tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-398682525365778708.post8076600201702914301..comments2024-09-11T01:09:56.184-07:00Comments on Diary of a Graphics Programmer: S3 Graphics Chrome 440 GTXWolfgang Engelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11031097395025597662noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-398682525365778708.post-29687327235354115192008-12-01T13:41:00.000-08:002008-12-01T13:41:00.000-08:00My strategy to cope with this is currently stuck. ...My strategy to cope with this is currently stuck. I started to write a book on Math for Graphics Programmers in 2001 ... I never made it farer than about 40 pages in the whole time frame but I decided to start working on it as my next project ... let's see how far I get. I will also re-focus the project and deal with more hands-on stuff.Wolfgang Engelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11031097395025597662noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-398682525365778708.post-80452122215573226272008-12-01T13:17:00.000-08:002008-12-01T13:17:00.000-08:00I too wish I had done more math, especially as mat...I too wish I had done more math, especially as math (in particular math relating to lighting) is getting more and more complex. <BR/><BR/>I did a degree in electronics and a masters in micro-architecture, this was in the UK back in the early 90's. The specifics of what I learn't is pretty much irrelevant today but the theory did me well. At the time low level programming was the only way and since then I have stayed a low level programmer.Rob wyatthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00313973076720904048noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-398682525365778708.post-45628634085627773012008-10-07T17:16:00.000-07:002008-10-07T17:16:00.000-07:00i went direct to a master degree in math... which ...i went direct to a master degree in math... which after the first year turned into mathematical computation.<BR/><BR/>This was in the UK back in '95. Essentially the MathComp degree is a double major where each side is sku'd towards the other.<BR/><BR/>I believe that 90% of what a graphics programmer does is interpret the requirements of artists into real algorithms. By and large the tech side is relatively simple compared to the interpretation side.Andy Firthhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06145256612053295677noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-398682525365778708.post-45985611141345431952008-10-05T21:28:00.000-07:002008-10-05T21:28:00.000-07:00Hey,well a graphics programmer programs the graphi...Hey,<BR/>well a graphics programmer programs the graphics card or any other processor that is used to show the game.<BR/>I believe Math is very important ... I regret that I didn't do more math in School and at the University. There are dedicated Computer Graphics courses. I am talking at least once a year in front of the UCSD computer graphics course. There are similar courses everywhere. Some people also study computer science. Others just skip University and become great programmers too :-)Wolfgang Engelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11031097395025597662noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-398682525365778708.post-32452889893129010272008-10-05T02:27:00.000-07:002008-10-05T02:27:00.000-07:00hi i was just wondering because graphics programin...hi i was just wondering because graphics programing might be something that i want to be in the future but i am not sure what it is.<BR/>so could you please tell me what a graphics programer actually does?<BR/>and<BR/>what subjects would i need to become a graphic programer?<BR/>and<BR/>in uni what course would i need to take?<BR/><BR/><BR/>thank you for your time<BR/>i would really appreciate thissohaib nawazhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09176694786251820817noreply@blogger.com