Tools

The following tutorials will mainly focus on open-source software for numerous reasons. The software we are going to be using is free, faster, smaller and, in terms of creating tracks for Re-Volt, easier to use if you’re just starting.

  1. Install Blender from blender.org/download/
  2. Download the plugin here: GitHub
  3. Follow the installation instructions.

We will use GIMP for creating textures for the track. If you tried to use GIMP before and didn’t like it: Don’t worry. You will see that it suits our needs perfectly. Everything you could want to do with it will be explained in a later step.

Download GIMP

An alternative if you feel like it. You can download Photoshop CS2 for free here.

This is an option. If you are planning to have some sounds in your track, you might want to download this audio editor to get your sound files right.

Download Audacity

The tutorials will focus on how to create tracks for Re-Volt 1.2 or RVGL. Get the game here.

That's it for now. You are pretty much covered. What you should have now:

  • Blender and a .zip of the plugin
  • GIMP
  • Audacity (if you want to edit sounds)
  • A clean installation of Re-Volt