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Real Time Rendering Third Edition

Real Time Rendering  Third Edition Author Tomas Akenine-Möller
ISBN-10 9781498785631
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 1045
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Thoroughly revised, this third edition focuses on modern techniques used to generate synthetic three-dimensional images in a fraction of a second. With the advent of programmable shaders, a wide variety of new algorithms have arisen and evolved over the past few years. This edition discusses current, practical rendering methods used in games and other applications. It also presents a solid theoretical framework and relevant mathematics for the field of interactive computer graphics, all in an approachable style. The authors have made the figures used in the book available for download for fair use.:Download Figures.

Real Time Rendering Fourth Edition

Real Time Rendering  Fourth Edition Author Tomas Akenine-Mo?ller
ISBN-10 9781351816144
Release 2018-07-20
Pages 1178
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Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition focuses on modern techniques used to generate synthetic three-dimensional images in a fraction of a second. With the advent of programmable shaders, a wide variety of new algorithms have arisen and evolved over the past few years. This edition discusses current, practical rendering methods used in games and other applications. It also presents a solid theoretical framework and relevant mathematics for the field of interactive computer graphics, all in an approachable style. New to this edition: new chapter on VR and AR as well as expanded coverage of Visual Appearance, Advanced Shading, Global Illumination, and Curves and Curved Surfaces.

Real Time Shadows

Real Time Shadows Author Elmar Eisemann
ISBN-10 9781439867693
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 384
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Important elements of games, movies, and other computer-generated content, shadows are crucial for enhancing realism and providing important visual cues. In recent years, there have been notable improvements in visual quality and speed, making high-quality realistic real-time shadows a reachable goal. Real-Time Shadows is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of real-time shadow techniques. It covers a large variety of different effects, including hard, soft, volumetric, and semi-transparent shadows. The book explains the basics as well as many advanced aspects related to the domain of shadow computation. It presents interactive solutions and practical details on shadow computation. The authors compare various algorithms for creating real-time shadows and illustrate how they are used in different situations. They explore the limitations and failure cases, advantages and disadvantages, and suitability of the algorithms in several applications. Source code, videos, tutorials, and more are available on the book’s website

Real Time Rendering

Real Time Rendering Author Gabriyel Wong
ISBN-10 9781351831741
Release 2017-12-21
Pages 223
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Consumers today expect extremely realistic imagery generated in real time for interactive applications such as computer games, virtual prototyping, and scientific visualisation. However, the increasing demands for fidelity coupled with rapid advances in hardware architecture pose a challenge: how do you find optimal, sustainable solutions to accommodate both speed of rendering and quality? Real-Time Rendering: Computer Graphics with Control Engineering presents a novel framework for solving the perennial challenge of resource allocation and the trade-off between quality and speed in interactive computer graphics rendering. Conventional approaches are mainly based on heuristics and algorithms, are largely application specific, and offer fluctuating performance, particularly as applications become more complex. The solution proposed by the authors draws on powerful concepts from control engineering to address these shortcomings. Expanding the horizon of real-time rendering techniques, this book: Explains how control systems work with real-time computer graphics Proposes a data-driven modelling approach that more accurately represents the system behaviour of the rendering process Develops a control system strategy for linear and non-linear models using proportional, integral, derivative (PID) and fuzzy control techniques Uses real-world data from rendering applications in proof-of-concept experiments Compares the proposed solution to existing techniques Provides practical details on implementation, including references to tools and source code This pioneering work takes a major step forward by applying control theory in the context of a computer graphics system. Promoting cross-disciplinary research, it offers guidance for anyone who wants to develop more advanced solutions for real-time computer graphics rendering.

Real Time Collision Detection

Real Time Collision Detection Author Christer Ericson
ISBN-10 9781558607323
Release 2004-12-22
Pages 632
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Written by an expert in the game industry, Christer Ericson's new book is a comprehensive guide to the components of efficient real-time collision detection systems. The book provides the tools and know-how needed to implement industrial-strength collision detection for the highly detailed dynamic environments of applications such as 3D games, virtual reality applications, and physical simulators. Of the many topics covered, a key focus is on spatial and object partitioning through a wide variety of grids, trees, and sorting methods. The author also presents a large collection of intersection and distance tests for both simple and complex geometric shapes. Sections on vector and matrix algebra provide the background for advanced topics such as Voronoi regions, Minkowski sums, and linear and quadratic programming. Of utmost importance to programmers but rarely discussed in this much detail in other books are the chapters covering numerical and geometric robustness, both essential topics for collision detection systems. Also unique are the chapters discussing how graphics hardware can assist in collision detection computations and on advanced optimization for modern computer architectures. All in all, this comprehensive book will become the industry standard for years to come.

Physically Based Rendering

Physically Based Rendering Author Matt Pharr
ISBN-10 9780128007099
Release 2016-09-30
Pages 1266
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Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation, Third Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system and its practical implementation. Through a method known as 'literate programming', the authors combine human-readable documentation and source code into a single reference that is specifically designed to aid comprehension. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education. Through the ideas and software in this book, users will learn to design and employ a fully-featured rendering system for creating stunning imagery. This completely updated and revised edition includes new coverage on ray-tracing hair and curves primitives, numerical precision issues with ray tracing, LBVHs, realistic camera models, the measurement equation, and much more. It is a must-have, full color resource on physically-based rendering. Presents up-to-date revisions of the seminal reference on rendering, including new sections on bidirectional path tracing, numerical robustness issues in ray tracing, realistic camera models, and subsurface scattering Provides the source code for a complete rendering system allowing readers to get up and running fast Includes a unique indexing feature, literate programming, that lists the locations of each function, variable, and method on the page where they are first described Serves as an essential resource on physically-based rendering

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics Third Edition

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics  Third Edition Author Eric Lengyel
ISBN-10 9781435458871
Release 2012
Pages 576
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This updated third edition addresses the mathematical skills that a programmer needs to develop a 3D game engine and computer graphics for professional-level games. MATHEMATICS FOR 3D GAME PROGRAMMING & COMPUTER GRAPHICS, THIRD EDITION is suitable for adv

OpenGL Insights

OpenGL Insights Author Patrick Cozzi
ISBN-10 9781439893760
Release 2012-07-23
Pages 712
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Get Real-World Insight from Experienced Professionals in the OpenGL Community With OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL, real-time rendering is becoming available everywhere, from AAA games to mobile phones to web pages. Assembling contributions from experienced developers, vendors, researchers, and educators, OpenGL Insights presents real-world techniques for intermediate and advanced OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL developers. Go Beyond the Basics The book thoroughly covers a range of topics, including OpenGL 4.2 and recent extensions. It explains how to optimize for mobile devices, explores the design of WebGL libraries, and discusses OpenGL in the classroom. The contributors also examine asynchronous buffer and texture transfers, performance state tracking, and programmable vertex pulling. Sharpen Your Skills Focusing on current and emerging techniques for the OpenGL family of APIs, this book demonstrates the breadth and depth of OpenGL. Readers will gain practical skills to solve problems related to performance, rendering, profiling, framework design, and more.

3D Game Engine Design

3D Game Engine Design Author David H. Eberly
ISBN-10 9781482267303
Release 2006-11-03
Pages 1040
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A major revision of the international bestseller on game programming! Graphics hardware has evolved enormously in the last decade. Hardware can now be directly controlled through techniques such as shader programming, which requires an entirely new thought process of a programmer. 3D Game Engine Design, Second Edition shows step-by-step how to make a shader-based graphics engine and how to tame the new technology. Much new material has been added, including more than twice the coverage of the essential techniques of scene graph management, as well as new methods for managing memory usage in the new generation of game consoles and portable game players. There are expanded discussions of collision detection, collision avoidance, and physics - all challenging subjects for developers.

Game Engine Architecture Third Edition

Game Engine Architecture  Third Edition Author Jason Gregory
ISBN-10 9781351974271
Release 2018-07-20
Pages 1240
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In this new and improved third edition of the highly popular Game Engine Architecture, Jason Gregory draws on his nearly two decades of experience at Midway, Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog to present both the theory and practice of game engine software development. In this book, the broad range of technologies and techniques used by AAA game studios are each explained in detail, and their roles within a real industrial-strength game engine are illustrated. New to the Third Edition This third edition offers the same comprehensive coverage of game engine architecture provided by previous editions, along with updated coverage of: computer and CPU hardware and memory caches, compiler optimizations, C++ language standardization, the IEEE-754 floating-point representation, 2D user interfaces, plus an entirely new chapter on hardware parallelism and concurrent programming. This book is intended to serve as an introductory text, but it also offers the experienced game programmer a useful perspective on aspects of game development technology with which they may not have deep experience. As always, copious references and citations are provided in this edition, making it an excellent jumping off point for those who wish to dig deeper into any particular aspect of the game development process.

Computer Graphics

Computer Graphics Author James D. Foley
ISBN-10 0201848406
Release 1996
Pages 1175
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A guide to the concepts and applications of computer graphics covers such topics as interaction techniques, dialogue design, and user interface software.

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Computer Graphics  Fourth Edition Author Steve Marschner
ISBN-10 9781498785907
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 734
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Drawing on an impressive roster of experts in the field, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, Fourth Edition offers an ideal resource for computer course curricula as well as a user-friendly personal or professional reference. Focusing on geometric intuition, the book gives the necessary information for understanding how images get onto the screen by using the complementary approaches of ray tracing and rasterization. It covers topics common to an introductory course, such as sampling theory, texture mapping, spatial data structure, and splines. It also includes a number of contributed chapters from authors known for their expertise and clear way of explaining concepts. Highlights of the Fourth Edition Include: Updated coverage of existing topics Major updates and improvements to several chapters, including texture mapping, graphics hardware, signal processing, and data structures A text now printed entirely in four-color to enhance illustrative figures of concepts The fourth edition of Fundamentals of Computer Graphics continues to provide an outstanding and comprehensive introduction to basic computer graphic technology and theory. It retains an informal and intuitive style while improving precision, consistency, and completeness of material, allowing aspiring and experienced graphics programmers to better understand and apply foundational principles to the development of efficient code in creating film, game, or web designs.

Real Time 3D Rendering with DirectX and HLSL

Real Time 3D Rendering with DirectX and HLSL Author Paul Varcholik
ISBN-10 9780133570113
Release 2014-05-03
Pages 592
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Get Started Quickly with DirectX 3D Programming: No 3D Experience Needed This step-by-step text demystifies modern graphics programming so you can quickly start writing professional code with DirectX and HLSL. Expert graphics instructor Paul Varcholik starts with the basics: a tour of the Direct3D graphics pipeline, a 3D math primer, and an introduction to the best tools and support libraries. Next, you’ll discover shader authoring with HLSL. You’ll implement basic lighting models, including ambient lighting, diffuse lighting, and specular highlighting. You’ll write shaders to support point lights, spotlights, environment mapping, fog, color blending, normal mapping, and more. Then you’ll employ C++ and the Direct3D API to develop a robust, extensible rendering engine. You’ll learn about virtual cameras, loading and rendering 3D models, mouse and keyboard input, and you’ll create a flexible effect and material system to integrate your shaders. Finally, you’ll extend your graphics knowledge with more advanced material, including post-processing techniques for color filtering, Gaussian blurring, bloom, and distortion mapping. You’ll develop shaders for casting shadows, work with geometry and tessellation shaders, and implement a complete skeletal animation system for importing and rendering animated models. You don’t need any experience with 3D graphics or the associated math: Everything’s taught hands-on, and all graphics-specific code is fully explained. Coverage includes • The Direct3D API and graphics pipeline • A 3D math primer: vectors, matrices, coordinate systems, transformations, and the DirectX Math library • Free and low-cost tools for authoring, debugging, and profiling shaders • Extensive treatment of HLSL shader authoring • Development of a C++ rendering engine • Cameras, 3D models, materials, and lighting • Post-processing effects • Device input, component-based architecture, and software services • Shadow mapping, depth maps, and projective texture mapping • Skeletal animation • Geometry and tessellation shaders • Survey of rendering optimization, global illumination, compute shaders, deferred shading, and data-driven engine architecture

GPU Pro 2

GPU Pro 2 Author Wolfgang Engel
ISBN-10 9781439865606
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 470
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This book focuses on advanced rendering techniques that run on the DirectX and/or OpenGL run-time with any shader language available. It includes articles on the latest and greatest techniques in real-time rendering, including MLAA, adaptive volumetric shadow maps, light propagation volumes, wrinkle animations, and much more. The book emphasizes techniques for handheld programming to reflect the increased importance of graphics on mobile devices. It covers geometry manipulation, effects in image space, shadows, 3D engine design, GPGPU, and graphics-related tools. Source code and other materials are available for download on the book's CRC Press web page.

3D Games

3D Games Author Alan H. Watt
ISBN-10 0201787067
Release 2003
Pages 547
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The computer entertainment industry drives many of the advances in computing technology, and the second volume of "3D Games" shows how to use advanced techniques in games technology and how these techniques can also be applied in other areas. The book concentrates on three main areas: generic processes - the build process, real-time processes and software design real-time rendering processes character animation The treatment of these topics is built around a specific games system, Fly3D SDK 2.0 (included on the accompanying CD-ROM). By rooting as many as possible of the techniques described within the book in a practical games system, the book is able to balance theory and practice. As well as proving invaluable for professionals in the games industry, the book can be used for courses in games programming and development, animation, advanced graphics, and multimedia. The potential of games to embrace other applications within computing is strong, with the advent of techniques for high scene complexity at low processing costs. The Fly3D engine is not only a vehicle for game creation, but has already been used to develop 3D Internet applications, architectural walkthroughs for CAAD and generic 3D visualisation. Workers in these areas will find the techniques described and accompanying software extremely useful. Alan Watt, based at the University of Sheffield, is the author of many successful books including "3D Computer Graphics," "Advanced Animation and Rendering Techniques," "The Computer Image" and "3D Games Volume 1," Fabio Policarpo is a software developer and founder of the company ParaleloComputac(c)o based in Rio de Janeiro. He co-authored "The Computer Image" and "3D Games Volume I" and currently works on new applications for real-time rendering and gaming technologies. CD includes: Full Fly3D SDK including source code for engine, front-ends, plug-ins and utilities; Demo levels; Engine Guide and Reference Manual and tutorials. http: // for Fly3D SDK documentation, updates, new demos, FAQs and message board. The included software runs on any Microsoft Windows computer system and requires a 3D video card with full OpenGL support. For making changes to the source code, Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 is required. For scene geometry creation, 3DStudio Max 3.x and 4.x plug-ins are included.

Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving

Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving Author Millie Pant
ISBN-10 9789811004483
Release 2016-03-19
Pages 1063
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The proceedings of SocProS 2015 will serve as an academic bonanza for scientists and researchers working in the field of Soft Computing. This book contains theoretical as well as practical aspects using fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence algorithms, etc., with many applications under the umbrella of ‘Soft Computing’. The book will be beneficial for young as well as experienced researchers dealing across complex and intricate real world problems for which finding a solution by traditional methods is a difficult task. The different application areas covered in the proceedings are: Image Processing, Cryptanalysis, Industrial Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Newly Proposed Nature Inspired Algorithms, Signal Processing, Problems related to Medical and Health Care, Networking Optimization Problems, etc.

Real time Rendering Tricks and Techniques in DirectX

Real time Rendering Tricks and Techniques in DirectX Author Kelly Dempski
ISBN-10 1931841276
Release 2002
Pages 821
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Providing explanations on how to implement commonly asked for features using the DirectX 8 API, this text should be of interest to both graphic designers and games programmers.