08212006, 03:12 PM  #41 
Re: How much maths does game programming require?
Mr.Sociopath I guess u will be doing lots of linear algebra, you should also learn calculus, statistics, and other discrete math.


08222006, 07:56 AM  #42 

Re: How much maths does game programming require?
well, it's a general game conception program and I don't aim to be a programmer.. so, I'll focus more on the artistic/design side than programmation..

08222006, 01:14 PM  #43 

Re: How much maths does game programming require?
A solid knowledge of the general concepts of linear algebra will give you a mathematical leg up on 90% of the population.

08232006, 10:07 PM  #44 
Re: How much maths does game programming require?
I dont know about that. out of all the people that wanna work in the game industry I would say most probably have a decent understanding of linear algebra.


08242006, 11:59 AM  #45 

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08242006, 10:20 PM  #46 
Re: How much maths does game programming require?
well since he considering learning linear algebra I thought he was talking about Programmers, I dont see what use or advantages an artist would have of learning math.


08252006, 08:18 AM  #47 

Re: How much maths does game programming require?
What part of "90% of the population" led you to believe I was talking exclusively about artists?

08252006, 09:39 AM  #48 

Re: How much maths does game programming require?
hmm..I shouldn't have said anything maybe.. .. the thread starter want to program stuff.. never mind me

08262006, 01:34 PM  #49 
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09012006, 03:42 AM  #50 
Re: How much maths does game programming require?
I think mostly vectors, matrices, quaternations, trigoniometrie and such.
I bought this book 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development It gives you a pretty good basic introduction on how 3d stuff works. Now for physics and AI I have no idea, but I guess physics must be using and combining the formulas on the coordinations of the object(s), and AI about calculating chances and statistics. 

09012006, 03:39 PM  #51 
Re: How much maths does game programming require?
for Physics you need to have basic understand of kinematics(newtons laws, ect) for AI though its a little more complicated, depending on what your trying to do, for basic things like waypoints and trackin algorithms I doubt you need lots of math.


10092006, 08:09 PM  #52  
Re: How much maths does game programming require?
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