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 Toby Schachman - pixelshaders.com
This book is intended to bring the wonder and joy of graphics processor programming to a wider audience. It is targeted at artists who want to integrate computer graphics into their work, and traditional programmers who want to try a different way.
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).
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.
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.