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Intro to Game Development

Topic:

A short workshop to cover the basics of creating your own 3D computer games and simulations. We'll learn the basics of all the tools required - from the engine to coding to 3D modelling.

Scope:

  • Part 1:
    • Intro to the Unity 3D game engine
      • Interface Navigation
      • Scripting in C#
      • The Component-Object Model
      • Object Interaction
      • The Unity API
      • Building A Release
  • Part 2:
    • Intro to creating 3D models in Blender
      • Interface Navigation
      • Creating and Modifying Primitives
      • Editing Tools
      • UV Unwrapping and Texturing
      • Simple Animation
      • Exporting Your Model and Importing To Unity
  • Both:
    • Q & A
    • Continuing your learning
      • Online Resources
      • In-person Resources
      • The Path to Becoming a Game Developer

Bring:

  • A laptop running Windows or OS X (Unity 3D doesn't run under Linux, but Blender does)
  • A basic understanding of programming, if you don't yet have this I recommend spending a few hours on: http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/javascript

Duration: 2 hours instruction + 1 hour questions and free time per night

Cost: Free! Bring money if you want to order food.

Date: First workshop was on Thursday 28th November 2013 from 6pm to 9pm

Second workshop was split across two nights:

  • Monday 7th April 2014 from 6pm for Unity
  • Monday 14th April 2014 from 6pm for Blender

Will there be a third workshop? Who knows! Add your name below to register interest.

Interest Register:

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workshops/archived/game_development.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/11 01:17 by jambulance