Game Art Digest #006

Attention all upcoming (and experienced!) Game Artists — set down your easels and pick up your notepads!

Every Wednesday, the Art team at Mighty Bear Games share a round-up of our top Game Art discoveries from across the Internet: Tips, tricks, tutorials, references, and more!

Tech Art

Signed Distance Fields — chriscummingshrg

Signed Distance Fields Part 1: Unsigned Distance Fields

In this tutorial, coding blogger Chris Cummings offers a breakdown of SDFs and how you can use them.

Definitely worth a read if you’re looking at learning to write more advanced shaders!

URP Shader Conversion — Teo Dutra

From Built-in to URP

The introduction of Universal Render Pipeline to Unity was an exciting one. However, it’s easy to get stuck on making your custom built-in shaders URP-compatible, due mostly to a lack of documentation on the topic.

If this is you, you’ll find Teo Dutra’s latest Medium article very useful. This guide is a lifesaver for those new to writing custom shaders!

Tips and Tricks

Stylized Tiling Texture Workflow — Andrew Harrington

Stylized Tiling Texture Workflow

Andrew Harrington presents his workflow for creating stylized textures in programs like Substance Designer, ZBrush, and Photoshop.

You can check out his work here.


Space Ape Games Artstation — Space Ape Games

Space Ape Games

Our Concept Artist Venty came across the Artstation account for Space Ape Games, and it’s full of awesome artwork from across all 8 of their forthcoming titles.

Check it out if you’re after some inspiration for your next stylised artwork!

Were these useful? Seen something cool we might have missed? Let us know in the comments!

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