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Covers mathematical concepts that are needed to develop 3D game programming and graphics.
Andrew S. Glassner
The creation of ever more realistic 3D images is central to the development of computer graphics. Ray tracing is one of the most popular and powerful means by which photo-realistic images can now be created. From fundamental principles to advanced applications, this guide provides how-to procedures and a detailed understanding of the scientific foundations of ray tracing. Richly illustrated with color and b&w plates.
Michael E. Mortenson
This completely revised Second Edition of "Computer Graphics" includes valuable information on major organizational changes within the last few years. This edition brings to the fore the basic mathematical tools of computer graphics, including vectors, matrices, and transformations. Additionally, it provides a strong, comprehensive base in exploring math, computer science, physics, engineering, and in special subjects such as algebraic and computational geometry, geometric modeling, and CAD/CAM. A highly diversified book that can be utilized as a primary textbook, supplemental teaching resource, individual tutorial, or key reference text. Includes new chapters on symmetry, limit and continuity, constructive solid geometry, and the Bezier curve. Provides many new figures and exercises. Contains an annotated suggested reading list with exercises and answers in each chapter. Appeals to both academics and professionals. Offers a new solutions manual for instructors.
Klaus Engel, Markus Hadwiger, Joe Kniss
In traditional computer graphics, 3D objects are created using high-level surface representations such as polygonal meshes, NURBS patches, or subdivision surfaces.However, these methods often do not account for light interaction that is taking place in the atmosphere or in the interior of an object. Contrary to surface rendering, volume rendering describes a wide range of techniques for generating images from 3D scalar data. These techniques generate high-quality images of volumetric objects in real time, including local and global illumination effects.This book provides the basic theory and practical examples needed to work with volume graphics by taking advantage of today's graphics hardware to produce stunning results in real time. The authors provide: • A practical introduction to texture-based volume rendering • Methods for integrating different aspects of light/matter interaction • Global illumination techniques • Optimization strategies • Code samples—and more!