Graphics Shaders

Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Mike Bailey,Steve Cunningham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439867755

Category: Computers

Page: 518

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Graphics Shaders: Theory and Practice is intended for a second course in computer graphics at the undergraduate or graduate level, introducing shader programming in general, but focusing on the GLSL shading language. While teaching how to write programmable shaders, the authors also teach and reinforce the fundamentals of computer graphics. The second edition has been updated to incorporate changes in the OpenGL API (OpenGL 4.x and GLSL 4.x0) and also has a chapter on the new tessellation shaders, including many practical examples. The book starts with a quick review of the graphics pipeline, emphasizing features that are rarely taught in introductory courses, but are immediately exposed in shader work. It then covers shader-specific theory for vertex, tessellation, geometry, and fragment shaders using the GLSL 4.x0 shading language. The text also introduces the freely available glman tool that enables you to develop, test, and tune shaders separately from the applications that will use them. The authors explore how shaders can be used to support a wide variety of applications and present examples of shaders in 3D geometry, scientific visualization, geometry morphing, algorithmic art, and more. Features of the Second Edition: Written using the most recent specification releases (OpenGL 4.x and GLSL 4.x0) including code examples brought up-to-date with the current standard of the GLSL language. More examples and more exercises A chapter on tessellation shaders An expanded Serious Fun chapter with examples that illustrate using shaders to produce fun effects A discussion of how to handle the major changes occurring in the OpenGL standard, and some C++ classes to help you manage that transition The authors thoroughly explain the concepts, use sample code to describe details of the concepts, and then challenge you to extend the examples. They provide sample source code for many of the book’s examples at www.cgeducation.org
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Graphics Shaders

Theory and Practice

Author: Mike Bailey,Steve Cunningham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439894116

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 1103

Programmable graphics shaders, programs that can be downloaded to a graphics processor (GPU) to carry out operations outside the fixed-function pipeline of earlier standards, have become a key feature of computer graphics. This book is designed to open computer graphics shader programming to the student, whether in a traditional class or on their own. It is intended to complement texts based on fixed-function graphics APIs, specifically OpenGL. It introduces shader programming in general, and specifically the GLSL shader language. It also introduces a flexible, easy-to-use tool, glman, that helps you develop, test, and tune shaders outside an application that would use them.
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Graphics Shaders

Theory and Practice

Author: Mike Bailey,Steve Cunningham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439865159

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 2107

Programmable graphics shaders, programs that can be downloaded to a graphics processor (GPU) to carry out operations outside the fixed-function pipeline of earlier standards, have become a key feature of computer graphics. This book is designed to open computer graphics shader programming to the student, whether in a traditional class or on their own. It is intended to complement texts based on fixed-function graphics APIs, specifically OpenGL. It introduces shader programming in general, and specifically the GLSL shader language. It also introduces a flexible, easy-to-use tool, glman, that helps you develop, test, and tune shaders outside an application that would use them.
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Computer Graphics Through OpenGL

From Theory to Experiments, Second Edition

Author: Sumanta Guha

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498760597

Category: Computers

Page: 951

View: 7676

From geometric primitives to animation to 3D modeling to lighting, shading, and texturing, Computer Graphics Through OpenGL®: From Theory to Experiments, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to computer graphics that uses an active learning style to teach key concepts. Equally emphasizing theory and practice, the book provides an understanding not only of the principles of 3D computer graphics, but also the use of the OpenGL® Application Programming Interface (API) to code 3D scenes and animation, including games and movies. The undergraduate core of the book is a one-semester sequence taking the student from zero knowledge of computer graphics to a mastery of the fundamental concepts with the ability to code applications using fourth-generation OpenGL. The remaining chapters explore more advanced topics, including the structure of curves and surfaces and the application of projective spaces and transformations. New to the Second Edition 30 more programs, 50 more experiments, and 50 more exercises Two new chapters on OpenGL 4.3 shaders and the programmable pipeline Coverage of: Vertex buffer and array objects Occlusion culling and queries and conditional rendering Texture matrices Multitexturing and texture combining Multisampling Point sprites Image and pixel manipulation Pixel buffer objects Shadow mapping Web Resource The book’s website at www.sumantaguha.com provides program source code that runs on various platforms. It includes a guide to installing OpenGL and executing the programs, special software to help run the experiments, and figures from the book. The site also contains an instructor’s manual with solutions to 100 problems (for qualifying instructors only).
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OpenGL Insights

Author: Patrick Cozzi,Christophe Riccio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439893764

Category: Computers

Page: 712

View: 9358

Get Real-World Insight from Experienced Professionals in the OpenGL Community With OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL, real-time rendering is becoming available everywhere, from AAA games to mobile phones to web pages. Assembling contributions from experienced developers, vendors, researchers, and educators, OpenGL Insights presents real-world techniques for intermediate and advanced OpenGL, OpenGL ES, and WebGL developers. Go Beyond the Basics The book thoroughly covers a range of topics, including OpenGL 4.2 and recent extensions. It explains how to optimize for mobile devices, explores the design of WebGL libraries, and discusses OpenGL in the classroom. The contributors also examine asynchronous buffer and texture transfers, performance state tracking, and programmable vertex pulling. Sharpen Your Skills Focusing on current and emerging techniques for the OpenGL family of APIs, this book demonstrates the breadth and depth of OpenGL. Readers will gain practical skills to solve problems related to performance, rendering, profiling, framework design, and more.
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Shaders for Game Programmers and Artists

Author: Sebastien St-Laurent

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781592000920

Category: Computers

Page: 483

View: 4204

Provides information on shaders and their creation using ATI's RenderMonkey platform.
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Hlsl Development Cookbook

Author: Doron Feinstein

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849694214

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 8154

Written in an engaging yet practical manner, HLSL Development Cookbook allows you to pick the recipes you need as and when they are required.If you have some basic Direct3D knowledge and want to give your work some additional visual impact by utilizing advanced rendering techniques, then this book is for you. It is also ideal for those seeking to make the transition from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11, and those who want to implement powerful shaders with the High Level Shader Language (HLSL).
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OpenGL 4 Shading Language Cookbook, Second Edition

Author: David Wolff

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178216703X

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 4029

OpenGL Shading Language 4 Cookbook is a hands-on guide that gets straight to the point – actually creating graphics, instead of just theoretical learning. Each recipe is specifically tailored to satisfy your appetite for producing real-time 3-D graphics using the latest GLSL specification. This book is for OpenGL programmers looking to use the modern features of GLSL 4 to create real-time, three-dimensional graphics. Familiarity with OpenGL programming, along with the typical 3D coordinate systems, projections, and transformations is assumed. It can also be useful for experienced GLSL programmers who are looking to implement the techniques that are presented here.
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Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Author: Kenny Lammers

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849695091

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 7648

Designed to be an essential Cookbook, our recipe-based approach allows you to pick and choose the recipes you need, when you need them. This book is ideal for Unity developers who want to take their projects to the next level, with real visual impact.
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OpenGL 4.0 Shading Language Cookbook

Author: David Wolff

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849514771

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 4381

Over 60 highly focused, practical recipes to maximize your OpenGL Shading language use.
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Computer Graphics

Principles and Practice

Author: James D. Foley

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201848403

Category: Computers

Page: 1175

View: 4188

A guide to the concepts and applications of computer graphics covers such topics as interaction techniques, dialogue design, and user interface software.
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Computer Graphics Programming in OpenGL with C++

Author: V. Scott Gordon,John L. Clevenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683922216

Category: Computers

Page: 450

View: 2641

This book provides step-by-step instruction on modern 3D graphics shader programming in C++ and OpenGL. It is appropriate for computer science undergraduate graphics programming courses and for professionals who are interested in mastering 3D graphics skills. It has been designed in a 4-color, "teach-yourself" format with numerous examples that the reader can run just as presented. The book is unique in its heavy emphasis on student learning, making the complex topic of shader programming as accessible as possible. Includes companion files with source code and images. Features: * Covers OpenGL 4.0+ shader programming using C++, using Windows or Mac. * Includes companion files with code, models, textures, images from the book, and more. * Illustrates every technique with complete running code examples. Everything needed to install and run every example is provided and fully explained. * Includes step-by-step instruction for every GLSL programmable pipeline stage (vertex, tessellation, geometry, and fragment) -- with examples. * Explains how to install and use essential OpenGL libraries such as GLEW, GLFW, glm, and others, for both Windows and Mac.
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Practical Algorithms for 3D Computer Graphics, Second Edition

Author: R. Stuart Ferguson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466582529

Category: Computers

Page: 508

View: 5353

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 up-to-date 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 real-time 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 web-only 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 plug-in modules for any 3D application program or shader code for a commercial games engine.
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GLSL Essentials

Author: Jacobo Rodríguez

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849698015

Category: Computers

Page: 116

View: 2012

This book is a practical guide to the OpenGL Shading Language, which contains several real-world examples that will allow you to grasp the core concepts easily and the use of the GLSL for graphics rendering applications. If you want upgrade your skills, or are new to shader programming and want to learn about graphic programming, this book is for you. If you want a clearer idea of shader programming, or simply want to upgrade from fixed pipeline systems to state-of-the-art shader programming and are familiar with any C-based language, then this book will show you what you need to know.
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3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development, 2nd Edition

Author: Fletcher Dunn,Ian Parberry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1568817231

Category: Computers

Page: 846

View: 2530

This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves.
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The Complete Effect and HLSL Guide

Author: Sebastien St-Laurent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976613213

Category: Computers

Page: 294

View: 7277

The topic of The Complete Effect and HLSL Guide is shader development and management, and therefore it is written for any developers who have some interest in being efficient at using and integrating shaders within their applications. This book is written to serve as both a teaching and reference manual, making it a must-have to everybody from hobbyist programmers to professional developers. The approach taken throughout The Complete Effect and HLSL Guide makes it the perfect book for anyone who wants to integrate shaders into their application and take advantage of the power of the DirectX effect framework and the HLSL shading language. The followig topics are covered:* Introduction to both the HLSL shading language and effect file development including their detailed syntax and use.* Complete reference along with performance considerations to every HLSL and assembly shader instructions.Introdution the DirectX Effect Framework and complete overview to its API.* Optimization tips and tricks to make the best out of your shaders.* Coverage of all the main components of the Effect Framework in addition to putting the pieces of the puzzle together allowing you to develop a shader management framework.
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3D Game Engine Design

A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphics

Author: David H. Eberly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482267306

Category: Art

Page: 1040

View: 3659

A major revision of the international bestseller on game programming! Graphics hardware has evolved enormously in the last decade. Hardware can now be directly controlled through techniques such as shader programming, which requires an entirely new thought process of a programmer. 3D Game Engine Design, Second Edition shows step-by-step how to make a shader-based graphics engine and how to tame the new technology. Much new material has been added, including more than twice the coverage of the essential techniques of scene graph management, as well as new methods for managing memory usage in the new generation of game consoles and portable game players. There are expanded discussions of collision detection, collision avoidance, and physics - all challenging subjects for developers.
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The Cg Tutorial

The Definitive Guide to Programmable Real-time Graphics

Author: Randima Fernando,Mark J. Kilgard

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321194961

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3270

"Cg is the key to unlocking the power of a new generation of programmable graphics hardware. This book is the definitive introduction to Cg, and will be essential for anyone programming high-quality real-time graphics. The Cg Tutorial will teach you to use Cg to create effects never before available for real-time applications." --Larry Gritz, Author ofAdvanced RenderMan(Morgan Kaufmann, 2000) "An important and timely book: Pixel-level procedural textures--animated clouds, fire, water, the whole bag of procedural tricks--finally go from the movie screen to the desktop. Access to computation of this power through a C-like language will usher in an exciting new era for the graphics community." --Ken Perlin, Professor, New York University Cg (C for graphics) is a complete programming environment for the fast creation of special effects and real-time cinematic quality experiences on multiple platforms. By providing a new level of abstraction, Cg lets developers more directly target OpenGL®, DirectX®, Windows®, Linux, Mac OS X®, and console platforms, such as the Xbox™, without having to program directly to the graphics hardware assembly language. Cg was developed by NVIDIA® Corporation in close collaboration with Microsoft® Corporation, and is compatible with both the OpenGL API and Microsoft's HLSL for DirectX 9.0. The Cg Tutorialexplains how to implement both basic and advanced techniques for today's programmable GPU architectures. Major topics covered include: 3D transformations Per-vertex and per-pixel lighting Skinning and key-frame interpolation Environment mapping Bump mapping Fog Performance optimization Projective texturing Cartoon shading Compositing The accompanying CD-ROM includes the tools needed to run the sample programs in the book.
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Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook

Transform your game into a visually stunning masterpiece with over 70 recipes, 3rd Edition

Author: Alan Zucconi,John P. Doran

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1788390954

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 6370

Bring realism to your games by mastering post-processing effects and advanced shading techniques in Unity 2018 Key Features Learn the secrets of creating AAA quality shaders without writing long algorithms Master shader programming through easy-to-follow examples Create stunning visual effects that can be used in 3D games Book Description Since their introduction to Unity, shaders have been seen as notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games. Complex mathematics has always stood in the way of creating your own shaders and attaining the level of realism you crave. Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook changes that by giving you a recipe-based guide to creating shaders using Unity. It will show you everything you need to know about vectors, how lighting is constructed with them, and how textures are used to create complex effects without the heavy math. This book starts by teaching you how to use shaders without writing code with the post-processing stack. Then, you’ll learn how to write shaders from scratch, build up essential lighting, and finish by creating stunning screen effects just like those in high-quality 3D and mobile games. You'll discover techniques, such as normal mapping, image-based lighting, and animating your models inside a shader. We'll explore how to use physically based rendering to treat light the way it behaves in the real world. At the end, we’ll even look at Unity 2018’s new Shader Graph system. With this book, what seems like a dark art today will be second nature by tomorrow. What you will learn Understand physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game Write shaders from scratch in ShaderLab and HLSL/Cg Combine shader programming with interactive scripts to add life to your materials Design efficient shaders for mobile platforms without sacrificing their realism Use state-of-the-art techniques, such as volumetric explosions and fur shading Master the math and algorithms behind the most used lighting models Understand how shader models have evolved and how you can create your own Who this book is for Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook is for developers who want to create their first shaders in Unity 2018 or wish to take their game to a whole new level by adding professional post-processing effects. A solid understanding of Unity is required to get the most from this book.
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