Lynda – Game Design Foundations 3 Pitch, Propose, and Practice

Lynda – Game Design Foundations: 3 Pitch, Propose, and Practice
English | Size: 203.5MB
Category: Tutorial

Simply having a great idea for a game isn’t enough. Game designers must also be able to pitch their ideas, and clearly explain how their game works and why others should be excited about their design. In this course-the third installment in the Game Design Foundations series-learn how to pitch your ideas, document your design, and prepare yourself to enter the game industry. Award-winning game designer Brenda Romero provides a detailed look at game design documents, and steps through how to successfully pitch your ideas. She also shares tips for improving your game design skills, and dives into the differences between making games in the game industry and building games as an indie. [Read more…]

Unity Mobile Game Development

Unity Mobile Game Development
English | Size: 8.97 GB
Category: Tutorial

We will start by referencing our game document, which will be our guide through the process of creating our Unity game.
We can find information on the look of our models but also on the desired resolutions of the models and textures.
We will concentrate on creating game topology for our two characters and two weapon models.
We will also cover map generation and texture painting as part of the process.
In the end we will have models ready to be rigged and animated or plugged directly into the game engine.
We will use a variety of software packages from Maya, to TopoGun, to ZBrush and Mudbox,
in order to prepare our assets so there will be a lot of back and forth. [Read more…]

Rigging Game Characters in Maya 2011

Rigging Game Characters in Maya 2011
English | Size: 2.98 GB
Category: Tutorial

We will cover techniques like setting up our joints
to have a consistent orientation throughout the entire skeleton,
we will build a twist rig to fix deformations that collapse in animation,
we will learn how to create a foot rig with more banking control,
and even cover creating a robust and flexible spine rig with advanced twisting.
We will also discuss weight painting techniques that help to speed up that process,
making it less intimidating and instead more of an enjoyable experience.
By the end of this course you will learn rigging techniques that can be applied to any rig you build. [Read more…]

Unreal Multiplayer Mastery – Online Game Development

Unreal Multiplayer Mastery – Online Game Development
English | Size: 118.3MB
Category: Tutorial

Learn to create Epic multiplayer experiences using the world class Unreal Engine. This course (featured on Epic’s UE4 blog) hits the ground running and instantly gets you playing your own multiplayer games with other students.

As the engine underpinning many AAA games, Unreal is full of tools for creating multiplayer games extremely quickly. However, knowing where to start with Unreal Engine can be intimidating. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – UV Mapping Game Characters in Maya

Pluralsight – UV Mapping Game Characters in Maya
English | Size: 1.5GB
Category: Tutorial

Nobody wants to see a flat gray character running around in a game unless it’s by design. More than likely the character you’re creating will need some sort of texture applied to it which will add to the it’s visual appeal. Creating UV layouts is an absolute prerequisite for a game character before any textures can be painted and applied. In this course, UV Mapping Game Characters in Maya, you’ll dive into the process of creating UVs for a multi-material character who is bound for Unity. First, you’ll go learn how to understand and plan for your UVs. Next, you’ll discover how to create UVs for the hair, body, and for the clothing. Finally, you’ll explore overlapping UVs and texel density. By the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding on UV mapping game characters in Maya. Required software: Maya 2018. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Texturing Game Characters in Substance Painter

Pluralsight – Texturing Game Characters in Substance Painter
English | Size: 3.7GB
Category: Tutorial

Texturing is a mandatory step in the creation of most types of game assets. The artist responsible for texturing an asset gives it a coat of paint that defines each of its surfaces telling the audience what it looks like and what its made out of. In this course, Texturing Game Characters in Substance Painter, you will dive into the process of painting textures for a multi-material game character that is bound for Unity using Substance Painter. First, you will walk through the texturing process step-by-step until every piece has been painted. Then, you will learn about powerful features in Substance Painter like map baking, Smart Materials, and generators. By the end of this course, you will unlock your creative potential for texturing models for games. Required Software: Substance Painter 2017.4.2, Maya 2018. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Game Character Animation in Unity and Maya

Pluralsight – Game Character Animation in Unity and Maya
English | Size: 783.7MB
Category: Tutorial

Creating character animation for games is easier than ever, thanks to Maya’s tight integration with Unity. In this course, Game Character Animation in Unity and Maya, you will learn how to create a hero character in Maya and export it to Unity. First, you will go over rigging in Maya. Next, you will get to see how to put together animation clips like melee, transitions, and locomotion. Finally, you will learn how to round trip between Unity and Maya and use both programs together to edit your performance to maximum effect in-game. When you’re finished with this course, you will be ready to get your character animated in Maya and exported into Unity and better prepared to use these methods in your own animation. Software required: Maya 2017, Unity 2017. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environments in Unity and Maya

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environments in Unity and Maya
English | Size: 1.6GB
Category: Tutorial

Game environment art requires skill from many disciplines and a careful balance of small-scale detail with big picture impact. This course, Creating Game Environments in Unity and Maya, will show you how to think and act like an environment artist, breaking out of the mentality to simply focus on single items and throwing them into a scene. First, you will examine the basics of environment modeling concepts and fundamentals. Next, you’ll focus in on how to iteratively incorporate many elements into a larger scene and beyond. Last, you’ll create a rendered scene that respects asset reuse, tiling textures, and Unity plugins. By the end this course, you’ll not only have an understanding of how to create a dynamic fantasy scene for games inside Unity but also the knowledge to iteratively incorporate many elements into a larger scene and beyond. Software Required: Unity and Maya. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environment Textures with Substance Suite

Pluralsight – Creating Game Environment Textures with Substance Suite
English | Size: 1.5GB
Category: Tutorial

The game environment texturing pipeline is drastically changing since the introduction of the Substance Designer and Painter Suite, and it can be daunting to adapt to. This course, Creating Game Environment Textures with Substance Suite, will help you transition into these modern texturing workflows. First, you’ll build out stylized shapes both traditionally and procedurally. Then, you’ll create all the necessary maps for use in Unity. Last, you’ll reuse these textures iteratively on multiple assets inside both Substance Designer and Painter. [Read more…]

Pluralsight – Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya

Pluralsight – Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya
English | Size: 3.4GB
Category: Tưtorial

Once you’ve designed your highly detailed, sculpted game character, there’s still one more step that needs to be done – retopology. In this course, Retopologizing Game Characters in Maya, you’ll take a sculpted mesh and use Maya to create a lower-resolution game-appropriate mesh that will look like your design. You’ll start by learning the basics of getting a reference model created. Then, you’ll use several polygon modeling tools to edit your base geometry to better reflect the shapes and silhouettes of your reference model. Finally, you’ll use the Quad Draw tool in Maya to create a new topology for your character completely from scratch. By the end of this course, you’ll have a much better idea about some of the options you have in Maya for creating a new, game-ready mesh from a detailed sculpt. Software required: Maya. [Read more…]