In this series of tutorials we will learn how to unwrap 3d models for games. While the foundation for UV mapping is the same for film, with games there are a series of challenges that come up more frequently. To get started, we will discuss the main goal of unwrapping our game models and begin exploring the main projection methods for applying UVs by unwrapping a low polygon sword. From there, we'll learn how to overcome some of the most common challenges faced when creating UVs like rocks, normal maps, and modular assets, all the while practicing solid UV layout workflows. Software required: 3ds Max 2014.
Joshua is a devoted games author at Pluralsight. For years Joshua was a key author behind Digital-Tutors' (now a Pluralsight company) popular game engine training. As a kid, he had a passion for playing video games, which eventually developed into a fascination with the process of game creation. The question of "How'd they do that?" led Joshua on a quest to learn to make these games himself. Ever since then, Joshua has devoted his life to creating games, as well as teaching others to build their own fantastic video games.