Author Archives: davidjesmith

Game Maker – Introduction

As part of my self initiated work, I’ve been spending a lot of time using a program called “Game Maker”. Game Maker is a piece of software which allows users to make games with very little code required, but also … Continue reading

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Creative Futures – Production Design for Entertainment Media – Architecture as Inspiration

Architecture is obviously a fairly big part of day to day life for pretty much everybody. The buildings that we inhabit and the buildings around us serve to create an impression of our environment and, more importantly, serve a very … Continue reading

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Creative Futures – Creativity & Creating a Personal Micro Culture

Creativity, or more accurately, how someone comes to be creative, is something I have heard being talked about by many people, whether they be merely acquaintances or people close to me. Most commonly, I tend to hear that creativity is … Continue reading

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Flash – Introduction to Object Oriented Programming/ActionScript

ActionScript is the programming language which is used when working with Flash. ActionScript is based on JavaScript and as such, is much simpler to learn than C/C++ or C#. ActionScript is an “Object Oriented” programming language. Object Oriented Programming is … Continue reading

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Flash – Introduction to Flash

Flash is a piece of software which is used within many different fields. Games Design is obviously one of them, but it is also used quite widely within Animation and Web Design to name just two. Specifically, within Games Design, … Continue reading

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3D Realisation – Issue with TGA Bitmaps

Whilst working with 3DS Max, I came across an issue with using Targa (TGA) bitmaps as materials. When I applied these images to my model, they appeared to be very washed out and incredibly bright. After I did a little … Continue reading

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3D Realisation – Street Project – Building Proposal

Street Project – Building Proposal – David Smith – Year 1 BA (Hons) Games Design   Building Type An amusement arcade. Aimed at gamers and passing tourists. 3 storey building. Only ground floor is used by the business. Flat roof … Continue reading

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