Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats
by James D. Murray, William vanRyper
Publisher: O'Reilly 1996
Number of pages: 1152
This is the definitive work on file formats -- the book that will become a classic for graphics programmers and everyone else who deals with the low-level technical details of graphics files. It includes technical information on nearly 100 file formats, as well as chapters on graphics and file format basics, bitmap and vector files, metafiles, scene description, animation and multimedia formats, and file compression methods.
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by Wolfgang Engel, et al.
This reference covers the advanced rendering techniques important for graphics programmers in the game and film industries, and will help them implement these techniques with DirectX 10. Intended for people with background in DirectX8 or DirectX9.
by Michael Abrash - Coriolis Group Books
A book for game developers and serious assembly language programmers. It explores the technology behind the popular Doom and Quake 3-D games, and explains optimized solutions to 3-D graphics problems from texture mapping, hidden surface removal, etc.
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).
From the table of contents: Mathematics and Physics for Computer Graphics; Foundations of 3D Rendering; Better, Faster, More; Advanced Techniques; Digital Imaging; Procedural Generation of Virtual Worlds. 32 lessons, 166 chapters, C++ source code.