Elementary Game Programming and Simulators Using Jamagic (Game Development Series) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2002/12/27
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Elementary Game Programming & Simulators Using Jamagic provides a comprehensive guide to using the Jamagic scripting language to program a complete 3D game. Using a step-by-step approach, you can learn how to program professional flight simulation and ship simulation games with realistic physics, movements, collisions, sound, and music. The book also teaches you how to import numerous 3D objects and models into your games, allowing for more time on the programming aspects of game development, rather than the details of artwork. The companion CD-ROM includes everything needed to complete the tutorials, including trial versions of Jamagic and MilkShape 3D. Jamagic game creation software combines an extremely powerful 3D engine with an uncomplicated, easy-to-learn scripting language. It allows users to create impressive, professional-quality 3D games from any genre without having to learn C++, OpenGL, or DirectX.
Sergio Perez is an associate professor of engineering at the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He is the author of numerous articles and holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stony Brook University.
Mr. Perez's book took me through the important topics of 3D programming, giving me the overview I wanted and showing me results quickly. The book focuses on three main projects: a simple 3D game, a flight simulator, and a ship simulator. Mr. Perez explains the code in a simple manner that is easy to understand. Each step of each project builds on the previous step.
Since this book does have a few typos and inconsistencies that turned me off, I couldn't give it all five stars. All in all, I found this book invaluable for easily learning the concepts of 3D game programming, such as texture mapping, shading, introductory modeling, and calculating distances in 3D with the Pythagorean theorem. I recommend this book for anyone starting out in Jamagic and for those like me who don't want to dive too deep into C++ to learn the concepts of 3D programming.