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Jason Z

Member Since 04 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 21 2015 01:13 PM

Journal Entries

Chronicles of the Hieroglyph > Visual Studio 2013 and Graphics Development

Posted 30 March 2015

Way back when D3D9 was first released, graphics debugging and performance was a complete black art. It was really, really difficult to know what was going on, and when the graphical output wasn't quite what it was supposed to be then you really had to put on your detective hat and begin to deduce what the issue could be. It was even worse for performance...

Chronicles of the Hieroglyph > Using STL Algorithms

Posted 04 March 2015

I have a small confession to make: I have very rarely used STL algorithms, even though I know I should. There is lots of really great reasons why I should, there top C++ developers out there that tell you to use them whenever it applies, but I just don't feel 100% comfortable with them yet. With that in mind, we can explore a recent foray into the use o...

Chronicles of the Hieroglyph > Microsoft's Hololens

Posted 19 February 2015

In general, I have always been interested in computer graphics. There is lots of different problems to solve, and if you like math/geometry then there really aren't many better ways to exercise your brain than working in this area. Once you know how to take geometry and project it onto an image, it can also be quite satisfying to do the opposite - start...

Chronicles of the Hieroglyph > Data Design for Scene Graphs Pt.II

Posted 21 December 2014

Last time around , I described current data layout of my primary scene graph class - the Entity3D. After some thought and further research into what direction I want to take the engine, I decided to make a few changes. Let's start with the printout of the current layout - after my recent changes:2> class Entity3D size(288):2> +---2> 0 |...

Chronicles of the Hieroglyph > Tune in to the Connect(); conference

Posted 10 November 2014

Just a short entry for a quick plug. In case you haven't heard of it yet, there is a very developer focused event coming up this week from Microsoft. You can find all the details on the event page here: http://www.aka.ms/connect . There is some great stuff in store, so you won't be sorry to tune in!