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Randi J. Rost, Bill Licea-Kane, Dan Ginsburg
The definitive OpenGL Shading Language reference AND tutorial - now fully updated and revised for the latest version * *Includes extensive new coverage, including a thorough discussion of GLSL for OpenGL ES, the emerging standard for handheld media devices. *Clear, approachable, and relevant examples that help programmers quickly address the challenges they're most likely to encounter. * Authored by experts who have been intimately involved in the design and evolution of the OpenGL Shading Language. OpenGL Shading Language, 3/e is the definitive guide to creating graphics applications with the newest version of the OpenGL Shading Language. Using this book, graphics programmers will learn how to exploit the full performance and flexibility of modern GPU hardware to create stunningly realistic and creative effects. One part reference, one part tutorial, this will be their go-to source from the moment they begin learning the language until they've become seasoned experts. This book's content has become ever more important to a wider spectrum of graphics programmers. For years, programmers treated graphics hardware as 'state machines' whose behavior could only be modified by changing bits of state. This severely limited the effects they could realistically achieve. The OpenGL Shading Language puts control of graphics hardware squarely in the programmer's hands: key stages of the graphics pipeline are now completely programmable. With this new freedom, of course, the programmer also gains new responsibilities. It's a fundamental paradigm shift -- and this book will help programmers make the leap. This edition covers significant enhancements in the new version of OpenGL Shading Language, including the latest version of GLSL for OpenGL ES, the emerging standard for handheld media devices. As in previous editions, however, it relies throughout on clear, approachable code samples that address the specific tasks and skills graphics programmers are most likely to need
Covers mathematical concepts that are needed to develop 3D game programming and graphics.
Mike McShaffry, David Graham
Welcome to Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition, the newest edition of the essential, hands-on guide to developing commercial-quality games. Written by two veteran game programmers, the book examines the entire game development process and all the unique challenges associated with creating a game. In this excellent introduction to game architecture, you'll explore all the major subsystems of modern game engines and learn professional techniques used in actual games, as well as Teapot Wars, a game created specifically for this book. This updated fourth edition uses the latest versions of DirectX and Visual Studio, and it includes expanded chapter coverage of game actors, AI, shader programming, LUA scripting, the C# editor, and other important updates to every chapter. All the code and examples presented have been tested and used in commercial video games, and the book is full of invaluable best practices, professional tips and tricks, and cautionary advice.
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Wolfgang F. Engel
Welcome to ShaderX6, the latest volume in the cutting-edge, indispensable series for game and graphics programmers. This all-new volume is packed with a collection of insightful techniques, innovative approaches to common problems, and practical tools and tricks that provide you with a complete shader programming toolbox. Every article was developed from the research and experiences of industry pros and edited by shader experts, resulting in unbiased coverage of all hardware and developer tools. ShaderX6: Advanced Rendering Techniques provides coverage of the vertex and pixel shader methods used in high-end graphics and game development. These state-of-the-art, ready-to-use solutions will help you meet your everyday programming challenges and bring your graphics to a new level of realism. This collection offers time-saving solutions to help you become more effi cient and productive, and is a must-have reference for all shader programmers.
Welcome to ShaderX7: Advanced Rendering Techniques, the latest volume in the cuttingedge, indispensable series for game and graphics programmers.This all-new volume is packed with a collection of insightful techniques, innovative solutions to common problems, and practical tools and tricks that provide you with a complete shader programming toolbox. Every article was developed from the research and experiences of industry pros and edited by shader experts, resulting in unbiased coverage of all hardware and developer tools. ShaderX7 provides coverage of the vertex and pixel shader methods used in high-end graphics and game development.These state-of-the-art, ready-to-use solutions will help you meet your daily programming challenges and bring your graphics to a new level of realism.This collection offers time-saving solutions to help you become more efficient and productive, and is a must-have reference for all shader programmers
Want to create sophisticated games and graphics-intensive apps? Learn OpenGL ES gets you started immediately with OpenGL ES. After mastering the basics of OpenGL ES itself, you will quickly find yourself writing and building game apps, without having to learn about object oriented programming techniques. This book demonstrates the use of a powerful open-source modeling tool, Blender. You will be guided, step by step, through the development of Tank Fence, a dynamic, interactive 3D game. Along the way you'll gain skills in building apps with Eclipse and the Android SDK or NDK, rendering graphics using hardware acceleration, and multithreading for performance and responsiveness. iOS developers will also find this book's information invaluable when writing their apps. You'll learn everything you need to know about: Creating simple, efficient game UIs Designing the basic building blocks of an exciting, interactive 3D game Pulling all the elements together with Blender, a powerful open-source tool for modeling, animation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and game creation Taking the next big step using custom and inbuilt functions, texturing, shading, light sources, and more Refining your mobile game app through collision detection, player-room-obstacle classes, and storage classes Doing all this efficiently on mobile devices with limited resources and processing What you’ll learn How to install and use OpenGL ES 2.0 on Android GLSL ES Fundamentals State Management Modeling 3D Objects Using Blender Using the Perl Mesh Parser Vertex Buffer Objects Using Color Masks sampler2D and samplerCube Uniforms Multi-Texturing Lambert Illumination Model Implementing the Lighting Equation Design, write, and build Tank Fence, an interactive 3D game Who this book is for Learn OpenGL ES is ideal for mobile game and interactive app developers who want to know more about the OpenGL ES engine and and use it to build more sophisticated, graphically-rich games and other apps. While the code is developed on Android, iOS developers will also find this book invaluable. Table of Contents1. Why OpenGL ES? 2. UI for games: Keep it simple 3. First Steps: Mobile Game App Development 4. 3D Modeling 5. Functions, Shading, Light Source and Objects 6. Carrying Further: Collision Detection
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