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Module Reading List

Computer Graphics, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Marc de Kamps
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Required text for course: cost approximately £20.  We will follow this closely, but not exactly:
Edward Angel, OpenGL, A Primer

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Since graphics in 3D relies heavily on matrix computations and geometric principles, students who wish to improve their knowledge of these areas may find the following book useful (cost approximately £20):
John Vince, Mathematics for computer graphics

There are many reference texts available, which cover graphics in various levels of detail.  The best-known text (Foley & van Dam) has just been updated, but is tied to Windows rather than being platform-neutral, but is an excellent reference otherwise:
John Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David Sklar, James Foley, Steven Feiner, Kurt Akeley, Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice

The standard reference book for OpenGL is known as the "Red Book", and is indispensible in practice, but assumes knowledge of the underlying principles of computer graphics:
Dave Shreiner, Graham Sellers, John Kessenich, Bill Licea-Kane, OpenGL Programming Guide (Red Book), Addison-Wesley
This text includes more details of GLSL, the OpenGL shader language, and is also commonly used:
Graham Sellers, Richard Wright & Nicholas Haemel, OpenGL SuperBible, Addison-Wesley
For anyone wishing to work in the games industry, the following is a standard reference text of advanced techniques:
Akenine-Möller et al., Real-Time Rendering, AK Peters

This list was last updated on 14/08/2013