Publisher: Wikibooks 2013
Nvidia's programming language Cg (C for graphics) is one of several commonly used shading languages for real-time rendering (other examples are Direct3D's HLSL and OpenGL's GLSL). These shading languages are used to program shaders (i.e. more or less small programs) that are executed on a GPU (graphics processing unit), i.e. the processor of the graphics system of a computer - as opposed to the CPU (central processing unit) of a computer.
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by Dave Shreiner - Addison-Wesley Professional
Clear explanations of OpenGL functionality and basic computer graphics techniques, such as building and rendering 3D models; viewing objects from different perspective points; and using shading, lighting, and texturing effects for greater realism.
by Wolfgang Engel, et al.
This reference covers the advanced rendering techniques important for graphics programmers in the game and film industries, and will help them implement these techniques with DirectX 10. Intended for people with background in DirectX8 or DirectX9.
OpenGL is an API used for drawing 3D graphics. This book is aimed at beginners who are discovering OpenGL. It will assume knowledge of basic C and C++. If you know nothing about 3D graphics, we'll try to familiarize you along the way.
by Hubert Nguyen - Addison-Wesley Professional
This volume provides a snapshot of the latest GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) programming techniques. Readers will find that the latest algorithms create ultra-realistic characters, better lighting, and post-rendering compositing effects.