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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by Jason L. McKesson
This book teaches beginner-level programmable rendering for graphics programmers, from the ground up. The author also covers some important material that is often neglected or otherwise relegated to more 'advanced' concepts.
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 Randima Fernando, Mark J. Kilgard - Addison-Wesley
Cg is a complete programming environment for the fast creation of special effects and real-time experiences on multiple platforms. This book is the definitive introduction to Cg, and will be essential for anyone programming real-time graphics.
This book is a series of tutorials to help new users learn Blender. The tutorials increase in difficulty, and later tutorials build on the lessons in previous ones. Therefore, Blender beginners should follow the tutorials in sequence.