XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide

Create action-packed 3D games with the Microsoft XNA Framework with this book and ebook.

XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide

Kurt Jaegers

Create action-packed 3D games with the Microsoft XNA Framework with this book and ebook.
Packt Subscription
$5.00
$9.99/m after first month
eBook
$5.00
RRP $29.99
Save 83%
Print + eBook
$49.99
RRP $49.99
What do I get with a Packt subscription?
  • Exclusive monthly discount - no contract
  • Unlimited access to entire Packt library of 6500+ eBooks and Videos
  • 120 new titles added every month, on new and emerging tech
What do I get with an eBook?
  • Download this book in EPUB, PDF, MOBI formats
  • DRM FREE - read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want
  • Access this title in the subscription reader
What do I get with Print & eBook?
  • Get a paperback copy of the book delivered to you
  • Download this book in EPUB, PDF, MOBI formats
  • DRM FREE - read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want
  • Access this title in the subscription reader
What do I get with a Video?
  • Download this Video course in MP4 format
  • DRM FREE - read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want
  • Access this title in the subscription reader
$5.00
$5.00
$49.99
$9.99/m after first month
RRP $29.99
RRP $49.99
Subscription
eBook
Print + eBook
Subscribe Now

Frequently bought together


XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide Book Cover
XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide
$ 29.99
$ 5.00
3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0  Book Cover
3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0
$ 26.99
$ 5.00
Buy 2 for $10.00
Save $46.98
Add to Cart

Book Details

ISBN 139781849687089
Paperback322 pages

Book Description

Move beyond the world of flat 2D-based game development and discover how to create your own exciting 3D games with Microsoft XNA 4.0. Create a 3D maze, fire shells at enemy tanks, and drive a rover on the surface of Mars while being attacked by alien saucers.

"XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide" takes you step-by-step through the creation of three different 3D video games with Microsoft XNA 4.0. Learn by doing as you explore the worlds of 3D graphics and game design.

This book takes a step-by-step approach to building 3D games with Microsoft XNA, describing each section of code in depth and explaining the topics and concepts covered in detail.
From the basics of a 3D camera system to an introduction to writing DirectX shader code, the games in this book cover a wide variety of both 3D graphics and game design topics. Generate random mazes, load and animate 3D models, create particle-based explosions, and combine 2D and 3D techniques to build a user interface.

"XNA 4 3D Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide" will give you the knowledge to bring your own 3D game creations to life.

Table of Contents

What You Will Learn

  • The core concepts of 3D graphics and how XNA describes the 3D world
  • Build a 3D maze that the player can explore in search of the mysterious spinning cube
  • Create 3D terrain based on a 2D height map image, adding texturing and lighting to the terrain’s surface
  • Load, display and animate 3D models
  • Build a button-based user interface overlay for your 3D game
  • Create a billboard particle system to produce dynamic explosions
  • Build a skybox to give your worlds full 3D backgrounds
  • Detect collisions between 3D objects and have your game react accordingly

Authors

Table of Contents

Book Details

ISBN 139781849687089
Paperback322 pages
Read More

Read More Reviews

Recommended for You

3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0  Book Cover
3D Graphics with XNA Game Studio 4.0
$ 26.99
$ 5.00
Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Development Cookbook Book Cover
Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Development Cookbook
$ 29.99
$ 5.00
XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide Book Cover
XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide
$ 26.99
$ 5.00
WebGL Game Development Book Cover
WebGL Game Development
$ 26.99
$ 5.00
HLSL Development Cookbook Book Cover
HLSL Development Cookbook
$ 29.99
$ 5.00
Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development Book Cover
Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development
$ 23.99
$ 5.00