In this article I will give a quick introduction to DirectX. I will use Visual Studio 2008 as a development environment for this tutorial and I will start by showing how to install DirectX and configure Visual Studio 2008 to start developing DirectX applications. I assume that the reader has basic programming knowledge in C++. If you require a math refresher, you can refer to my “3D Math Primer” articles on Coordinate Spaces, Vector Operations, and Matrices.

# Monthly Archives: February 2011

# Introduction to OpenGL for Game Programmers

In this article I will demonstrate a basic introduction in OpenGL. It will be in tutorial format that the reader can follow along on their own. The final result should be a working template that can be used to create your own projects using OpenGL.

# 3D Math Primer for Game Programmers (Vector Operations)

In this article I would like to discuss operations on vectors. This article assumes the reader has a basic knowledge of what vectors are and how they are represented. My goal here is simply to refresh your memory about what kind of operations can be performed on vectors specifically operations that are important if you are trying to create a 3D game engine.

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# 3D Math Primer for Game Programmers (Matrices)

In this article, I will discuss matrices and operations on matrices. It is assumed that the reader has some experience with Linear Algebra, vectors, operations on vectors, and a basic understanding of matrices.