The success of Angry Birds, Peggle, and Fruit Ninja has proven that fun and immersive game experiences can be created in two dimensions. Furthermore, 2D graphics enable developers to quickly prototype ideas and mechanics using fewer resources than 3D. 2D Graphics Programming for Games provides an in-depth single source on creating 2D graphics that can be easily applied to many game platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Suite. The author presents examples not only from video games but also from art and animated film. The book helps new programmers learn the concepts and techniques used to produce appealing 2D graphics. It starts with the basics and then covers topics pertaining to motion and depth, such as cel animation, tiling, and layering. The text also describes advanced graphics, including the use of particle systems, shaders, and splines. Code samples in the text and online allow readers to see a particular line of code in action or as it relates to the code around it. In addition, challenges and suggested projects encourage readers to work through problems, experiment with solutions, and tinker with code. Full of practical tools and tricks, this color book gives novices in-depth guidance on making professional, high-quality graphics for games. It also improves the relationship between programmers and artists by explaining how certain art and design challenges can be solved with a programmatic solution.
Author: Tom Jenkyns
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-10-16
This textbook provides an engaging and motivational introduction to traditional topics in discrete mathematics, in a manner specifically designed to appeal to computer science students. The text empowers students to think critically, to be effective problem solvers, to integrate theory and practice, and to recognize the importance of abstraction. Clearly structured and interactive in nature, the book presents detailed walkthroughs of several algorithms, stimulating a conversation with the reader through informal commentary and provocative questions. Features: no university-level background in mathematics required; ideally structured for classroom-use and self-study, with modular chapters following ACM curriculum recommendations; describes mathematical processes in an algorithmic manner; contains examples and exercises throughout the text, and highlights the most important concepts in each section; selects examples that demonstrate a practical use for the concept in question.
Author: Neil Leonard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2017-07-13
Design Research shows readers how to choose the best method of research in order to save time and get the right results.The book makes readers aware of all the different research methods, as well as how to carry out the most appropriate research for their graphic design projects. All stages of the research process are considered in a dynamic and entertaining style, covering audience, context, trends, sources, documentation, dissemination and more. Students and designers can benefit from this text by learning fresh ways to analyse information obtained by data gathering, and how best to test and prove decisions. The resulting, well-rounded solutions will be informed, innovative, and aesthetically fitting for the brief.
Author: Elsayed A. Elsayed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-05-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A newly revised and updated edition that details both the theoretical foundations and practical applications of reliability engineering Reliability is one of the most important quality characteristics of components, products, and large and complex systems—but it takes a significant amount of time and resources to bring reliability to fruition. Thoroughly classroom- and industry-tested, this book helps ensure that engineers see reliability success with every product they design, test, and manufacture. Divided into three parts, Reliability Engineering, Second Edition handily describes the theories and their practical uses while presenting readers with real-world examples and problems to solve. Part I focuses on system reliability estimation for time independent and failure dependent models, helping engineers create a reliable design. Part II aids the reader in assembling necessary components and configuring them to achieve desired reliability objectives, conducting reliability tests on components, and using field data from similar components. Part III follows what happens once a product is produced and sold, how the manufacturer must ensure its reliability objectives by providing preventive and scheduled maintenance and warranty policies. This Second Edition includes in-depth and enhanced chapter coverage of: Reliability and Hazard Functions System Reliability Evaluation Time- and Failure-Dependent Reliability Estimation Methods of the Parameters of Failure-Time Distributions Parametric Reliability Models Models for Accelerated Life Testing Renewal Processes and Expected Number of Failures Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Warranty Models Case Studies A comprehensive reference for practitioners and professionals in quality and reliability engineering, Reliability Engineering can also be used for senior undergraduate or graduate courses in industrial and systems, mechanical, and electrical engineering programs.
Author: Stewart R Clegg
Release Date: 2016-12-13
Genre: Business & Economics
Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938458 ) Updated to bring the material in line with the topical and contemporary ideas and debates on or about strategy and catering to students and their diverse learning styles, the second edition is an easy to use tool allowing students to switch from web resources to the print text and back again, opening windows on the world of strategy through cases that are vibrant and engaged, digital links that allow them to explore topics in more detail and video and other media that encourage relating theory to practice. Providing a fresh perspective on strategy from an organizational perspective through a discursive approach featuring key theoretic tenets, this text is also pragmatic and emphasizes the practices of strategy to encourage the reader to be open to a wider set of ideas, with a little more relevance, and with a cooler attitude towards the affordances of the digital world and the possibilities for strategy’s futures. The key areas of Strategy take a critical stance in the new edition, and also include areas less evident in conventional strategy texts such as not-for-profit organizations, process theories, globalization, organizational politics and decision-making as well as the futures of strategy. The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice and is complimented by a free Interactive e-book* featuring videos, cases and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable as core reading for undergraduate and postgraduate business management students of strategy and strategic management. *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
Author: Francisco Rios
Publisher: R & L Education
Release Date: 2011
Outlines an approach to multicultural education while encouraging educators to implement diverse schooling practices, in an accessible reference that covers such topics as professional development, the hiring of cultural facilitators and minority teacher recruitment. Simultaneous. Hardcover available.
The multivariable version of Rogawski's new text presents calculus with solid mathematical precision but with an everyday sensibility that puts the main concepts in clear terms. It is rigorous without being inaccessible and clear without being too informal--it has the perfect balance for instructors and their students.
Author: George Fathman
Publisher: Health Research Books
Release Date: 1996-09-01
1951 a study in sacred numbers & symbols. a detailed study of the Tarot. Contents: Acknowledgment; Introduction; Arcanum 0-22 - illustrated & explained; Conclusion; Appendix a - What is Man; Appendix B - Bible Numbers; Appendix C - The Two Numbe.
Author: A. J. Penn
Publisher: Cumulus Publishing Limited
Release Date: 2011-11-25
Based upon the cult television series, 'The Tribe'. Forced to flee the city in their homeland - along with abandoning their dream of building a better world from the ashes of the old - the Mall Rats embark upon a perilous journey of discovery into the unknown. Cast adrift, few could have foreseen the dangers that lay in store. What is the secret surrounding the Jzhao Li? Will they unravel the mysteries of The Collective? Let alone overcome the many challenges and obstacles they encounter as they battle the forces of mother nature, unexpected adversaries, and at times, even themselves? Above all, can they build a new world in their own images - by keeping their dream alive?
Author: Trevor L. Williams
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism
"For most Joyce readers being Irish means being anti-British, anti-capitalist, anti-upper class, and occasionally even anti-clerical, so we need to be reminded just how political the concerns of Joyce's characters really were. . . . [This] study goes a long way in debunking the old critical shibboleth, fostered by Joyce himself, that he was not a 'political' writer, a notion that his character/surrogate, Stephen Dedalus, belies with his pledge to write 'the uncreated conscience of his race.' "--Zack Bowen, University of Miami "Provocative, wide-ranging, and gracefully written . . . glows with intelligence. It is the work of a socially responsible critic without a shred of showiness or self-indulgence. . . . I think this book will help change the way we read Joyce, for good."--R. Brandon Kershner, University of Florida In the first book-length study of a "Marxist" Joyce, Trevor Williams takes as his starting point Joyce's assertion that Dublin was a "paralysed city." He identifies those power structures within its civil society and private relationships--so clearly drawn by Joyce in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Ulysses--that lie at the heart of that paralysis. More importantly, however, Williams shows how in Joyce the paralysis is always provisional, and explores the ways in which Joyce's characters do indeed demonstrate means of resistance to the British state, to class distinctions, to clerical hegemony, and to power imbalances in familial and sexual relationships. In the process, Williams reviews the early criticism leveled against Joyce by the left, in particular by the First Congress of Soviet Writers in 1934. He also engages contemporary Joyce critics, including Fredric Jameson, Franco Moretti, and Terry Eagleton, many of whom have attempted to redress the leftist attacks on Joyce and to demonstrate his relevance to a postcolonial critical approach. Throughout, Williams asserts the constant need to make literature relevant. In part, this book was inspired by his students, who in 1991, at the outset of the Gulf War, demanded to know how they could justify reading Joyce when, simultaneously, people were being killed. Williams's answer, formulated in the first chapter, is to argue that reading Joyce, who was keenly aware of the impact of unequal power relations, is not only justifiable but relevant, legitimate, and necessary. Unusually free of the dogmatism and economism so frequently associated with Marxist literary criticism, Williams's reading of Joyce draws from the "humanist" tradition of Marxism and from contemporary feminist theory in what is ultimately a blend of provocative theory and close textual reading. It will be of interest to Joyceans, literary theorists, and anyone who still believes that to read Joyce is not only justifiable but relevant, legitimate, and necessary. Trevor L. Williams is professor of English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the author of numerous articles on Joyce's work.
Author: Sabrina D. Black
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Find spiritual balance in your marriage. Many Christians are in spiritually unbalanced marriages, desperate for someone to minister to them in their unique place. This is a wonderful tool to provide those in unequally yoked relationships with hope and help in dealing with disappointment, hurts, and heartaches. Sabrina Black brings her counseling expertise to bear on this difficult subject, assisting couples with creating and maintaining a vibrant, growing relationship despite their differences. The Can Two Walk Together Bible Study is an excellent tool to help couples put offered guidance into practice.
DATA MODELING AND DATABASE DESIGN presents a conceptually complete coverage of indispensable topics that each MIS student should learn if that student takes only one database course. Database design and data modeling encompass the minimal set of topics addressing the core competency of knowledge students should acquire in the database area. The text, rich examples, and figures work together to cover material with a depth and precision that is not available in more introductory database books. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher: Carroll Smith Consulting
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Take pole position to learn the ground rules, techniques and procedures of driving perception and evaluation. Racing professional Carroll Smith delivers current state-of-the-art techniques for working with your crew to develop and set up your car so that you'll have a competitive tool with which to practice the art of driving.
In Origami Pop-Ups Jeremy Shafer dives into the world of one piece pop-up cards where card and subject are folded from the same sheet of paper, no cutting or gluing. Filled with clear step-by-step instructions for how to fold each model, as well as comedy routines for performing them in front of audiences, these models will entertain not only origamists, but their family and friends too!