By Brett Bernier

Develop attractive and immersive mods with resource SDK

About This Book

  • Create maps and mods utilizing the instruments supplied with resource SDK
  • Learn how one can use Hammer to create your personal online game worlds
  • Create goal-driven A.I. sequences and scripts
  • Master resource SDK instruments conveniently with step-by-step tutorials

Who This booklet Is For

If you are a willing gamer who wishes a section extra from your favourite video game and needs to create your personal alterations (mods) and degrees with the resource engine, this publication is superb for you. No programming and resource SDK event is required.

What you are going to Learn

  • Sculpt the actual global with Hammer's easy-to-use block and terrain tools
  • Make visually attractive environments with props and textures
  • Use lights and colour correction to create immersive atmospheres
  • Import your customized content material into the game
  • Script targeted occasions utilizing the strong input/output system
  • Control the non-playable characters to liven up your world
  • Manipulate the A.I. to choreograph attacks, battles, and squad movements
  • Create an unlimited volume of particle results with the particle editor

In Detail

The resource Authoring instruments are the items of software program used to create customized content material for video games made with Valve's resource engine. developing mods and maps to your video games with none programming wisdom may be time eating. those instruments let you create your individual maps and degrees with out the necessity for any coding wisdom. the entire instruments you must commence developing your individual degrees are integrated and able to go!

This publication will educate you the way to exploit the Authoring instruments supplied with resource video games and may consultant you in growing your first maps and mods (modifications) utilizing resource. you'll methods to remain geared up, map successfully, and keep away from the most typical mapping mistakes.

This useful advisor starts via environment you up with resource SDK and a 3D improvement surroundings. via a sequence of guided tutorials, you are going to study what it takes to create a certified, polished map or mod.

You will how one can create various varieties of worlds, from underground labs to flowing outdoors terrains. additionally, you will how you can convey lifestyles into your international with complicated texturing, lights, and adorning options. in the direction of the top of the publication, we are going to the right way to create goal-driven A.I. sequences and scripts to choreograph epic battles and take keep watch over of your enemies and allies.

The content material has been constructed utilizing the illustrations from part existence Episode 2

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