In this series of tutorials, we'll be discussing the vital techniques to create perfectly seamless textures for use in games. We'll start out by learning key concepts for taking your own photos for textures and what to watch out for when you choose the right texture for you. Then we'll jump into Photoshop where we'll learn some of the basic techniques for creating seamless textures. After that we'll move into a scenario format and learn some crucial techniques to overcome each one. Then, we'll learn how to create normal maps using the NVIDIA Normal Map Tools plugin and Crazy Bump. Finally, we'll learn how to build our own textures from the ground up using 3ds Max, ZBrush, and Photoshop. By the end of this tutorial, you will have all of the knowledge you need to create any seamless texture you could possibly dream of.
Joshua is a devoted games author at Pluralsight. For years Joshua was a key author behind Digital-Tutors' (now a Pluralsight company) popular game engine training. As a kid, he had a passion for playing video games, which eventually developed into a fascination with the process of game creation. The question of "How'd they do that?" led Joshua on a quest to learn to make these games himself. Ever since then, Joshua has devoted his life to creating games, as well as teaching others to build their own fantastic video games.