Pixel Shaders: An Interactive Introduction to Graphics Programming
by Toby Schachman
Publisher: pixelshaders.com 2013
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 powerful computer graphics into their work, and traditional programmers who want to try thinking about programming in a different way.
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by N. I. Badler, C. B. Phillips, B. L. Webber - Oxford University Press, USA
This volume presents the problem of providing a surrogate or synthetic human for designers and engineers. The book is intended for engineers interested in understanding how a computer surrogate human can augment their analyses of designed environments.
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.
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