So I finally got my Valve Steam Deck today, and the first thing I had to try was Decay. This is my cyberpunk real time music video, which I made in the Godot Engine. I’m happy to report that it runs perfectly at default Quality settings, 1280×800, with all the effects on (MSAA 2x, FXAA, SSR, SSAO, DOF, and more). Surprisingly, the dual
Real time photogrammetry demo for mobile, made with Godot Engine. Uses 3D scans of actual people and objects for the most realistic graphics. Lighting is done with high quality baked lightmaps. Designed to run on mobile devices, and allows you to rotate the camera and look at the scene. Download now for Android
Aniela, a lighting study made in Godot Engine 4.0. Features a cinematic camera and can be watched as a real time music video, a 3D graphics benchmark, or control the camera and fly around the environment. Uses real time global illumination in Godot 4.0 to achieve realistic lighting and shadow. Various graphics options are available, including animating the sunlight, changing the color temperature,
Ella, a study in realism made in Godot Engine. Features a cinematic camera and can be watched as a real time music video, a 3D graphics benchmark, or control the camera and fly around the environment. Uses global illumination in Godot to achieve realistic lighting, all in real time (no baked lightmaps). The character model and some assets were made with photogrammetry for
Decay, a real time interactive experience made in Godot Engine. Features a cinematic camera and can be watched as a real time music video, a 3D graphics benchmark, or control the camera and fly around the environment. Press Escape to view the options. Space to toggle cinematic camera (be sure to close the menu before flying around). WASD or Arrow keys move around.
The PBR Guide is a short book, so this review will be short. At less than 100 pages, it can be read in one sitting, but don’t let that fool you. There is critical knowledge inside these pages and the author does not waste time. The book is definitely focused on using the Substance suite of tools, and does mention Unreal Engine a
Ami Chopine has created a timeless book with 3D Art Essentials. While most other texts tie themselves to a particular software or version, here we see the essential building blocks of creating 3D art in any application. This is foundational knowledge, and the book is not dated at all, even though it was published almost 10 years ago. If you are an aspiring
This is the second book in the new game engine development series by acclaimed author and engine developer, Eric Lengyel. Though it is not strictly necessary to read in order, it is basically one book cut into sections, so you may want to get the first one, as well as the upcoming continuations of the series, to get the most out of it.
Don’t judge a book by its cover. This is a blockbuster tour through WebGL, with many performance optimizations and considerations not commonly found in other texts. Like typical gems collections, each chapter is written by a different author and focuses on one aspect of WebGL coding. There is a lot of coverage here, and I found the authors’ expertise to be second to
Of the top WebGL books I’ve read so far, I think I can say this one is the best. Not only is it well written, but it includes lots of detail about how rendering APIs work, 3d math, lighting concepts, and even some performance considerations at the end. It’s not a very long book, but it covers the fundamentals well. I also enjoyed