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Holistic Game Development with Unity by Penny de Byl

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CHAPTER 1

The Art of Programming Mechanics

Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.

Alan Perlis

1.1 Introduction

In 1979, art teacher Betty Edwards published the acclaimed Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. The essence of the text taught readers to draw what they saw rather than what they thought they saw. The human brain is so adept at tasks such as pattern recognition that we internally symbolize practically everything we see and regurgitate these patterns when asked to draw them on paper. Children do this very well. The simplicity in children's drawing ...

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