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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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3D graphic assets

The advent of 3D graphics offered a brand new set of possibilities for game developers and posed new problems for the production of graphic assets.

As mobile phones incorporated the hardware required to run 3D games, mainly Graphic Processing Units designed to take care of graphics, mobile game developers turned to this new technology and began developing successful 3D games for mobile devices.

3D models

The production of 3D assets for games begins with the creation of a 3D model of a game object using software, such as 3D Studio Max, Maya, Blender, or any other you like. This is usually a basic 3D model with no detail. This model is then exported in a sculpting software, such as ZBrush or Mudbox, to convert it into an extremely ...

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