Curves and Surfaces for CAGD

Author: Gerald E. Farin
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558607374
Format: PDF, Docs
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This fifth edition has been fully updated to cover the many advances made in CAGD and curve and surface theory since 1997, when the fourth edition appeared. Material has been restructured into theory and applications chapters. The theory material has been streamlined using the blossoming approach; the applications material includes least squares techniques in addition to the traditional interpolation methods. In all other respects, it is, thankfully, the same. This means you get the informal, friendly style and unique approach that has made Curves and Surfaces for CAGD: A Practical Guide a true classic. The book's unified treatment of all significant methods of curve and surface design is heavily focused on the movement from theory to application. The author provides complete C implementations of many of the theories he discusses, ranging from the traditional to the leading-edge. You'll gain a deep, practical understanding of their advantages, disadvantages, and interrelationships, and in the process you'll see why this book has emerged as a proven resource for thousands of other professionals and academics. * Provides authoritative and accessible information for those working with or developing computer-aided geometric design applications. * Covers all significant CAGD curve and surface design techniques-from the traditional to the experimental. * Includes a new chapter on recursive subdivision and triangular meshes. * Presents topical programming exercises useful to professionals and students alike. * Offers complete C implementations of many of the book's examples via a companion Web site.

Texturing Modeling

Author: David S. Ebert
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558608486
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This third edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure it continues to meet the needs of 3D graphics professionals and students. Included are all new chapters devoted to the latest issues in the field, real- time procedural shading, texture atlases, and procedural geometric instancing.

Level of Detail for 3D Graphics

Author: David P. Luebke
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558608389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by recognized LOD leaders, this is a coherent, state-of-the-art account of cutting-edge LOD research and development. This complete resource enables programmers to incorporate LOD technology into their own systems.

Digital Video and HDTV

Author: Charles A. Poynton
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558607927
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rapidly evolving computer and communications technologies have achieved data transmission rates and data storage capacities high enough for digital video. But video involves much more than just pushing bits! Achieving the best possible image quality, accurate color, and smooth motion requires understanding many aspects of image acquisition, coding, processing, and display that are outside the usual realm of computer graphics. At the same time, video system designers are facing new demands to interface with film and computer system that require techniques outside conventional video engineering. Charles Poynton's 1996 book A Technical Introduction to Digital Video became an industry favorite for its succinct, accurate, and accessible treatment of standard definition television (SDTV). In Digital Video and HDTV, Poynton augments that book with coverage of high definition television (HDTV) and compression systems. For more information on HDTV Retail markets, go to: With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents the following topics: * Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering * Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display * Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV * Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4fSC composite video) * Analog NTSC and PAL * Studio systems and interfaces * Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2 * Broadcast standards and consumer video equipment