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Game Development with Blender and Godot

By : Kumsal Obuz
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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

Playing music and sound effects

Music and sound effects sometimes can make or break the enjoyment people get out of movies, theatre plays, and of course, video games. When done right, they will definitely add to the immersion. In this section, we’ll tackle the use of music and sound effects from a technical point of view. In your own free time, we suggest you investigate the artistic aspects of sound design in multimedia for which we’ll mention a few resources later on in the Further reading section.

In Chapter 8, Adding Sound Assets, we discussed different nodes Godot uses to play sound in different dimensions, as follows:

  • AudioStreamPlayer3D for conveying 3D positional information to the player. It’s most commonly used in FPS games where not only front and back directions matter, but an audio stream coming from an elevated place is important as well.
  • AudioStreamPlayer2D for games in which the direction the sound is coming from doesn’t need...