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Mastering Unreal Technology, Volume I

Mastering Unreal Technology, Volume I
Your Price: $52.00 CDN
Author: Jason "Buzz" Busby, Zak Parrish & Jeff Wilson
Publisher: SAMS
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 912
Pub. Date: 2009
ISBN-10: 0672329913
ISBN-13: 9780672329913

About the Book:

Winner of the Front Line Award for best game development book.

Mastering Unreal Technology, Volume I, subtitled Introduction to Level Design with Unreal Engine 3, is your start-to-finish guide to modding and level design with the world's hottest new gaming engine: Unreal Engine 3. Here's everything you need to know to jumpstart your skills and create stunning new content and games for consoles and PCs alike!

Your authors aren't just the world's #1 Unreal game development trainers: They've even built the training modules that shipped with Unreal Tournament 3: Limited Collector's Edition. Now, working with the full cooperation of Unreal Engine 3's creators, Epic Games, they introduce every facet of game development—from simple level creation to materials, lighting, and terrain...even advanced level optimization and streaming!

Packed with tips, hands-on tutorials, and expert techniques, Mastering Unreal Technology, Volume I is all you need to create levels that look spectacular and work brilliantly...levels that gamers just can't stop playing!

You'll find expert tips on:
• Understanding the game development process from start to finish
• Planning projects for greater efficiency, faster delivery, and better quality
• Crafting worlds with stunning beauty and clarity
• Bringing amazing realism to characters, objects, and props
• Making the most of Unreal Engine 3's massively upgraded lighting system
• Scripting complex gameplay quickly and easily with Unreal Kismet
• Understanding the production and authoring phases
• Building animated game assets with Unreal Matinee
• Testing game performance during live gameplay
• Optimizing levels by improving the interaction between lights and surfaces
• Using advanced level streaming to create vast, rich, highly playable levels

The companion DVD includes:
• Free copy of Unreal Tournament 3 via download
• Tutorial examples developed throughout the book

About the Authors:

Jason "Buzz" Busby is president and chief executive officer of 3D Buzz, Inc. For more than five years, he has taught 3D animation, programming, and game design. He has created and overseen the production of more than 1,000 hours of video training.

Zak Parrish, chief of operations at 3D Buzz, Inc., has developed hundreds of video tutorials over 3D animation and game design. He helped produce training videos and coauthored training manuals.

Jeff Wilson, 3D Buzz's technical consultant for the Unreal Engine, helps develop the company's Unreal Technology training videos. He has been studying the Unreal Engine for more than five years.

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