The Beginners Guide to 3D Web Game Development with ThreeJS

The Beginners Guide to 3D Web Game Development with ThreeJS

The Beginners Guide to 3D Web Game Development with ThreeJS

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  • Instructor - Nicholas Lever
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The JavaScript programming language is probably the most popular programming language in the world. Companies all around the global require developers who are proficient with this language. In this course I teach you about the language then apply your new skills to create three games.

Before you write your first game you'll use your new JavaScript skills and the popular Open Source library, ThreeJS to create several simple online 3D apps. Once you know enough about the ThreeJS library it's time to create your first game. The first game is a simple game. Here you'll learn about loading assets, moving assets, user input and collision testing.

The course builds on the skills you learn. The next game is a shooter and you learn how to animate a player avatar, how to control NPC characters so they patrol on a random path using navigation meshes and path-finding. You'll learn how to control the avatar with a keyboard or gamepad and on a mobile using an on-screen controller. You'll learn how to fire bullets at the enemy and add AI to the NPCs so they fire back. All the key ingredients of a shooter game.

The last game uses the physics engine CannonJS to control the motion of balls in an Eight-ball Pool game.
Along the way you'll learn to use the 3D application program Blender to prepare your 3D assets for the games you develop.
Once you've completed the course you'll be super ready for any challenges an employer throws your way when writing JavaScript code. But the main thing is you'll have developed your much in-demand skills while having fun making games.

What students say about the course.

"Best web gaming course for ThreeJS!"

"... a go-to for 3D graphic designers, web designers ..."

"Great course for beginners or JavaScript developers looking to make games!"

"Best course from best instructor in web development, especially in 3D web development. I recommend you check his other courses."

1. Introduction
2. JavaScript
3. ThreeJS Primer
4. Assets
5. Your First Game
6. Shooters
7. Using Physics to Create a Pool Game
8. Conclusion

After getting a degree in Graphic Design, I started work in 1980 as a cartoon animator. Buying a Sinclair ZX81 back in 1982 was the start of a migration to a full-time programmer. The ZX81 was quickly swapped for the Sinclair Spectrum, a Z80 processor and a massive 48K of ram made this a much better computer to develop games. I developed a few games using Sinclair Basic and then Assembler. The Spectrum was swapped for a Commodore Amiga and I developed more games in the shareware market, moving to using C. At this stage, it was essentially a hobby. Paid work was still animated commercials.

I finally bought a PC in the early nineties and completed an Open University degree in Maths and Computing. I created a sprite library ActiveX control and authored my first book, aimed at getting designers into programming. In the mid-nineties along came Flash and the company I was now running, Catalyst Pictures, became known for creating games.

Since then the majority of my working life has been creating games, first in Flash and Director, as Director published the first widely available 3D library that would run in a browser using a plugin.

In recent years game development has involved using HTML5 and Canvas. Using both custom code and various libraries. A particular preference is to use the latest version of Adobe Flash, now called Animate that exports to the Javascript library Createjs.

I've worked for the BBC. Johnson and Johnson. Deloitte, Mars Corporation, and many other blue-chip clients. The company I've run for over 30 years has won a number of awards and has been nominated for a BAFTA twice, the UK equivalent to the Oscar.

Over the last 20 years I have been struck by just how difficult it has been to get good developers and have decided to do something about this rather than just complain. I run a CodeClub for kids 9-13 years old and I'm developing a number of courses for Udemy hoping to inspire and educate new developers. Most of my courses involve real-time 3d either using the popular Open Source library Three.JS or Unity. I'm currently having a lot of fun developing WebXR games and playing with my Oculus Quest.

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