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Curves and Surfaces for Computer Graphics,
Computer graphics is important in many areas including engineering design, architecture, education, and computer art and animation. This book examines a wide array of current methods used in creating real-looking objects in the computer, one of the main aims of computer graphics. Key features: - Good foundational mathematical introduction to curves and surfaces; no advanced math required - Topics organized by different interpolation/approximation techniques, each technique providing useful information about curves and surfaces - Exposition motivated by numerous examples and exercises sprinkled throughout, aiding the reader - Includes a gallery of color images, Mathematica code listings, and sections on curves and surfaces by refinement and on sweep surfaces - Web site maintained and updated by the author, providing readers with errata and auxiliary material This engaging text is geared to a broad and general readership of computer science/architecture engineers using computer graphics to design objects, programmers for computer gamemakers, applied mathematicians, and students majoring in computer graphics and its applications. It may be used in a classroom setting or as a general reference.
by David Salomon
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Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics,
This text is ideal for junior-, senior-, and graduate-level courses in computer graphics and computer-aided design taught in departments of mechanical and aeronautical engineering and computer science. It presents in a unified manner an introduction to the mathematical theory underlying computer graphic applications. It covers topics of keen interest to students in engineering and computer science: transformations, projections, 2-D and 3-D curve definition schemes, and surface definitions. It also includes techniques, such as B-splines, which are incorporated as part of the software in advanced engineering workstations. A basic knowledge of vector and matrix algebra and calculus is required.
by David F. Rogers
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Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics,
Do you spend too much time creating the building blocks of your graphics applications or finding and correcting errors? Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics is an extensive, conveniently organized collection of proven solutions to fundamental problems that you'd rather not solve over and over again, including building primitives, distance calculation, approximation, containment, decomposition, intersection determination, separation, and more. If you have a mathematics degree, this book will save you time and trouble. If you don't, it will help you achieve things you may feel are out of your reach. Inside, each problem is clearly stated and diagrammed, and the fully detailed solutions are presented in easy-to-understand pseudocode. You also get the mathematics and geometry background needed to make optimal use of the solutions, as well as an abundance of reference material contained in a series of appendices. Features Filled with robust, thoroughly tested solutions that will save you time and help you avoid costly errors. Covers problems relevant for both 2D and 3D graphics programming. Presents each problem and solution in stand-alone form allowing you the option of reading only those entries that matter to you. Provides the math and geometry background you need to understand the solutions and put them to work. Clearly diagrams each problem and presents solutions in easy-to-understand pseudocode. Resources associated with the book are available at the companion Web site www.mkp.com/gtcg. * Filled with robust, thoroughly tested solutions that will save you time and help you avoid costly errors. * Covers problems relevant for both 2D and 3D graphics programming. * Presents each problem and solution in stand-alone form allowing you the option of reading only those entries that matter to you. * Provides the math and geometry background you need to understand the solutions and put them to work. * Clearly diagrams each problem and presents solutions in easy-to-understand pseudocode. * Resources associated with the book are available at the companion Web site www.mkp.com/gtcg.
by Philip Schneider
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The Computer Graphics Manual,
This book presents a broad overview of computer graphics (CG), its history, and the hardware tools it employs. Covering a substantial number of concepts and algorithms, the text describes the techniques, approaches, and algorithms at the core of this field.
by David Salomon
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Transformations and Projections in Computer Graphics,
This book provides a thorough background in these two important topics in graphics. The book introduces perspective in an original way and discusses the mathematics of perspective in detail, in an accessible way. It treats nonlinear projections in depth, including the popular fisheye, panorama, and map projections. Only a basic knowledge of linear algebra, vectors, and matrices is required, as key ideas are introduced slowly, examined and illustrated by figures and examples, and enforced through solved exercises. Topics and Features: - Provides a complete and self-contained presentation of the topic s core concepts, principles, and methods - Features a 12-page color section - Includes a wealth of exercises - Integrates a complementary website that supplies additional auxiliary material Written for computer professionals both within and outside the field of Computer Graphics, this succinct text/reference will prove an essential resource for readers. Also suitable for graduates studying in Computer Graphics and CAD courses.
by David Salomon
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Computer Graphics Techniques,Theory and Practice
In the third paper in this chapter, Mike Pratt provides an historical intro duction to solid modeling. He presents the development of the three most freqently used techniques: cellular subdivision, constructive solid modeling and boundary representation. Although each of these techniques devel oped more or less independently, today the designer's needs dictate that a successful system allows access to all of these methods. For example, sculptured surfaces are generally represented using a boundary represen tation. However, the design of a complex vehicle generally dictates that a sculptured surface representation is most efficient for the 'skin' while constructive solid geometry representation is most efficent for the inter nal mechanism. Pratt also discusses the emerging concept of design by 'feature line'. Finally, he addresses the very important problem of data exchange between solid modeling systems and the progress that is being made towards developing an international standard. With the advent of reasonably low cost scientific workstations with rea sonable to outstanding graphics capabilities, scientists and engineers are increasingly turning to computer analysis for answers to fundamental ques tions and to computer graphics for present~tion of those answers. Although the current crop of workstations exhibit quite impressive computational ca pability, they are still not capable of solving many problems in a reasonable time frame, e. g. , executing computational fluid dynamics and finite element codes or generating complex ray traced or radiosity based images. In the sixth chapter Mike Muuss of the U. S.
by David F. Rogers
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Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling,
A book for those interested in how modern graphics programs work and how they can generate realistic-looking objects. It emphasises the mathematics behind computer graphics, most of which is included in an appendix. The main topics covered are: scan conversion methods; selecting the best pixels for generating lines, circles and other objects; geometric transformations and projections; translations, rotations, moving in 3D, perspective projections, curves and surfaces; construction, wire-frames, rendering, normals; CRTs, antialiasing, animation, colour, perception, polygons, compression. With its numerous illustrative examples and exercises, the book is ideal for a two-semester course for advanced undergraduates or graduates, while also making a fine reference for professionals in the field.
by David Salomon
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Techniques for Computer Graphics,
Papers for an International Summer Institute on the State of the Art Computer Graphics, held at the University of Stirling, Scotland, Summer 1986. Sponsored by the British Computer Soc. Computer Graphics and Display Group and theComputer Graphics Soc.
by David F. Rogers
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3D Game Engine Design,A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphics
A major revision of the international bestseller on game programming! Graphics hardware has evolved enormously in the last decade. Hardware can now be directly controlled through techniques such as shader programming, which requires an entirely new thought process of a programmer. 3D Game Engine Design, Second Edition shows step-by-step how to make a shader-based graphics engine and how to tame the new technology. Much new material has been added, including more than twice the coverage of the essential techniques of scene graph management, as well as new methods for managing memory usage in the new generation of game consoles and portable game players. There are expanded discussions of collision detection, collision avoidance, and physics — all challenging subjects for developers. * Revision of the classic work on game engines — the core of any game. * Includes Wild Magic, a commercial quality game engine in source code that illustrates how to build a real-time rendering system from the lowest-level details all the way to a working game. * Fully revised and updated in 4 colors, including major new content on shader programming, physics, and memory management for the next generation game consoles and portables.
by David H. Eberly
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CGM and CGI,metafile and interface standards for computer graphics
This book describes two ISO standardization projects - the Computer Graphics Interface (CGI) and the Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM). It has been written principally for users and practitioners of computer graphics. In particular, system designers, independent software vendors, graphics system implementors, and application program developers need to understand the basic standards being put into place at the so-called Virtual Device Interface. Technical managers, graduate students in computer science specializing in graphics, and buyers in government and industry will also find this book valuable. The CGI project is standardizing a functional and syntactic specification for the exchange of device-independent data and associated control information between systems with graphical capabilities. The CGI defines idealized abstract classes of graphical devices capable of accepting input and generating, storing and manipulating pictures. The CGM provides a file format suitable for the storage and retrieval of device-independent picture descriptions. Pictures described by a sequence of CGI function invocations can be written to disk and stored compactly as CGMs, and CGMs can be interpreted and displayed efficiently using a CGI implementation. Formal standards documents are difficult to read. They are dry, complex and lack tutorial material. This book is intended to supplement the standards documents themselves. Organized into four parts comprising seventeen chapters, it includes many illustrations and examples not found in the standards. The book also explains the relationship of the CGI and CGM to other standards, both formal and de facto, describes some early commercial implementations of the standards, and gives the reader insight into the future evolution of these standards.
by David B. Arnold
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State of the Art in Computer Graphics,Aspects of Visualization
State of the Art in Computer Graphics Aspects of Visualization This is the fourth volume derived from a State of . . . the Art in Computer Graphics Summer Institute. It represents a snapshot of a number of topics in computer graphics, topics which include visualization of scientific data; modeling; some aspects of visualization in virtual reality; and hardware architectures for visu alization. Many papers first present a background introduction to the topic, followed by discussion of current work in the topic. The volume is thus equally suitable for nonspecialists in a particular area, and for the more experienced researcher in the field. It also enables general readers to obtain an acquaintance with a particular topic area sufficient to apply that knowledge in the context of solving current problems. The volume is organized into four chapters - Visualization of Data, Modeling, Virtual Reality Techniques, and Hardware Architectures for Visualization. In the first chapter, Val Watson and Pamela Walatka address the visual aspects of fluid dynamic computations. They discuss algorithms for function-mapped surfaces and cutting planes, isosurfaces, particle traces, and topology extractions. They point out that current visualization systems are limited by low information transfer bandwidth, poor response to viewing and model accuracy modification requests, mismatches between model rendering and human cognitive capabilities, and ineffective interactive tools. However, Watson and Walatka indicate that proposed systems will correct most of these problems.
by David F. Rogers
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ISO standards for computer graphics,the first generation

by David B. Arnold
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Wavelets for Computer Graphics,Theory and Applications
This introduction to wavelets provides computer graphics professionals and researchers with the mathematical foundations for understanding and applying this powerful tool.
by Eric J. Stollnitz
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Level of Detail for 3D Graphics,
Written by recognized LOD leaders, this is a coherent, state-of-the-art account of cutting-edge LOD research and development. This complete resource enables programmers to incorporate LOD technology into their own systems.
by David P. Luebke
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Mathematical Optimization in Computer Graphics and Vision,
Mathematical optimization is used in nearly all computer graphics applications, from computer vision to animation. This book teaches readers the core set of techniques that every computer graphics professional should understand in order to envision and expand the boundaries of what is possible in their work. Study of this authoritative reference will help readers develop a very powerful tool- the ability to create and decipher mathematical models that can better realize solutions to even the toughest problems confronting computer graphics community today. *Distills down a vast and complex world of information on optimization into one short, self-contained volume especially for computer graphics *Helps CG professionals identify the best technique for solving particular problems quickly, by categorizing the most effective algorithms by application *Keeps readers current by supplementing the focus on key, classic methods with special end-of-chapter sections on cutting-edge developments
by Luiz Velho
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