Oil & Gas to Game Development
Transitioning from the Oil & Gas industry to the game development was difficult. With no education in game development or in 3D modeling, the only skills that transferred from my Oil & Gas experience to game development is my engineering skills. Although, my web design and marketing experience did help me in designing and creating this website.
For the first game that I create, it had to be simple in terms of coding and graphics; so that I can learn the many tools of game development. Trying to wrap my head around all the new things to learn, I spent a few months learning how to model in 3D, which includes learning the process of skinning, rigging, texturing, and the lighting process. Luckily, the process of game development itself was made much, much easier with the help of the Unreal Engine. The powerful engine also helped me in creating this website, as it allowed me to easily take the screenshots of the in-game assets for the marketing material.