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Google SketchUp for Game Design by Robin de Jongh

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Do game artists need art degrees?

When researching this book I looked at lot of job adverts to see what requirements gaming companies look for in 3D modelers. One thing that surprised me was that all modelers seemed to be called artists. Now, this may be my opinion, but I don't think that a modeler or texture creator always needs to be that artistic. Rather, it depends on the game. Most 3D games have a story that's based in the real world, and in a recognizable period of history that is well documented for us, such as the Roman times or the Wild West. Creating assets and levels for these worlds don't require high artistic ability to create objects from scratch—from your imagination—because you can either go and see the object outside your own ...

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