GPU Pro3 is a guide to high-end computer graphics for video games and computer animation. Discussing the latest advancements in technology and graphical artistry, taken from fifty of the industry’s best, it covers tips on creating interesting geometry, shading, illumination shadows, optimizing 3D engines, and much more. GPU Pro3 is presented with full-color photos of graphical examples, charts, indexes, glossaries, and much more, making it an ideal addition to community and college collections catering to technology and artistic design.
—Wisconsin Bookwatch, April 2012
This book explores the latest developments in advanced rendering techniques in interactive media and games that run on the DirectX or OpenGL run-times or any other run-time with any language available. It covers geometry manipulation, handheld devices programming, effects in image space, shadows, 3D engine design, and environmental effects. A dedicated section on general purpose GPU programming focuses on CUDA, DirectCompute, and OpenCL examples. The book also provides tips on how to render real-time special effects and visualize data on common consumer software platforms.