Jim Blinn's Corner: A Trip Down the Graphics Pipeline (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)

By Jim Blinn

For nearly 3 a long time eminent machine graphicist Jim Blinn has coupled his clinical wisdom and inventive skills to foster the expansion of the pc images box. His many contributions comprise the Voyager Fly-by animations of area missions to Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus; The Mechanical Universe, a 52-part telecourse of lively physics; and the pc animation of Carl Sagan's PBS sequence Cosmos. additionally, Blinn, the recipient of the 1st SIGGRAPH special effects fulfillment Award, has constructed many accepted images options, together with bump mapping, surroundings mapping, and blobby modeling.
Blinn stocks his perception and adventure in "Jim Blinn's Corner," an award-winning column within the technical journal IEEE special effects and Applications within which he unveils his most dear portraits tools and observations. This publication, a compendium of 20 of the column's articles, leads you thru the "graphics pipeline" supplying a wealth of tips and methods. It explores universal pictures difficulties, lots of that have by no means prior to been addressed.
a useful source for any photographs specialist
In his wonderful and inspirational sort, Blinn examines various themes to aid special effects software program and alertness builders realize and clear up pix programming difficulties. targeting geometry and the photos pipeline, he shares:

  • easy to appreciate causes of adverse ideas gleaned from years of teaching
  • interesting examples of difficult distinctive circumstances that reason traditional algorithms to fail
  • highly subtle algorithms for clipping, viewing, lighting fixtures, and rendering
  • easy to appreciate motives of inauspicious thoughts gleaned from years of teaching
  • interesting examples of difficult designated instances that reason traditional algorithms to fail
  • highly subtle algorithms for clipping, viewing, lights, and rendering

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