Saturday, October 24, 2015

7 Hours of hell

This will be story, my story based on true events.

Hour 0

Recently I start using project generator not only to generate makes, projects and solutions but also to generate some code. Because of that from time to time I need to run one python script. This is not big problem but I decided to make my life easier and add button in Visual Studio 2010 (I'm working slowly on progression to new one) which will trigger this task. Sound simple right ? 


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My biggest problem: I try to do things right ...

In last weeks I done a lot of work on animation system. In the same time I did not code too much of it. Right now I still struggle with some basic thing: edition of blend tree. And this is not that I'm not able to code it. It just my current prototype fell somehow wrong.

I don't like forcing myself to do stuff. If I do this is the worst possible situation. Code will be messy without any clean goals and in the end it will feel somehow wrong each time there will be need of modifying it.

To not loose time I do other things completely unrelated to animation system. Leaving this problem hanging somewhere in "background". When I have time I try to find in my head a way to improve my design of editor to make my changes nicer. When I will know how I want to do it I will just sit down and code it: quicker, better and with a lot more fun.

Of course some may see all of this as excuse for not doing stuff I should :] And if somebody saying that it just mean that he don't know what programming is about. 

This is not about writing code this is about resolving problems. Code is just medium which allow us to present our solution to other people.

Greg