How to start studying sources?

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massi123
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How to start studying sources?

Post by massi123 » 2011-11-17, 10:38

Hi,

i've got the sources, i've located (thanks god) the MSVC project files, so I have the IDE working... now, I have anothe problem:

I would like to approach the engine and study it - where to start? From which files you would start studying in order to understand the CAFU 3d engine core?

I dont play in 3d since the times of quake (ahem...) so it's alot of time, and I guess that the best way to get in touch would be to study a 3d engine..


...thanks!
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Re: How to start studying sources?

Post by Carsten » 2011-11-17, 22:42

Hi massi123,
welcome to the Cafu forums! :welcome:
massi123 wrote:i've got the sources, i've located (thanks god) the MSVC project files,
huh?? But we haven't any...
I would like to approach the engine and study it - where to start? From which files you would start studying in order to understand the CAFU 3d engine core?
Well, that's hard to tell: Generally, just pick a piece of code of your choice, then start exploring from there.

For example, you could:
  • Familiarize yourself with the content listed at http://www.cafu.de/developers.
  • Browse the code either online or in your local copy.
  • Check out the ".dia" diagrams with the code design that are found in the source tree (there aren't many, the two main ones are Ca3DE/ClassDiagram.dia and CaWE/CaWE.dia).
  • Ask detail questions here whenever you're stuck.
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Best regards,
Carsten
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