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OpenGL ES 3.0 Programming Guide (Paperback)
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OpenGL ES 3.0 Programming Guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 13/03/2014
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OpenGL ® ES ™ is the industry's leading software interface and graphics library for rendering sophisticated 3D graphics on handheld and embedded devices. The newest version, OpenGL ES 3.0, makes it possible to create stunning visuals for new games and apps, without compromising device performance or battery life.

In the OpenGL ® ES3.0 Programming Guide, Second Edition, the authors cover the entire API and Shading Language. They carefully introduce OpenGL ES 3.0 features such as shadow mapping, instancing, multiple render targets, uniform buffer objects, texture compression, program binaries, and transform feedback.

Through detailed, downloadable C-based code examples, you'll learn how to set up and program every aspect of the graphics pipeline. Step by step, you'll move from introductory techniques all the way to advanced per-pixel lighting and particle systems. Throughout, you'll find cutting-edge tips for optimizing performance, maximizing efficiency with both the API and hardware, and fully leveraging OpenGL ES 3.0 in a wide spectrum of applications.

All code has been built and tested on iOS 7, Android 4.3, Windows (OpenGL ES 3.0 Emulation), and Ubuntu Linux, and the authors demonstrate how to build OpenGL ES code for each platform.

Coverage includes

EGL API: communicating with the native windowing system, choosing configurations, and creating rendering contexts and surfacesShaders: creating and attaching shader objects; compiling shaders; checking for compile errors; creating, linking, and querying program objects; and using source shaders and program binariesOpenGL ES Shading Language: variables, types, constructors, structures, arrays, attributes, uniform blocks, I/O variables, precision qualifiers, and invarianceGeometry, vertices, and primitives: inputting geometry into the pipeline, and assembling it into primitives2D/3D, Cubemap, Array texturing: creation, loading, and rendering; texture wrap modes, filtering, and formats; compressed textures, sampler objects, immutable textures, pixel unpack buffer objects, and mipmappingFragment shaders: multitexturing, fog, alpha test, and user clip planesFragment operations: scissor, stencil, and depth tests; multisampling, blending, and ditheringFramebuffer objects: rendering to offscreen surfaces for advanced effectsAdvanced rendering: per-pixel lighting, environment mapping, particle systems, image post-processing, procedural textures, shadow mapping, terrain, and projective texturingSync objects and fences: synchronizing within host application and GPU execution

This edition of the book includes a color insert of the OpenGL ES 3.0 API and OpenGL ES Shading Language 3.0 Reference Cards created by Khronos. The reference cards contain a complete list of all of the functions in OpenGL ES 3.0 along with all of the types, operators, qualifiers, built-ins, and functions in the OpenGL ES Shading Language.

Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
ISBN: 9780321933881
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 mm
Edition: 2nd edition

"As a graphics technologist and intense OpenGL ES developer, I can honestly say that if you buy only one book on OpenGL ES 3.0 programming, then this should be the book. Dan and Budirijanto have written a book clearly by programmers for programmers. It is simply required reading for anyone interested in OpenGL ES 3.0. It is informative, well organized, and comprehensive, but best of all practical. You will find yourself reaching for this book over and over again instead of the actual OpenGL ES specification during your programming sessions. I give it my highest recommendation."

-Rick Tewell, Graphics Technology Architect, Freescale

"This book provides outstanding coverage of the latest version of OpenGL ES, with clear, comprehensive explanations and extensive examples. It belongs on the desk of anyone developing mobile applications."

-Dave Astle, Graphics Tools Lead, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Founder,

"The second edition of OpenGL (R) ES (TM) 3.0 Programming Guide provides a solid introduction to OpenGL ES 3.0 specifications, along with a wealth of practical information and examples to help any level of developer begin programming immediately. We'd recommend this guide as a primer on OpenGL ES 3.0 to any of the thousands of developers creating apps for the many mobile and embedded products using our PowerVR Rogue graphics."

-Kristof Beets, Business Development, Imagination Technologies

"This is a solid OpenGL ES 3.0 reference book. It covers all aspects of the API and will help any developer get familiar with and understand the API, including specifically the new ES 3.0 functionality."

-Jed Fisher, Managing Partner, 4D Pipeline

"This is a clear and thorough reference for OpenGL ES 3.0, and an excellent presentation of the concepts present in all modern OpenGL programming. This is the guide I'd want by my side when diving into embedded OpenGL."

-Todd Furlong, President & Principal Engineer, Inv3rsion LLC

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