These are examples of my real-time graphics programming using 3D Accelerated graphics cards.
Specifically, I programmed in Glide for 3Dfx based cards.
Through the use of Glide Wrappers (also known as 3Dfx Wrappers)
my work will now play on most windows (DirectX based) systems.
I suggest zeckensack's Glide wrapper.
(Thanks Rolf Neuberger, for creating this wrapper
which enables me to showoff my old work!)
Without a glide wrapper, you could only view my work on a 3Dfx card,
which you probably do not have.
Everything on this page is self-taught.
3D Accelerated Real-Time Graphics Introduction
These are examples of my real-time hardware-rendered graphics programming.
All coding was done in 3Dfx's Glide API in Microsoft Visual C++.
This was all self-taught.
A note about Glide: Glide is not a full featured graphics API such as OpenGL, PHIGS, Autodesk CDKTM, or DirectX.
It does not provide high level 3D graphics operations such as transformations, display list management, or light source shading.
Glide specifically implements only those operations that are natively supported by the Voodoo Graphics hardware.
In general, Glide does not implement any functions that do not directly access a Voodoo Graphics subsystem's memory or registers.
What this means is that you have to understand 3D graphics and algorithms to program in Glide.
Basically, only the inner code of a 2D 3-sided polygon rendering procedure is done for you.
"To Be Continued..." was first presented at Acadia University
in April 1999 for my COMP 4983 final project.
I coded it and Elwood (Jussi-Matti Salmela) composed the musical score ("Sick On Monday").
It showcases my abilities in real time three dimensional computer graphics
3Dfx, and music integration.
zeckensack's Glide wrapper
(This is a glide wrapper, which is required unless
you have a 3Dfx Voodoo 1 or 2 graphics card.)
(Click the link to visit Rolf Neuberger's zeckensack page above
and download his latest glide wrapper.)
WARNING: To Be Continued... was coded for Voodoo 1 or Voodoo 2 3Dfx cards.
A Glide wrapper (also known as a 3Dfx wrapper) is
required for compatibilty with your windows-based system,
unless you actually own and have a Voodoo 1 or Voodoo 2
3Dfx graphics card installed (very doubtful.)
We suggest Rolf Neuberger's zeckensack's Glide wrapper.
To Be Continued... Special Thanks
Special thanks goes to the following people and companies
which helped make "To Be Continued..." a reality.
It can be shoking how much actual work goes into the production
of even the simpliest application.
for help in all fields and aspects of 3D programming.
Jason basically taught me how to program 3D graphics.