|Programming for the Artist|
Instructor: Lindsay Grace
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|Syllabus: Fall 2008||Fall 2008 Programming for the Artist Syllabus||0|
|Assignment Samples||Sample Assignments to use as reference when completing your work.||1||HTML|
|Week 1 Reading||Game programming required reading for week1||1||HTML|
|BlitzBasic Resources and Reading||The references and resources you will need to succeed in this course. Please use these resources to supplement your understanding of our weekly programming topics in Blitz3d, or to support the reading in book.||1||HTML|
|Game Development Engine Comparison List||Although there are are hundreds of game engines available, this list contains some programming environments which are suitable for first time students to learn in 8 weeks.||1||HTML|
|AI-Chicago Student Game Samples||Screenshots and videos of games created by students in previous Programming for the Artist classes.||1||HTML|
|Toys: The Basis for Gameplay Concepts||A few sample toys and games to help you get creative. Play and think about game design potential.||1||HTML|
|Game Environment Evaluation Questions||Questions to ask when evaluating any game development technology.||1||HTML|
|Postmortem 1||The first of a series of articles and videos I will provide you. Each postmortem will help you to understand aspects of small-team game programming and design.html/game_dev_post_mortem1.htm||2||HTML|
|Game Competitions Links||A few links to some game competitions. It may be worthwhile to submit your games when they are refined. Remember these are student level games.||2||HTML|
|IGDA Meeting Announcement||IGDA Chicago is offering a State of Industry discussion on Monday, October 10th||2||HTML|
|Sample Game Code Diagram||Additional sample game code diagrams to help with your homework.||3||HTML|
|Sample Game Code Diagram||Additional sample game code diagrams to help with assignment||3||HTML|
|Pre-Midterm Prep||Help preparing for the Midterm Exam||5||HTML|
|Blitz3D Libraries||Tools for polishing your game and improving the game experience||6||HTML|
|Work Week Prep||A few tips before you embark on the final sprint to create your game this quarter.||6||HTML|
|Mel Introduction||An introduction to the syntax and uses of MEL script, I wrote for your class.||8|
|Maya Embedded Language Links (MELL)||Links, resources and everything you will need to get through week 1 of MEL scripting. There's even some funny reading.||8||HTML|
|MEL Interface Design and Development||Resources for creating an interface in MEL and Maya||9||HTML|
|Programmed Graphics: Fractals||An introduction to fractals as programmed in computer graphics.||9||HTML|
|Programmed Graphics: Procedural Animation||An introduction to procedural animation, including resources for demonstrating and developing emergent behavior, particle systems, et al.||9||HTML|
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