Posts Tagged ‘Packt’
Packt recently published its second book on SketchUp titled, “Google SketchUp for Game Design: Beginner’s Guide“. Through this book and ebook, author Robin De Jongh focuses on creating realistic 3D game worlds complete with textures, levels and props. The book shows its readers techniques on importing game art to game engines such as Unity 3D, skills to sell low polygon 3D objects in game asset stores, and also guidance on photo-texturing models for ultra realism.
SketchUp is a 3D modeling program marketed by Google and designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers. On April 27, 2006, Google announced Google SketchUp, a freely-downloadable version of SketchUp. The program, which is designed for ease of use, allows placement of models within Google Earth. Google’s 3D Warehouse enables SketchUp users to search for, download and contribute free models.
One of our friends over at Pack Publishing asked us to include in our news the Launch of their Fifth Annual Open Source Awards, so here are the details:
The 2010 Open Source Awards was launched today by Packt, inviting people to visit www.PacktPub.com and submit nominations for their favorite Open Source project. Now in its fifth year, the Award has been adapted from the established Open Source CMS Award with the wider aim of encouraging, supporting, recognizing and rewarding all Open Source projects.
WordPress won the 2009 Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award in what was a very close contest with MODx and SilverStripe. While MODx was the first runner up, SilverStripe, a Most Promising CMS Award winner in 2008, made its way to the second runner up position in its first year in the Open Source CMS Award final.