Graphics and Mobile Gaming Online Course
This eleven-module course includes lecture slides with notes, quizzes, labs and lab videos which ease the learner through the intricacies of graphics and 3D mobile game development. In clear and concise language, and with a strong self-study focus, this course covers the latest graphics and game design technologies on mobile devices, breaking down concepts into easy-to-understand theory, which is reinforced via the accompanying labs and quizzes. Users can be confident that even complex programming and design concepts will be understood. With a specific focus on Arm Mali GPU technology, the course enables students to work with cutting-edge graphical and virtual reality rendering techniques, optimized for Arm-based devices.
The course starts from the fundamentals of 3D graphics while concepts such as shader programming, geometry processing, texturing and lighting are illustrated and practiced. Following that, the game engine is introduced as a high-level tool to develop real games, through which learners will study how to create 3D sprites, sound and animation, user interaction and adding physics. In this edition, Chukong Technologies' popular Cocos2d-x game engine, which is both open source and cross platform, is used as a basis for mobile game development. At the end of this course, students and professionals will gain a greater understanding of graphics programming and games design, learn how to manage workflows and hone their project management skills in this area.