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Big news for anyone who wants to create better graphics and next-generation Windows user interfaces: The legendary Charles Petzold has written a book on Windows Presentation Foundation's remarkable 3D features.
Petzold wrote Programming Windows, the classic book on Windows development. When you read him, you always know he's thought carefully about every word: He hasn't glossed over the subtleties, and unlike some authors, he does understand them. That's especially welcome here, in an arena that'll be unfamiliar to many Windows programmers.
He walks through each core 3D graphics programming technique, showing how to do it in WPF -- usually with XAML, occasionally with C#. Coverage includes transforms, animation, rotation, light, shading, textures, materials, even matrix transforms and quaternions. Petzold wraps up with several example programs that illuminate WPF 3D's surprising power. This technology will be at the heart of tomorrow's immersive Windows applications. Master it now: Read Petzold. Bill Camarda, from the August 2007 Read Only