Chris Harz presentation on Serious Games, 13May2009
Last Class Day Spr 2009
Xbox360 setup GMCS 425 09April2009
XNA Roundup - Tools we can use 28Apr2009
xbox360 gmcs425 09 Apr 2009
3d Concepts Summary 10mar2009
Xbox 360 update 05 March 2009
Remote Desktop Connection gmcs425 PCs
Writing a Research Report Bottom Up Design
Game Programming Overview 24Feb2009
XNA programming text Chad Carter Online from SDSU library
XNA Game Studio 3.0 Unleashed Use SDSU Library Pin
"Hardwre Requirements for XNA Framework games on Windows is a graphics card that support Shader Model 1.1 required. This book has some samples that use Shader Model 2.0 and a couple that use Shader Model 3.0."
"A shader in the field of computer graphics is a set of software instructions, which is used primarily to calculate rendering effects on graphics hardware with a high degree of flexibility. Shaders are used to program the graphics processing unit (GPU) programmable rendering pipeline, which has mostly superseded the fixed-function pipeline that allowed only common geometry transformation and pixel shading functions; with shaders, customized effects can be used."
wikipedia Shader - Realtime, Logical
"A shader is essentially a computer program executed on a special environment. This article specifically covers realtime shaders which are shaders meant to execute on consumer GPUs. Although shaders were introduced for graphics related tasks which still hold a major part of their applications, shaders can also be used for more generic computation, just as generic programs can be used to compute arbitrary data. As the computational power of GPUs continue to raise faster than conventional CPUs, the interest in shader programming attracts more and more attention. This actually requires to rethink algorithms or problems to fit the stream processing paradigm.
The goal of this article is to provide a look at the most important concepts concerning shaders in most important APIs such as OpenGL and Direct3D. The reader is assumed to be proficient with 3D graphics, a graphics API and fourth generation shading pipelines."
Shaders from www.coniserver.net/wiki/index.php/Shaders
software-setup.html Online Resources we use
History of Computer Games 29 Jan 2009
Syllabus 29jan2009 - upd Syllabus