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The Gmax Handbook with CDROM (Charles River Media Game Development)by Clayton E. Crooks
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After playing the same levels or flying the same airplane over and over, many avid gamers quickly tire of their games. Now, with gmax supported games, they have a 3D modeling tool that is easy to use, comes with documentation, and includes a common framework that can be used to modify many popular games. The gmax(tm) Handbook shows you how to use this powerful application to modify actual games, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, Dungeon Siege, Quake III Arena, Trainz, and more!
Book News Annotation:
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for using the gmax modeling tool to modify levels and characters in games like Flight Simulator Dungeon Siege, and Quake III. It also explains how to model and texture with PaintShopPro. An enclosed CD-ROM includes figures and project files. Crooks is a consultant. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
gmax is the free game editor from Discreet that has been licensed to an array of popular games. The gmax Handbook seeks to bring the vast amount of information about how to modify games with gmax together in one concise, easy-to-follow guide. By modifying actual games, such as Microsoft "RM" Flight Simulator 2003, Quake III Arena, Renegade, and Dungeon Siege, users learn the entire gmax game modification process, including level creation, character design, and modeling objects.
System requirements: Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP.
About the Author
Clayton E. Crooks II (Knoxville, TN) is a partner in Advanced Information Systems, a consulting company specializing in custom hardware and software solutions for education, small business, and government entities. His articles have appeared in Dr. Dobbs, and he is the author of Awesome Game Creation 2/E.
Table of Contents
Setting up gmax gmax Texturing Modeling with gmax General Level Design Tips and Tricks Introduction to Flight Simulator Game Pack Modeling an Airplane with gmax Creating Scenery with gmax Trainz Creation of Cars Scenery for Trainz Quake III Arena Models Levels Command and Conquer Renegade Creating Characters Designing Levels Dungeon Siege Character Modeling Creating Worlds
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