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OpenGL SuperBible: Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference, Fifth Edition by Jr. Richard S. Wright, Benjamin Lipchak, Graham Sellers, Nicholas Haemel

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Introduction

Welcome to the fifth edition of the OpenGL SuperBible. For over a decade, we have striven to provide the world’s best introduction to not only OpenGL, but 3D graphics programming in general. This book is both a comprehensive reference and a tutorial that teaches you how to use this powerful API to create stunning 3D visualizations, games, and other graphics of all kinds. Starting with basic 3D terminology and concepts, we take you through basic primitive assembly, transformations, lighting, and texturing, and eventually bring you into the full power of the programmable graphics pipeline with the OpenGL Shading Language.

Regardless of whether you are programming on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or a hand-held gaming device, this book ...

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