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If you're a video game enthusiast, then you've probably thought more than once about creating your own games. Now you can develop your own 3D games using 3D GameStudio! The Official Guide to 3D GameStudio will help you develop the skills you need to create a variety of games, including first-person shooter and fantasy role-playing. Learn how to make a game from start to finish using the most readily found tools in the industry. You'll cover the fundamentals of character animation, level building, and programming various effects. You'll even get tips on the game industry as a whole, including how video games are made, what job opportunities exist, and how you can break into the industry. Whether you want to make games for your own enjoyment or to build your career portfolio, this all-in-one guide covers everything you need to know to make amazing 3D games!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598633627
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Duggan is an Oklahoma-born artist and animator with a background in 3D modeling and digital animation. He is currently a freelance game programmer and motion graphics consultant in Harrison, Arkansas. He has taught animation and game design in the visual arts department of North Arkansas College for the last few years. He previously helped start a high-paced private college's new Gaming and Robotics program from the ground up. His education includes an Associates of Arts, a certificate of Surgical Technology, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Game Art and Design at the Art Institute.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1 - Game Creation Basics Chapter 1: Gaming Fundamentals Chapter 2: Planning Your Game Chapter 3: Creating a Game Design Chapter 4: Learning the Program Part 2 - Making an Action Game Chapter 5: Modeling and Animating Characters Chapter 6: Building Interior Levels Chapter 7: Electronic Game Interfaces Part 3 - Making a Role-Playing Game Chapter 8: Game Narrative and Puzzle Design Chapter 9: Building Exterior Levels Chapter 10: Better Animation and AI Chapter 11: Combat Systems Part 4 - Conclusion Chapter 12: Selling Your Game Chapter 13: Getting a Job in the Industry Index

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