Appendix B. What's on the DVD

Throughout this book, you'll find many tutorials that help you understand the principles being discussed. All the example files used to create these tutorials are included on the DVD that comes with this book. In addition to these files, you'll find sample 3D models and an electronic version of the book.

This appendix provides you with information on the contents of the DVD. For the latest and greatest information, please refer to the Readme file located at the root of the DVD.

System Requirements

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements listed in this section. If your computer doesn't match up to most of these requirements, you may have a problem using the contents of the DVD.

For Windows Vista (recommended), Windows XP Professional SP2, or Windows XP Home Edition SP2:

  • Intel® Pentium® III or AMD® processor, 500 MHz or higher (dual Intel)

  • Xeon® or dual AMD Athlon® or Opteron® (32-bit system recommended)

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)

  • 500MB swap space (2GB recommended)

  • Graphics card supporting 1024 × 768 × 16-bit color with 64MB RAM (OpenGL® and Direct3D® hardware acceleration supported; 3D graphics accelerator 1280 × 1024 × 32-bit color with 256MB RAM recommended)

  • Microsoft® Windows®–compliant pointing device (optimized for Microsoft IntelliMouse®)

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6

  • A DVD drive

Using the DVD with Windows

To install the items from the DVD ...

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