Dealing with state-of-the-art techniques in rendering and animation, this text provides a unique synthesis of advanced techniques not previously available in one coherent source.Features
Advanced Animation and Rendering Techniquesoffers a balance between theoretical concepts and implementational detail that will be invaluable to professional programmers and students alike.
Part I Basics 1. Rendering polygonal objects Part II Theoretical Foundations 2. The theory and practice of light/object interaction 3. The theory and practice of parametric representation techniques 4. The theory and practice of anti-aliasing techniques Part III Advanced Rendering Techniques: Approaches, Applications and Algorithms 5. Shadow generation techniques 6. Mapping techniques: texture and environment mapping 7. Procedural texture mapping and modelling 8. Ray tracing I: basic recursive ray tracing 9. Ray tracing II: practical ray tracing 10. Ray tracing III: advanced ray tracing models 11. Radiosity methods 12. Global illumination models 13. Volume rendering techniques 14. Advanced rendering interfaces: shading languages and RenderMan Part IV Advanced Animation 15. Overview and low-level motion specification 16. Animating articulated structures 17. Soft object animation 18. Procedural animation Reference Index