GPU Gems

Randima Fernando

GPU Gems has won a prestigious Front Line Award from Game Developer Magazine. The Front Line Awards recognize products that enable faster and more efficient game development, advancing the state of the art.FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT!"This collection of articles is particularly impressive for its depth and breadth. The book includes product-oriented case studies, previously unpublished state-of-the-art research, comprehensive tutorials, and extensive code samples and demos throughout."-Eric Haines, Author of Real-Time Rendering"GPU Gems is a cool toolbox of advanced graphics techniques. Novice programmers and graphics gurus alike will find the Gems practical, intriguing and useful."-Tim Sweeney, Lead Programmer of Unreal at Epic GamesGPU Gems is a compilation of articles covering practical real-time graphics techniques arising from the research and practice of cutting-edge developers. It focuses on the programmable graphics pipeline available in today's graphics processing units (GPUs) and highlights quick and dirty tricks used by leading developers, as well as fundamental, performance-conscious techniques for creating advanced visual effects. The contributors and editors, collectively, bring countless years of experience to enlighten and propel the reader into the fascinating world of programmable real-time graphics.Major topics covered include:Natural effectsLighting and shadowsMaterialsImage processingPerformance and practicalitiesBeyond triangles Contributors are from the following universities and corporations:Alias SystemsBrown UniversityCroteamCyan WorldsHochschule BremenIndustrial Light & MagiciXBT.comMonolith ProductionsNew York UniversityNovaramaNVIDIAParalelo ComputacaoPiranha BytesPixar Animation StudiosSiemens Medical SolutionsSoftimage Co.Softlab-NSKSony Pictures ImageworksStanford UniversityUC DavisUNC-Chapel HillUniversitat Pompeu FabraUniversity of UtahUniversity of Waterloo The accompanying CD-ROM includes complementary examples and sample programs.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins :





    1. Effective Water Simulation from Physical Models, Mark Finch, (Cyan Worlds).

    Goals and Scope.

    The Sum of Sines Approximation.


    Runtime Processing.



    2. Rendering Water Caustics, Juan Guardado, (NVIDIA) and Daniel Sanchez-Crespo, (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/Novarama Technology).


    Computing Caustics.

    Our Approach.

    Implementation Using OpenGL.

    Implementation Using a High-Level Shading Language.



    3. Skin in the "Dawn" Demo, Curtis Beeson, (NVIDIA) and Kevin Bjorke, (NVIDIA).


    Skin Shading.

    Lighting the Scene.

    How Skin Responds to Light.




  • Data Publicarii : 2004
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Mixed media product
  • Numar pagini : 816
  • ISBN : 9780321228321
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