Author Archives: Matthew Holzapfel

Oculus Rift Mechanic

Welcome back from reading week, and into the world of the Rift. After bringing in an Oculus Rift, and showing off a demo game, we all discussed and voted on a game design to build – an asteroid-dodging game, complete with randomly-spawning obstacles. Once again, we broke off into groups, but worked on the same project –…

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Shader Tutorial

This week at GMU revolved around the wonders of shaders. Led by Zack Harris, we were introduced to the language specific to shaders (and its interaction with the GPU), and assisted everyone with creating their own. Despite initial technical issues, including loss of starting code, Zack led a very informative workshop.   While our members broke off into smaller groups, Zack…

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