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DirectX, RDX, RSX, and MMX technology : a jumpstart guide to high performance APIs

Author: Rohan Coelho; Maher Hawash
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Development Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an hands-on approach to illustrate the technologies from Microsoft, Intel, and Progressive Networks. This book shows programmers how to get up to speed on each API and provides key hints,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coelho, Rohan.
DirectX, RDX, RSX, and MMX technology.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Development Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)756450805
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rohan Coelho; Maher Hawash
ISBN: 0201309440 9780201309447
OCLC Number: 37631151
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Windows 95; Windows 98; Windows NT 3.51 or NT 4.0; Internet Explorer 3.01 or later; Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later.
Contents: pt. 1. Surveying multimedia. Overview of media on the PC --
Processor architecture overview --
pt. 2. Animated graphics, sprites, and backgrounds. Simple sprites in GDI --
Sprites with DirectDraw primary surfaces --
Hardware acceleration via DirectDraw --
RDX: high-performance mixing with a high-level API --
pt. 3. Making the media mix. Video under Windows --
DirectShow filters --
DirectShow applications --
Mixing sprites, backgrounds, and videos --
Streaming down the superhighway with RealMedia --
pt. 4. Playing and mixing sound with DirectSound and RSX 3D --
Audio mixing with DirectSound --
Realistic 3D sound experience: RSX 3D --
pt. 5. Welcome to the third dimension. An introduction to Direct3D --
Embellishing our triangle with backgrounds, shading, and textures --
Understanding and enhancing Direct3D performance --
Mixing 3D with sprites, backgrounds, and videos --
pt. 6. Processors and performance optimization. The Pentium processor family --
The Pentium processor --
The Pentium processor with MMX technology --
VTune and other performance optimization tools --
The Pentium II processor --
Memory optimization: know your data --
Epilogue: the finale.
Responsibility: Rohan Coelho and Maher Hawash.

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