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Web developer by trade, but at night I'm just another hobbyist game developer working on tightening up the graphics in Level 3.


Oct
17
comment How can I get started making textures for 3D games?
As in, the theory behind it, or how to create one? Ben Cloward does a good job at explaining both.
Oct
16
revised How can I get started making textures for 3D games?
added 4 characters in body
Oct
16
answered How can I get started making textures for 3D games?
Oct
14
accepted Tangible benefits to speed-coding your personal game projects
Oct
14
comment Why would you want multiple render targets?
@James, maybe it also has to do with the PS3's ability to render two HD images at once? I recall back that when hyping up the launch, prototype PS3s had 2 HDMI ports to simultaneously display two pictures. Most people thought "really, who has two HDTVs in one room?" Now it's back, in 3D form!
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
13
answered Why would you want multiple render targets?
Oct
13
comment Tangible benefits to speed-coding your personal game projects
Sounds about right. It does seem to enforce the idea of making games, not engines pretty well. Funny thing is that at work, I'm often forced to be a cowboy programmer.
Oct
12
asked Tangible benefits to speed-coding your personal game projects
Oct
10
revised How can I see the height of an object within Blender?
added 4 characters in body
Oct
9
answered How can I see the height of an object within Blender?
Oct
7
comment Where do I begin if I want to write a C++ 2d game?
If you want something a bit more challenging than SDL, try ClanLib. Like XNA it supports hardware acceleration, but also works on Linux, and also 2D exclusive.
Oct
7
comment What should I focus on learning to get a job doing high level programming instead of low level programming?
This is probably why showing completed games is good on your portfolio, because it shows you can commit to finishing the "less fun" parts of a game.
Oct
7
comment Interfaces 101: Making it Pretty
Honestly, I think your chemistry puzzle game can work both in a nature setting or a machine setting.
Oct
6
revised Export Blender 2.59 models with animations to XNA 4
added 85 characters in body
Oct
6
answered Export Blender 2.59 models with animations to XNA 4
Oct
5
comment Export Blender 2.59 models with animations to XNA 4
Are you looking to use .x instead of .fbx, or are you fine with either?
Oct
4
answered Should I batch up debug primitives for rendering in modern OpenGL?
Oct
4
answered XNA: Perform Collision Detection Against 3D Scene Geometry
Oct
3
comment What can I do to make sure that I have the energy to work on my game while working full-time?
@Patrick Hughes agreed. You get less work done in your "off days", and when your pet project is not drawing much interest, switch to something more interesting!