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Physically Based Rendering: From Theory To Implementation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Pub
Publication date August 4, 2004
Pages 1019
Binding Hardcover
Edition Hardcover with CD
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780125531801
ISBN-10 012553180X
Dimensions 1.75 by 8.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 5.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $103.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Rendering is a crucial component of computer graphics― the conversion of a description of a 3D scene into an image for display. Algorithms for animation, geometric modeling, and texturing all must feed their results through some sort of rendering process for the results to be visible in an image. Focusing on realistic images, physically based rendering incorporates ideas from a range of disciplines, including physics, biology, psychology, cognitive science, and mathematics. This book presents the algorithms of modern photorealistic rendering and follows step by step the creation of a complete rendering system. As each new rendering concept is introduced it is also shown implemented in code―there is no better way to understand the subtle and complex process of rendering. The code itself is highly readable, written in the literate programming style that mixes text describing the system with the code that implements it. The result is a stunning achievement in graphics education for students, professionals, and researchers.

*CD-ROM with the source code for a complete rendering system for Windows, OS X, & Linux―with many examples of images created by the system throughout the 4 color text
*The code and text are tightly woven together through the technique of literate programming with a unique indexing feature that lists all locations of functions, variables, and methods on the page they are first described
*The most complete guide to understanding, designing, and building a rendering system

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2 edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (June 28, 2010)
9780123750792 | details & prices | 1167 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 5.60 lbs | List price $103.00
About: Physically Based Rendering, Second Edition, describes both the mathematical theory behind a modern photorealistic rendering system as well as its practical implementation.
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Hardcover with CD edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (August 4, 2004)
9780125531801 | details & prices | 1019 pages | 8.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 5.80 lbs | List price $103.00
About: Rendering is a crucial component of computer graphics― the conversion of a description of a 3D scene into an image for display.

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