Model mechs for video games with the new 3D World

Discover the process behind game development and how to model a mech from Wolfenstein in 3D World issue 185 - on sale now!

3D World issue 185

In the latest issue of 3D World, leading art director Tor Frick explains how to create a high-polygon model for a video game, using his work on Wolfenstein: The New Order as a case study.

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In issue 185, the 3D world team look further into video game development, indie game art editor Luis Antonio explains the creative process behind indie game The Witness and artists discuss developing your own game – the tools and techniques needed to go it alone!

The new real-time development tools for video games are examined! From physically based rendering to Crytek's virtual production pipeline and Vicon's real-time mocap setup, 3D World 185 discovers how new technology is changing game development and CG.

Plus! This issue's tutorials include concept designing a mech for a video game in ZBrush, working with Cinema 4D and Unity, using Material Color Blends in Substance Designer 4 and much more!

Features this issue include:

  • Be at the top of your game – leading artists discuss the tools and techniques needed to make your own game
  • A voyage of discovery – art director Luis Antonio shares the creative process behind The Witness
  • The magnificence of maleficent – discover how the VFX of Disney's Maleficent was created
  • Reflecting on real-time rendering – how physically based rendering is changing the video games industry
  • The changing face of motion capture – learn how new real-time mocap technology is being used in video games
  • Real-time pipelines – Crytek share the new workflow and Cinebox tools that are reshaping game development

Training this issue includes:

  • Modo 801 – high-poly modelling for video games
  • Cinema 4D and Unity – how to get more form Unity
  • 3ds Max – renew your game character creation
  • V-Ray – harness the power of VRayDirt
  • ZBrush – design a 3D mech concept for games
  • Substance Designer 4 – learn to use Material Color Blends
  • 3ds Max – create a realistic environment

Reviews this issue include:

  • Stylus round-up
  • RealFlow 2014
  • 3ds Max 2015

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

3D World issue 185

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ian Dean is editor of 3D World and has been writing about film, video games and digital art for over 15 years. I have the grey hair to prove it.

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