The OpenGL Programming Guide
by Dave Shreiner
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The book provides definitive and comprehensive information on OpenGL and the OpenGL Utility Library. You will find clear explanations of OpenGL functionality and many basic computer graphics techniques, such as building and rendering 3D models; interactively viewing objects from different perspective points; and using shading, lighting, and texturing effects for greater realism.
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by Matt Pharr, Wenzel Jakob, Greg Humphreys - Morgan Kaufmann
The book describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation. The book shows how to design a full-featured rendering system capable of creating creating stunning imagery.
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.
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.