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Old 08-21-2006, 03:12 PM   #41
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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.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:56 AM   #42
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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..
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:14 PM   #43
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A solid knowledge of the general concepts of linear algebra will give you a mathematical leg up on 90% of the population.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:07 PM   #44
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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.
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:59 AM   #45
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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.
What part of "90% of the population" led you to believe I was talking exclusively about programmers?
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:20 PM   #46
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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.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:18 AM   #47
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What part of "90% of the population" led you to believe I was talking exclusively about artists?
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:39 AM   #48
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hmm..I shouldn't have said anything maybe.. .. the thread starter want to program stuff.. never mind me
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Old 08-26-2006, 01:34 PM   #49
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What part of "90% of the population" led you to believe I was talking exclusively about artists?
well I figured were talking about programmers and/or artists, since things like math and art have been discussed above.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:42 AM   #50
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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.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:39 PM   #51
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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.
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:09 PM   #52
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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.
Dr. Parberry my professor helped write that book. (The head author is Fletcher Dunn). www.larc.unt.edu

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