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Beginning Metal

Learn the basics of Computer Graphics and programming on the GPU. Create an exciting arcade game with the mini game engine you’ll develop using Metal. By Caroline Begbie.

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Find out what’s covered in our Beginning Metal video tutorial series.

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In this video tutorial, you'll get started learning about GPU parallel processing and about the Metal pipeline.

Triangles 12:42
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In this video tutorial, you'll discover why triangles are important and how to draw them using Metal.

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Learn how to optimize rendering performance using indices. You’ll also learn how to do simple animation and create a scene graph.

Shaders 17:43
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Learn about the shader library and how to use Metal Shading Language in vertex and fragment functions.

Textures 16:21
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In this video tutorial on Metal, you'll learn how textures map to vertices and how to use sampler states.

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In this beginning Metal video tutorial, you'll learn how to use matrices to translate, scale and rotate models.

Depth 12:29
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In this beginning Metal video tutorial, you’ll learn how to add depth to scenes and render models in front of other models.

Model I/O 12:29
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In this beginning Metal tutorial video, you’ll learn how to import Blender and other 3D models into your game scenes.

Instancing 15:45
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Learn how you can using instancing to render crowd scenes or a field of grass using minimal resources.

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In this video tutorial, you'll discover how lighting is important to a scene and learn how to implement ambient lighting.

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In this Metal video tutorial, you’ll earn how to add shading and highlights to your models with diffuse and specular lighting.

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In this beginning Metal tutorial video, you’ll create a Breakout clone using a scene graph and lighting techniques.

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In this video tutorial on Beginning Metal, you’ll implement Breakout game play and learn how to handle simple collisions and scene transitions.

Conclusion 4:06
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In this closing video from Beginning Metal, you’ll review what you’ve learned, and get some hints on where to go from here.