CS 451: Advanced Graphics

Course Information for Spring 2009

Time: TR 11:00-12:15
Place: Keyes 103

Instructor Information

Prof. Bruce A. Maxwell
Office: Mudd 403
Phone: 859-5854
AIM: brucemaxwell@mac.com

Office hours: MT 1-3:30, otherwise knock

Course Description

This course covers advanced topics in computer graphics. This year the course will cover 3D video game design. Using a commercial 3D video game engine, students will divide into groups to design and implement a playable video game with at least one complete level. In addition to learning to script the game engine, students will have the opportunity to modify the game engine, develop 3D content, and animate 3D skeletons. The course will also cover selected topics in advanced graphics related to game design.

Textbooks

Chris Crawford, On Game Design, available through Colby's Safari Online subscription.

Chris Crawford, The Art of Computer Game Design

Maurina, The Game Programmer's Guide to Torque.

Finney, 3D Game Programming All In One.

Finney, Advanced 3D Game Programming All In One.

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