The purpose of this phase of the project is to make sure that you have gotten the mechanics issues dealt with, have gotten the necessary tools to write programs in the class, and have actually started working on things.
By the due date (Monday, Sept 17), you should turn in (that is copy to your handin directory P1-Stage1 - part of the goal here is to make sure that you can turn stuff in and that we have the directories made correctly):
- a TGA image with a picture of yourself (send email to Yoh if you want the picture he took of you to start with). The image must be 200x300, and must have an alpha channel. Some of the background should have alpha of zero, and you should have alpha of one. Don't worry about making a clean cutout (unless you want to). We're mainly concerned that you are able to find and use tools for making test images. Check out the tutorial on how to make these cutout images.
- a program. that's right - we just want to make sure you have tried writing doing some programming on the PC, and that you can turn in things correctly. the program can be "hello world" for all we care - providing it is turned in correctly (with all the files we need to rebuild it, and no extras). in fact, we'd prefer if your program was small. You can look at the tutorials or even the Project Sample Code for advice on getting started.
How will this be graded? It won't - we're not even going to check. If you don't figure this stuff out, we'll find out soon enough. However, don't expect us to have much sympathy if 3 weeks into the project you need help getting the compiler to work. If you do turn things in (in a relatively timely fashion), we'll check and make sure you've turned in the right files, etc.