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While there are many, many colors, there are far fewer hues. Variations of saturation and brightness create the almost unlimited colors we see in the world. Scarlet, maroon, pink, and crimson are all colors, but the base hue for all of these is red. Understanding color and its various properties is best done with visual examples. The most often used method is the Color Wheel developed by Johannes Itten. We will look at the Color Wheel a little later. In Photoshop you will recognize the Color Picker, which allows for various methods for choosing and controlling color, both numerically and visually.
This is pretty straightforward, as we will talk about height and width, but knowing how big to make your images involves a bit of knowledge about the technology used, the method in which the world is being built, and how the texture will be used in the world. A texture that is huge, but on a small sign the player will never go near, is a waste of texture memory. Likewise, a texture that covers 80% of the walls of your level, which the player will spend most of his time running past, probably warrants a much larger image.
If the car is used in a driving game where the vehicle is the focus of the game and the player gets to interact up close and personal with the car, then I am sure a lot of attention will be given to these questions. But if this car is a static prop, sitting on a street that the player blazes past, then over-the-top effects may only be a waste of development time and computer resources. CHAPTER 1: A BASIC (GAME) ART EDUCATION 33 34 3D GAME TEXTURES Figure 1-33 This sewer intrigued me; a simple shape of a common item that many may overlook as not worthy of serious attention.