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Practical ray tracing in C

Practical ray tracing in C

Author: Craig A Lindley
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1992.
Series: Wiley professional computing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The companion disks contain all of the source code developed in the book along with some images from the "Gallery of Images." Instructions for porting the DKBTrace ray-tracer code to different computer environments such as the Amiga, MAC, VAX etc. are included as files on the disks, but are not discussed in the text.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lindley, Craig A.
Practical ray tracing in C.
New York : Wiley, ©1992
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig A Lindley
ISBN: 0471573019 9780471573012
OCLC Number: 26400778
Description: xxii, 506 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm + 2 computer discs (5 1/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for computer disks: IBM-compatible PC with 286 or higher processor, numeric coprocessor recommended; DOS; Borland C/C++ 2.0 or Turbo C 2.0 or later necessary to modify code; ASCII editor such as Borland's Sidekick; VGA or SuperVGA graphics adapter and color monitor (SuperVGA card needs 1 MB RAM to display 1024 by 768 images in 256 colors); VESA-compatible graphics card and v256.exe or other GIF viewing program required to display GIF image files.
Contents: pt. 1. The Science of Ray Tracing. 1. Background Information. 2. Introduction to Ray-Tracing Theory. 3. A First Ray-Tracer Program. 4. Color Quantization and Display of Image Data. 5. Graphics File Formats and Functions --
pt. 2. The Art of Ray Tracing and Gallery of Images. 6. DKBTrace and the Image Development Process. 7. Basic Ray-Tracing Techniques. 8. Intermediate Ray-Tracing Techniques. 9. Image Model Discussions --
pt. 3. Additional Information.
Series Title: Wiley professional computing.
Responsibility: Craig A. Lindley.
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A practical introduction to ray tracing, which has been designed specifically for those new to the field of computer graphics. The accompanying diskette contains colour ray-traced images and two  Read more...


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