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i.mBGi.mBG Posts: 47Member

Hello people.
I am looking for comprehensive tutorials, books and info on making graphics, games.
Since I am a rookie in this field I'd rather go with the IDE that I know (.NET) and Win platform (obviously) so I guess DirectX...

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  • SephirothSephiroth Fayetteville, NC, USAPosts: 1,035Member
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    : Hello people.
    : I am looking for comprehensive tutorials, books and info on making graphics, games.
    : Since I am a rookie in this field I'd rather go with the IDE that I know (.NET) and Win platform (obviously) so I guess DirectX...
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    You can use GL on Win32, and I'd recomend it over DirectX. DX is slower and much harder to learn. Plus, if you ever pick up a more comprehensive language (C++ for instance) you can port GL to Unix or Mac, where DX cannot be ported.

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  • i.mBGi.mBG Posts: 47Member

    From what I understand DirectX is getting a lot of focus this days.
    Not to mention games that I play ask usually for DirectX versions...
  • gautamgautam Posts: 642Member
    DX is slower ? No - a pain ? - yes in my opinion.

    The underlying concepts of computer graphics are however the same :).



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    : : Hello people.
    : : I am looking for comprehensive tutorials, books and info on making graphics, games.
    : : Since I am a rookie in this field I'd rather go with the IDE that I know (.NET) and Win platform (obviously) so I guess DirectX...
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    : You can use GL on Win32, and I'd recomend it over DirectX. DX is slower and much harder to learn. Plus, if you ever pick up a more comprehensive language (C++ for instance) you can port GL to Unix or Mac, where DX cannot be ported.
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  • gautamgautam Posts: 642Member
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    : From what I understand DirectX is getting a lot of focus this days.
    : Not to mention games that I play ask usually for DirectX versions...
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    Most games can make use of either - OpenGL or DirectX.
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