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Offline nicky123

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« Posted 2009-05-28 10:53:00 »

I have complete some C and Java programming and now I am interested in graphics and game design. What do I need to do in order to pursue this further? If any one can share any information regarding this with me it would be appreciated.

Offline Mike

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2009-05-28 11:57:15 »

Are you interested in game design as a hobby or as a career path?

If as a hobby get yourself a programmer and get cranking.

If as a career path, there are some studies you can follow around game design (and alot around graphics). If you don't feel like studying the most important thing you can get is a portfolio with alot of examples. It doesn't have to be finished projects (even if it is better if it is) but it needs to be a way for you to demonstate your skills and interest.

Also, where do you live?

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Offline Darrin

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2009-05-28 17:02:39 »

Agree that we need more info on what you want to do.

More gaming jobs with C++ than Java.   But there are Java jobs.

There are some very good java tutorials.  Kevin Glass has several and then there is the whole OpenGL / Jogl world.

etc.

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2009-05-28 17:37:32 »

Go ahead and just start learning 3DS MAX or Maya or both. It'll take you like a year of teaching it to yourself to be any good.

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Offline Wildern

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2009-05-28 18:30:45 »

On the 3D modeling front, TrueSpace is now free and has quite a few video courses that went free with it.
There is also Blender which has some very good tutorials and even a wikibook.
Offline nicky123

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2009-05-29 04:24:01 »

Agree that we need more info on what you want to do.

More gaming jobs with C++ than Java.   But there are Java jobs.

There are some very good java tutorials.  Kevin Glass has several and then there is the whole OpenGL / Jogl world.

etc.

Can you please tell me what is good opportunity in java

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