Unleash the power of CryENGINE3 with Packt's explosive new title!

July 2011 | Architecture and Analysis, Cookbooks

Packt is pleased to announce CryENGINE 3 Cookbook, a new book that will guide game developers towards building a AAA game or simulation. Written by Crytek developers Dan Tracy and Sean Tracy, the book is loaded with over 100 recipes using the technology that created the critically acclaimed: Crysis 2. With the multiple creation recipes in this book users will be able to create their very own customized content for use within the CryENGINE3.

CryEngine 3 is a game engine released by Crytek. The engine includes the CryENGINE 3 Sandbox level editor, and a 3rd generation "What you see is what you play" (WYSIWYP) tool. CryENGINE3 is the fastest, high-end renderer in the world, with new features specifically designed for cross-platform development. It is the perfect fit for most developers allowing them to exceed current generation quality standards while using less people and time than ever thought possible.

CryENGINE 3 CookBook covers everything from creating photo realistic architectural visualizations to implementing advanced physics such as ragdoll and tornado effects. Topics covered include the sandbox, level layout, environment creation, AI, character creation, creating vehicles, and game logic. Every recipe is designed to add AAA quality to games. Topics also include advanced CryENGINE shaders and materials utilisation techniques and avanced animation systems like locomotion groups.

Explore the use of atmospherics and effects used for today’s newest games while also building their own levels and populating them with intelligent AI and photo realistic assets. The book also goes on to demonstrate the employment of core mechanics behind entities such as vehicles and weapons while also utilizing the strengths of the physics engine to create a unique and exciting game.

Game designers will appreciate recipes allowing them to use the cutting edge real time lighting technology of the CryENGINE to bring light to gaming worlds. Both casual and professional developers possessing a fundamental knowledge of Digital Content Creation Tools, like Photoshop and 3d Studio Max, looking to explore the depths of CryENGINE3 will find this book to be an essential read. The book is out now and available from Packt. For more information please visit:- www.packtpub.com/cryengine-3-cookbook/book

CryENGINE 3 Cookbook
Over 90 recipes written by Crytek developers for creating third-generation real-time games

For more information, please visit: www.packtpub.com/cryengine-3-cookbook/book

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