I have 3d studio max 3.1 and I'm trying to find out how to make 3d games. Once I create a 3d object with textures and joint information, etc in 3d max, what is my next step? I have no clue what to export the object/scene as in order to make a simple "game". For starters I would just want to see if I could control an object with the keyboard to try it out the gaming concepts. I'm obviously not looking for a 'howto' on every aspect of game development. I'm just looking for a direction to go once I have an object in 3d max that I would want to use in a 'game'. What software/programming languages would I use? Is it as simple as using MS Visual C++ for all the coding or do I need some specialized software? What format do I export the 3d object in? Any direction would be great. Thanks!