Are you an aspiring game developer with a great idea, but no practical knowledge for turning that idea into reality? 3D Game Programming All in One is the comprehensive guide you need! This new edition updates the original coverage with the latest version of Torque from GarageGames, and provides the very best tools available to the Indie game maker. This hands-on book not only teaches the technical skills behind 3D game programming, but also provides you with the practical experience you need to create your own games. As you create a first-person shooter, you'll cover the techniques behind the programming, textures, and models that go into successful game creation. You'll also cover the Torque Engine and will learn how to integrate sound and music into your game. 3D Game Programming All in One provides you with the training, experience, and tools you need to turn your dreams of game creation into reality!
This book and the companion CD contain all of the tools and information necessary to create a complete ready-to-play first person shooter game. Functions as a stand-alone book or 'the next step' for readers of Game Programming All in One (1931841233), which takes the reader through each step of the creation of a full 2D game. Provides thorough explanation of 3D game programming, an emerging market within gaming. The CD is a treasure chest of tools and resources for independent game developers, including a fully featured game engine; tools for modeling, sound and text editing, and image manipulation; sound, image, and music libraries.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Finney has been lead faculty member for the Game Art & Design program at the Art Institute of Toronto since 2004. He began programming in 1974 and his career as a software engineer included work on high-speed trading systems technology, armored fighting vehicle systems design, nuclear reactor safety and testing technology, robotic pharmaceutical systems and 3D game engine technology. In 1997 Ken was a recipient of the prestigious Conference Board of Canada ITX (Innovation in Technology Excellence) Award for his work on InScan[md]a high-speed document scanning system. At the turn of the millennium, Ken decided to pursue his passion for computer games, and began gradually moving out of the world of commercial and industrial technology and into the game development arena. Ken is the creator of the popular Tubettiworld online game and the ‘QuicknDirty’ game management tools for Novalogic’s Delta Force 2 game series. Ken is co-owner of Sprite House Games, a game company located in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, where he is working on producing several projects, including Juggernaut (in association with GarageGames), a 3D FPS tech demo for Torque 2.0 and Beast Forge, a TorqueX (XNA) game utilizing advanced AI techniques.