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Grapple Beam Values

Tool | Lightning Effect (GFX)

About This Tool Another tool I developed for the artists of Wayward allowed them to generate various lightning-like effects. In particular it was important for the girl’s grapple action. And like the Parallax Preview Tool, it is significantly easier to see what is happening in a video rather than if …

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Autodesk 3D, 3D Art, and Gameware Tools

Autodesk has been slowly buying up tools and technologies. They’ve got quite a collection and it’s worth taking a look at some of the product lines. First, it is worth noting that Autodesk is the company that makes AutoCAD, the premier engineering and architectural Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program. AutoCad …

Graphics Programming – Final Project

As the final projects for Graphics Programming II are submitted, I’ll post them here. The Challenge “Research, implement, and present an “advanced graphics” technique.” Chris: Quadtree Level of Detail for Height-maps [read more] Alex: Fur Effect in DirectX [read more] Stephen: Cell Shading [read more] Dylan: Waves in OpenGL [read …

Screen Savers

A couple months ago I was at a dinner party with my wife. During a break in the excitement, I made my way over to the living room and noticed the HD television was running a screen saver that displayed the family photos. Where normal people would probably think “look …

Gr iD for WP7

I’m proud to announce that Gunther Fox (Game Programming Class of 2012) spent the holiday break completing his first Window’s Phone game. And now Gr iD is available on the Microsoft Marketplace. You’ll remember that in the late Fall we had a visit from Edwin Guarin and other folks at …

HLSL Shader Editor

Since we have been working with shaders for our Graphics course in the last couple weeks, the following is a great resource for writing HLSL shaders in real-time. Original Forum Post:http://xboxforums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/87980/640615.aspx Note: Unfortunately the download link on the forum no longer works, however Tom has provided it on his website: …