GPU Gems 3
by Hubert Nguyen
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional 2007
Number of pages: 1008
This volume of the best-selling series provides a snapshot of the latest Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) programming techniques. The programmability of modern GPUs allows developers to use this awesome processing power for non-graphics applications, such as physics simulation, financial analysis, and even virus detection—particularly with the CUDA architecture. Graphics remains the leading application for GPUs, and readers will find that the latest algorithms create ultra-realistic characters, better lighting, and post-rendering compositing effects.
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by Jason L. McKesson
This book teaches beginner-level programmable rendering for graphics programmers, from the ground up. The author also covers some important material that is often neglected or otherwise relegated to more 'advanced' concepts.
by Toby Schachman - pixelshaders.com
This book is intended to bring the wonder and joy of graphics processor programming to a wider audience. It is targeted at artists who want to integrate computer graphics into their work, and traditional programmers who want to try a different way.
From the table of contents: Mathematics and Physics for Computer Graphics; Foundations of 3D Rendering; Better, Faster, More; Advanced Techniques; Digital Imaging; Procedural Generation of Virtual Worlds. 32 lessons, 166 chapters, C++ source code.
by Matt Pharr, Wenzel Jakob, Greg Humphreys - Morgan Kaufmann
The book describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation. The book shows how to design a full-featured rendering system capable of creating creating stunning imagery.