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Computer Graphics Programming in OpenGL with Java Second Edition Book CoverComputer Graphics Programming in OpenGL with Java Second Edition

V. Scott Gordon, PhD (CSU/Sacramento)
John Clevenger, PhD (CSU/Sacramento)

ISBN: 9781683922193
Pub Date:  September 2018
Specs: 7 x 9   Hardcover with CD
Pages: 450
Price: $69.95


This new edition provides step-by-step instruction on modern 3D graphics shader programming in OpenGL, along with its theoretical foundations. It is appropriate both for computer science undergraduate graphics programming courses in degree programs that emphasize Java, and for professionals interested in mastering 3D graphics skills who prefer Java. It has been designed in a 4-color, "teach-yourself" format with numerous examples that the reader can run just as presented. New sections have been added covering soft shadows, performance optimization, Nsight debugging, as well as updated industry-standard libraries and steps for running the examples on a Macintosh. Includes companion DVD with source code, models, textures, etc. used in the book.



Chapter 1 – Getting Started,         Chapter 2 – The OpenGL Graphics Pipeline, Chapter 3 – Mathematical Foundations, Chapter 4 – Managing 3D Graphics Data, Chapter 5 – Texture Mapping, Chapter 6 – 3D Models, Chapter 7 – Lighting, Chapter 8 – Shadows, Chapter 9 – Sky and Backgrounds, Chapter 10 – Enhancing Surface Detail, Chapter 11 – Parametric Surfaces, Chapter 12 – Tessellation, Chapter 13 – Geometry Shaders, Chapter 14 – Other Techniques. Appendix A – Installation for PC, Appendix B – Installation for Mac, Appendix C – Nsight


 V. Scott Gordon  and John Clevenger are both Computer Science professors at California State University Sacramento.