Books: 28

3D

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Over 90 ready-to-serve, real-time rendering recipes on Android and iOS platforms using OpenGL ES 3.0 and GL shading language 3.0 to solve day-to-day modern 3D graphics challenges
***** About This Book ***** * Explore exciting new features of OpenGL ES 3.0 on textures, geometry, shaders, buffer objects, frame buffers and a lot more using GLSL 3.0 * Master intermediate and advance cutting edge rendering techniques, including procedural shading, screen space technique and shadows more » with scene graphs * A practical approach to build the font engine with multilingual support and learn exciting imaging processing and post process techniques ***** Who This Book Is For ***** If you are new to OpenGL ES or have some experience in 3D graphics, then this book will be extremely helpful in raising your expertise level from a novice to professional. The book implements more than 90 recipes to solve everyday challenges, helping you transition from a beginner to a professional. ***** What You Will Learn ***** * Learn the essentials and exciting new features of OpenGL ES 3.0 * Discover the physics behind fundaments of light and material concepts with easy-to-follow examples * Scratch the fragments with procedural shaders and learn how they work * Master the basics of texturing, use compressed textures, and learn numerous mapping techniques * Manage complex scenes with scene graphs and learn post-processing and image-processing techniques * Build your font engine with multilingual support * Master the working of recognized anti-aliasing techniques and implement FXAA and adaptive anti-aliasing "Write once, use anywhere" is truly the power behind OpenGL ES and has made it an embedded industry standard. The library provides cutting-edge, easy-to-use features to build a wide range of applications in the gaming, simulation, augmented-reality, image-processing, and geospatial domains. The book starts by providing you with all the necessary OpenGL ES 3.0 setup guidelines on iOS and Android platforms. You'll go on to master the fundamentals of modern 3D graphics, such as drawing APIs, transformations, buffer objects, the model-view-project analogy, and much more. The book goes on to deal with advanced topics and offers a wide range of recipes on the light shading, real-time rendering techniques with static and procedure textures to create stunning visualizations and runtime effects. « less
2015
Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference
OpenGL® SuperBible, Seventh Edition, is the definitive programmer’s guide, tutorial, and reference for OpenGL 4.5, the world’s leading 3D API for real-time computer graphics. The best introduction for any developer, it clearly explains OpenGL’s newest APIs; key extensions; shaders; and essential, related more » concepts. You’ll find up-to-date, hands-on guidance for all facets of modern OpenGL development—both desktop and mobile.   The authors explain what OpenGL does, how it connects to the graphics pipeline, and how it manages huge datasets to deliver compelling experiences. Step by step, they present increasingly sophisticated techniques, illuminating key concepts with worked examples. They introduce OpenGL on several popular platforms, and offer up-to-date best practices and performance advice.   This revised and updated edition introduces many new OpenGL 4.5 features, including important ARB and KHR extensions that are now part of the standard. It thoroughly covers the latest Approaching Zero Driver Overhead (AZDO) performance features, and demonstrates key enhancements with new example applications.   Coverage includes * A practical introduction to real-time 3D graphics, including foundational math * Core techniques for rendering, transformations, and texturing * Shaders and the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) in depth * Vertex processing, drawing commands, primitives, fragments, and framebuffers * Compute shaders: harnessing graphics cards for more than graphics * Pipeline monitoring and control * Managing, loading, and arbitrating access to data * Building larger applications and deploying them across platforms * Advanced rendering: light simulation, artistic and non-photorealistic effects, and more * Reducing CPU overhead and analyzing GPU behavior * Supercharging performance with persistent maps, bindless textures, and fine-grained synchronization * Preventing and debugging errors * New applications: texture compression, text drawing, font rendering with distance fields, high-quality texture filtering, and OpenMP  Bonus material and sample code are available at openglsuperbible.com. « less
2015
Over 80 shortcuts, solutions, and recipes that allow you to create the most stunning visualizations and 3D scenes using the Three.js library
Modern browsers are becoming more powerful each year and in recent years have adopted WebGL as the standard to deliver 3D graphics in a browser. Beginning with some basic recipes to get you started, this book will guide you through the most important features that Three.js has to offer. You'll even learn more » how to quickly create new geometries from scratch. Solutions and methods that show you how to use HTML5 video and canvas as textures will follow on from this. By the end of the book, you'll be able to quickly add advanced features to your scene, improve the way users interact with your 3D scene, and make your scenes look stunning. « less
2015
Tackle the Challenges of Parallel Programming in the Visual Effects Industry In Multithreading for Visual Effects, developers from DreamWorks Animation, Pixar, Side Effects, Intel, and AMD share their successes and failures in the messy real-world application area of production software. They provide more » practical advice on multithreading techniques and visual effects used in popular visual effects libraries (such as Bullet, OpenVDB, and OpenSubdiv), one of the industry’s leading visual effects packages (Houdini), and proprietary animation systems. This information is valuable not just to those in the visual effects arena, but also to developers of high performance software looking to increase performance of their code. Diverse Solutions to Solve Performance Problems After an introductory chapter, each subsequent chapter presents a case study that illustrates how the authors used multithreading techniques to achieve better performance. The authors discuss the problems that occurred and explain how they solved them. The case studies encompass solutions for shaving milliseconds, solutions for optimizing longer running tasks, multithreading techniques for modern CPU architectures, and massive parallelism using GPUs. Some of the case studies include open source projects so you can try out these techniques for yourself and see how well they work. « less
2014
OpenGL ES is the industry's leading software interface and graphics library for rendering sophisticated 3D graphics on handheld and embedded devices. The newest version, OpenGL ES 3.0, makes it possible to create stunning visuals for new games and apps, without compromising device performance or battery more » life. In the OpenGL ES 3.0 Programming Guide, Second Edition, the authors cover the entire API and Shading Language. They carefully introduce OpenGL ES 3.0 features such as shadow mapping, instancing, multiple render targets, uniform buffer objects, texture compression, program binaries, and transform feedback. « less
2014
3D Animation and Visualization for Web Pages
Create high-performance, visually stunning 3D applications for the Web, using HTML5 and related technologies such as CSS3 and WebGL - the emerging web graphics standard. With this book, you'll learn how to use the tools, frameworks, and libraries for building 3D models and animations, mind-blowing visual more » effects, and advanced user interaction in both desktop and mobile browsers. In two parts - Foundations and Application Development Techniques - author Tony Parisi provides a thorough grounding in theory and practice for designing everything from a simple 3D product viewer to immersive games and interactive training systems. Ideal for developers with Javascript and HTML experience. « less
2014
Create and animate beautiful 3D graphics with this fast-paced tutorial
Create beautiful visualizations and 3D scenes using Three.js with this practical, example-rich book. Learn all the core concepts of Three.js, and whether you are targeting mobile devices or desktop browsers, you will gain the necessary skills to build a 3D application and improve web performance. From more » setting up a development environment and creating your first Three.js scene, you will quickly dive into more complex scene-making. Discover a variety of possible scenes from how to make a rotating planet with data overlay to mini games. Through these examples, you will be shown an array of skills from using materials, controls, and lighting to creating particle systems and geometries from scratch. « less
2014
Create interactive 3D content for web pages and mobile devices
This book presents many popular applications for the Web including examples of deploying 3D applications such as building interactive products for e-commerce, extending social media, visualizing big data, and more. It helps you master how to instantly create and deploy Web3D content, demonstrating a more » variety of common and unique web applications and exploring the artistic features of 3D. It is ideal for current web developers or those looking for a starting point to learn about 3D graphics technology in a bleeding-edge field. « less
2014
Enrich your 3D scenes with the power of GLSL!
Shader programming has been the largest revolution in graphics programming. OpenGL Shading Language (abbreviated: GLSL or GLslang), is a high-level shading language based on the syntax of the C programming language.With GLSL you can execute code on your GPU (aka graphics card). More sophisticated effects more » can be achieved with this technique. Therefore, knowing how OpenGL works and how each shader type interacts with each other, as well as how they are integrated into the system, is imperative for graphic programmers. This knowledge is crucial in order to be familiar with the mechanisms for rendering 3D objects. « less
2013
Implement stunning 3D rendering techniques using the power of HLSL and DirectX 11
3D graphics are becoming increasingly more realistic and sophisticated as the power of modern hardware improves. The High Level Shader Language (HLSL) allows you to harness the power of shaders within DirectX 11, so that you can push the boundaries of 3D rendering like never before. HLSL Development more » Cookbook will provide you with a series of essential recipes to help you make the most out of different rendering techniques used within games and simulations using the DirectX 11 API. « less
2013