Luke Ahearn has authored and co-authored several books and articles for the computer game industry including Awesome Game Creation: No Programming Required! (Charles River Media) and Designing 3D Games That Sell! (Charles River Media). Luke started Goldtree, a computer game development company, where he designed and developed several game titles including Dead Reckoning and Sorcerer. Currently, Luke is serving as Art Director/Development Consultant on The Army Game Project; as well as, employed as a professor of computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School.
3D Game Art f/x and Designby Luke Ahearn
Game Art Elements f/x and Design covers the technology of game elements including 2D and 3D effects. This book discusses each part of computer games from an artist's view: interfaces, menus, characters, game textures, 3D models, and games levels or worlds. It teaches all the pieces used to design a computer game. The reader will learn the specialized skills, tricks, and techniques used to create professional quality game art and be able to use those design segments when building individual games. Upon completing this book, you will have created all of the 2D and 3D art assets for a 3D game and assembled them into a running game. CD-ROM is included containing a large assemblage of game development software and art elements.
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