Hi there! The production rate of the art department is reaching breakneck speeds. Our four 3D artists work a lot of hours modelling the concept-art sketches into three-dimensional elements to be used directly in the game. Do you remember the shield of the Durno warrior? Here you can see it the same way as will look on the game.
You can check the whole construction process of an item for videogames. First of all, the 3D artist receives the concept-art and starts the hi-res modelling. Then we need to resize it so it does not consume many resources, which is crucial when you want your game to have a proper flow. This process is known as retopology. Then, with the low-res model we apply different texture maps; the diffuse, specular and normal map, which make the object react differently with different illuminations during gameplay. Tthis way we can save resources and display an object in low resolution which will have a fantastic ingame look.