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Advanced 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10.0 (Wordware Game and Graphics Library)
Paperback: 552 pages Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 1 edition (January 8, 2008) Language: English Product Description This update to the best-selling Advanced 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0 focuses on developing cutting-edge games with DirectX 10.0. Beginning with the foundations of 3D math and the components of DirectX, programmers new to graphics and game programming will learn how to implement networking, collision detection, and multithreading. Full source code is provided for the examples and for the client/server networked 3D first-person game that brings together many of the techniques discussed in the book.
Learn how to: * Acquire input from the user through the keyboard and mouse. * Simulate intelligence using steering algorithms and motivation engines. * Render using HLSL shaders. * Use advanced 3D techniques such as forward and inverse kinematics, subdivision surfaces, and radiosity lighting. * Manage scenes via portal rendering.
About the Author Peter Walsh is a professional software engineer currently working for Realtime Worlds in Dundee, Scotland, on the upcoming game A.P.B. He most recently worked as engine programmer on Crackdown for the Xbox 360. Among the other game titles he has worked on are Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, F1 Career Challenge, and Time of Defiance. He is the author of five books on game development, including Advanced 3D Game Programming with DirectX 9.0.