3D Game Programming Using DirectX

3D Game Programming Using DirectX online course
Course Name

3D Game Programming Using DirectX

3D Game Programming Using DirectX introduces the fundamental concepts of 3D computer game programming. C++ is the language used for this course because it is the standard language used for commercial games. DirectX is the de facto standard for programming in 3D. In this course, the student will learn how to design 3D games for Windows, creating a simple game as part of the course.

Applicable Job Roles: game programmers, and application developers

Week 1: Creating a Device
  • Creating a Window
  • Initializing Direct3D
  • Handling System Messages
  • Rendering and Displaying a Scene
  • Shutting Down
Week 2: Rendering Vertices
  • Defining a Custom Vertex Type
  • Setting up the Vertex Buffer
  • Rendering the Display
Week 3: Using Matrices
  • World Transformation Matrix
  • View Transformation Matrix
  • Projection Transformation Matrix
Week 4: Creating and Using Lights
  • Initializing Scene Geometry
  • Setting Up Material and Lighting
Week 5: Using Texture Maps
  • Defining a Custom Vertex Format
  • Initializing Screen Geometry
  • Rendering the Scene
Week 6: Using Meshes
  • Loading a Mesh
  • Rendering a Mesh
  • Unloading a Mesh
Students must have taken 'Introduction to Windows Game Programming Using C++' course (ZGP11), or have equivalent experience.
  • Operating System: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows x64 editions, and Windows Vista
  • Software: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition. Download free at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700755.aspx
  • Processor: Minimum 600 MHz. Recommended 1 GHz
  • RAM: Minimum 256 MB. Recommended 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: Minimum 500 MB. Full Installation: 1.3 GB
Course Books
Course Price
  • Member Price: $160 US
  • Non-Member Price: $260.00 US
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Additional Cost: Book and software migh be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

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How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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