Black Art of 3D Game Programming

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Waite Group Press, 1995 - Reference - 1174 pages
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This unparalleled tutorial details every nuance of using the C language to create lightning-fast games with 3D polygon graphics. Step-by-step instructions guide through every programming stage.
-- Covers every aspect of 3D polygon video game design, from concept to completion
-- Discusses full modem communications and techniques for creating multi-player 3D video games
-- Includes over 30 shareware games and demos including a shareware paint program
-- CD-ROM includes: Kill or Be Killed, a 3D engine combat simulator, and Starblazer, a 2D space-age tank combat simulator

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About the author (1995)

Andrh LaMothe (a.k.a. Lord Necron) has been programming for over 24 years and holds degrees in mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering. He has written numerous articles on the subjects of graphics, game programming, and artificial intelligence. He is the author of Tricks of the Game Programming Gurus, Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 21 Days, The Game Programming Starter Kit, The Black Art of 3D Game Programming, and Windows Game Programming for Dummies, all bestsellers. In addition, he coauthored Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar I and II. Mr. LaMothe has also taught at the University of Santa Cruz Extension Multimedia Department.

Last, but not least, Andrh is the founder and CEO of Xtreme Games LLC ( and the Xtreme Games Developers Conference ( He can be reached at

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