|Teaching Assistant(s) ||E-mail ||Hours|
|Amit Mulay||mulay.am|| |
|Nate Haddad||haddad.na|| |
|Week ||Date ||Lecture and Readings||Assignments||Note(s)|
|1||Monday - January 25, 2021|| ||Lab 1 out (Due Feb. 1 before class)||First week of classes, welcome back!|
|2||Monday - February 01, 2021|| ||Lab 2 out (Due Feb. 8 before class)|
|3||Monday - February 08, 2021|| ||A1 Out due Feb. 22 anywhere on Earth |
Lab 3 out(Due Feb. 15 before class)
|4||Monday - February 15, 2021|| ||Lab 4 out(Due Feb. 22 before class)||No 'Live Session' today--but there is a precorded lecture and lab to complete. Enjoy the long weekend!|
|5||Monday - February 22, 2021|| ||Lab 5 out(Due Mar. 1 before class)||Please fill out this survey to help me assign you to teams for Assignment 2|
|6||Monday - March 01, 2021|| ||A2 Released (Due March 15 anywhere on Earth) |
Lab 6 out(Due Mar. 8 before class)
|7||Monday - March 08, 2021|| ||No lab, but there is an in-class activity||No pre-recorded video today|
|8||Monday - March 15, 2021|| ||Final Project Team sheet out shortly! |
Lab 7 out(Due Mar. 25 anywhere on Earth)
|9||Monday - March 22, 2021|| |
|10||Monday - March 29, 2021|| ||Lab 8 out(Due April 5 anywhere on Earth)|
|11||Monday - April 05, 2021|| ||Schedule your check-in with a TA this week.||No recording, no lab--but there is an in-class activity!|
|12||Monday - April 12, 2021|| ||Care Day--no class or recording. Go enjoy yourself and recharge your energy!|
|13||Monday - April 19, 2021|| ||Optional Online Exam out (here is the study guide, click me to understand how the exam works). Exam will be due by the 26th of April|
|14||Monday - April 26, 2021|| ||Final Project due April 26 Anywhere on Earth. Optional Exam due April 26 at 11:59 pm EST||Last day of class :(|
This course teachings the fundamentals of building a game engine. We will be using C++, softare engineering techniques, and several libraries to build a game engine. This course will include some refreshers of using Object-Oriented methods to build software. There will also be some case studies of game engines and programming throughout this course.
Registrar Description: Discusses the components of game engines and strategies for their software implementation. Includes graphics management algorithms (animation, scene graph, level of detail); basic artificial intelligence algorithms (search, decision making, sensing); and related algorithmic issues (networking, threading, input processing). Explores the use of data-driven software design. Offers students an opportunity to use a rendering engine and to build and integrate several software components to create a complete game engine. Requires students to work on individual assignments and then develop a project in a team, which requires a report. Offers students an opportunity to learn team/project management; work division; team communication; and the software development cycle of implementation, testing, critique, and further iteration.
By the end of this course, you will:
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Please find below the grading distribution that will be used for this course. You will find the grade you earn in this course on Canvas.