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Quote from: AmazingJas on 2012-Oct-16I am completing the Harvard and MIT computer science subjects. I have been coding for years but never realized how much fundamental stuff I didn't know. The MIT course learning curve got a bit steep this week (took me a while to get my head around recursive bisection searches). The syntax of python also takes some getting used to, but the principles are pretty sound.Would like to do the AI course next semester if I can.
Quote from: Slydog on 2012-Oct-17Amazing, all this for free? And no obligations?
QuoteThose courses don't sound enticing enough yet, but if they offered something in graphics, either OpenGL, or even 3d modeling, PhotoShop, etc I may be interested. I suck at graphics and would love to learn some techniques for an artistically untalented person to create some simple, yet 'good looking' game graphics.
QuoteThe AI course *sounds* interesting, but the maths scare me!
Quote from: AmazingJas on 2012-Oct-18I wish I'd completed a bit of a refresher on math before beginning the MITx course...Took me ages to work out the polynomial exercises this week because it's been 25 years since I last looked at one. Onto hangman now though...should be more familiar territory.
QuoteCS184.1x teaches the Foundations of Computer GraphicsABOUT THIS COURSECS184.1x teaches the Foundations of Computer Graphics. Students will make images of 3D scenes in real-time, and with offline raytracing. This course runs for 6 weeks and consists of four segments. Each segment includes an individual programming assignment:Overview and Basic Math (Homework 0: 10% of grade)Transformations (Homework 1: 20% of grade)OpenGL and Lighting (Homework 2: 35% of grade)Raytracing (Homework 3: 35% of grade)This term, students who earn a total score of 50% or greater will have passed the course and may obtain a free honor code certificate from BerkeleyX.PREREQUISITESSolid C/C++ programming background (Java is ok too; you will pick up C++).Access to a relatively up-to-date computer (Windows, Mac OSX or Linux)Solid high school mathematics; a review of the relevant linear algebra is included in the first segment.