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Fantastic. Everything I wanted and more.
on 6 September 2009
Mastering Unreal Technology v1 is without a doubt the best resource for getting ahead in Unreal Engine 3. As the owner of a good many "how to" books on a range of different subjects, I have rather a good idea of what makes a good tutorial book - and this one ticks every box.
The tutorials are designed with practical examples in mind to work towards, and are cleverly divided into chapters which tackle specific areas. First of all, you run through a hands-on primer, which handholds you through creating a simple level which touches on most of the features of the Unreal Editor.
Later, the book goes into more depth with individual chapters devoted to each element of the editor - with sections on detailed brush geometry, static meshes, textures and more. It even encompasses areas of 3ds Max.
I can't recommend the 3D Buzz guys enough, I'd already had a bit of experience with them before thanks to the Unreal Tournament 3 Collectors Edition DVD, so I knew they'd be quite good - and off the back of this book I'm going to buy the next two in the series, as well as their 3ds Max tutorials.
If you want to get ahead, you don't need to look much further. 5 stars all the way.