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Sunday, 25 September 2016

U36 theory session

Internet Server Management

As more organisations adopt internet-aware software there is an increasing need to understand the implications of internet technologies. In addition many organisations are now creating their own internet and intranet sites and therefore the successful management of sites and servers is becoming fundamental to network managers. The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to internet server management within the context of a network operating system.

Internet technologies play an important role in all modern businesses operations. They are used extensively to strengthen the competitive edge of organisations and businesses and their position in the current marketplace climate. They allow businesses not just to market their products and services, but also to undertake business transactions with their partners and customers.

Internet servers are the backbone on which these internet technologies are implemented; these servers are at the heart of modern business operations. In this unit learners will discuss and analyse modern internet technologies used to establish internet services such as web, FTP, mail, proxy, certificate servers, directory servers, and many others. Learners will install, maintain and secure internet servers using tools and techniques available.

What are internet service technologies ?

What are internet communication protocols?

What are networking technologies and concepts?


In this unit we look at and discuss these technologies and concepts.

Assignment One   Upload point
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Monday, 19 September 2016

HND Games Design

Unit 37: Digital Image Creation and Development
Unit 38: 3D Computer Modelling and Animation
Unit 39: Computer Games Design and Development


Unit 37 : In this unit learners will work with digital image systems and equipment to produce digital images to a specified brief. They will learn key aspects of digital practice such as file naming conventions, storage, compression and output. They will also work with a range of input devices and software tools.

Unit 38 :The unit supports learners to visualise and design three-dimensional space and object forms that exist within it. An appreciation of the requirements and applications of computer modeling and animation in commercial contexts may be used to inform learners' development of personal animation work. Learners may also consider the technical requirements for producing and distributing digital animation effectively. Learners should gain a working knowledge of 3D computer modeling and animation software, through applying techniques in their own animation work. Research elements of the unit allow learners to review the work of 3D computer artists.

Unit 39 : It is often easy to forget that behind the polished high-definition graphics and increasingly cinematic content of modern computer games is a highly skilled team of designers and programmers.  With  more sophisticated environments and new ways of interacting with computers, computer game  developers now have the choice to extend into many software development realms.

Theory of games design

Load up and have a look at 3 3D computer modelling software packages.

Maya, 3D studio max and Blender.

When you are looking at them compare all 3 for usability and functionality. Do some research into what the requirements are for each application.

Then compare 3 computer games.

Do an unbiased report on all 3 games, try to pick games on different platforms and also have at least one of the games that span multiple platforms.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

HND Project

HND Project


The project is an all year task that all HND students undertake.

The project can be a 3D game (that students work together to make) or it can be a CMS web based system (including the various systems, hardware and software used) or a Network Solution (security system, network for a customer)

One important task is that a project can be done solo or in groups, however individual work is marked, not the group effort!

Here is my PowerPoint of all the elements needed to do the project this year

HND Project

Project Assignmento now its up to you, come up with a project idea and reply to this post with it.

Examples from last year :-

My project is PHP and MySQL browser based fantasy game. The graphical elements and code are being developed on a Raspberry Pi 2 running RISC OS and tested on a Raspberry Pi b running Apache and MySQL on Raspbian Jessie.

My Unit 4 project is going to a 3D game made in Unity 3D, the game is called Wilderness and will be a survival game made from scratch.

For Unit 4 (Project) I will be creating a CMS Website for a Client, this will allow my client to control and manage the content shown on the website. The site will consists of 4 Pages and a PHP contact form.

HND Project

HND Project


The project is an all year task that all HND students undertake.

The project can be a 3D game (that students work together to make) or it can be a CMS web based system (including the various systems, hardware and software used) or a Network Solution (security system, network for a customer)

One important task is that a project can be done solo or in groups, however individual work is marked, not the group effort!

Here is my PowerPoint of all the elements needed to do the project this year

HND Project

Now have a think about what you want to do for a project?




Reply to this post with your ideas...

Projects previous students have done :-

My project is PHP and MySQL browser based fantasy game. The graphical elements and code are being developed on a Raspberry Pi 2 running RISC OS and tested on a Raspberry Pi b running Apache and MySQL on Raspbian Jessie.

My Unit 4 project is going to a 3D game made in Unity 3D, the game is called Wilderness and will be a survival game made from scratch.

For Unit 4 (Project) I will be creating a CMS Website for a Client, this will allow my client to control and manage the content shown on the website. The site will consists of 4 Pages and a PHP contact form.

Client Brief You work as an apprentice games designer for Epic games you have been introduced to the Unreal Development Kit (UDK). You...