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Beginning Android C++ Game Development by Bruce Sutherland

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Chapter     9

Lighting and Materials

The programming team can help the art team achieve the look they desire for a game through the application of lighting and material models. Many techniques over the years have been developed to give games a specific style; Jet Grind Radio (Jet Set Radio outside North America), which was published in the year 2000, was one such game. Jet Grind Radio was famous for its cell-shaded graphical style which set it apart from the competition at the time.

The style of Jet Grind Radio was all the more impressive given that it was developed on a platform which did not have vertex and fragment shaders. Special lighting and material effects have become much more prevalent in video games over the last ten years as consumer ...

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