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OpenGL(R SuperBible: Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference (OpenGL)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

OpenGL ® SuperBible, Fourth Edition, begins by illuminating the core techniques of “classic” OpenGL graphics programming, from drawing in space to geometric transformations, from lighting to texture mapping. The authors cover newer OpenGL capabilities, including OpenGL 2.1’s powerful programmable pipeline, vertex and fragment shaders, and advanced buffers. They also present thorough, up-to-date introductions to OpenGL implementations on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, UNIX, and embedded systems.

 

Coverage includes

 

·         An entirely new chapter on OpenGL ES programming for handhelds

·         Completely rewritten chapters on OpenGL for Mac OS X and GNU/Linux

·         Up-to-the-minute coverage of OpenGL on Windows Vista

·         New material on floating-point color buffers and off-screen rendering

·         In-depth introductions to 3D modeling and object composition

·         Expert techniques for utilizing OpenGL’s programmable shading language

·         Thorough coverage of curves, surfaces, interactive graphics, textures, shadows, and much more

·         A fully updated API reference, and an all-new section of full-color images

 

You’ll rely on this book constantly–whether you’re learning OpenGL for the first time, deepening your graphics programming expertise, upgrading from older versions of OpenGL, or porting applications from other environments.

 

Now part of the OpenGL Technical Library–The official knowledge resource for OpenGL developers

The OpenGL Technical Library provides tutorial and reference books for OpenGL. The Library enables programmers to gain a practical understanding of OpenGL and shows them how to unlock its full potential. Originally developed by SGI, the Library continues to evolve under the auspices of the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB) Steering Group (now part of the Khronos Group), an industry consortium responsible for guiding the evolution of OpenGL and related technologies.

 

Contents

Preface  xxvii

About the Authors  xxxv

Introduction  1

 

Part I: The Old Testament

Chapter 1     Introduction to 3D Graphics and OpenGL  9

Chapter 2     Using OpenGL  33

Chapter 3     Drawing in Space: Geometric Primitives and Buffers  73

Chapter 4     Geometric Transformations: The Pipeline  127

Chapter 5     Color, Materials, and Lighting: The Basics 173

Chapter 6     More on Colors and Materials  229

Chapter 7     Imaging with OpenGL  251

Chapter 8     Texture Mapping: The Basics  303

Chapter 9     Texture Mapping: Beyond the Basics  341

Chapter 10   Curves and Surfaces  377

Chapter 11   It’s All About the Pipeline: Faster Geometry Throughput  421

Chapter 12   Interactive Graphics  457

Chapter 13   Occlusion Queries: Why Do More Work Than You Need To? 481

Chapter 14   Depth Textures and Shadows  495

 

Part II: The New Testament

Chapter 15   Programmable Pipeline: This Isn’t Your Father’s OpenGL  515

Chapter 16   Vertex Shading: Do-It-Yourself Transform, Lighting, and Texgen  547

Chapter 17   Fragment Shading: Empower Your Pixel Processing  567

Chapter 18   Advanced Buffers  601

 

Part III: The Apocrypha

Chapter 19   Wiggle: OpenGL on Windows  641

Chapter 20   OpenGL on Mac OS X  685

Chapter 21   OpenGL on Linux  713

Chapter 22   OpenGL ES — OpenGL on the Small  735

 

Appendix A    Further Reading/References  773

Appendix B    Glossary  777

Appendix C   API Reference  783

Index  1141

 

Book News Annotation:

This book is both a reference to the entire OpenGL API and a tutorial on using the API to create 3D visualizations, games, and other graphics. Starting with basic 3D terminology and concepts, the book covers basic primitive assembly, transformations, lighting, texturing, and the OpenGL Shading Language. The tutorial is accessible to both beginning programmers and to experienced programmers who are new to OpenGL. For this fourth edition, the reference material has been reorganized, with an appendix containing the complete OpenGL API reference for the GL function. The Mac OS X and Linux chapters have been rewritten, and there are new chapters on the latest OpenGL ES specification, and on advanced OpenGL buffer usage. This edition also features a color section of images demonstrating results of various techniques. Wright is a multimedia simulation software developer. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

OpenGL® SuperBible, Fifth Edition is the definitive programmer’s guide, tutorial, and reference for the world’s leading 3D API for real-time computer graphics, OpenGL 3.3. The best all-around introduction to OpenGL for developers at all levels of experience, it clearly explains both the API and essential associated programming concepts. Readers will find up-to-date, hands-on guidance on all facets of modern OpenGL development, including transformations, texture mapping, shaders, advanced buffers, geometry management, and much more. Fully revised to reflect ARB’s latest official specification (3.3), this edition also contains a new start-to-finish tutorial on OpenGL for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

 

Coverage includes

• A practical introduction to the essentials of real-time 3D graphics

• Core OpenGL 3.3 techniques for rendering, transformations, and texturing

• Writing your own shaders, with examples to get you started

• Cross-platform OpenGL: Windows (including Windows 7), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, UNIX, and embedded systems

• OpenGL programming for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad: step-by-step guidance and complete example programs

• Advanced buffer techniques, including full-definition rendering with floating point buffers and textures

• Fragment operations: controlling the end of the graphics pipeline

• Advanced shader usage and geometry management

• A fully updated API reference, now based on the official ARB (Core) OpenGL 3.3 manual pages

• New bonus materials and sample code on a companion Web site, www.starstonesoftware.com/OpenGL

 

Part of the OpenGL Technical Library–The official knowledge resource for OpenGL developers

The OpenGL Technical Library provides tutorial and reference books for OpenGL. The Library enables programmers to gain a practical understanding of OpenGL and shows them how to unlock its full potential. Originally developed by SGI, the Library continues to evolve under the auspices of the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB) Steering Group (now part of the Khronos Group), an industry consortium responsible for guiding the evolution of OpenGL and related technologies.

Synopsis:

OpenGL® SuperBible, Fifth Edition is the definitive programmer's guide, tutorial, and reference for the world’s leading 3D API for real-time computer graphics, OpenGL 3.X. The best all-around introduction to OpenGL for developers at all levels of experience, it clearly explains both the API and essential associated programming concepts. Readers will find up-to-date, hands-on guidance on all facets of modern OpenGL development, including transformations, texture mapping, shaders, advanced buffers, geometry management, and much more.

 

Coverage includes:

 

·        A practical introduction to the essentials of real-time 3D graphics

·        Core OpenGL 3.X techniques for rendering, transformations, and texturing

·        Using both stock and custom shaders—and starting to write your own

·        Cross-platform OpenGL: Windows (including Windows 7), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, UNIX, and embedded systems

·        OpenGL programming for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad: step-by-step guidance and complete example programs

·        Advanced buffer techniques, including full-definition rendering with floating point buffers and textures

·        Fragment operations: controlling the end of the graphics pipeline

·        Advanced shader usage and geometry management

·        A fully updated API reference, now based on the official ARB (Core) OpenGL 3.2 manual pages

·        New bonus materials and sample code on a companion Web site

 

You’ll rely on this book constantly—whether you’re learning OpenGL for the first time, deepening your graphics programming expertise, upgrading from older versions of OpenGL, or porting applications from other environments.

About the Author

Richard S. Wright, Jr.has been using OpenGL for more than 12 years, since it first became available on the Windows platform, and teaches OpenGL programming in the game design degree program at Full Sail in Orlando, Florida. Currently, Richard is the president of Starstone Software Systems, Inc., where he develops third-party multimedia simulation software for the PC and Macintosh platforms using OpenGL.

Previously with Real 3D/Lockheed Martin, Richard was a regular OpenGL ARB attendee and contributed to the OpenGL 1.2 specification and conformance tests. Since then, Richard has worked in multidimensional database visualization, game development, medical diagnostic visualization, and astronomical space simulation.

Richard first learned to program in the eighth grade in 1978 on a paper terminal. At age 16, his parents let him buy a computer with his grass-cutting money instead of a car, and he sold his first computer program less than a year later (and it was a graphics program!). When he graduated from high school, his first job was teaching programming and computer literacy for a local consumer education company. He studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Louisville’s Speed Scientific School and made it half way through his senior year before his career got the best of him and took him to Florida. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he now lives with his wife and three children in Lake Mary, Florida. When not programming or dodging hurricanes, Richard is an avid amateur astronomer and an Adult Sunday School teacher.

 

Benjamin Lipchak graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a double major in technical writing and computer science. “Why would anyone with a CS degree want to become a writer?” That was the question asked of him one fateful morning when Benj was interviewing for a tech writing job at Digital Equipment Corporation. Benj’s interview took longer than scheduled, and he left that day with job offer in hand to work on the software team responsible for DEC’s AlphaStation OpenGL drivers.

Benj’s participation in the OpenGL Architecture Review Board began when he chaired the working group that generated the GL_ARB_fragment_program extension spec. While chairing the Khronos OpenGL Ecosystem Technical SubGroup, he established the OpenGL SDK and created the OpenGL Pipeline newsletter, of which he remains editor.

Benj will now participate in the Khronos OpenGL ES Working Group. After 12 years of OpenGL driver development and driver team management at DEC, Compaq, and ATI, he is headed for smaller pastures. Benj recently became manager of AMD’s handheld software team. Although the API is familiar, the new challenges of size and power consumption make for a great change of scenery. In his fleeting spare time, Benj tries to get outdoors for some hiking or kayaking. He also operates an independent record label, Wachusett Records, specializing in solo piano music.

 

Nicholas Haemel, developer at AMD in the Graphics Products Group, was technical reviewer for OpenGL SuperBible, Third Edition, and contributed the chapters on GLX and OpenGL ES.

 

Table of Contents

Preface  xxvii

About the Authors  xxxv

Introduction  1

 

Part I: The Old Testament

Chapter 1     Introduction to 3D Graphics and OpenGL  9

Chapter 2     Using OpenGL  33

Chapter 3     Drawing in Space: Geometric Primitives and Buffers  73

Chapter 4     Geometric Transformations: The Pipeline  127

Chapter 5     Color, Materials, and Lighting: The Basics 173

Chapter 6     More on Colors and Materials  229

Chapter 7     Imaging with OpenGL  251

Chapter 8     Texture Mapping: The Basics  303

Chapter 9     Texture Mapping: Beyond the Basics  341

Chapter 10   Curves and Surfaces  377

Chapter 11   It’s All About the Pipeline: Faster Geometry Throughput  421

Chapter 12   Interactive Graphics  457

Chapter 13   Occlusion Queries: Why Do More Work Than You Need To? 481

Chapter 14   Depth Textures and Shadows  495

 

Part II: The New Testament

Chapter 15   Programmable Pipeline: This Isn’t Your Father’s OpenGL  515

Chapter 16   Vertex Shading: Do-It-Yourself Transform, Lighting, and Texgen  547

Chapter 17   Fragment Shading: Empower Your Pixel Processing  567

Chapter 18   Advanced Buffers  601

 

Part III: The Apocrypha

Chapter 19   Wiggle: OpenGL on Windows  641

Chapter 20   OpenGL on Mac OS X  685

Chapter 21   OpenGL on Linux  713

Chapter 22   OpenGL ES — OpenGL on the Small  735

 

Appendix A    Further Reading/References  773

Appendix B    Glossary  777

Appendix C   API Reference  783

Index  1141

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321498823
Subtitle:
Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Wright, Richard S., Jr.
Author:
Haemel, Nicholas S
Author:
Lipchak, Benjamin
Author:
Wright, Richard
Author:
Haemel, Nicholas
Author:
Sellers, Graham
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
Miscellaneous Software
Subject:
Digital Media - Video & Animation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
OpenGL
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1248
Dimensions:
9 x 7.37 x 1.622 in 1792 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

OpenGL® SuperBible, Fifth Edition is the definitive programmer’s guide, tutorial, and reference for the world’s leading 3D API for real-time computer graphics, OpenGL 3.3. The best all-around introduction to OpenGL for developers at all levels of experience, it clearly explains both the API and essential associated programming concepts. Readers will find up-to-date, hands-on guidance on all facets of modern OpenGL development, including transformations, texture mapping, shaders, advanced buffers, geometry management, and much more. Fully revised to reflect ARB’s latest official specification (3.3), this edition also contains a new start-to-finish tutorial on OpenGL for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

 

Coverage includes

• A practical introduction to the essentials of real-time 3D graphics

• Core OpenGL 3.3 techniques for rendering, transformations, and texturing

• Writing your own shaders, with examples to get you started

• Cross-platform OpenGL: Windows (including Windows 7), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, UNIX, and embedded systems

• OpenGL programming for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad: step-by-step guidance and complete example programs

• Advanced buffer techniques, including full-definition rendering with floating point buffers and textures

• Fragment operations: controlling the end of the graphics pipeline

• Advanced shader usage and geometry management

• A fully updated API reference, now based on the official ARB (Core) OpenGL 3.3 manual pages

• New bonus materials and sample code on a companion Web site, www.starstonesoftware.com/OpenGL

 

Part of the OpenGL Technical Library–The official knowledge resource for OpenGL developers

The OpenGL Technical Library provides tutorial and reference books for OpenGL. The Library enables programmers to gain a practical understanding of OpenGL and shows them how to unlock its full potential. Originally developed by SGI, the Library continues to evolve under the auspices of the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB) Steering Group (now part of the Khronos Group), an industry consortium responsible for guiding the evolution of OpenGL and related technologies.

"Synopsis" by ,

OpenGL® SuperBible, Fifth Edition is the definitive programmer's guide, tutorial, and reference for the world’s leading 3D API for real-time computer graphics, OpenGL 3.X. The best all-around introduction to OpenGL for developers at all levels of experience, it clearly explains both the API and essential associated programming concepts. Readers will find up-to-date, hands-on guidance on all facets of modern OpenGL development, including transformations, texture mapping, shaders, advanced buffers, geometry management, and much more.

 

Coverage includes:

 

·        A practical introduction to the essentials of real-time 3D graphics

·        Core OpenGL 3.X techniques for rendering, transformations, and texturing

·        Using both stock and custom shaders—and starting to write your own

·        Cross-platform OpenGL: Windows (including Windows 7), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, UNIX, and embedded systems

·        OpenGL programming for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad: step-by-step guidance and complete example programs

·        Advanced buffer techniques, including full-definition rendering with floating point buffers and textures

·        Fragment operations: controlling the end of the graphics pipeline

·        Advanced shader usage and geometry management

·        A fully updated API reference, now based on the official ARB (Core) OpenGL 3.2 manual pages

·        New bonus materials and sample code on a companion Web site

 

You’ll rely on this book constantly—whether you’re learning OpenGL for the first time, deepening your graphics programming expertise, upgrading from older versions of OpenGL, or porting applications from other environments.

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