## ButchDean's Profile User Rating:

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1. #### In Topic: Changing a vertex's position through matrixs

Posted 17 May 2013

ronan085, on 17 May 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

The new vertex coordinates are the result of the above equation.

Yes... I get that.

ronan085, on 17 May 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

The matrix multiplying order is right i got the equation from the collada specifications(1.5).

Doesn't tell me anything. Where specifically did you get it from. You're asking me to trust your interpretation when you are concerned there is something wrong with your calculations.

ronan085, on 17 May 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

The translation, rotation and scaling have all been combined together into one matrix through some other equation when the model was exported from blender. so multiplying by the MatrixPallette should do all of them.

Probably where you're going wrong. Don't recall ever seeing more than to matrices combined for a transformation.

ronan085, on 17 May 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

The transformation is from the the current position of the model.

Well, if something is going wrong maybe you should try performing scaling and rotation from the world origin.
2. #### In Topic: Changing a vertex's position through matrixs

Posted 17 May 2013

How do you want to change the vertex position, as in what kind of transformation are you after? You do multiply one matrix by another to get a result, but you have to be careful about the order and positioning of the modern when you perform the transform. Are you doing it from the origin, for example, and are you scaling after rotating?
3. #### In Topic: question: OpenGL avoid shadow side on a texture

Posted 16 May 2013

Do you mean something like billboarding, where the model orientates itself to a fixed position from the user's camera perspective?
4. #### In Topic: Creating a basic 2D sidescroller from scratch. Where would YOU begin?

Posted 15 May 2013

As I say to so many, there is no defined or guaranteed path to making games - the beginning is where you find that niche that allows you to understand enough to write your first game. It's different for everyone.
5. #### In Topic: Could someone guide me in the right direction?

Posted 15 May 2013

SLD, on 15 May 2013 - 03:21 PM, said:

Butch, Sorry you felt my post was so vague, but how can someone not familiar with the world of web development and/or programming give specifics? I am not trying to dump anything on anyone, I think that comment was a bit presumptuous and rude. I was simply asking for some guidance, help, and suggestions in the world of computer technology. Not everyone is an expert such as yourself. As I said before, I do not understand software, programming, and things of the like, hence my posting here to gain some info. You took my post as being something other than that. I thought this would be a great forum to gain some information, but you have proved me wrong. So, thank you for your reply. I won't be posting here any longer. Have a great day.

I don't get what your problem is. You came on here pointing out you don't know what you want and you expect people to read your mind and fill in the blanks - then develop software from that process?! That is an impossibly tall order.

You need to do some research to get some scope on what you require, clearly not knowing anything will end up leaving you with nothing because no-one will have any idea what you want, and there will likely be feature creep as you realize something isn't working as expected or you want to add some new idea on the fly.

Good luck.

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1. #### ButchDean

08 May 2013 - 08:56
I am, thanks. :)
2. #### Java Student

08 May 2013 - 07:59
Oh, that's great. I hope you're enjoying the new industry.
3. #### ButchDean

06 May 2013 - 20:51
No retired, just changed industries. I've become a software engineer outside games for the first time in years.
4. #### Java Student

06 May 2013 - 20:25
Just curious, why is your title "Ex"-Pro Games Programmer? Are you retired from the Games Industry?
5. #### ButchDean

23 Mar 2013 - 06:14
Just learn logic and truth tables, then any material on bit wise manipulations in C/C++.
6. #### aaron1178

23 Mar 2013 - 03:09
Master superior C++ overlord, may you suggest reading material in regards to the Game Development challenge "TrafficLights" bitwise and logic operations. Still having trouble :| need to understand, I'm going to apply to Qantm College this year :)
7. #### ButchDean

22 Oct 2012 - 09:37
Awesome thanks, aaron1178. So made the right decision to come over! :)
8. #### aaron1178

21 Oct 2012 - 05:23
Butch, how is it going in Canada?
9. #### mostyfriedman

30 Jun 2012 - 22:15
You should upload some games on youtube, stuff you've done before joining the industry, or maybe games you've been working on in your free time :D
10. #### ButchDean

01 Jun 2012 - 13:58
Thanks. Felt like a little change, aaron. :)
11. #### aaron1178

24 May 2012 - 02:11
Butch, nice DP, though sort of miss the old one :)
12. #### aaron1178

03 Mar 2012 - 16:17
Butch, I am going to study the code for that challenge inside and out :) I am also going to get better at pointers, as obviously, I will need them for game programming and overall programing.
13. #### ButchDean

21 Feb 2012 - 17:23
Nice! Good luck! :)
14. #### mostyfriedman

20 Feb 2012 - 17:42
Oh yea, for sure.
15. #### ButchDean

20 Feb 2012 - 13:45
So, you gonna have a go at the challenge I've put up? ;)
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