3D Graphics Programming

C++ is the programming language of choice for developers of high-performance applications. This often includes applications that are required to display 3D graphics to a user. 3D graphics are common in medical applications, design applications, and video games. All of these types of applications demand responsiveness as a key usability feature. This makes the C++ language a perfect choice for this type of program, because programmers can target and optimize for specific hardware platforms.

Microsoft supplies the proprietary DirectX API for building 3D applications for the Windows operating system. This chapter, ...

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