Game Artistry

Game artistry makes you a wizard who can paint universes into existence. Making game art is one of the core game development skill specializations. There are a number of art subskills to be learned: Concept art Drawing Environment drawing: Fleshing out level designs into detailed worlds Character drawing: Making characters distinctive and memorable. Painting: Adding…

Game Developer Skill Specializations

There are 8 main skill specializations involved in game development, each with sub-skills, and you will learn a bit of each before discovering which you’re best at. Game production Game writing Game design Game programming Game art Game audio Game playtesting Discover your specialties Do you know what skill set you want to specialize in?…

Volumetric Light

Volumetric light is a beautiful effect you can add to Unity to enhance the realism of lighting. Real light reflects from air particles to cast glowing cones between the source and the surfaces of objects. Unity doesn’t have this built in yet, but there are several packages that can help you add it. SlightlyMad Volumetric Light by…

Art Tablet Buying Guide

Artists need tablets to draw and sculpt. Tablet choice depends on what you have, need to do and can afford. What do you need a tablet to do? To choose a tablet, first consider which apps you want to use with stylus input. 2D Drawing, storyboarding & concept art If 2D drawing is the only thing you…

Level of detail optimization with LOD Groups

The two biggest drains on your game’s frame rate are script execution and geometry, and you can save a ton of geometry by using LOD groups to make your objects swap to simpler versions or cull (hide) when you get far away. Here’s how I applied this to the numerous red chairs in the ITU…