Get Started Quickly with DirectX 3D Programming: No 3D Experience Needed This step-by-step text demystifies modern graphics programming so you can quickly start writing professional code with DirectX and HLSL. Expert graphics instructor Paul Varcholik starts with the basics: a tour of the Direct3D graphics pipeline, a 3D math primer, and an introduction to the best tools and support libraries. Next, youall discover shader authoring with HLSL. Youall implement basic lighting models, including ambient lighting, diffuse lighting, and specular highlighting. Youall write shaders to support point lights, spotlights, environment mapping, fog, color blending, normal mapping, and more. Then youall employ C++ and the Direct3D API to develop a robust, extensible rendering engine. Youall learn about virtual cameras, loading and rendering 3D models, mouse and keyboard input, and youall create a flexible effect and material system to integrate your shaders. Finally, youall extend your graphics knowledge with more advanced material, including post-processing techniques for color filtering, Gaussian blurring, bloom, and distortion mapping. Youall develop shaders for casting shadows, work with geometry and tessellation shaders, and implement a complete skeletal animation system for importing and rendering animated models. You donat need any experience with 3D graphics or the associated math: Everythingas taught hands-on, and all graphics-specific code is fully explained. Coverage includes ac The Direct3D API and graphics pipeline ac A 3D math primer: vectors, matrices, coordinate systems, transformations, and the DirectX Math library ac Free and low-cost tools for authoring, debugging, and profiling shaders ac Extensive treatment of HLSL shader authoring ac Development of a C++ rendering engine ac Cameras, 3D models, materials, and lighting ac Post-processing effects ac Device input, component-based architecture, and software services ac Shadow mapping, depth maps, and projective texture mapping ac Skeletal animation ac Geometry and tessellation shaders ac Survey of rendering optimization, global illumination, compute shaders, deferred shading, and data-driven engine architectureMicrosofta#39;s release was an attempt to move game developers onto the new operating system. ... But the library steadily improved, and in 2001, Microsoft released its first game console, the Xbox, which supported a revision of DirectX 8. ... These factors almost certainly contributed to the increasing number of developers who began adopting the updated libraries. ... This is the version this book focuses on, and all of Microsofta#39;s most recent platforms, including the new Xbox One, support it.
|Title||:||Real-Time 3D Rendering with DirectX and HLSL|
|Publisher||:||Addison-Wesley Professional - 2014-05-03|