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Computer Graphics Through OpenGL®: From Theory to Experiments

3rd Edition

Sumanta Guha, Sumanta Guha
December 18, 2018

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF SHADERS AND THE PROGRAMMABLE PIPELINE From geometric primitives to animation to 3D modeling to lighting, shading and texturing, Computer Graphics Through OpenGL®: From Theory to Experiments is a comprehensive introduction to computer graphics which uses an active learning...

The Video Games Textbook: History • Business • Technology

1st Edition

Brian J. Wardyga
September 04, 2018

The Video Games Textbook takes the history of video games to another level, with visually-stimulating, comprehensive, and chronological chapters that are relevant and easy to read for a variety of students. Every chapter is a journey into a different era or area of gaming, where readers emerge with...

3D Game Environments: Create Professional 3D Game Worlds

1st Edition

Luke Ahearn
February 05, 2018

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...

Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts

1st Edition

Tina O'Hailey
August 09, 2017

Rigging a character can be a complicated undertaking. Move from a bi-pedal character to a quad- or poly-pedal and, well, things just got real. Where do you begin? Unlike all of those button-pushing manuals out there, Rig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental...

Animation Production: Documentation and Organization

1st Edition

Robert B. Musburger, PhD
July 27, 2017

This text follows the animation production by concentrating on the documentation necessary to accurately and professionally organize each step of the process. Examples of each piece of paperwork needed to complete the project will be shown. Many newcomers to the field are not experienced in the...

Story Structure and Development: A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

1st Edition

Craig Caldwell
May 24, 2017

Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes...

3D Game Environments: Create Professional 3D Game Worlds

2nd Edition

Luke Ahearn
April 14, 2017

From a steamy jungle to a modern city, or even a sci-fi space station, 3D Game Environments is the ultimate resource to help you create AAA quality art for a variety of game worlds. Primarily using Photoshop and 3ds Max, students will learn to create realistic textures from photo source and a...

History of Digital Games: Developments in Art, Design and Interaction

1st Edition

Andrew Williams
March 20, 2017

The growth of videogame design programs in higher education and explosion of amateur game development has created a need for a deeper understanding of game history that addresses not only "when," but "how" and "why." Andrew Williams takes the first step in creating a comprehensive survey on the...

An Introduction to Unreal Engine 4

1st Edition

Andrew Sanders
September 20, 2016

This book serves as an introduction to the level design process in Unreal Engine 4. By working with a number of different components within the Unreal Editor, readers will learn to create levels using BSPs, create custom materials, create custom Blueprints complete with events, import objects,...

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

4th Edition

Steve Marschner, Peter Shirley
December 18, 2015

Drawing on an impressive roster of experts in the field, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, Fourth Edition offers an ideal resource for computer course curricula as well as a user-friendly personal or professional reference. Focusing on geometric intuition, the book gives the necessary information...

The GameMaker Standard

1st Edition

David Vinciguerra, Andrew Howell
December 08, 2015

This book teaches students and entry-level novices how to create games using the GameMaker engine. Readers will quickly hone their design skills with tutorials that are written so that beginners can quickly start building games while also providing lessons on how designers can ‘level up’ and add...

Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers

1st Edition

Ethan Ham
September 08, 2015

Learn the mechanics that take your game from an idea to a playable product. Do you aspire to be a game designer but aren’t sure where to begin? Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers guides you through your initial attempts to design game mechanics. It goes beyond simple description and...

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