Book description
Practical Algorithms for 3D Computer Graphics, Second Edition covers the fundamental algorithms that are the core of all 3D computer graphics software packages. Using Core OpenGL and OpenGL ES, the book enables you to create a complete suite of programs for 3D computer animation, modeling, and image synthesis.
Since the publication of the first edition, implementation aspects have changed significantly, including advances in graphics technology that are enhancing immersive experiences with virtual reality. Reflecting these considerable developments, this second edition presents uptodate algorithms for each stage in the creative process. It takes you from the construction of polygonal models of real and imaginary objects to rigid body animation and hierarchical character animation to the rendering pipeline for the synthesis of realistic images.
New to the Second Edition
 New chapter on the modern approach to realtime 3D programming using OpenGL
 New chapter that introduces 3D graphics for mobile devices
 New chapter on OpenFX, a comprehensive open source 3D tools suite for modeling and animation
 Discussions of new topics, such as particle modeling, marching cubes, and techniques for rendering hair and fur
 More webonly content, including source code for the algorithms, video transformations, comprehensive examples, and documentation for OpenFX
The book is suitable for newcomers to graphics research and 3D computer games as well as more experienced software developers who wish to write plugin modules for any 3D application program or shader code for a commercial games engine.
Table of contents
 Front Cover
 Contents
 Preface

Part I: Basic principles
 1. Introduction (1/2)
 1. Introduction (2/2)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (1/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (2/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (3/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (4/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (5/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (6/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (7/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (8/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (9/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (10/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (11/12)
 2. Basic theory and mathematical results (12/12)
 3. Data structures for 3D graphics (1/4)
 3. Data structures for 3D graphics (2/4)
 3. Data structures for 3D graphics (3/4)
 3. Data structures for 3D graphics (4/4)
 4. Basic visualization (1/16)
 4. Basic visualization (2/16)
 4. Basic visualization (3/16)
 4. Basic visualization (4/16)
 4. Basic visualization (5/16)
 4. Basic visualization (6/16)
 4. Basic visualization (7/16)
 4. Basic visualization (8/16)
 4. Basic visualization (9/16)
 4. Basic visualization (10/16)
 4. Basic visualization (11/16)
 4. Basic visualization (12/16)
 4. Basic visualization (13/16)
 4. Basic visualization (14/16)
 4. Basic visualization (15/16)
 4. Basic visualization (16/16)
 5. Realistic visualization (1/5)
 5. Realistic visualization (2/5)
 5. Realistic visualization (3/5)
 5. Realistic visualization (4/5)
 5. Realistic visualization (5/5)
 6. Computer animation (1/15)
 6. Computer animation (2/15)
 6. Computer animation (3/15)
 6. Computer animation (4/15)
 6. Computer animation (5/15)
 6. Computer animation (6/15)
 6. Computer animation (7/15)
 6. Computer animation (8/15)
 6. Computer animation (9/15)
 6. Computer animation (10/15)
 6. Computer animation (11/15)
 6. Computer animation (12/15)
 6. Computer animation (13/15)
 6. Computer animation (14/15)
 6. Computer animation (15/15)

Part II: Practical 3D graphics
 7. Realtime 3D: OpenGL (1/6)
 7. Realtime 3D: OpenGL (2/6)
 7. Realtime 3D: OpenGL (3/6)
 7. Realtime 3D: OpenGL (4/6)
 7. Realtime 3D: OpenGL (5/6)
 7. Realtime 3D: OpenGL (6/6)
 8. Mobile 3D: OpenGLES (1/6)
 8. Mobile 3D: OpenGLES (2/6)
 8. Mobile 3D: OpenGLES (3/6)
 8. Mobile 3D: OpenGLES (4/6)
 8. Mobile 3D: OpenGLES (5/6)
 8. Mobile 3D: OpenGLES (6/6)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (1/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (2/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (3/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (4/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (5/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (6/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (7/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (8/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (9/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (10/11)
 9. The complete package: OpenFX (11/11)

Part III: Practical algorithms for modeling and procedural textures
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (1/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (2/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (3/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (4/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (5/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (6/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (7/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (8/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (9/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (10/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (11/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (12/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (13/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (14/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (15/16)
 10. Modeling with polygonal datasets (16/16)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (1/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (2/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (3/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (4/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (5/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (6/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (7/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (8/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (9/10)
 11. Algorithms for procedural textures (10/10)
 Bibliography (1/2)
 Bibliography (2/2)
Product information
 Title: Practical Algorithms for 3D Computer Graphics, 2nd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: December 2013
 Publisher(s): A K Peters/CRC Press
 ISBN: 9781466582538
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