Collada: Sailing the Gulf of 3d Digital Content Creation
In 1963, Ivan Sutherland wrote Sketchpad , the world’s fi rst real-time
computer graphics application. In that breakthrough effort, he defi ned the
basic techniques for structuring scene data that are still present in today’s 3D
In one way, though, Sutherland had it easy. He didn’t have to...
This book is designed to give the reader a practical introduction to fluid
simulation for graphics. The field of fluid dynamics, even just in animation,
is vast and so not every topic will be covered, and many wonderful papers
will sadly be passed over in the hope of distilling the essentials; this is
far from a thorough survey. The...
Real-Time Volume Graphics
IN TRADITIONAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS, 3D objects are created using highlevel
surface representations such as polygonal meshes, NURBS (nonuniform
rational B-spline) patches, or subdivision surfaces. Using this modeling
paradigm, visual properties of surfaces, such as color, roughness, and
reflectance, are described by means of a shading...