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Member Since 26 May 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 29 2015 10:37 AM

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In Topic: for amber waves of grain

06 April 2015 - 10:23 AM

Could you extend the wind emitter into a wind generator system? I mean you have to model the wind external from the shader in order to keep the vegetation in sync, what if you did something as simple as generating a series of spheres that modeled where the wind is coming from and apply the wind force from the nearest sphere to the vegetation. You then could control the expansion rate/direction of the wind spheres to get that gusting behavior. 

Just spit balling here, the problem interests me.

In Topic: Tips for reading mathematic formulae?

24 March 2015 - 02:20 PM

Wow, really guys, thanks for all the additional resources! I'll be sure to take them all in.

I went to a college here in America called Full Sail; they didn't teach much math. I had one month of calculus where I only remember that the inverse of an integral is a derivative, and one month of Linear Algebra where I got to the point where we could do cross products and such. So I'm pretty far behind the curve. Everything that I've done in my career has been me just learning shit as I go along. 



calculus - alternate edition with analytic geometry, by swokowski

back in the day it was THE calc text used by all major universities (probably still is), and it had all those cool symbols and formulas inside the front and back covers.


for the physics version thereof check out:

Physics, by Tippler.

it includes everything - even basic nuclear physics.

I'll look into those books when I get done with my linear algebra book, thanks!

In Topic: Tips for reading mathematic formulae?

24 March 2015 - 10:35 AM

That makes sense. My issues currently are with my reasoning abilities. I have a hell of a time trying to tie together concepts that I've learned to new techniques. That clicking point takes me longer than most people.

In Topic: Tips for reading mathematic formulae?

24 March 2015 - 09:40 AM



R3... the set of triplets (x, y, z) where x, y and z are real numbers.


Ah that makes more sense. 

And thanks Irlan! That is really helpful. I'll likely be harassing this forum plenty as I bang my head against this wall called "Math"

In Topic: Tips for reading mathematic formulae?

23 March 2015 - 07:28 PM

I think I understand what you're saying, though I can't say I understand the importance of the formal definition, (though I don't doubt it's significance, only my understanding of it). 

I don't understand why x, y, and z are from different "sets" when they are all apart of the same set of numbers; real numbers. Unless there is some arbitrary distinction saying that x, y, and z belong to the set of possible real numbers along each of those axis, which I guess makes sense, but makes the term "set" a bit ambiguous and hard to follow.