I'm a game developer living in Kirkland, WA (in the Seattle area). I specialize in graphics and have worked on a variety of assignments, including fog, atmospheric haze, volumetric lighting, water, visual effects, particle systems, skin and hair shading, postprocessing, specular models, linear-space rendering, and GPU performance measurement and optimization.
I've been interested in graphics since about 2002. As part of the process of learning about the field, I wrote several OpenGL demos implementing various techniques, and I also built a couple of larger projects. In addition to graphics, I'm interested in physics and in programming language design. My favorite languages are C++ and Python.
You can contact me at nathaniel dot reed at gmail dot com, or follow me on Twitter (@reedbeta) or Google+. I also hang out in the forums at DevMaster.net, under the name Reedbeta, and at Gamedev Stack Exchange.
About this site
On these pages, I've put up a few small demos and applications I've built. Some of these programs, like CD Lite, I built because I needed something done but couldn't find anything on the web that satisfied me. Others, like the OpenGL demos, I built for self-education. I've put them up on this website in the hope that they will either prove useful to someone or serve as examples for aspiring programmers.
All the software here is written in C++ for the Windows platform, although a few, like Stanley, also compile on Linux. Binaries, Visual Studio 7.1 project files, and well-commented source are included with each.