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Member Since 02 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 22 2014 09:25 AM

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In Topic: Development in 4k

19 December 2014 - 08:31 AM

Another update, I can't go back to 1080p as this is my first day of full work without the monitor :-\

In Topic: Development in 4k

17 December 2014 - 06:38 PM

I had a long day today 11 hours in fact, but I'm here to report that it felt real good having one 2560x1440 monitor.  It felt like I had 2 monitors even tho it was only one, I was able to snap the windows in different locations and not have to switch between docked applications much.  My eyes feel good, not strained at all and I feel like I definitely made a good decision in getting the display.

In Topic: Where should I start learning game development?

17 December 2014 - 12:57 PM

I would personally recommend starting from the ground up and just basically try to make a bunch of crappy but simple tech demos.  Like rendering a cube on screen, texturing it, controlling an object with a keyboard, parsing a 3D mesh file and rendering on screen etc... etc...  I feel it would help you get a good understand of what is going on behind the scene before you just directly into Unity 3D.  Whichever route you decide to choose start simple first.

In Topic: Development in 4k

17 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

Just an update, after some careful consideration I decided that 4k was too much for my eyes and instead with a 27" 2560x1440 display.  I brought in the monitor to work to see how a full day of development goes using one large screen resolution and so far so good.  I will report back by the end of my work day and let you know my initial reaction and whether it caused me any eye strain or I feel like my productivity increased or decreased.

In Topic: Development in 4k

16 December 2014 - 03:11 PM

A higher resolution would give more space though, and I don't mind straying from a standard 96ppi for a display as long as its not something too outrageous.  


I have a 2 monitor display at home and sometimes I do feel like I need more real estate, but at work I have a 3 monitor display.  The thing is the 3 monitor display is kind of pointless since I have to rotate my head too much to use the 3rd monitor at any given time.


My concerns with gettings an UHD monitor is that the pixels will be too small.  I wouldn't want to get constant headaches from trying to work in such a high resolution even if it provides all the real estate I need, but I don't know if that would be the case.


Another issue is that my space at home is limited and having 2 monitors is taking alot of my actual room real estate.  So do I continue with 2 monitors? get a 4k display? or meet somewhere in the middle and maybe get a 2560x1440 display?