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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

Laying models on a grid

The main difference between placing objects such as candles, pots, and barrels, short props, and floor and wall pieces is that you can distribute the former objects willy-nilly. They don’t have to follow a pattern, whereas the floor and wall pieces must snap to each other. This kind of structure is also referred to as a grid.

To speed things up, we even chose to duplicate an existing piece instead of instancing a fresh one because when you create a new instance, it’d start at the scene origin, and you’d have to move this new piece near your current area. You can even select multiple tiles in a row, duplicate them, and snap these next to the old batch. Despite all these shortcuts, since all this sounds formulaic, perhaps there should be a better tool. GridMap to the rescue!

If you have used Godot for 2D, you may already be familiar with the TileMap node. GridMap is the same except it works in 3D. Thus, whereas TileMap will let you...