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FIT2049

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will further develop object-oriented programming skills with the C++ language, and place them into the Games Programming context. Fundamental games programming design principles will be covered, including formal game structures and the game program loop. A number of specific games programming techniques with C++ will be also covered. These include the use of DirectX, games physics, and advanced 3D rendering, expressing these concepts through game creation using C++ and Microsoft Windows DirectX. This provides a strong grounding for further study in this area, especially related to games engine development and artificial intelligence.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will have:

  • an understanding of game entities and formal games program structures;
  • an understanding of the notion of the programming game loop and how to set it up;
  • a working knowledge of basic DirectX, including textures, displaying sprites, animation, text, and rendering;
  • a working knowledge of physics in the games programming context, including basic movement and interaction;
  • a working knowledge of Direct 3D rendering, including geometry, models, cameras, textures and lighting;
  • an understanding of scene management in games;
  • the ability to express these concepts in a working Microsoft Windows game prototype.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

MMS2804

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