One of the most exciting aspects of game design is the creation of characters. Want to be a part of the process? Here are the tools you'll need.
From independent efforts to a multi-billion industry, game design has come a long way. A couple of decades ago, a few people were enough to create a genuinely fun piece of software. Today, teams can consist of well over 100 professionals. Character design is one of the most crucial aspects. Just imagine the classic Tomb Raider without Lara Croft. It simply wouldn't be the same. Still, if you're aiming for employment in this line of work, you'll have to understand the way it is done. The first step is to create a storyline and figure out what each character in the game is all about.
Next comes the visual aspect. It's time to get creative. This is where your drawing skills will come into play. From a sketch to a more detailed study, you will have to have a clear concept and a novel idea in order to succeed. Your artwork doesn't yet have to be perfect but, the better you are, the more easily you will be able to engage the viewer and convince them that your character is indeed a powerful sorceress or a ruthless barbarian. Of course - practice makes perfect.
As for the finishing touches, they are usually the most complex part of the story. Since most games today are done in 3D, you will need to be skilled at rendering and modeling. Yes, it does seem like a daunting task, but it is definitely something you can do on your tablet - on the go. Try using software like Onshape 3D CAD. It takes a bit of time getting used to but, once you understand the ropes, you will be able to build a strong foundation for your creative projects and become genuinely successful at your job.
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