Focusing on the computer graphics required to create digital media this book discusses the concepts and provides hundreds of solved examples and unsolved problems for practice. Pseudo codes are included where appropriate but these coding examples do not rely on specific languages. The aim is to get readers to understand the ideas and how concepts and algorithms work, through practicing numeric examples. Topics covered include: 2D Graphics 3D Solid Modelling Mapping Techniques Transformations in 2D and 3D Space Illuminations, Lighting and Shading Ideal as an upper level undergraduate text, Digital Media – A Problem-solving Approach for Computer Graphic, approaches the field at a conceptual level thus no programming experience is required, just a basic knowledge of mathematics and linear algebra.
Focusing on developing cross-platform shaders in OpenGL Shader Language (GLSL) using the RenderMonkey environment, this guide makes it possible to combine the producing of complex graphics effects with the convenience of using OpenGL. Covering the sharp growth of the capabilities of graphic accelerators that has made writing shaders for complex real-time graphic effects a popular and rapidly developing subject, this book also includes a CD-ROM with cross-platform source codes for the program examples given in the book; both work with Microsoft Windows and with the increasingly popular Linux system.
The Official Reference Document to OpenGL, Version 1.2
Author: OpenGL Architecture Review Board
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
"The reference section documents each set of related OpenGL commands. Each reference page covers: a description of the command's parameters, the effects on rendering and the OpenGL state by the command, examples, errors generated by functions, and references to related functions."--BOOK JACKET.
This book explains the fundamental concepts of 3D computer graphics. It introduces the basic algorithmic technology needed to produce 3D computer graphics, and covers such topics as understanding and manipulating 3D geometric transformations, camera transformations, the image-rendering process, and materials and texture mapping.