|Programming for the Artist|
Instructor: Lindsay Grace
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|Syllabus Winter 2008||Course requirements, grades, et al.||0|
|Assignment Samples||Sample Assignments to use as reference when completing your work.||0||HTML|
|Week 1 Reading||Game programming required reading for week1||1||HTML|
|Game Development Engine List||Suggested game development environments and engines.||1||HTML|
|BlitzBasic Reading||Suggested reading for students using the Blitz3D Engine||1||HTML|
|Game Environment Evaluation Questions||Questions to ask when evaluating a game IDE, Engine, or development environment||1||HTML|
|Pitch Questions||A couple of questions to ask and answer when evaluating your game pitch.||1||HTML|
|Student Game Samples||Screenshots and video of game created by students in this GAD415 class.||1||HTML|
|Week 2 Reading||Game programming required reading for week 2||2||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.||2||HTML|
|Week 3 Reading||Game programming required reading for week 3||2||HTML|
|Postmortem 2: Small Arms||A nice, simple post mortem from 2 developers. They discuss their experiences in developing in a 2 person team from basement to E3.||3||HTML|
|Sample Game Code Diagram||Additional sample game code diagrams.||3||HTML|
|Week 4 Reading (optional)||A simplified overview of particle effects||4||HTML|
|Game Presentations||A set of video links to help prepare for your game presentation.||6||HTML|
|MEL Introductory Primer||A document outlining the syntax rules and basic techniques for Maya's Embedded Language script.||8|
|MEL Concepts Introduction||An introduction to MEL sripting and a website containing MEL scripts.||8||HTML|
|Programmed Graphics: Fractals||An introduction to fractals as programmed computer graphics||9||HTML|
|Procedural Animation||An introduction to procedural animation||9||HTML|
|MEL Interface Help||Tutorials for MEL Interface creation||9||HTML|
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