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The Ultimate Roblox Game Building Cookbook

By : Taylor Field-Draper
Book Image

The Ultimate Roblox Game Building Cookbook

By: Taylor Field-Draper

Overview of this book

Roblox is a massively popular online gaming platform, but it can be challenging to maneuver for beginners who don’t know where to start, as well as seasoned developers who tend to struggle with limited scripting tools that make transitioning from other platforms such as Unity more difficult. The Ultimate Roblox Game Building Cookbook is an invaluable asset for any Roblox developer looking to take their skills to the next level. With a wide range of recipes, this Roblox book covers everything from the basics of game development on the platform to advanced techniques for creating immersive experiences. As you progress through the chapters, you'll gain a deep understanding of the proper workflow and building methods that will enable you to create extraordinary virtual worlds. You'll gain insights into creating complex game mechanics, such as multiplayer games, working with textures, and special effects in games. This cookbook will also provide you with tips from top Roblox developers, as well as valuable guidance on how to monetize your games and stay up to date with the latest trends in the Roblox development community. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a comprehensive understanding of Roblox game development and design.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Getting Started with Studio Modeling

Roblox Studio is unique in its use of parts. A part is the fundamental building block in Roblox Studio that can be used to create literally anything in an experience. Parts can be moved, resized, and rotated. The properties of a part, such as the color and material, can also be adjusted to affect its appearance.

In this chapter, we will be manipulating parts in many ways to develop an understanding of the use of parts in creating an experience on Roblox Studio. We will be using the basic tools provided by Roblox Studio to create various props and assets that will be used to furnish and decorate many of the scenes we will be creating in the proceeding chapters of this book. We will learn how to use the MaterialFlip plugin to properly orientate textures applied to parts, and utilize a technique called shingling to make our assets stand out in terms of quality. Finally, we will learn about the different methods of creating ladders using parts and trusses.

The following is a list of the recipes found within this chapter:

  • Creating a chair
  • Building cactuses
  • Creating wooden crates
  • Building a functional TV
  • Creating a ladder
  • Making your bed
  • Creating a stone water well