Beginning Blender covers the Blender 2.5 release in-depth. The book starts with the creation of simple figures using basic modeling and sculpting. It then teaches you how to bridge from modeling to animation, and from scene setup to texture creation and rendering, lighting, rigging, and ultimately, full animation. You will create and mix your own movie scenes, and you will even learn the basics of games logic and how to deal with games physics.
Whether you are new to modeling, animation, and game design, or whether you are simply new to Blender, this book will show you everything you need to know to get your 3D projects underway.
You’ll definitely have fun, and perhaps you’ll even make some money. Enjoy!What you’ll learn Key advanced Android gaming techniques using the new Android SDK 4 to help you earn more money in the app stores How to compile native code (C) in Android using the NDK How to add and integrate multi-touch How to use Bluetooth controllers (Zeemote) More gaming tricks and tips, such as hybrid 3D graphics with OpenGL and JNI How to port and augment a 2D shooter game app similar to "Wolfenstein" for Android How to port and augment another 2D shooter "Doom"-like game app for Android using OpenGL How to build a 3D shooter game like "Quake" How and where to best deploy these game apps Who this book is for
This book is for savvy Android app developers who are looking for professional or advanced techniques for porting, augmenting and building 2D and 3D game apps that are complex, fun and lucrative.Table of Contents Welcome to Android Gaming Gaming Tricks: More Gaming Tricks: Hybrid 3D Graphics with OpenGL and JNI Efficient Graphics with OpenGL ES 2.0 2D Shooters with OpenGL: Doom-like App for Android 3D Shooters Part I: Quake-like App 3D Shooters Part II: Quake II Appendix: Deployment and Compilation Tips
Go Beyond the Basics
The book thoroughly covers a range of topics, including OpenGL 4.2 and recent extensions. It explains how to optimize for mobile devices, explores the design of WebGL libraries, and discusses OpenGL in the classroom. The contributors also examine asynchronous buffer and texture transfers, performance state tracking, and programmable vertex pulling.
Sharpen Your Skills
Focusing on current and emerging techniques for the OpenGL family of APIs, this book demonstrates the breadth and depth of OpenGL. Readers will gain practical skills to solve problems related to performance, rendering, profiling, framework design, and more.