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Friday, 27 July 2012

Computer Graphics C Version

      • Author:  Donald Hearn, M. Pauline Baker
        • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 2nd edition (1997)
        • ISBN-10: 0135309247
        • ISBN-13: 978-0135309247
        • ASIN: B000L9N23M


Let's face it, learning 3D graphics takes effort. I have read most of Hill(falls short of the mark) and all of both of Angel's books (excellent for OpenGL). Hearn and Baker do an excellent job of explaining difficult 3D concepts. The examples are clear, the C code is very useful, and the diagrams are most helpful. The book is well-written, concise, and thorough. Compared to other books, this one does not gloss over details... yes, effort is required, but the explanations are as straightforward in this book as you will find anywhere. I get lost in Foley, there's just too much detail. I get lost in Hill, as he touches on scores of "thoughts" and ends up losing sight of the basic concepts. Hearn and Baker just get right down to the business of teaching and explaining a conceptually tough subject, thoroughly, succinctly, and completely. No, they are not going to make you a graphics programmer without effort on your part, but no one will.This book is the best I've seen for achieving an understanding of the basics. If you're doing OpenGL, combine Hearn and Baker with Angel's books and you'll be off and running.

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