Starting Out with Games & Graphics in C++


Author: Tony Gaddis
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133250393
Category: Computers
Page: 720
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Tony Gaddis’s accessible, step-by-step presentation helps beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the C++ programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the “how” and the “why”—but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that students understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs. In Starting Out with Games and Graphics in C++, 2e, Gaddis covers the essentials of programming for a novice using the C++ language. The Second Edition has been completely revised to provide students with more knowledge of standard C++, while retaining the interesting examples and exercises that students latch on to. Now organized in two parts, Part 1 covers the fundamentals of procedural programming using standard C++. To inspire student productivity and reinforce the core objectives of a strong CS1 foundation, Gaddis covers graphics and game programming using C++ and the App Game Kit in Part 2. Part 2 also covers file I/O and introduces object-oriented programming.

Introduction to C++ Programming and Graphics


Author: Constantine Pozrikidis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387689923
Category: Computers
Page: 372
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This book offers a venue for rapidly learning the language of C++ by concisely revealing its grammar, syntax and main features, and by explaining the key ideas behind object oriented programming (OOP) with emphasis on scientific computing. The book reviews elemental concepts of computers and computing, describes the primary features of C++, illustrates the use of pointers and user-defined functions, analyzes the construction of classes, and discusses graphics programming based on VOGLE and OpenGL. In short, the book is a basic, concise introduction to C++ programming for everyone from students to scientists and engineers seeking a quick grasp of key topics.

Advanced Graphics in C

Programming and Techniques
Author: Nelson Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 670
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This guide shows users how to add graphics in C with state-of-the-art techniques and a complete sample graphics program with a rotatable and scalable character set

3D Game Engine Design

A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphics
Author: David H. Eberly
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482267306
Category: Art
Page: 1040
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A major revision of the international bestseller on game programming! Graphics hardware has evolved enormously in the last decade. Hardware can now be directly controlled through techniques such as shader programming, which requires an entirely new thought process of a programmer. 3D Game Engine Design, Second Edition shows step-by-step how to make a shader-based graphics engine and how to tame the new technology. Much new material has been added, including more than twice the coverage of the essential techniques of scene graph management, as well as new methods for managing memory usage in the new generation of game consoles and portable game players. There are expanded discussions of collision detection, collision avoidance, and physics - all challenging subjects for developers.

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics, Third Edition


Author: Eric Lengyel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435458877
Category: Computer games
Page: 576
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This updated third edition addresses the mathematical skills that a programmer needs to develop a 3D game engine and computer graphics for professional-level games. MATHEMATICS FOR 3D GAME PROGRAMMING & COMPUTER GRAPHICS, THIRD EDITION is suitable for adv

Getting Started with p5.js

Making Interactive Graphics in JavaScript and Processing
Author: Lauren McCarthy,Casey Reas,Ben Fry
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 145718673X
Category: Computers
Page: 246
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With p5.js, you can think of your entire Web browser as your canvas for sketching with code! Learn programming the fun way--by sketching with interactive computer graphics! Getting Started with p5.js contains techniques that can be applied to creating games, animations, and interfaces. p5.js is a new interpretation of Processing written in JavaScript that makes it easy to interact with HTML5 objects, including text, input, video, webcam, and sound. Like its older sibling Processing, p5.js makes coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners. Written by the lead p5.js developer and the founders of Processing, this book provides an introduction to the creative possibilities of today's Web, using JavaScript and HTML. With Getting Started with p5.js, you'll: Quickly learn programming basics, from variables to objects Understand the fundamentals of computer graphics Create interactive graphics with easy-to-follow projects Learn to apply data visualization techniques Capture and manipulate webcam audio and video feeds in the browser

Designing Arcade Computer Game Graphics


Author: Ari Feldman
Publisher: Wordware
ISBN: 9781556227554
Category: Computers
Page: 514
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This work focuses on how to create high-quality 2D graphic images and animations for arcade-based games, educational programs and multimedia applications. It also aims to provide insight into basic computer game design from the perspective of a graphic artist.

Linux 3-D Graphics Programming


Author: Norman Lin
Publisher: Wordware
ISBN: 9781556227233
Category: Computers
Page: 598
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Currently, there are no directly competitive titles to Lin's title, and considering the explosive growth of not only 3-D graphics but the Linux operating system, this new book will be valuable to developers interested in graphics programming. The CD-ROM contains a series of animated 3-D videos illustrating key 3-D graphics concepts, such as the transformation from world space into camera space. It also features Blender 3-D, a professional quality 3-D modeler.

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0c: A Shader Approach


Author: Frank Luna
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449623905
Category: Computers
Page: 630
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Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0c: A Shader Approach presents an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development, using real-time shaders with DirectX 9.0. The book is divided into three parts that explain basic mathematical and 3D concepts, show how to describe 3D worlds and implement fundamental 3D rendering techniques, and demonstrate the application of Direct3D to create a variety of special effects. With this book understand basic mathematical tools used in video game creation such as vectors, matrices, and transformations; discover how to describe and draw interactive 3D scenes using Direct3D and the D3DX library; learn how to implement lighting, texture mapping, alpha blending, and stenciling using shaders and the high-level shading language (HLSL); explore a variety of techniques for creating special effects, including vertex blending, character animation, terrain rendering, multi-texturing, particle systems, reflections, shadows, and normal mapping;f ind out how to work with meshes, load and render .X files, program terrain/camera collision detection, and implement 3D object picking; review key ideas, gain programming experience, and explore new topics with the end-of-chapter exercises.

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10


Author: Frank Luna
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1598220535
Category: Computers
Page: 502
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Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10 provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development, using DirectX 10. The book is divided into three main parts. Part I explores basic mathematical tools, Part II shows how to implement fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and Part III demonstrates a variety of techniques and special effects. With this book understand how vectors, matrices, and transfomations are used in the creation of computer games; discover how to implement lighting, texture mapping, blending, and stenciling to increase the realism of your scenes; explore techniques for creating special effects, including terrain rendering, shadow mapping, particle systems, and reflections; learn about new Direct3D 10 features such as geometry shaders, the stream out pipeline stage, texture arrays, and primitive IDs; test your knowledge and programming skills with the end-of-chapter exercises.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Category: Computers
Page: 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 4th Edition


Author: Al Sweigart
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277954
Category: Computers
Page: 376
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Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python will teach you how to make computer games using the popular Python programming language—even if you’ve never programmed before! Begin by building classic games like Hangman, Guess the Number, and Tic-Tac-Toe, and then work your way up to more advanced games, like a text-based treasure hunting game and an animated collision-dodging game with sound effects. Along the way, you’ll learn key programming and math concepts that will help you take your game programming to the next level. Learn how to: *Combine loops, variables, and flow control statements into real working programs *Choose the right data structures for the job, such as lists, dictionaries, and tuples *Add graphics and animation to your games with the pygame module *Handle keyboard and mouse input *Program simple artificial intelligence so you can play against the computer *Use cryptography to convert text messages into secret code *Debug your programs and find common errors As you work through each game, you’ll build a solid foundation in Python and an understanding of computer science fundamentals. What new game will you create with the power of Python? The projects in this book are compatible with Python 3.

Lua Game Development Cookbook


Author: Mário Kašuba
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849515514
Category: Computers
Page: 360
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The Lua language allows developers to create everything from simple to advanced applications and to create the games they want. Creating a good game is an art, and using the right tools and knowledge is essential in making game development easier. This book will guide you through each part of building your game engine and will help you understand how computer games are built. The book starts with simple game concepts used mainly in 2D side-scroller games, and moves on to advanced 3D games. Plus, the scripting capabilities of the Lua language give you full control over game. By the end of this book, you will have learned all about the components that go into a game, created a game, and solved the problems that may arise along the way.

Michael Abrash's Graphics Programming Black Book


Author: Michael Abrash
Publisher: Coriolis Group
ISBN: 9781576101742
Category: Computers
Page: 1342
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No one has done more to conquer the performance limitations of the PC than Michael Abrash, a software engineer for Microsoft. His complete works are contained in this massive volume, including everything he has written about performance coding and real-time graphics. The CD-ROM contains the entire text in Adobe Acrobat 3.0 format, allowing fast searches for specific facts.

Miss Rumphius


Author: Barbara Cooney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140505393
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.

An Introduction to Statistical Learning

with Applications in R
Author: Gareth James,Daniela Witten,Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461471389
Category: Mathematics
Page: 426
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An Introduction to Statistical Learning provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance to marketing to astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Topics include linear regression, classification, resampling methods, shrinkage approaches, tree-based methods, support vector machines, clustering, and more. Color graphics and real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods presented. Since the goal of this textbook is to facilitate the use of these statistical learning techniques by practitioners in science, industry, and other fields, each chapter contains a tutorial on implementing the analyses and methods presented in R, an extremely popular open source statistical software platform. Two of the authors co-wrote The Elements of Statistical Learning (Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman, 2nd edition 2009), a popular reference book for statistics and machine learning researchers. An Introduction to Statistical Learning covers many of the same topics, but at a level accessible to a much broader audience. This book is targeted at statisticians and non-statisticians alike who wish to use cutting-edge statistical learning techniques to analyze their data. The text assumes only a previous course in linear regression and no knowledge of matrix algebra.

Fun Inc.

Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century
Author: Tom Chatfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453226133
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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"An ambitious overview of the videogaming industry, from its beginning to today's immersive online games." —Wall Street Journal

The Wisdom Of Crowds


Author: N.A
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721706
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 7038

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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.