About the Author
Noel Llopis (Timonium, MD) is a software engineer at Day 1 Studios. He developed the technology for the game MechAssault and is now busy researching and implementing the technology for upcoming games. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also is a member of the Gamasutra editorial advisory board, and has written several articles on programming techniques in the Game Programming Gems series. He is a regular speaker at the Game Developers Conference.