lost-triangle.com is a source of learning on all aspects of programming and CG. In the blog you will find articles, tutorials and resources covering topics about 3D modeling, rendering, animation with Maya as well as Web-Development and programming in general. This site will fit beginner, intermediate and advanced tech enthusiasts, programmers and 3D artists.

About me

“Give away everything you know and more will come back to you. – If you give away everything, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish.” - Paul Arden

My name is Neal Burger, I am a tech guy and a PC enthusiast. I am interested in Web-Development as well as Computer Graphics. These passions translate into my daily work as I am working fulltime as a Fullstack Developer at Capgemini and part-time as lecturer for CG at the university of Munich. Currently I am working with HTML5, Typescript/JavaScript, LESS/CSS, Bootstrap and AngularJS as well was Java/JSP and am a fan of workflow automation using Grunt/Gulp.

At the university I developed the courses “Studygroup 3D”, “Introduction to Maya” and “Introduction to Unreal Development”. Currently I am revising my course materials and am teaching the class “Introduction to Maya”.

I studied at the university LMU-Munich and completed my Bachelor and Master of Science in Mediainformatics. During my Bachelor I focused my studies on Usability, User Interfaces (UI) and User Experience (UX) of Websites and Mobile Devices. In my Masters I studied Computer Graphics and focused on 3D Technologies for Animation and Simulation (Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine).

While I learned a lot at the university, the tech world is always changing and evolving. To keep up to date and learn new skills I continually take virtual courses.

My favorite learning resources are:

  • Programming: http://edX.org, http://udacity.org, http://codeschool.com (pay-site)
  • CG: http://digitaltutors.com (pay-site), http://lynda.com (pay-site)
  • Other: http://www.coursera.org, http://www.youtube.com, http://www.vimeo.com

If you have any questions, ran into an unexpected problem, want to know more, feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you.