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Lumberyard, Lua, Corona Projects Update

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 12, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Game Development, Lua, Lumberyard |

We have been working on serveral major projects at Burtons Media Group. We thought we would take a moment and provide an update on individual status of the projects: Amazon Lumberyard Game Development Fundamentals: Space Explorer The textbook is mostly complete with the exception of the final chapter where we cover visual scripting. We are […]

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Getting Started with Deep Learning

Posted by Dr. Burton on May 15, 2017 in Cloud Computing, Deep Learning, Lua |

Why Deep Learning? Several months ago one of my former students, Dr. Julia S. Slige, began posting a series of tutorials on using R for data mining.  Julia even has a book on the topic published by O’Reilly.  Her posts and subsequent research got me to thinking about Deep Learning, a key part of my […]

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Update on Game Development Fundamentals with Amazon Lumberyard

Posted by Dr. Burton on April 28, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Education, Game Development, Lua, Lumberyard |

Game Development Fundamentals with Amazon Lumberyard will available soon! Early this year we provided an early release copy of the textbook to a small group of students.  We received some very valuable feedback on how to make the textbook even better, especially in how we approach teaching Blender. As we were completing the changes, Dr. […]

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Learning Lua Scripting- Part 5 – Math and Math Library

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 15, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Lumberyard, Tutorials |

In this Learning Lua Scripting tutorial we will examine how to use the Lua Math Library. Lua has the basic math operations that you would expect to find in a modern scripting language. ^ – exponential * – multiplication / – division % – modulus or modulo + – addition – – subtraction or unary […]

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Learning Lua Scripting- Part 4: Working with Strings

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 14, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Tutorials |

In this tutorial, part 4 of our series on learning Lua scripting, we will look at some of the tools available for working with Strings in Lua. Tutorial: Concatenation in an important concept in all programming languages.  In Lua, concatenation is accomplished by using two periods in a series or .. local myString = "Hello" […]

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