WebGL Programming Guide

Author: Kouichi Matsuda
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133364927
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Computers

Using WebGL®, you can create sophisticated interactive 3D graphics inside web browsers, without plug-ins. WebGL makes it possible to build a new generation of 3D web games, user interfaces, and information visualization solutions that will run on any standard web browser, and on PCs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, or other devices. WebGL Programming Guide will help you get started quickly with interactive WebGL 3D programming, even if you have no prior knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, 3D graphics, mathematics, or OpenGL. You’ll learn step-by-step, through realistic examples, building your skills as you move from simple to complex solutions for building visually appealing web pages and 3D applications with WebGL. Media, 3D graphics, and WebGL pioneers Dr. Kouichi Matsuda and Dr. Rodger Lea offer easy-to-understand tutorials on key aspects of WebGL, plus 100 downloadable sample programs, each demonstrating a specific WebGL topic. You’ll move from basic techniques such as rendering, animating, and texturing triangles, all the way to advanced techniques such as fogging, shadowing, shader switching, and displaying 3D models generated by Blender or other authoring tools. This book won’t just teach you WebGL best practices, it will give you a library of code to jumpstart your own projects. Coverage includes: • WebGL’s origin, core concepts, features, advantages, and integration with other web standards • How and basic WebGL functions work together to deliver 3D graphics • Shader development with OpenGL ES Shading Language (GLSL ES) • 3D scene drawing: representing user views, controlling space volume, clipping, object creation, and perspective • Achieving greater realism through lighting and hierarchical objects • Advanced techniques: object manipulation, heads-up displays, alpha blending, shader switching, and more • Valuable reference appendixes covering key issues ranging from coordinate systems to matrices and shader loading to web browser settings This is the newest text in the OpenGL Technical Library, Addison-Wesley’s definitive collection of programming guides an reference manuals for OpenGL and its related technologies. The Library enables programmers to gain a practical understanding of OpenGL and the other Khronos application-programming libraries including OpenGL ES and OpenCL. All of the technologies in the OpenGL Technical Library evolve under the auspices of the Khronos Group, the industry consortium guiding the evolution of modern, open-standards media APIs.

WebGL Programming Guide

Author: Kouichi Matsuda
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321902924
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

Master WebGL, and create interactive web browser-based 3D graphics with no plugins -- even if you have no computer graphics experience! * *Learn breakthrough 3D programming techniques for tomorrow's web games, user interfaces, and information visualization applications *Seamlessly integrate rich 3D into Web pages, and interact with your applications through 3D UI elements *100+ recipes demonstrate and explain basic to advanced tasks: complete code library jumpstarts your own projects *Part of AW's official OpenGL series: co-written by a member of Khronos's official WebGL team. WebGL brings plugin-free 3D to the web, enabling you to create sophisticated interactive 3D graphics right inside web browsers -- perfect for games, user interfaces, and information visualization. The WebGL Programming Guide will help you get started quickly with interactive WebGL 3D programming, even if you have no prior knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, 3D computer graphics, mathematics, or OpenGL. You'll learn step-by-step, through realistic examples, building your skills as you move from simple to complex solutions for building visually appealing web pages and 3D applications with WebGL. WebGL and 3D pioneers Dr. Kouichi and Dr. Rodger Lea offer easy-to-understand tutorials on every technology you'll need, plus 100 sample programs, each demonstrating a specific WebGL topic. You'll move from basic techniques such as rendering, animating, and texturing triangles, all the way to advanced techniques such as lighting, interacting with 3D objects, fogging, shadowing and working with 3D models generated by 3D authoring tools. This book won't just teach you WebGL programming best practices: it will give you a library of code you can use to jumpstart your own WebGL projects.

Professional WebGL Programming

Author: Andreas Anyuru
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119940593
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Genre: Computers

Everything you need to know about developing hardware-accelerated 3D graphics with WebGL! As the newest technology for creating 3D graphics on the web, in both games, applications, and on regular websites, WebGL gives web developers the capability to produce eye-popping graphics. This book teaches you how to use WebGL to create stunning cross-platform apps. The book features several detailed examples that show you how to develop 3D graphics with WebGL, including explanations of code snippets that help you understand the why behind the how. You will also develop a stronger understanding of WebGL development from coverage that: •Provides a comprehensive overview of WebGL and shows how it relates to other graphics-related technologies •Addresses important topics such as the WebGL graphics pipeline, 3D transformations, texturing and lighting •Teaches you how to write vertex shaders and fragment shaders for WebGL •Includes a lot of useful guidelines, tips, and tricks for WebGL performance optimizations Professional WebGL Programming is the first book on the market to delve into this fascinating topic and it puts you on your way to mastering the possibilities that exist with WebGL.

WebGL Beginner s Guide

Author: Diego Cantor
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849691734
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Computers

Become a master of 3D web programming in WebGL and JavaScript.

Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL

Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449363956
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Computers

Create high-performance, visually stunning 3D applications for the Web, using HTML5 and related technologies such as CSS3 and WebGL—the emerging web graphics standard. With this book, you’ll learn how to use the tools, frameworks, and libraries for building 3D models and animations, mind-blowing visual effects, and advanced user interaction in both desktop and mobile browsers. In two parts—Foundations and Application Development Techniques—author Tony Parisi provides a thorough grounding in theory and practice for designing everything from a simple 3D product viewer to immersive games and interactive training systems. Ideal for developers with Javascript and HTML experience. Explore HTML5 APIs and related technologies for creating 3D web graphics, including WebGL, Canvas, and CSS Work with the popular JavaScript 3D rendering and animation libraries Three.js and Tween.js Delve into the 3D content creation pipeline, and the modeling and animation tools for creating killer 3D content Look into several game engines and frameworks for building 3D applications, including the author’s Vizi framework Create 3D environments with multiple objects and complex interaction, using examples and supporting code Examine the issues involved in building WebGL-based 3D applications for mobile browsers

OpenGL Programming Guide

Author: Dave Shreiner
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: UOM:39015058206510
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

Looks at the functions of OpenGL and includes information on computer graphics techniques, covering such topics as building 3D models, using shading and lighting, and texture mapping.

OpenGL ES 3 0 Programming Guide

Author: Dan Ginsburg
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321933881
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

OpenGL® ES(tm) is the industry's leading software interface and graphics library for rendering sophisticated 3D graphics on handheld and embedded devices. The newest version, OpenGL ES 3.0, makes it possible to create stunning visuals for new games and apps, without compromising device performance or battery life. In the OpenGL ® ES (tm) 3.0 Programming Guide, Second Edition, the authors cover the entire API and Shading Language. They carefully introduce OpenGL ES 3.0 features such as shadow mapping, instancing, multiple render targets, uniform buffer objects, texture compression, program binaries, and transform feedback. Through detailed, downloadable C-based code examples, you'll learn how to set up and program every aspect of the graphics pipeline. Step by step, you'll move from introductory techniques all the way to advanced per-pixel lighting and particle systems. Throughout, you'll find cutting-edge tips for optimizing performance, maximizing efficiency with both the API and hardware, and fully leveraging OpenGL ES 3.0 in a wide spectrum of applications. All code has been built and tested on iOS 7, Android 4.3, Windows (OpenGL ES 3.0 Emulation), and Ubuntu Linux, and the authors demonstrate how to build OpenGL ES code for each platform. Coverage includes EGL API: communicating with the native windowing system, choosing configurations, and creating rendering contexts and surfaces Shaders: creating and attaching shader objects; compiling shaders; checking for compile errors; creating, linking, and querying program objects; and using source shaders and program binaries OpenGL ES Shading Language: variables, types, constructors, structures, arrays, attributes, uniform blocks, I/O variables, precision qualifiers, and invariance Geometry, vertices, and primitives: inputting geometry into the pipeline, and assembling it into primitives 2D/3D, Cubemap, Array texturing: creation, loading, and rendering; texture wrap modes, filtering, and formats; compressed textures, sampler objects, immutable textures, pixel unpack buffer objects, and mipmapping Fragment shaders: multitexturing, fog, alpha test, and user clip planes Fragment operations: scissor, stencil, and depth tests; multisampling, blending, and dithering Framebuffer objects: rendering to offscreen surfaces for advanced effects Advanced rendering: per-pixel lighting, environment mapping, particle systems, image post-processing, procedural textures, shadow mapping, terrain, and projective texturing Sync objects and fences: synchronizing within host application and GPU execution This edition of the book includes a color insert of the OpenGL ES 3.0 API and OpenGL ES Shading Language 3.0 Reference Cards created by Khronos. The reference cards contain a complete list of all of the functions in OpenGL ES 3.0 along with all of the types, operators, qualifiers, built-ins, and functions in the OpenGL ES Shading Language.

3D Computer Graphics

Author: Samuel R. Buss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139440387
Release Date: 2003-05-19
Genre: Computers

This textbook, first published in 2003, emphasises the fundamentals and the mathematics underlying computer graphics. The minimal prerequisites, a basic knowledge of calculus and vectors plus some programming experience in C or C++, make the book suitable for self study or for use as an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate text. The author gives a thorough treatment of transformations and viewing, lighting and shading models, interpolation and averaging, Bézier curves and B-splines, ray tracing and radiosity, and intersection testing with rays. Additional topics, covered in less depth, include texture mapping and colour theory. The book covers some aspects of animation, including quaternions, orientation, and inverse kinematics, and includes source code for a Ray Tracing software package. The book is intended for use along with any OpenGL programming book, but the crucial features of OpenGL are briefly covered to help readers get up to speed. Accompanying software is available freely from the book's web site.

WebGL Up and Running

Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449323578
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Computers

Presents an introduction to WebGL development and production concepts to create full 3D applications.

WebGL Game Development

Author: Sumeet Arora
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849699808
Release Date: 2014-04-25
Genre: Computers

This book is set-by-step, example-based tutorial that provides details on gaming logic using Web GL. If you are a programmer who wants to transform the skill of blending imagination and throughput in games, this is the book for you. You need to have a good understanding of object-oriented programming, JavaScript, and vector and matrix operations.

Interactive Computer Graphics

Author: Edward Angel
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133574849
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computers

Interactive Computer Graphics with WebGL, Seventh Edition, is suitable for undergraduate students in computer science and engineering, for students in other disciplines who have good programming skills, and for professionals interested in computer animation and graphics using the latest version of WebGL. ¿ Computer animation and graphics are now prevalent in everyday life from the computer screen, to the movie screen, to the smart phone screen. The growing excitement about WebGL applications and their ability to integrate HTML5, inspired the authors to exclusively use WebGL in the Seventh Edition of Interactive Computer Graphics with WebGL.Thisis the only introduction to computer graphics text for undergraduates that fully integrates WebGL and emphasizes application-based programming. The top-down, programming-oriented approach allows for coverage of engaging 3D material early in the course so students immediately begin to create their own 3D graphics. ¿¿ Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. It will help: Engage Students Immediately with 3D Material: A top-down, programming-oriented approach allows for coverage of engaging 3D material early in the course so students immediately begin to create their own graphics. Introduce Computer Graphics Programming with WebGL and JavaScript: WebGL is not only fully shader-based–each application must provide at least a vertex shader and a fragment shader–but also a version that works within the latest web browsers.

OpenGL Programming Guide

Author: Dave Shreiner
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780132748438
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Computers

Includes Complete Coverage of the OpenGL® Shading Language! Today’s OpenGL software interface enables programmers to produce extraordinarily high-quality computer-generated images and interactive applications using 2D and 3D objects, color images, and programmable shaders. OpenGL® Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL®, Version 4.3, Eighth Edition, has been almost completely rewritten and provides definitive, comprehensive information on OpenGL and the OpenGL Shading Language. This edition of the best-selling “Red Book” describes the features through OpenGL version 4.3. It also includes updated information and techniques formerly covered in OpenGL® Shading Language (the “Orange Book”). For the first time, this guide completely integrates shader techniques, alongside classic, functioncentric techniques. Extensive new text and code are presented, demonstrating the latest in OpenGL programming techniques. OpenGL® Programming Guide, Eighth Edition, provides clear explanations of OpenGL functionality and techniques, including processing geometric objects with vertex, tessellation, and geometry shaders using geometric transformations and viewing matrices; working with pixels and texture maps through fragment shaders; and advanced data techniques using framebuffer objects and compute shaders. New OpenGL features covered in this edition include Best practices and sample code for taking full advantage of shaders and the entire shading pipeline (including geometry and tessellation shaders) Integration of general computation into the rendering pipeline via compute shaders Techniques for binding multiple shader programs at once during application execution Latest GLSL features for doing advanced shading techniques Additional new techniques for optimizing graphics program performance

Vulkan Programming Guide

Author: Graham Sellers
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780134464688
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Genre: Computers

The Definitive Vulkan™ Developer’s Guide and Reference: Master the Next-Generation Specification for Cross-Platform Graphics The next generation of the OpenGL specification, Vulkan, has been redesigned from the ground up, giving applications direct control over GPU acceleration for unprecedented performance and predictability. Vulkan™ Programming Guide is the essential, authoritative reference to this new standard for experienced graphics programmers in all Vulkan environments. Vulkan API lead Graham Sellers (with contributions from language lead John Kessenich) presents example-rich introductions to the portable Vulkan API and the new SPIR-V shading language. The author introduces Vulkan, its goals, and the key concepts framing its API, and presents a complex rendering system that demonstrates both Vulkan’s uniqueness and its exceptional power. You’ll find authoritative coverage of topics ranging from drawing to memory, and threading to compute shaders. The author especially shows how to handle tasks such as synchronization, scheduling, and memory management that are now the developer’s responsibility. Vulkan™ Programming Guide introduces powerful 3D development techniques for fields ranging from video games to medical imaging, and state-of-the-art approaches to solving challenging scientific compute problems. Whether you’re upgrading from OpenGL or moving to open-standard graphics APIs for the first time, this guide will help you get the results and performance you’re looking for. Coverage includes Extensively tested code examples to demonstrate Vulkan’s capabilities and show how it differs from OpenGL Expert guidance on getting started and working with Vulkan’s new memory system Thorough discussion of queues, commands, moving data, and presentation Full explanations of the SPIR-V binary shading language and compute/graphics pipelines Detailed discussions of drawing commands, geometry and fragment processing, synchronization primitives, and reading Vulkan data into applications A complete case study application: deferred rendering using complex multi-pass architecture and multiple processing queues Appendixes presenting Vulkan functions and SPIR-V opcodes, as well as a complete Vulkan glossary

The Web Game Developer s Cookbook

Author: Evan Burchard
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133358674
Release Date: 2013-03-23
Genre: Computers

Want to start building great web games with HTML5 and JavaScript? Moving from Flash or other game platforms? Already building HTML5 games and want to get better and faster at it? This guide brings together everything you need: expert guidance, sample projects, and working code! Evan Burchard walks you step-by-step through quickly building 10 popular types of games. Each chapter implements a game within a well-understood genre; introduces a different free, open source, and easy-to-use HTML5 game engine; and is accompanied with full JavaScript source code listings. Each game recipe uses tested and well-proven patterns that address the development challenges unique to that genre, and shows how to use existing tools and engines to build complete substantial game projects in just hours. Need a quick JavaScript primer? Evan Burchard provides that, too! Coverage includes • Mastering an essential HTML5/JavaScript game development toolset: browser, text editor, terminal, JavaScript console, game engine, and more • Accelerating development with external libraries and proven patterns • Managing browser differences between IE, Firefox, and Chrome • Getting up to speed on web development with a QUIZ game built with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and JQuery • Creating INTERACTIVE FICTION “gamebooks” that leverage new CSS3 features and impress.js • Building PARTY games around the lightweight atom.js engine • Developing PUZZLE games with the easel.js graphics rendering engine • Writing PLATFORMERS with melon.js and its integrated tilemap editor • Coding intense 2-player FIGHTING games for web browsers with game.js • Building a SPACE SHOOTER with the jQuery-based gameQuery game engine • Implementing pseudo-3D techniques like ray casting for an FPS (First Person Shooter) style game • Producing a 16 bit RPG (Role Playing Game) complete with interfaces for dialog, inventories, and turn-based battles with enchant.js • Building an isometric RTS (Real Time Strategy) game that incorporates server components along with node.js, socket.io, and crafty.js • Engaging players with content that encourages exploration Turn to The Web Game Developer’s Cookbook for proven, expert answers–and the code you need to implement them. It’s all you need to jumpstart any web game project!

OpenGL SuperBible

Author: Graham Sellers
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321902948
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

OpenGL® SuperBible, Sixth Edition, is the definitive programmer's guide, tutorial, and reference for the world's leading 3D API for real-time computer graphics, OpenGL 4.3. The best all-around introduction to OpenGL for developers at all levels of experience, it clearly explains both the newest API and indispensable related concepts. You'll find up-to-date, hands-on guidance for all facets of modern OpenGL development on both desktop and mobile platforms, including transformations, texture mapping, shaders, buffers, geometry management, and much more. Extensively revised, this edition presents many new OpenGL 4.3 features, including compute shaders, texture views, indirect draws, and enhanced API debugging. It has been reorganized to focus more tightly on the API, to cover the entire pipeline earlier, and to help you thoroughly understand the interactions between OpenGL and graphics hardware. Coverage includes A practical introduction to the essentials of realtime 3D graphics Core OpenGL 4.3 techniques for rendering, transformations, and texturing Foundational math for creating interesting 3D graphics with OpenGL Writing your own shaders, with examples to get you started Cross-platform OpenGL, including essential platform-specific API initialization material for Linux, OS X, and Windows Vertex processing, drawing commands, primitive processing, fragments, and framebuffers Using compute shaders to harness today's graphics cards for more than graphics Monitoring and controlling the OpenGL graphics pipeline Advanced rendering: light simulation, artistic and non-photo-realistic rendering, and deferred shading Modern OpenGL debugging and performance optimization Bonus material and sample code are available from the companion Web site, openglsuperbible.com.