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3D Game Environments

Create Professional 3D Game Worlds

By Luke Ahearn

  1. ISBN: 9780240808956
  2. Publication Date: May 2008
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 400
  5. Price:
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    • £28.99 (GBP)
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Description

The ultimate resource to help you create triple-A quality art for a variety of game worlds; 3D Game Environments offers detailed tutorials on creating 3D models, applying 2D art to 3D models, and clear concise advice on issues of efficiency and optimization for a 3D game engine. Using Photoshop and 3ds Max as his primary tools, Luke Ahearn explains how to create realistic textures from photo source and uses a variety of techniques to portray dynamic and believable game worlds.

Author Bio

Luke Ahearn has over fifteen years of professional game development experience as designer, producer, and art director on seven published game titles including Dead Reckoning and Americas' Army and worked as a background artist at EA. He has authored six books on game development.

Contents

THE BASICS; Optimizations; 3D Concepts; Shaders; LOW POLYGON ENVIRONMENTS WITH SIMPLE SHADERS; Introduction to the low polygon large urban area; Modeling the Large Urban Environment; Texturing the Large Urban Environment; TERRAIN, FOLIAGE, AND MORE ADVANCED ASSET CREATION; Introduction to the Outdoor Environment and More Advanced Asset Creation; Terrain in Virtual Environments; Outdoor Asset Creation; The Jungle Base, an exercise using outdoor and advanced assets; Normal Mapping and advanced shader usage