Prof Hamish Carr
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
The principal textbook and reference for the module is:
Hughes, van Dam et al, Computer Graphics (Third Edition), Addison-Wesley 2014
Students are expected to have completed a prior module in the basics of graphics programming using either OpenGL or DirectX. For those who have not, it is strongly recommended that they review the material in:
Kessenich, Sellers & Shreiner, Open GL Programming Guide (Ninth Edition), Addison-Wesley (2016)
although almost any reasonable OpenGL or DirectX textbook will do.
Students who wish to refresh the relevant mathematics prior to the module are recommended to consider:
Vince, Mathematics for Computer Graphics (Fifth Edition), Springer 2017.
For students wishing more information about concurrent programming, I recommend:
Williams, C++ Concurrency in Action (Second Edition), Manning 2019.
However, this covers both distributed and parallel concurrency, and understanding concurrent parallelism may be easier through OpenMP:
Chapman, Jost and van der Pas, Using OpenMP, MIT Press 2007
is also useful.
More information on raytracing is also available in:
Pharr, Jakob & Humphreys, Physically Based Rendering (Third Edition), Morgan Kaufmann, 2016, available at www.pbrt.org
Haines & Akenine-Möller, Ray Tracing Gems. NVIDIA 2019
More information on shader languages is available in:
Rost et al., OpenGL Shading Language, Addison-Wesley 2009
Sellers, Vulkan Programming Guide, Addison-Wesley 2016
DirectX Programming Guide, Microsoft, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/direct3d12/directx-12-programming-guide, 2016
This list was last updated on 25/09/2020