Programming Vertex, Geometry, and Pixel Shaders
by Wolfgang Engel, et al.
Number of pages: 423
This practical reference covers all of the advanced rendering techniques important for graphics programmers in the game and film industries, and will help them implement these techniques efficiently with DirectX 10. Intended for people that have some background in DirectX8 or DirectX9 programming.
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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).
OpenGL is an API used for drawing 3D graphics. This book is aimed at beginners who are discovering OpenGL. It will assume knowledge of basic C and C++. If you know nothing about 3D graphics, we'll try to familiarize you along the way.
by Bret Victor - worrydream.com
The book demonstrates the crucial role of information graphic design, and presents three approaches to context-sensitivity. The intent is to introduce a 'unified theory' of information software design, and provide inspiration for designers.
by Dave Shreiner - Addison-Wesley Professional
Clear explanations of OpenGL functionality and basic computer graphics techniques, such as building and rendering 3D models; viewing objects from different perspective points; and using shading, lighting, and texturing effects for greater realism.