealing?
Why add a description in-game if I have one on the hive?
What should I...
Exporting files from a MPQ.
Magos Model Editor
Table of Contents:
A side note, about MPQ's...
The Model Editor
Credits and Thanks
Welcome to the MPQ exporting tutorial!
Follow the steps as they appear:
Similar Spells On Same Unit
Many people have asked the question 'How do I get 2 abilities based off of the same one to work on the same unit?'. I too asked myself this question, as I wanted to do this for myself. I figured out a way, and have told people my method. However, it is tiring...
Modeling and Animation 101
Alright, I figured every newbie needs a beginning, and this would help them get them off on the right foot. This tutorial teaches very little advanced tricks, and should be referenced more as a glossary. However, there will be tips and tricks that I'm sure almost...
Making a spell in vJASS with good practice session 1
Hi all, this is the first tutorial of a serie of tutorial I plan to do if I have enough time. In this tutorial you will learn the basics of vJASS as well as good coding practices that took me years to learn in the wc3campaigns website. This...
A lot of mappers would probably ask this question.
How to develop a good campaign?
A lot of mappers, even those with experience in WE might struggle when it was the first time they start creating a campaign. This tutorial would teach you how to import custom resources, how...
How to Create a Proper Bossfight.
Reason: The reason I am making this tutorial/walkthrough is due to the lack of interesting bossfights in WC3 maps. The thread I made "pieces to a good and interesting bossfight" went very well, so I decided to create a tutorial. I believe that bossfights play...
Generating a Hero Idea
Have you ever started on a map and got stuck when its time to create some heroes? This tutorial is here to help! This covers some basics of creating a hero idea. If you need help on the skills, check out some other tutorials or post a request in the forums.
Basic Animation Tutorial
5/10 Normal difficulty
3d Studio Max [Any Version]
3dsmax 4,5 -> Art Tools
3dsmax 6-up -> NeoDex 2
Basic knowledge on managing 3dsmax and it's interface.
Create a Full-working Custom Race
Okay, here we go.
You have played wc3 for very long, beaten 1vs8 insane blindfold and so on. You are just bored from the ordinary 4 races: Human, Orc, Night Elf and Undead.
Maybe what you need is to try another race? If that's right, this tutorial is...
Useful Tips for Night Forest Terrains.
By Belgarath / Jack-Shepherd
This short guidebook is to teach you a few quick tips about terraining a forest, at night - usually scary - using the Ashenvale tileset. This can be a modern or medieval forest.
The Importance of Efficiency in Coding
A lot of mapper (Especially newbie) adopt the concept of "As long as it work". They do not give a damn about triggering/scripting as long as their map look nice or done.
This was a poor & awful concept to be adopt with, as it could lead to unnecessary...
For this tutorial you must have photoshop, gimp, or any programs that as the commends to change the opacity and the size of your pencil.
My tutorial.doc = GOOGLE DOC DOCUMENT
^Since this Tutorial is really old, This document is the only version available with images. ^
The Path Of Proper Map Making
A lot of mappers, especially new ones would probably ask this question.
How to create a good map?
There are a lot of ways to do so. To start with, I will begin with scripting/triggering.
The Importance Of Proper Scripting
A lot of people (Especially...
1. How to use these models/icons
2. Hidden Icons
- 3.1 Units
- 3.2 Missiles
- 3.3 Effects
- 3.4 Doodads
What is this?
This is the list of resources that cannot be viewed in World Editor.
You can view some hidden resources in World Editor if you use World Editor Unlimited or Jass...
This is more of a snippet than a tutorial, but hell if I know where else to put it. So here goes.
This tutorial will teach you a texturing technique that will allow you to make things like this:
First, start with an outline of what you're going to draw. I'm going to make some...
This tutorial is meant for beginners in the terms of WE cinematic making. This tutorial is meant to give you some good tips when making a cinematic.
A cinematic can be of two types:
A in game cinematic, where after the cinematic ends you play the map (campaign)
A cinematic map (a entire map...
this tutorial is not finished yet, but it´s already finished enough to learn something from it.
First of all I´m going to tell you what you could learn in this tutorial:
you will learn how to create a model with the help of the free modeling programs available for warcraft.
The following tools...
Loading Bar Text Guide
This is a quick guide on how to change the text in the loading bar. By default its set as "L O A D I N G", "Press any key to continue" and finally "Waiting for other players".
Because the map has to load before these changes can be made, the L O A D I N G will not...
Playable Terrain: Islands
In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make a proper island using the Sunken Ruins tileset, without editing any object data, in only 5 quick steps.
All you need for this tutorial is your World Editor. Nothing less, nothing more.
PART ONE - LAYOUT
This Video Tutorial will show you how to make a low poly biped. NOT the head, though, as there is a fine tutorial for that over at WC3C
The way I model is not necessarily the best way, but it's a way to
If you see in the video, near the end, that place between the chest and arm is made of...