3ds Max Modeling for Games: Insider's Guide to Game Character, Vehicle, and Environment Modeling: Volume I

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9780240810614: 3ds Max Modeling for Games: Insider's Guide to Game Character, Vehicle, and Environment Modeling: Volume I

Book by Gahan Andrew

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Présentation de l'éditeur :

The book will provide insider tips, traps, and techniques on how to create 3d assets for use in computer games and simulation systems. The book will consist of a series of tutorials, starting with simpler models and moving up to more complex builds. As the book comes to us directly from successful game artists within commercial game development circles (Gahan + contributors) aspiring game artists will also find keen insights on how to get ahead in the game industry, i.e. how to prepare your personal portfolio to provide an edge in this extremely competitive world of game development.

The strength of this book is that it teaches all of the important game modeling elements of 3ds Max: character modeling, environment modeling, mapping. The book covers how to model, texture and animate credible game characters and levels using 3ds max. As readers move from tutorial to tutorial, they will be building their own portfolio of high quality work.

The DVD contains countless examples of what's hot and what's not in 3D modeling and also enough support images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months; Features:
-step-by-step project files for each chapter
-all the relevant texture files and source photos used to create the texture maps applied to the 3D projects.
-extras: panoramic skies, small scene objects and a many texture maps and models so that artists can create whole scenes very quickly without starting from scratch each time.
-royalty free stock photos that artists can use in their own texture maps, models and scenes.
-additional material on the book's bonus website at www.3d-for-games.com

--Author Andy Gahan is a seasoned professional and leading industry expert. Gahan is a key member of an award-winning game team recently scoring number 1 hits in Japan, Europe and America with the Playstation 3 smash hit MotorStorm.

--Game Modeling techniques offered with artist's potential portfolio in mind. Find out what Art Directors and Managers are looking for.

--Essentials of 3D game modeling covered - Characters, Vehicles, Assets and Scenes - including lighting and rendering.

--DVD contains countless examples of what's hot and what's not in 3D modeling and also enough support images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months.

--Find additional tutorials and even contact the author on the book's website at www.3d-for-games.com

Biographie de l'auteur :

Andrew Gahan is a leading industry expert in next generation consoles and digital gaming. His roles have included Senior Artist, Lead Artist, Art Manager, Art Director, Art Outsource Manager, and Producer. Andrew is an expert in all gaming tools for commercial game development, including: 3ds Max, Maya, Photoshop, XSI, Gen Head, Z Brush, Mud Box, and Poly-boost (as well as other 3ds max plug-ins).

During this time Andrew has worked on 14 standalone published games as well as sequential spin-off products; as well as developing a number of military training systems for the Warrior - Armoured Fighting Vehicle, Harrier and Tornado aircraft.

In the last decade Andrew has been involved in recruitment and development of artists, including theoretical and practical training. Andrew has been a freelance consultant helping companies to develop and improve tools and applications that are used by artists in the digital gaming industry.
Andrew is currently a visiting speaker and advisor at Liverpool John Moore University for the MA digital games course; and is an external advisor at the University of Bolton, supporting the development of their forthcoming 3D related courses.

Andrew has judged the Independent Games Festival for the past 2 years.

He has been a visiting speaker at Liverpool John Moore University since 2005, and will also be a speaker at the University of Bolton for the forthcoming 3D Games Modeling course.

Andrew Gahan has given numerous media interviews, of which a recent selection is given below:

15 December 2007. Interview with Gamasutra magazine Media consumption: MotorStorm's Andy Gahan.

Television interview for 1-up.com with Pete Smith (Executive External Producer, SCEE (Sony)) in San Francisco, during GDC (Game Developer Conference) in the Sony Store for the launch of MotorStorm.

Television interview for GamerTV with Pete Smith (Executive External Producer, SCEE (Sony)) in San Francisco, during GDC (Game Developer Conference)

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Description du livre Focal Press, 2008. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Max Modeling for Games Brief Outline - This book is an essential guide for the 3D artist using Max who wants to grow into developing 3D content for computer games and simulations. - Preface - About the author - Why this book was written - How this book is organised - A short introduction to the guest writers included in the book, who they are, and what they have created. - Chapter 1 - Low poly Asset (30 min tutorial *Introduction to modelling *Setting up 3ds Max *Creating a cardboard box using primitive objects *3ds Max Shortcuts *Texture mapping your box (UV mapping)*Common problems *Rendering your model *Creating a portfolio image *Moving on to Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 - Low poly Asset 2 (1 hour tutorial)*Creating primitive objects *Slice, Extrusion and Scale *Creating simple textures in Photoshop from photos *Applying textures to the model (UV mapping) *Common problems *Rendering your model *Creating a portfolio image *Moving on to Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 - Low poly Asset 3 (2 hour tutorial)*Creating primitive objects *New tools *Creating textures in Photoshop from photos *Applying textures to the model (UV mapping) *Common problems *Rendering your model *Creating a portfolio image *Moving on to Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 - Creating Complex Texture Maps from Photographs *Basic equipment *Taking your own photos *Photoshop *Layers *Crop, Transform, Scale, Rotate, Skew, Distort and Perspective *Making tillable textures *Healing brush, clone stamp and eraser *Levels and Curves *Brightness/Contrast *Hue/Saturation *Common problems *Rendering your texture *Creating a portfolio image *Moving on to Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 - Low poly in-game vehicle *Blueprints/sketch *Image planes *Bonnet *Body *Doors *Roof *Details *Wheel arches *Windows *Wheels *Textures & UV's *Common problems *Rendering your model *Moving on to Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Low poly in-game character *Reference material *Starting out *Basic shape *Head and Neck *Adding details *Shoulders *Arms *Joints *Face *Hands *Final details *Common problems *Posing your character *Rendering your model *Moving on to Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 - Low poly in-game Environment *Reference material *Blocking out the basic shapes *Adding detail *Creating the texture maps for the scene *Low poly foliage using alpha maps *Adding existing assets to the scene *Final composition *Simple lighting *Common problems *Rendering your scene *Moving on to Chapter 8 - Chapter 8 - Mid poly in-game Vehicle *Creating Blueprints in Photoshop *Setting up image planes *Tools and the workspace *Starting the model - wings and side *Modeling the front bumper and bonnet *Modeling the rear bumper and boot *Modeling the roof *Tiding up the bodywork *Modeling the Interior *Lights, wing mirrors and handles *Wheel Styles and theory (short section on different techniques) *Hi poly wheel *Normal map / alpha map creation *Low poly wheel *UV mapping the body and texture space usage *Mirroring the body and combining the meshes *Separating the body parts *Any final modeling tweaks *Naming conventions and tiding up the scene *Getting UV's into Photoshop & using layers *Common problems *Rendering your model *Moving on to Chapter 9 - Chapter 9 - Mid poly in-game Character *Collecting reference *Setting up the scene *Building the torso *Arms and legs *Hands and feet *Creating the head *Nose and eyes *Mouth and ears *Final refinements and details *Textures and mapping *Surface detail and maps *Common problems *Rendering your character *Moving on to Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 - Lighting and Rendering *Simple lights *Three point lighting *Shadows *Rendering *Common problems *Re-rendering your previous work *Moving on to Chapter 11 - Chapter 11 - Final Piece *Collecting reference *Setting up the scene *White boxing key elements *Building the scene up using assets you've created *Composition and scale *Addin. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0240810619

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