Cmpt 361 - Reading List and Resources
Required book for the course:
- Edward Angel, Dave Shreiner
Interactive Computer Graphics: a Top-Down Approach With Shader-Based OpenGL
6th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2012.
The reason we have been teaching based on Angel's book for several years now has been the fact, that it helps the student to understand OpenGL, which is one of the most important graphics standards there is. Most of you, when you go off to industry and have to do graphics will encounter OpenGL code. We hope, that latest at that time you will benefit from the exposure of this course and in particular this book. The frawback is, that Angel's book is not 'complete'. One of the most relied upon graphics books has been:
- James D. Foley, Andries van Dam, Steven K. Feiner,
John F. Hughes, Computer Graphics:
Principles and Practice, 2nd edition, Addison-Wesley 1995.
However, while it is still a very valuable resource, it is slowly but surely getting out of date. If there is any book, that can replace Foley et al., it ought to be the one by Shirley et al. There are a number of people who really like it and I can only highly recommend it:
Last, but not least, a great companion for all questions regarding 'OpenGL' is the SuperBible:
- Peter Shirley, Michael Ashikhmin, Steve Marschner,
Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, 3rd edition, A K Peters/CRC Press 2009.
Make sure to check out the fifth edition, since only that edition will cover the new OpenGL (after release 3.x).
There are many important references to books and software that are needed
for this course, which are summarized
- Richard S. Wright Jr., Nicholas Haemel, Graham Sellers, Benjamin Lipchak,
OpenGL SuperBible: Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference, 5th edition, Addison-Wesley 2010.
see the library link
Last modified: September 2011
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