Introduction to 3D Game Engine Design Using DirectX 9 and C#

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Apress, Aug 22, 2003 - Computers - 424 pages

Introduction to 3D Game Engine Design Using DirectX 9 and C# illustrates the process of creating a simple 3D game engine. During this process, author Lynn Harrison demonstrates many facets of the DirectX 9 software through clear-cut explanations and examples.

Throughout the course of the book, you'll develop an off-road driving game that brings such features as management of large scenes, environmental effects, and physics into play. To write the game, you'll use cutting-edge technologies—C# and DirectX, and the .NET Framework—and you'll go beyond simple graphics to explore audio, user input, artificial intelligence, and multiplayer design.

Table of Contents Overview User Interface Hanging Ten: A Ride Through the Rendering Pipeline Basic 3D Objects Complex 3D Objects Camera: The Player’s View of the World Adding Some Atmosphere: Lighting and Fog Artificial Intelligence: Adding the Competition Game Audio: Let’s Make Some Noise Game Physics: Keeping It Real Tools of the Trade

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About the author (2003)

Lynn Thomas Harrison is both a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is employed as a senior systems engineer for Diamond Visionics Company, a visualization engineering company. He lives in Binghamton, New York with his wife, Gerri, and son, Michael. Lynn has been active in the simulation and graphics industries for over 22 years.

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