We know that GDC is a hectic time, and there is a lot of competition for your time when it comes to the many sessions at GDC. I'd like to suggest you hang out with us tomorrow in our sponsored sessions in the West Hall, Room 2002, as we have one of the best lineups we've had in years. Lets look at the lineup and you'll see why. 10am-11am: NVIDIA® Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 3.0 - Catzilla Engine Development in DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.2
When we were first putting together Android applications for Project SHIELD, we learned a few important lessons about Android Manifests. Our early attempts at smooth deployments were sometimes slowed down by small errors in manifests, so we’d like to share here what we think are essential to giving your users a happy experience on Project SHIELD, as well as other Android platforms.
Yesterday’s keynote from Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, showcased a lot of impressive technology and demos. We encourage you to watch the complete video below to see all the great announcements, but we would like to specifically call out the announcement of the NVIDIA WaveWorks, the real-time Beaufort Scale ocean simulation which was demonstrated during the keynote (the 7:45 mark if you don’t want to wait).
The purpose of this article is to discuss how to incorporate GPU accelerated effects into a project without negatively impacting the overall performance and framerate of a game. The key to making this work is to run all visual effects independently of the main game thread and rendering pipeline. While the concept is simple, as always, the devil is in the details and there are a lot of things to consider to make this work properly.
Simon Morris, Guest Blogger from Strawdog Studios Welcome to the world of Android NDK. Please leave your debuggers at the door. Veteran programmers of a certain age will happily recount old-school war stories where they’ve had marathon sleepless debugging sessions where bugs were discovered in DVD-only release builds at the 11th hour before shipping and that they managed to debug the problem and save the day using just printf and changing screen border colours when certain systems...