Alan Thorn, "DirectX 9 Graphics: The Definitive Guide to Direct 3D"

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Alan Thorn, "DirectX 9 Graphics: The Definitive Guide to Direct 3D"
Wordware Publishing | ISBN 1556222297 | 2005 Year | PDF | 2,27 Mb | 500 Pages


DirectX 9 Graphics: The Definitive Guide to Direct3D provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to getting started with DirectX, with a specific focus on Direct3D, a technology designed to create interactive multimedia products. This book demystifies DirectX, starting with the basics of setting up a DirectX application and finishing with the intricacies of real-time 3D animation.
Learn how to: * Create and render 3D worlds. * Use index and vertex buffers to represent 3D primitives. * Apply 3D mathematical theory to graphic design. * Export 3D models from 3D rendering applications and import them into DirectX as meshes. * Save and load data using X files. * Create snow, rain, fog, and more using point sprites and particle systems. * Animate pixel data on textures. * Enhance your game world with real-time lighting and texture mapping. * Employ skeletal animation to animate meshes.