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Game Development with Blender and Godot

By : Kumsal Obuz
Book Image

Game Development with Blender and Godot

By: Kumsal Obuz

Overview of this book

Game Development with Blender and Godot is a comprehensive introduction for those new to building 3D models and games, allowing you to leverage the abilities of these two technologies to create dynamic, interactive, and engaging games. This book will start by focusing on what low-poly modeling is, before showing you how to use Blender to create, rig, and animate your models. You will also polish these assets until they’re game-ready, making it easy for you to import them into Godot and use them effectively and efficiently. Next, you will use the game engine to design scenes, work with light and shadows, and transform your 3D models into interactive, controllable assets. By the end of this book, you will have a seamless workflow between Blender and Godot which is specifically geared toward game development. Alongside, you’ll also be building a point-and-click adventure game following the instructions and guidance in the book. Finishing this game will help you take these newly acquired skills and create your own 3D games from conception to completion.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: 3D Assets with Blender
Part 2: Asset Management
Part 3: Clara’s Fortune – An Adventure Game

Designing the Level

From this chapter on to the end of this book, you’ll be actively working on creating a point-and-click adventure game. We’ll show you the necessary steps to create a game in which you’ll place and command a character whose name is Clara. Players will be controlling her actions inside a cave that will be initially dark, but you’ll be able to give controls to the player to change the conditions of the lights. Once you figure out how to move her around in the world, you’ll also place trigger points in this cave so that the world reacts to Clara’s actions to make things interesting but also challenging. This part of this book will cover enough basic building blocks for you to start practicing building small-scale adventure games.

Through all these efforts, you’ll learn how to utilize different parts of Godot Engine, especially the ones that are pertinent to 3D workflow. Whenever it’s necessary, we’ll...