Sign in to follow this  
massive-war

Best way to do this....

Recommended Posts

massive-war    100
I'm heavily interested in 3D game programming, however, I have no prior 3D experience. So, I was wondering what I should do to become more fluent (or actually, learn) 3D programming. Now before you start criticising me on how I should read (the list goes on) etc., note that I've read numerous books on 3D programming. It's just the fact that you have to not only understand what you just read (so you can read the code), but actually apply it to your own situation. With that said, are there any walk through tutorials I can take to accomplish something like this, or is there any exercise I can do before moving on to bigger and better things? Massive-war

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Omaha    100
If you've read the books then you know the basics. The next step is using the basics to make what it is you want to make.

Sit down and figure out what kind of a game you want to make. Then try to break it down into what you know and what you don't know. What you do know, try to start breaking it down into parts that will work together as units to form the whole. Try to break down what you don't know into what you might know and what you need to know.

There are no right or wrong answers at this stage in the game. It all boils down to what you want to do. From there it's how to do it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Trienco    2555
Well, the typical steps would be getting your first triangle on the screen, then a lit triangle, then a textured one. At this point you know the basic basics and start with maybe a model loader/viewer for a format of your choice. The real trick will be putting all the single bits and pieces into a consistent architecture.

Guess the typical tutorials would be either nehe for ogl or nexe for d3d.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Xpyder    120
Hmm - you could try my tutorials out at : http://www.magclan.cwhnetworks.com/MAGSoft2/TutorialList.htm

otherwise try here:
http://www.c-unit.com/tutorials/
http://www.pieterg.com/Tutorials.php

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this