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OpenGL Development Cookbook

By : Muhammad Mobeen Movania
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OpenGL Development Cookbook

By: Muhammad Mobeen Movania

Overview of this book

OpenGL is the leading cross-language, multi-platform API used by masses of modern games and applications in a vast array of different sectors. Developing graphics with OpenGL lets you harness the increasing power of GPUs and really take your visuals to the next level. OpenGL Development Cookbook is your guide to graphical programming techniques to implement 3D mesh formats and skeletal animation to learn and understand OpenGL. OpenGL Development Cookbook introduces you to the modern OpenGL. Beginning with vertex-based deformations, common mesh formats, and skeletal animation with GPU skinning, and going on to demonstrate different shader stages in the graphics pipeline. OpenGL Development Cookbook focuses on providing you with practical examples on complex topics, such as variance shadow mapping, GPU-based paths, and ray tracing. By the end you will be familiar with the latest advanced GPU-based volume rendering techniques.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
OpenGL Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


Most of the real-time graphics applications have interactive elements. We have automated bots that move and animate in an interactive application. These elements include objects that are animated using preset sequences of frames. These are called frame-by-frame animations. There are other scene elements that have motion, which is derived using physical simulation. These are called physically-based animations. In addition, humanoid or character models have a special category of animations called skeletal animation. In this chapter, we will look at recipes for doing skeletal and physically-based simulation on the GPU in modern OpenGL.