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Confused about graphics

Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hello all, I am fairly new to programming in general. I've read quite a few books on C++ but am still unsure of a lot of things. I eventually want to be able to write my own games. One of the aspects that I really am not very comfortable with yet is working with graphics. The logic with everything else I understand pretty well. One of the projects that I am working on is a 2d world map that will scroll in all directions when the cursor moves over the appropriate edge,but I have no idea how to make this work on the graphical side. Can anybody help clear this up for me? I'm not looking for a tutorial that explains so much how to do it, more of an explanation of how and why it works. If I can understand why and how it works , I should be able to figure out the rest.

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Re: Confused about graphics

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

That isn't how it works. No-one is going to sit here and explain it to you.

We have a number of links to start you off over in the game development forum. If this thread isn't moved there soon I will do so the next time I'm on my computer.
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Re: Confused about graphics

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

I wasn't expecting someone to so much explain everything on how to do it, but to either explain or direct me to where I can find out the logic of how it works and why it works the way it does. Most tutorials I've seen just say to do this or that , but not why to do this or that. I don't expect anyone to give me a complete run down on it, that would be crazy.
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Re: Confused about graphics

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:37 PM

Then look up 'graphics pipeline', that'll take you from first principles.
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Re: Confused about graphics

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

Thanks that does help a bit , will take me sometime to go through though. As I said I'm quite new to this. I know pretty much nothing about the different APIs. I wasn't even sure how the rendering actually happened and how to influence what's displayed.
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Re: Confused about graphics

Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

It's a long road, you need to be patient. Just enjoy the learning.
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Re: Confused about graphics

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

I did a lot of research on this, and for obvious reasons became stuck many times. However, I really suggest you have a look at this website:

24.2 The Graphics Pipeline

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Graphics Programming
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