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A great book for anyone interested in the games industry,
This review is from: Creating the Art of the Game (Paperback)Creating the Art of the Game is a truly welcome book that does a brilliant job of bringing clarity to the issues of artistic process in a complex industry. Matthew Omernick's clear and descriptive writing style, encouraging tone, helpful illustrations and clean layout make the book a pleasure to read and easily digestible.
He covers game art nearly end-to-end - reference collection, modeling theory, texturing, lighting, efficiency techniques, UI and more. The best part about the book though is that it isn't written like a software manual. Although he teaches technique, Omernick concentrates heavily on the artistic thought process, especially its application to game issues. Games are complex interactive systems, and he does an excellent job of highlighting technical considerations and trade-offs that all game artists must deal with sooner or later.
I'm a games software engineer and read the book to get a glimpse of the latest techniques, processes and technologies used by today's