RenderingPipeline

from geometry to pixels

learning

Poll Results: Learning a new graphics API

A couple of days ago I started an online poll asking about which new graphics APIs people want to learn next and how they believe what resources should support this task. So far 130 answers were collected and I’d like to thank everyone who took some time to give me feedback. The Google Form is […]

 

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Book Review: OpenGL Insights

OpenGL Insights edited by Patrick Cozzi and Christophe Riccio is collection of 44 articles about modern OpenGL programming, techniques and related topics. The articles itself account for 653 full colored pages, so each ‘insight’ is a compact portion of knowledge.┬áThis book does not only cover (desktop) OpenGL: 35 chapters are dealing with this API while […]

 

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Book Review: GPU Pro, GPU Pro 2, GPU Pro 3

The GPU Pro book series is some kind of unofficial successor of the quite good ShaderX series. Both are edited by Wolfgang Engel and both are focused on real-time graphics programming. The first book of this series, GPU Pro, came out 2010 and presents 41 articles on 706 pages (not counting the author introduction at […]

 

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Learning OpenGL

Back in the days when I started with OpenGL the question where to start was often answered in the same way: Get a copy of the Redbook and/or look at the NeHe Tutorials. Since then OpenGL has moved on but these ressources not so much. The Redbook covers also more modern OpenGL but still starts […]

 

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Low-Level GPU Documentation

NOTE: As this document is growing, I moved it to a seperate page. Click here to get to the most recent version. Old content: While programming graphics applications means programming against an API that abstracts us from the actual hardware (OpenGL, Direct3D), it can still be interesting to dig a bit deeper. Having a good […]

 

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GPU Gems

The full GPUGems series is online for some time now and even if the first parts are getting a bit outdated, it’s still fun to read in them. You can always find some interesting bits there. For some strange reasons the second book is split by chapter without an index – or it’s just me […]

 

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