3D Game Programming All in One by Kenneth C Finney

By Kenneth C Finney

3D video game PROGRAMMING multi function, 3rd variation is ideal for someone drawn to studying the talents and approaches fascinated with making 3D video games. This new version of the bestselling e-book exhibits you the way to layout and create each point of a completely featured video game utilizing the Torque 3D video game engine. beginning with an advent to online game programming, this finished publication presents an outline of the gaming undefined, video game engines, programming, 3D thoughts, texturing and modeling, or even audio engineering. in the end the suggestions are offered, you'll use your new abilities and the cloth at the DVD to create a video game. The DVD includes every little thing you must create an entire video game, together with the entire TorqueScript resource code in pattern and ultimate shape, the Torque 3D instruments Demo video game engine, MilkShape 3D for 3D participant and merchandise modeling, The Gimp 2 for texture and picture manipulation, Audacity for sound enhancing and recording, UVMapper for acting UV unwrapping initiatives, and Torsion, the built-in improvement surroundings instrument for TorqueScript code.

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Music Some games, especially multiplayer games, use little music. For other games, such as single-player adventure games, music is an essential tool for establishing story line moods and contextual cues for the player. Composing music for games is beyond the scope of this book. During the later chapters, however, I will point out places where music might be useful. It is always helpful to pay attention to your game play and whatever mood you are trying to achieve. Adding the right piece of music just might be what you need to achieve the desired mood.

31 32 Chapter 1 n Introduction to 3D Game Development Torque has a resource manager that it uses to manage large numbers of game resources and to provide a common interface for loading and saving resources. Under the auspices of Torque’s resource manager, only one instance of a resource will ever be loaded at a time. Graphics The Torque Game Engine does not perform its own graphics rasterization; instead, it uses the OpenGL graphics API. Torque includes a utility library that extends OpenGL to support higher-level primitives and resources.

I’m going to help you learn how to use Torque as an enormous lever in creating your game. But wait—there’s more! If you really need to, you can buy a license from GarageGames for the Torque Game Engine that will give you (under the terms of the license) all of the source code for the engine, so you can turn any game dream into a reality—for only $100! That’s a hundred bucks for full access to the inner workings of an award-winning AAA 3D game engine. ’’ I have no qualms about suggesting that you go to GarageGames.

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