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Graphics Shaders

Author : Mike Bailey
ISBN : 9781439894118
Genre : Computers
File Size : 87.62 MB
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Programmable graphics shaders, programs that can be downloaded to a graphics processor (GPU) to carry out operations outside the fixed-function pipeline of earlier standards, have become a key feature of computer graphics. This book is designed to open computer graphics shader programming to the student, whether in a traditional class or on their own. It is intended to complement texts based on fixed-function graphics APIs, specifically OpenGL. It introduces shader programming in general, and specifically the GLSL shader language. It also introduces a flexible, easy-to-use tool, glman, that helps you develop, test, and tune shaders outside an application that would use them.
Category: Computers

Graphics Shaders Third Edition

Author : Mike Bailey
ISBN : 1466587423
Genre : Computers
File Size : 84.28 MB
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Intended for a second course in computer graphics at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, this highly praised text introduces general shader programming with a focus on the Open GL shading language. It teaches how to write programmable shaders while reinforcing the fundamentals of computer graphics. This third edition incorporates changes in the OpenGL API (versions 4.2 and 4.3) and contains five new chapters that cover major new enhancements by the OpenGL standards group, including storage buffer objects, compute shaders, OpenGL ES, and WebGL.
Category: Computers

Fundamentals Of Computer Graphics

Author : Steve Marschner
ISBN : 9781482229417
Genre : Computers
File Size : 46.49 MB
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Drawing on an impressive roster of experts in the field, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, Fourth Edition offers an ideal resource for computer course curricula as well as a user-friendly personal or professional reference. Focusing on geometric intuition, the book gives the necessary information for understanding how images get onto the screen by using the complementary approaches of ray tracing and rasterization. It covers topics common to an introductory course, such as sampling theory, texture mapping, spatial data structure, and splines. It also includes a number of contributed chapters from authors known for their expertise and clear way of explaining concepts. Highlights of the Fourth Edition Include: Updated coverage of existing topics Major updates and improvements to several chapters, including texture mapping, graphics hardware, signal processing, and data structures A text now printed entirely in four-color to enhance illustrative figures of concepts The fourth edition of Fundamentals of Computer Graphics continues to provide an outstanding and comprehensive introduction to basic computer graphic technology and theory. It retains an informal and intuitive style while improving precision, consistency, and completeness of material, allowing aspiring and experienced graphics programmers to better understand and apply foundational principles to the development of efficient code in creating film, game, or web designs.
Category: Computers

Computer Vision Imaging And Computer Graphics Theory And Applications

Author : Sebastiano Battiato
ISBN : 9783319251172
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference, VISIGRAPP 2014, consisting of the Joint Conferences on Computer Vision (VISAPP), the International Conference on Computer Graphics, GRAPP 2014 and the International Conference on Information Visualization, IVAPP 2014, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in January 2014. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 543 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on computer graphics theory and applications; information visualization – theory and applications; computer vision theory and applications.
Category: Computers

An Introduction To Computer Graphics For Artists

Author : Andrew Paquette
ISBN : 9781447151005
Genre : Computers
File Size : 89.81 MB
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An Introduction to Computer Graphics for Artists is an application-independent, reader-friendly primer for anyone with a serious desire to understand 3D Computer Graphics. Written by a veteran of the computer graphics industry whose previous career included film animation and various spells as Art Director for video games, Andrew Paquette draws on his experiences both as an artist and a manager. Far too often artists, even professionals, lack a basic understanding of the principles of computer graphics. The result is inefficiency and lower quality of work. This book addresses these issues by providing fundamental information in a university course format, with theoretical material, detailed illustrations, and projects to test the reader’s understanding of the concepts covered. Opening with the first and most basic elements of computer graphics, the book rapidly advances into progressively more complex concepts. Each of the elements, however simple, are important to understand because each is an essential link in a chain that allows an artist to master any computer graphics application. With this accomplished, the artist can use technology to satisfy his goals, instead of the technology being master of the artist. All students wanting to learn more about computer graphics from an artistic viewpoint, particularly those intending to pursue a career in computer game design or film animation, will find this book invaluable.
Category: Computers

Android Game Development From Shaders To Skeletal Animation

Author : Luis Jiovanni Ramirez Mondragon
ISBN : 9786070077333
Genre : Computers
File Size : 58.95 MB
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This book is intended for programmers or anyone interested in learning how to develop video games on the Android platform. This book covers Android game development on 3 Chapters. Chapter 1: Computer Graphics Basics. This chapter gives an introduction to computer graphics, you will learn how computers represent 2D and 3D graphics through arrays of numbers that describe each attribute of a graphical object, like positions, normals, textures, etc. You will also learn the theory and math behind visual projections, movement and physics using vectors. Chapter 2: Graphics with OpenGL ES 2.0. This chapter will show you how to render graphics on the screen using the OpenGL ES 2.0 API, you will learn how to create programs called Shaders that will be executed by the GPU of the target device, using the programmable pipeline we will implement 2D and 3D examples showing how to simulate physics, 2D animation, cameras, different types of light, multi touch input and how to navigate through your graphical world. Chapter 3: 3D Modeling and Animation. This chapter will show you how to create 3D models with the help of 3D modeling software, from creating and sculpting basic structures, painting and mapping textures, to creating animations based on skeletons, also you will learn how to export your models and animations to external files, how to import them to your Android application and how to construct an skeletal animation system on the GPU through shaders. Finally we have Appendix A, B and C. A contains more useful information for loading models, using different shaders and we explore using C/C++ through the NDK, B contains the reference of the android classes we will be using, and C contains information on how to program for old devices that do not support OpenGL ES 2.0, when you finish reading the book you will know a lot of how video games are created and you will be ready to create any game as easy or complex as you want, but remember the most important thing of any game is not how complex it is, people will love your game for how fun it is.
Category: Computers

Beginning Directx 11 Game Programming

Author : Allen Sherrod
ISBN : 9781435458963
Genre : Computers
File Size : 88.99 MB
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Discover the latest and most popular technology for creating next-generation 3D games: DIRECTX 11! BEGINNING DIRECTX 11 GAME PROGRAMMING is an introductory guide to learning the basics of DirectX 11 that will help get you started on the path to 3D video g
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Real Time Rendering

Author : Gabriyel Wong
ISBN : 9781466583597
Genre : Computers
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Consumers today expect extremely realistic imagery generated in real time for interactive applications such as computer games, virtual prototyping, and scientific visualisation. However, the increasing demands for fidelity coupled with rapid advances in hardware architecture pose a challenge: how do you find optimal, sustainable solutions to accommodate both speed of rendering and quality? Real-Time Rendering: Computer Graphics with Control Engineering presents a novel framework for solving the perennial challenge of resource allocation and the trade-off between quality and speed in interactive computer graphics rendering. Conventional approaches are mainly based on heuristics and algorithms, are largely application specific, and offer fluctuating performance, particularly as applications become more complex. The solution proposed by the authors draws on powerful concepts from control engineering to address these shortcomings. Expanding the horizon of real-time rendering techniques, this book: Explains how control systems work with real-time computer graphics Proposes a data-driven modelling approach that more accurately represents the system behaviour of the rendering process Develops a control system strategy for linear and non-linear models using proportional, integral, derivative (PID) and fuzzy control techniques Uses real-world data from rendering applications in proof-of-concept experiments Compares the proposed solution to existing techniques Provides practical details on implementation, including references to tools and source code This pioneering work takes a major step forward by applying control theory in the context of a computer graphics system. Promoting cross-disciplinary research, it offers guidance for anyone who wants to develop more advanced solutions for real-time computer graphics rendering.
Category: Computers

Hlsl And Pixel Shaders For Xaml Developers

Author : Walt Ritscher
ISBN : 9781449325015
Genre : Computers
File Size : 55.89 MB
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Pixel shaders are some of the more powerful graphic tools available for XAML programmers, but shader development bears little resemblance to traditional .NET programming. With this hands-on book, you’ll not only discover how to use existing shaders in your Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight applications, you’ll also learn how create your own effects with XAML and Microsoft’s HLSL shading language. In the process, you’ll write, compile, and test custom XAML shaders with the Shazzam Shader Editor, a free utility developed by author Walt Ritscher. The book includes XAML and C# sample code, and Shazzam contains all of the sample shaders discussed. Learn how shaders help you extend the GPU’s rendering capabilities Explore prevailing shader types, such as color modification, blurring, and spatial transformation Get a quick tour of the shader features, and use pre-built effects on image elements in your application Examine the XAML ShaderEffect class to understand how WPF and Silverlight use shaders Learn about the shader-specific tools available in Visual Studio and Expression Blend Get up to speed on HLSL basics and learn how to create a variety of graphics effects
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Ultimate Game Programming With Directx

Author : Allen Sherrod
ISBN : 9781584506201
Genre : Computer games
File Size : 87.47 MB
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Get ready to flex your creativity as you build custom Flash games online. Collaborative Online Game Creation shows anyone interested in game development how to create Flash-based games using GameBrix, a browser-based rich media application that runs on an
Category: Computer games