WebGL Game Development

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Learn
  • Load 3D objects exported from Blender using WebGL
  • Understand texture mapping and apply textures to 3D objects
  • Add lights and a camera to a WebGL scene
  • Create simple object animations utilizing matrix transformations
  • Fiddle with complex object animations such as skeletal animations
  • Get to grips with user interaction and picking
  • Build multiplayer games in WebGL
  • Handle difficult concepts such as animating skinned models using matrix transformations, quaternion mathematics, and linear interpolation
  • Apply physics engine to your WebGL game
About

WebGL, the web implementation of Open GL, is a JavaScript API used to render interactive 3D graphics within any compatible web browser, without the need for plugins. It helps you create detailed, high-quality graphical 3D objects easily. WebGL elements can be mixed with other HTML elements and composites to create high-quality, interactive, creative, innovative graphical 3D objects.

This book begins with collecting coins in Super Mario, killing soldiers in Contra, and then quickly evolves to working out strategies in World of Warcraft. You will be guided through creating animated characters, image processing, and adding effects as part of the web page canvas to the 2D/3D graphics. Pour life into your gaming characters and learn how to create special effects seen in the most powerful 3D games. Each chapter begins by showing you the underlying mathematics and its programmatic implementation, ending with the creation of a complete game scene to build a wonderful virtual world.

Features
  • Load and render complex 3D objects in WebGL using JavaScript
  • Apply textures and lighting to game scenarios
  • Load rigged 3D models and Skeletal Animations
  • Add Physics Engines to WebGL games
Page Count 418
Course Length 12 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781849699792
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2014

Authors

Sumeet Arora

Sumeet Arora is a tech entrepreneur. He founded Evon Technologies, a consultancy for mobile and web development, and Logic Simplified, a game development company. He holds the position of CTO at Evon and works as a consultant for Logic Simplified. He has worked as an architect consultant for scalable web portals for clients across the globe. His core expertise lies in 3D rendering technologies and collaboration tools. For the past four years, he has been working with various clients/companies on multiplatform content delivery. His own passion towards gaming technologies has helped him help his clients in launching games on various platforms on both web and mobile. Currently his company, Logic Simplified, helps new gaming ideas to launch in the market.