[Bf-education] Blender as a platform for teaching object oriented programming

Tom M letterrip at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 22:36:36 CEST 2005

Is anyone currently using Blender as an OOP teaching platform?

Similar to what is done with Karel the Robot, or Alice which are used
in some introductory programming courses.


If not, I think it would be an excellent idea to create an intro to
OOP structured around Blender, it offers a number of advantages over
Alice and Karel,

[QUOTE]Essentially utilizing Blender as a toy universe for learning object
oriented programming.  Blender has the advantage that it can go beyond
the limitations of toy universe usage whereas alice and karel all
knowledge and time spent learning the environment are wasted.  It also
offers the advantages that the lessons learned can be immediately
expanded into more interesting and complex programs if the student
desires.  Blender offers a clear 'upgrade path' in that many computer
science topics are well suited for being explored with it.  Also the
types of things that are possible in Blender are the types of things
that have encouraged many students to become interested in CS - games
and the animation industry.[/QUOTE]


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