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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


This chapter started off with a discussion about which software (Blender versus Godot) would be suitable for animations. We exemplified different cases of animation and determined that Blender is the right choice for animating systems that have individually moving parts.

We then discussed the importance of good geometry, better known as topology, since not everything that looks good is good enough from an animation perspective. Once the system is in motion, the vertices, faces, and edges will act like a wrapper around a skeleton. If you know you’ll be animating your model, you might be careful in how you create the geometry better ahead of time.

Nevertheless, if such an early option is not always possible, to prevent tearing and creasing that might occur in certain areas of a model, we introduced the grab option. It can help you resolve problematic parts by moving them to a different location.

As soon as the distribution of vertices is in a favorable place,...