OpenGL Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version 1.2

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Addison-Wesley, 1999 - Computers - 730 pages
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OpenGL is a powerful software interface used to produce high-quality computer generated images and interactive applications using 2D and 3D objects and color bitmaps and images. The OpenGL Programming Guide, Third Edition, provides definitive and comprehensive information on OpenGL and the OpenGL Utility Library. This book discusses all OpenGL functions and their syntax shows how to use those functions to create interactive applications and realistic color images. You will find clear explanations of OpenGL functionality and many basic computer graphics techniques such as building and rendering 3D models; interactively viewing objects from different perspective points; and using shading, lighting, and texturing effects for greater realism. In addition, this book provides in-depth coverage of advanced techniques, including texture mapping, antialiasing, fog and atmospheric effects, NURBS, image processing, and more. The text also explores other key topics such as enhancing performance, OpenGL extensions, and cross-platform techniques. This third edition has been extensively updated to include the newest features of OpenGL, Version 1.2, including: *3D texture mapping *Multitexturing *

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Breakneck somersault into the open graphics library at its core beginnings. Mostly redundant but a testament to freedom of information. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Dave Shreiner, a leading OpenGL consultant, was a longtime member of the core OpenGL team at SGI. He authored the first commercial OpenGL training course, and has been developing computer graphics applications for more than two decades.

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