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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

Creating the User Interface

To start this chapter, let’s begin by asking a simple question: what was the first multiplayer game you played?

If you are thinking of a PC or a console game, try thinking another way. Imagine a bunch of kids holding their arms out, pretending to shoot and take down the bad guys invading their neighborhood. Perhaps there was an evocative action movie the night before on TV. Now, these kids are bringing to life what they think is possible within the realm of physics, mixed with a bit of fantasy and what they remember from the movie. Some kids will even pretend they have been harmed along the way. Fallen comrades will be avenged in the end, and good will once again prevail against evil. Who’s keeping the score here – that is, who has how many hit points?

How about the servers, internet speed, and likewise? Did the kids even need a user interface (UI) to play their game? No, because it was still easy for them to keep track of what...