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Modeling Game Props in 3ds Max

by Justin Marshall

In this 3ds Max tutorial, we will cover techniques for building low resolution game assets in 3ds Max. Software required: 3ds Max.

What you'll learn

In this 3ds Max tutorial, we will cover techniques for building low resolution game assets in 3ds Max. When building props, especially lower resolution models meant for real-time applications, it's a good idea to balance the detail you want to achieve with optimal resolution. Much of the detail you will want to add can be achieved with textures. In this tutorial, we will use a variety of modeling tools to build a piece of artillery. We will model sufficient detail in specific areas to create a good silhouette and we'll look at ways to speed up our workflow by duplicating existing geometry. Upon completion, you'll have a low resolution gun that you can then finish with some UV and texture work. You'll also be able to apply the same techniques to building your own low resolution props. Software required: 3ds Max.

About the author

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story, and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials, and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

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