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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

Loading another level

Before we started to animate the light sources in the Let there be flickering lights section, we were ready to move Clara upstairs. To that end, we used a nifty feature of the AnimationPlayer node to fire the load_level function, which printed a statement to the Output panel, a substitution for the real thing. In this section, we’ll investigate how to swap the existing level with another.

Let us remind you that our current level, Level-01.tscn, is instanced inside the Game.tscn scene, which is holding a Camera and an AudioStreamPlayer type of nodes. Godot has a built-in function, change_scene, that can change the current scene to another scene. However, this might be dangerous since it’ll replace the entire structure. In our case, this is not Level-01.tscn but everything in Game.tscn because that’s the main scene.

The solution we’ll offer is a process that’s operational at a higher level than Level-01.tscn itself. Ideally...