Rendering ebook Collection: Ultimate CD

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Rendering ebook Collection contains 4 of our best-selling titles, providing the ultimate reference for every computer graphics and gaming professional’s library. Get access to over 2500 pages of reference material, at a fraction of the price of the hard-copy books.

This CD contains the complete ebooks of the following 4 titles:

Raghavachary, Rendering for Beginners: Image synthesis using RenderMan, 9780240519357
Pharr and Humphreys, Physically Based Rendering, 9780125531801
Luebke, Level of Detail for 3D Graphics, 9781558608382
Strothotte, Non-photorealistic Computer Graphics, 9781558607873

*Four fully searchable titles on one CD providing instant access to the ULTIMATE library of engineering materials for graphics professionals
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Contents

Introduction
1
Geometry and Transformations
55
Shapes
107
Primitives and Intersection Acceleration
183
Color and Radiometry
261
Camera Models
301
Sampling and Reconstruction
323
Reflection Models
423
Light Transport I Surface Reflection
739
Light Transport II Volume Rendering
873
Light Transport III Precomputed Light Transport
925
Retrospective and the Future
989
Utilities
999
Scene Description Interface
1045
Index of Fragments
1077
Index of Classes and their Members
1091

Materials
477
Texture
501
Volume Scattering
575
Light Sources
605
Monte Carlo Integration I Basic Concepts
637
Monte Carlo Integration II Improving Efficiency
679
Index of Miscellaneous Identifiers
1101
References
1105
Index
1143
From Theory to Implementation
1169
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Saty Raghavachary is a Senior Trainer and Curriculum Manager in the Training Department at DreamWorks Feature Animation, where he also wrote graphics production software for 11 years. On a part-time basis, he teaches an introductory CG course at USC, and classes on Maya (MEL/Python), RenderMan, and visual math at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects. His movie credits include Bee Movie, Shrek the Third, Flushed Away, Over the Hedge, Madagascar, Shark Tale, Sinbad, Spirit, The Road to El Dorado, and The Prince of Egypt. He was previously Software Manager at MetroLight Studios. Saty was awarded three M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and also did postdoctoral research there. He is also the author of Rendering for Beginners: Image Synthesis Using RenderMan.

Matt Pharr is a software engineer at NVIDIA. Matt is also the coauthor of the book "Physically Based Rendering: From Theory to Implementation (Morgan Kaufmann, 2004).

Randima (Randy) Fernando is Manager of Developer Education at NVIDIA.

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