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...
Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans--even characters for computer games--in no time.