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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for 3D graphics, 6 Oct. 2005
This review is from: Advanced Graphics with the B. B. C. Model B Microcomputer (Hardcover)
Although this book was written with the BBC Micro in mind, the mathematics can easily be applied to any computer. I bought this book primarily for the 3D graphics and this book would be useful for anyone wanting to know the nuts and bolts of 3D graphics.
All the necessary code is given in the book and can be a little hard to disambiguate as it is written in a modular style which means you have to keep refering back to earlier pages, but this is easy enough to figure out.
The text is complete and not too dry to read and the accompanying diagrams are helpful. You will not find how to draw the camera or the car (shown on the cover) in this book but by the end of it you will know how to.
3D graphics is covered in the following chapters-
3. Two-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry
4. Matrix Representation of Transformation on Two-dimensional Space
7. Three-dimensional Coordinate Geometry
8. Matrix Representation of Transformations on Three-dimensional Space
9. Orthographic Projections
Chapters 10 and 12 cover hidden line removal and chapter 11 covers Perspective and Sterescopic Perspective
As a sign of the times the book was written the following passage from the section on Hidden Surface and Hidden Line removal after showing us how to draw a complex cube(with 120 facets) which takes a quarter of an hour to draw:-
"We have reached the limits of three-dimensional graphics on the BBC Model B microcomputer. You must use larger computers if you wish to go further in your study of this type of computer graphics" !
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