Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 12

Author: Frank Luna

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1944534555

Category: Computers

Page: 900

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This updated bestseller provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12. The book is divided into three main parts: basic mathematical tools, fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and techniques and special effects. It shows how to use new Direct12 features such as command lists, pipeline state objects, descriptor heaps and tables, and explicit resource management to reduce CPU overhead and increase scalability across multiple CPU cores. The book covers modern special effects and techniques such as hardware tessellation, writing compute shaders, ambient occlusion, reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, and character animation. Includes a companion DVD with code and figures. eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected] FEATURES: • Provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12 • Uses new Direct3D 12 features to reduce CPU overhead and take advantage of multiple CPU cores • Contains detailed explanations of popular real-time game effects • Includes a DVD with source code and all the images (including 4-color) from the book • Learn advance rendering techniques such as ambient occlusion, real-time reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, programming the geometry shader, and character animation • Covers a mathematics review and 3D rendering fundamentals such as lighting, texturing, blending and stenciling • Use the end-of-chapter exercises to test understanding and provide experience with DirectX 12

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0c: A Shader Approach

Author: Frank Luna

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449623905

Category: Computers

Page: 630

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Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0c: A Shader Approach presents an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development, using real-time shaders with DirectX 9.0. The book is divided into three parts that explain basic mathematical and 3D concepts, show how to describe 3D worlds and implement fundamental 3D rendering techniques, and demonstrate the application of Direct3D to create a variety of special effects. With this book understand basic mathematical tools used in video game creation such as vectors, matrices, and transformations; discover how to describe and draw interactive 3D scenes using Direct3D and the D3DX library; learn how to implement lighting, texture mapping, alpha blending, and stenciling using shaders and the high-level shading language (HLSL); explore a variety of techniques for creating special effects, including vertex blending, character animation, terrain rendering, multi-texturing, particle systems, reflections, shadows, and normal mapping;f ind out how to work with meshes, load and render .X files, program terrain/camera collision detection, and implement 3D object picking; review key ideas, gain programming experience, and explore new topics with the end-of-chapter exercises.

Beginning DirectX 10 Game Programming

Author: Wendy Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598636243

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Discover the exciting world of game programming and 3D graphics creation using DirectX 10! "Beginning DirectX® 10 Game Progmramming" is an introductory guide to creating fantastic graphics, amazing creatures, and realistic worlds for games. Written spec

Introduction to 3D Game Programming

Author: Frank Luna

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548879839

Category:

Page: 128

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3-D graphics development is an engaging, rewarding process that gives developers the opportunity to flex their creative muscles. However, it can also be intimidating to those on the outside. A follow-up to Direct2D, Direct3D tears down the barriers to entry. Requiring only a background in C++, author Chris Rose will guide you through the process of developing your own 3-D applications. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Practical Rendering and Computation with Direct3D 11

Author: Jason Zink,Matt Pettineo,Jack Hoxley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439869766

Category: Computers

Page: 648

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Direct3D 11 offers such a wealth of capabilities that users can sometimes get lost in the details of specific APIs and their implementation. While there is a great deal of low-level information available about how each API function should be used, there is little documentation that shows how best to leverage these capabilities. Written by active members of the Direct3D community, Practical Rendering and Computation with Direct3D 11 provides a deep understanding of both the high and low level concepts related to using Direct3D 11. The first part of the book presents a conceptual introduction to Direct3D 11, including an overview of the Direct3D 11 rendering and computation pipelines and how they map to the underlying hardware. It also provides a detailed look at all of the major components of the library, covering resources, pipeline details, and multithreaded rendering. Building upon this material, the second part of the text includes detailed examples of how to use Direct3D 11 in common rendering scenarios. The authors describe sample algorithms in-depth and discuss how the features of Direct3D 11 can be used to your advantage. All of the source code from the book is accessible on an actively maintained open source rendering framework. The sample applications and the framework itself can be downloaded from http://hieroglyph3.codeplex.com By analyzing when to use various tools and the tradeoffs between different implementations, this book helps you understand the best way to accomplish a given task and thereby fully leverage the potential capabilities of Direct3D 11.

DirectX 11.1 Game Programming

Author: Pooya Eimandar

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849694818

Category: Computers

Page: 146

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Written in step-by-step tutorial format, we will explore the creation of 3D applications and games through the development of a Windows 8 metro style game.DirectX 11.1 Game Programming Written for developers with knowledge of C++ essentails and 3D mathematics who would want to create metro style game on the Windows 8 platform.DirectX 11.1 Game Programming explores Direct3D 11.1 and Microsoft C++ component extensions along with introducing C++ accelerated massive parallelism.

Real-Time 3D Rendering with DirectX and HLSL

A Practical Guide to Graphics Programming

Author: Paul Varcholik

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133570118

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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Get Started Quickly with DirectX 3D Programming: No 3D Experience Needed This step-by-step text demystifies modern graphics programming so you can quickly start writing professional code with DirectX and HLSL. Expert graphics instructor Paul Varcholik starts with the basics: a tour of the Direct3D graphics pipeline, a 3D math primer, and an introduction to the best tools and support libraries. Next, you’ll discover shader authoring with HLSL. You’ll implement basic lighting models, including ambient lighting, diffuse lighting, and specular highlighting. You’ll write shaders to support point lights, spotlights, environment mapping, fog, color blending, normal mapping, and more. Then you’ll employ C++ and the Direct3D API to develop a robust, extensible rendering engine. You’ll learn about virtual cameras, loading and rendering 3D models, mouse and keyboard input, and you’ll create a flexible effect and material system to integrate your shaders. Finally, you’ll extend your graphics knowledge with more advanced material, including post-processing techniques for color filtering, Gaussian blurring, bloom, and distortion mapping. You’ll develop shaders for casting shadows, work with geometry and tessellation shaders, and implement a complete skeletal animation system for importing and rendering animated models. You don’t need any experience with 3D graphics or the associated math: Everything’s taught hands-on, and all graphics-specific code is fully explained. Coverage includes • The Direct3D API and graphics pipeline • A 3D math primer: vectors, matrices, coordinate systems, transformations, and the DirectX Math library • Free and low-cost tools for authoring, debugging, and profiling shaders • Extensive treatment of HLSL shader authoring • Development of a C++ rendering engine • Cameras, 3D models, materials, and lighting • Post-processing effects • Device input, component-based architecture, and software services • Shadow mapping, depth maps, and projective texture mapping • Skeletal animation • Geometry and tessellation shaders • Survey of rendering optimization, global illumination, compute shaders, deferred shading, and data-driven engine architecture

Ultimate Game Programming with DirectX

Author: Allen Sherrod

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1584506202

Category: Computer games

Page: 474

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Get ready to flex your creativity as you build custom Flash games online. Collaborative Online Game Creation shows anyone interested in game development how to create Flash-based games using GameBrix, a browser-based rich media application that runs on an

Advanced 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10.0

Author: Peter Walsh

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449633595

Category: Computers

Page: 530

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Advanced 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10.0 provides a guide to developing cutting-edge games using DirectX 10.0. Beginning with the foundations of 3D math and the components of DirectX, programmers new to graphics and game programming will learn how to implement networking, collision detection, and multithreading. Full source code is provided for the examples and for the client/server networked 3D first-person game that brings together many of the techniques discussed in the book. Learn how to acquire input from the user through the keyboard and mouse; simulate intelligence using steering algorithms and motivation engines; render using HLSL shaders; use advanced 3D techniques such as forward and inverse kinematics, subdivision surfaces, and radiosity lighting; manage scenes via portal rendering.

Game Programming Gems 8

Author: Adam Lake

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435457714

Category: Computers

Page: 648

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Welcome to the eighth volume of the must-have reference series for game developers, "Game Programming Gems," the series that helped define the standards for game programming and continues to be an essential source for new, innovative techniques. "Game Pro

3D Game Engine Design

A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphics

Author: David H. Eberly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482267306

Category: Art

Page: 1040

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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.

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics, Third Edition

Author: Eric Lengyel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435458877

Category: Computer games

Page: 576

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This updated third edition addresses the mathematical skills that a programmer needs to develop a 3D game engine and computer graphics for professional-level games. MATHEMATICS FOR 3D GAME PROGRAMMING & COMPUTER GRAPHICS, THIRD EDITION is suitable for adv

Hlsl Development Cookbook

Author: Doron Feinstein

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849694214

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 7899

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Written in an engaging yet practical manner, HLSL Development Cookbook allows you to pick the recipes you need as and when they are required.If you have some basic Direct3D knowledge and want to give your work some additional visual impact by utilizing advanced rendering techniques, then this book is for you. It is also ideal for those seeking to make the transition from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11, and those who want to implement powerful shaders with the High Level Shader Language (HLSL).

3D Game Programming

Using DirectX 10 and OpenGL

Author: Pierre Rautenbach

Publisher: Cengage Learning Business Press

ISBN: 9781844808779

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 6238

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3D Game Programming focuses on all the elements making up a 3-D first-person shooter game engine using a bottom-up approach. By following the easy-to-read text, the reader will learn how to create his or her own next-generation 3-D game engine with support for vertex and pixel shading GPU techniques (via Cg and HLSL), dynamic lighting and shadowing (via stencil shadow volumes), geometric meshes, audio, artificial intelligence, physics, environmental reflections, refraction and advanced lighting techniques such as High Dynamic Range lighting. Dealing with the cross-platform programming of 3-D Games for both Linux/MacOS X (via OpenGL/GLUT) and Windows (via DirectX 10 or OpenGL/GLUT) platforms, this book bridges an existent rift in the game development community. In addition to covering these APIs in-depth, the reader is also introduced to other game programming topics such as game development techniques and methodologies, particle systems, shader-based special effects, physics-based animation and artificial intelligence, making this the most comprehensive game programming guide around.

Beginning Direct3d Game Programming

Author: Wolfgang Engel,Amir Geva

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548879853

Category:

Page: 128

View: 5497

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3-D graphics development is an engaging, rewarding process that gives developers the opportunity to flex their creative muscles. However, it can also be intimidating to those on the outside. A follow-up to Direct2D, Direct3D tears down the barriers to entry. Requiring only a background in C++, author Chris Rose will guide you through the process of developing your own 3-D applications. This updated and expanded second edition of Book provides a user-friendly introduction to the subject, Taking a clear structural framework, it guides the reader through the subject's core elements. A flowing writing style combines with the use of illustrations and diagrams throughout the text to ensure the reader understands even the most complex of concepts. This succinct and enlightening overview is a required reading for all those interested in the subject . We hope you find this book useful in shaping your future career & Business.

Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition

Author: Mike McShaffry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133776582

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 8450

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GAME CODING COMPLETE is the essential hands-on guide to developing commercial-quality games. Drawing on his in-depth industry experience, the authors take programmers through the complete process of developing a professional-quality game using hundreds of