With the advent of third-party programs, the entire industry has become far more effective, but this comes at a cost. That cost is the time required to do something as simple as an arena simulation.
Before you decide whether it’s worth it to hire someone to do your arena keyframing for you, ask yourself this question: “Do I have the skill to run that myself?” I’ll bet most of you don’t. I’d also bet you’re using graphics software or some other simulation system to manage your keyframe and movement simulations. If so, your time is better spent on something else.
If you’re thinking Flight Sim, then you’re probably familiar with Arena FPS (Arena First Person Shooters). These games are mostly FPS (First Person Shooter) games that allow you to play in first person, with moving around in 3D space, hitting simulated enemies and terrain. Many of the latest games have the option of using a grid view to simulate flight simulation.
When I was introduced to this type of simulation, I thought it was a new and innovative way to improve the FPS genre. It became clear to me that if you’re interested in the speed and precision of flight simulation, you have to pay attention to the detail of your movement simulation, as well.
So, as I grew up and became a veteran in the field of keyframing, I became frustrated. Most of the best simulation packages were designed for the desktop. However, most simulation packages available for Windows only work on Windows. So, if you want to run them on your desktop, you’re out of luck.
The Windows team is far from perfect. However, since there are new developments coming out every day, they’re a pretty good company. For those of us who need high performance, realistic keyframing, the Windows team has done a great job.
The downside is that they’ve made it nearly impossible to run Arena simulation on Windows. Yes, there are some third party tools available that enable Windows gamers to use virtual keyboards and mouse, but these tools require you to use Winamp (an excellent and very popular music player) and.Net code to work. While it may be possible to use Virtual My Keyboard (VMM) and Virtual Mouse (VMMC) with Windows gaming tools, the possibility of using Windows without Winamp and.Net code is remote.
So, you can get away with using an Arena FPS or Flight Sim game on Windows, but only to a point. If you’re serious about arena keyframing, you have to get a good keyframing solution for your Windows game, or find another game platform that supports it.
So where do you go when you’re looking for a keyframing simulation tool? There are two choices: Windows software or third party programs.
Both come with their own pros and cons, but in this age of collaboration, game developers are pushing the envelope and introducing hundreds of wonderful keyframing tools that will help you build a better game. You’ll find all the latest tools that will make your games the best ever.
And don’t forget that when you combine the ability to create sophisticated keyframing models with the high performance of many of today’s PC simulation solutions, you end up with an unbeatable combination. Don’t settle for anything less than the very best. Keyframing to a high standard is the only way to keep up with today’s competitive games.