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Modeling and Texturing a Next-gen Building for Games in 3ds Max

by Brandon Volpe

Hone your texturing skills while modeling game architecture. You’ll explore 3ds Max’s powerful features like texture sheets, the grid, shaders and more. Software required: 3ds Max 2012, Photoshop CC 2015, Quixel SUITE 1.8, Marmoset Toolbag 2.

What you'll learn

Being able to model detailed architecture with realistic textures really enhances the quality of your games. Throughout this course, Modeling and Texturing a Next-gen Building for Games in 3ds Max, you'll cover the modeling and texturing of a next-gen building in 3ds Max and Quixel. You'll start by using a reference photo to create a texture sheet and learning how to use the grid to make the modular pieces. You'll then go into modeling and making your physically-based shaders, as well as create the normal maps with Quixel's NDO. Finally, you'll light and preview your model and textures in Marmoset Toolbag. By the end of this course, you'll know how to use the modeling and texturing tools in 3ds Max so that you can create fantastic architecture for the world of any game. Software required: 3ds Max 2012, Photoshop CC 2015, Quixel SUITE 1.8, Marmoset Toolbag 2.

Table of contents

Introduction and Project Overview
1min
Modeling and Texturing a Next-gen Building for Games in 3ds Max
367mins

About the author

Brandon Volpe is a 3D, CGI, and Environment Artist. He was born and grew up in the Metro-Detroit Area. He first began interested in Architecture and Engineering. He then went on to learn 3D animation at Macomb Community College and from there he went on to a 4 year college in Grand Rapids Michigan called Ferris State University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Digital Animation and Game Design. He is mainly a 3D specialist and prides himself in his ability to qu... more

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