StarTools is a collection of custom-built plugins for 3ds Max 2011 which comprise the very tools that the StarCraft II Art Team uses to create all of the models in the game. With these tools, 3D artists can create textured and animated 3D models for StarCraft II custom mods, complete with all of the shader materials and particle effects available to the development team.
Requirements to participate in the StarTools Beta:
- 3ds Max 2011
- Experience in 3D modeling and/or animation
- Texture or photo editing software able to save .tga files
The initial Closed Beta release will be limited to a select group of testers chosen out of this forum thread, and expanded testing will be ongoing during the remainder of the StarCraft II:HotS Beta. Once validated, the official release of StarTools will coincide with the 2.0 version of StarCraft II and will be available to both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm owners.
If you meet the requirements stated above and you’d like to help test StarTools, please reply to this thread to opt-in.