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Member Since 21 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 14 2012 08:47 PM

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In Topic: Learning Direct X 10

28 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

All these are valid points in some way but it all depends how YOU want to approach it, and here is what I think:

If you actually planning on making a game I say use DX11 which is the latest of course, a lot recent games are using it so it would make sense, and it like kunos said it targets dx9,10 hardware as well

If you really want to understand dx in depth then start from dx9, this way you can understand the CHANGES/DIFFERENCE as dx went from 9 to 10 and then to 11. It's all up to you though

In Topic: Best 3d modelling software for beginners?

28 July 2012 - 09:09 PM

edit: woops i posted in the wrong topic! sorry

but anyways might as well add to this,
blender is probably a good choice, but i also agree that there are a lot of 3ds max tutorials these days but its more complex

In Topic: Web Developer turning into Games Developer - Help Pleaseh

24 July 2012 - 07:10 AM

That sounds awesome! JS is a perfect starting point for web games In my opinion.
I'd say first start off by making some small games from JS (I'd say make some classic games, pong, air hockey, tic-tac-toe etc), maybe get some books to improve your JS skills so you can make larger games and from there you can branch out to languages that allow more flexibility like Flash (which every browser has) and Silverlight once you get those down you can create wonderful games!
I'm struggling to start off myself so just keep asking around for peoples input and I'm sure you'll find yourself a nice place to begin.

In Topic: Web Developer turning into Games Developer - Help Pleaseh

24 July 2012 - 06:33 AM

I know my response may not help you that much because I am a beginner myself however I do not have the web background you have, I'm relatively new to the programming world but sometimes I think opinions from anyone can help In one way or another.
From what I know, the gaming industry is absolutely HUGE! Which is the best part about it, there are so many things you can do and its rather difficult to start off, and sometimes I feel you need to try something for yourself to get the feel and see if it interests you. Gaming can go as far as mobile games, console games, computer games, even web games. Since you have a strong background in web design maybe you can design web games or something but always keep an open mind!

I personally want to go into computer/console gaming so I did some reading here and there and I know I have to start learning C++. C++ is the biggest language for gaming and there is a reason for it, its fast, efficient and you can do a lot of things with it. I'm starting off with books I searched online for beginners (currently reading the Dummies 7 in 1 book for C++). I also plan on learning directx 9 and making some personal projects (ex. rendering a cube etc) so I can get a feel and practice.

The best thing is practicing making programs based on what YOU like, you will be MUCH more interested and you never know if you'll make something big!
So i guess figure out which path you want to go down and then start from the ground and work your way up, whether it be making android games, iOS games, web games, or computer games! its up to you

Hope you got something out of my post! Good Luck