You've been logged out of GDC Vault since the maximum users allowed for this account has been reached. To access Members Only content on GDC Vault, please log out of GDC Vault from the computer which last accessed this account.

Click here to find out about GDC Vault Membership options for more users.


The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Educators Summit: Object Oriented Python Crash Course Using Houdini
Speaker(s): Chris Roda
Company Name(s): University of Central Florida
Track / Format: Educators Summit

Did you know free users get access to 30% of content from the last 2 years?

Get your team full access to the most up to date GDC content

Overview: Programming and scripting are unpopular with art students around the world; even with technical art students. Technical artists need only be functionally competent, not necessarily excellent programmers. Students are more willing to learn a new skillset when they understand the relevant relationships to their interests. When presented with a short schedule and a handful of programming resistant art students, try a 6-week, python crash course using a commercial DCC as the IDE. This session describes how to create such a course and advises how to structure the homework for maximum effectiveness. The session provides the measured results for such a course and explains the reason for the numbers as well as suggestions how to improve performance in the future.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Chris Roda

University of Central Florida

free content

Educators Summit

Game Career / Education