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Hello there, a beginner from one language to the next.

Post icon  Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:23 PM

Hello there, I just recently really started programming in C++ (I know the basics of functions, variables, conditional statements, and I did loops once, but I do not remember.), and I started to program two years ago, when I got Dark Basic Classic for my birthday from my dad. I then started to work on that, got decently far, and went to Dark Basic Pro, to learn more about programming. I always have been planning on going to C++, and I hope to someday become a game designer. When I finish with the book I am currently reading, I am planning on getting another book more gaming oriented. When I am done with that, I will attempt to begin 3D. If I fail miserably(Like I plan I will.), I will try 2D, when I got most of that down, I will go to 3D, again. I plan on going through a bit before I go to college, to get a head start and not fail out early in the years.

I have done a little bit in C++ before this, but not enough to really matter. I am currently working through this book: Sams Teach Yourself C++ in an Hour a Day. From what I read of it so far, it is pretty good. I have had it for about 4 days now, and I am on the 6th chapter, or the 6th day (I am ignoring the 'an Hour a Day' promise, it takes more than that anyways.)

Well, I feel like this is enough for an introduction. I hope I find another home in these forums, and I hope you guys accept me as I come, and hope for some help if I need it, and will offer help if possible. Thank you to whomever offers me a warm welcome.

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Re: Hello there, a beginner from one language to the next.

Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:56 AM

Hello there darkend102.

Welcome to dream.in.code. I guess we'll accept you. :)

One thing, though. Please don't plan to fail. Plan to succeed. You'll do much better that way! I plan to be an expert someday. Granted, I may be 108 by that time, but hey, I'd be that old anyway, right? :)

Have a great day! :D
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Re: Hello there, a beginner from one language to the next.

Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:01 AM

Hello,
Welcome hope to see you around the forums.Yes I Do C++ that book looks good.Yes By the way 3D is not to hard and You can do it I'm sure.Try out GML its so easy its DRag and Drop mostly.
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Re: Hello there, a beginner from one language to the next.

Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:20 AM

darkend102, welcome to the community! Is there anything 3D you can show us? Please :D
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

@Olive

Ok, what I meant there was I will look at some 3D code, and see if I can grasp it. If I can, I will continue with 3D, however, not knowing how it looks now, I am assuming I will not 100% understand it, so I will then switch to 2D, and work on up. I do not plan on failing, but I suspect I very well might.

@sbell
What is GML? Never heard of it, however, I do not like drag and drop. I have used a lot of those type of programs, and most turned out to be dissapointing, not enough performance. I am one of the people that tries to get as much power in the programs as possible, but when I used Dark Basic Pro, I learned that the only way to get the speed I want, I need to learn C++. Is GML as fast as C++ rendering time? Is it as powerful?

@Val
I have a made a few 3D models at home, which I am not at right now (I am at school.), but nothing that impressive. I plan on making games in the future, and the industry is primarily in the 3D part, which is why I am going to learn 3D programing, if possible, I will show you some models, but no promises.

@All
Thanks for the greetings, I will learn the best that I can. :)
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