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An Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics, Stereoscopic Image, and Animation in OpenGL and C/C++ [Kindle Edition]

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Book Description

The development of computer graphics has made computers easier to interact with, to understand and to interpret different types of data. Developments in computer graphics have made profound impact on many types of media and have revolutionized the film, video game and publishing industries. This book discusses the fundamentals of computer graphics, including 3D transformations, projections, animations, colors, and creating stereoscopic images. It illustrates the concepts by presenting example programs written in C/C++ with OpenGL.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3043 KB
  • Print Length: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Create Space; Fore June edition (2 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008WD20VE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #585,492 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the passord provided in Kindle Edition seems not working. 10 Oct. 2013
By Daisuke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
the content is awesome as everyone says. I bought kidle edition. but I can not download sample source code from book site with provided password. please fix it as soon as possible. Or give us much clearer instruction to download it. thank you.

2013/10/10 added
Now, I found a way to correct the password on kindle edition. chage "space inside password" into "_"(underbar). just it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 15 Dec. 2013
By Panagiotis Papasotiriou - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a very good book; topics are presented in the right order and chapters are well written. The book is not an OpenGL manual (and it couldn't be, as OpenGL documentation is very long). Instead, essential OpenGL commands for each topic are mentioned, always with one or more small examples, which I found very useful. I would prefer a few sub-topics to be more emphasized, but this is a minor remark.
Small program chunks, aiming to emphasize on details or surprising results are often included, and help the reader understand the topic more deeply. Longer examples, usually one or two pages long (and well commented), are also included. In general, the book is full of examples with high educational value.

The book is written in such a way that It is quite possible to read only the chapters you are interested, skipping others. However, I would recommend not to skip Chapter 3, which introduces essential information concerning modeling and viewing transformations; this requires some decent knowledge of vector algebra, but it is inevitable if you really want to understand OpenGL.
The book uses a "moderate" level of C/C++, avoiding very complex features of the language, which makes the numerous examples in the book easy to understand. As a plus that may or may not count for you, Open Source software is the driving force behind this book. Also, the book is considerably cheaper than most of the books concerning OpenGL.

It is nor easy for me to rate a book with 5 stars, as I expect a lot from a book. In fact, this is the first time I rate a book with 5 stars, and there is a good reason for that. All in all, I would highly recommend it. If you can't understand OpenGL after reading parts of this book, I doubt you will ever understand OpenGL.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3D Computer Graphics programming in OpenGL and C/C++ 23 Mar. 2013
By yong v - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The book presents a wide range of 3D graphics topics with easy approaches from
concepts to practical examples with codes written in C/C++ and OpenGL API.
It is nice that each chapter has a set of codes to illustrate contents of graphics math with real coding. The book also provides a helpful step-by-step guide to readers who are interested in developing apps for Android devices. It is an interesting book to start learning about graphics programming.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good content, but very outdated 13 Dec. 2013
By 3D Developer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is well written and interesting, but with the exception of some mentions in the appendices it's presenting old, fixed-function, OpenGL code that would be appropriate ten years ago but not today. When I first started reading this I actually thought it was a reprinting of an older textbook, since the code it presents is deprecated in the current OpenGL. The theory presented is still useful, but I wouldn't recommend this to beginners since they could be unaware of how outdated it is.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!! 23 April 2013
By Ihab - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I would recommend this book for people who are new to 3D graphics and for those who want to expand their knowledge even more.
The author covers both theoretical and practical aspects of 3D programming with a lot of examples and code samples in OpenGL and C/C++.
The book is easy to read and understand and yet scientifically thorough and complete.
It is also a good introduction to open source graphical tools and libraries and a nice guide for developers who want to create their own apps for Android.
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