Faculty Outside the Classroom

Faculty Outside the Classroom

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Other ambassadors and I have written before about the importance of interacting with professors. Most IGM tours and open houses also come with the advice to meet your professors, and get to know them. Which is true - they’re fantastic people and the best resource when you’re struggling in a class or want to extend your knowledge.

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The Japanese Culture Community at RIT

The Japanese Culture Community at RIT

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I may not be Japanese, but I’ve been interested in Japanese culture ever since I was introduced to it elementary school. Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Elementary school is probably when she started watching anime.” If so, you’d be right.

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The Importance of Readability in Code

The Importance of Readability in Code

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Readability is not something many people think about as being a top priority when they’re writing code. This is usually the case when people get very focused on making something work and making it work well. Especially for solo projects, people aren’t generally concerned about someone else reading their code, so they just write whatever ends up being convenient.

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Fail Faster

Fail Faster

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One of the most important ideas of game design is the concept of failing faster. At a first glance, this “fail faster” term might seem a bit counterintuitive or pessimistic, but it’s an important lesson that I’ve had experience with this semester.

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NVIDIA VXGI & HBAO+ Lighting Systems

NVIDIA VXGI & HBAO+ Lighting Systems

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Over the summer, I was able to work on a project in Unreal Engine 4 every day. The project required realistic features such as realistic lighting mechanics. The problem was that, although Unreal Engine is amazing and my go-to engine, it doesn't support real time dynamic global illumination like its competitors.

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