The Cg Tutorial: The Definitive Guide to Programmable Real-Time Graphics
by Randima Fernando, Mark J. Kilgard
Publisher: Addison-Wesley 2003
Number of pages: 384
Cg is the key to unlocking the power of a new generation of programmable graphics hardware. This book is the definitive introduction to Cg, and will be essential for anyone programming high-quality real-time graphics. The Cg Tutorial will teach you to use Cg to create effects never before available for real-time applications.
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Nvidia's programming language Cg is one of several commonly used shading languages for real-time rendering. These shading languages are used to program shaders (i.e. more or less small programs) that are executed on a GPU (graphics processing unit).
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