3D Programming for Windows

3D Programming for Windows

by Charles Petzold
     
 

Get a focused introduction to programming 3D graphics with the Windows Presentation Foundation 3D API. Complementing his book Applications = Code + Markup, award-winning author Charles Petzold builds on XAML essentials, teaching you how to display and animate 3D graphics under the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. You’ll get expert guidance and

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Overview

Get a focused introduction to programming 3D graphics with the Windows Presentation Foundation 3D API. Complementing his book Applications = Code + Markup, award-winning author Charles Petzold builds on XAML essentials, teaching you how to display and animate 3D graphics under the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 and Windows Vista. You’ll get expert guidance and code samples in XAML and Microsoft Visual C#— helping you master the skills you need to create high-fidelity user interfaces.

Discover how to:

  • Define complex 3D objects with triangle meshes
  • Enhance the illumination of 3D surfaces with light and shading effects
  • Color 3D figures with gradients, bitmaps, and drawings
  • Add animation with transforms and vertex manipulation
  • Represent linear, affine, and camera transforms by using matrices
  • Calculate vector angles, angles of rotation, and axes of rotation
  • Generate triangle meshes efficiently by using C# code
  • Express rotation by using quaternion computation
  • Provide a user interface for manipulating and drawing 3D figures

PLUS—Get Visual C# and XAML code samples on the Web

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735623941
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Petzold has been writing about Windows programming for 25 years. A Windows Pioneer Award winner, Petzold is author of the classic Programming Windows, the widely acclaimed Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, Programming Windows Phone 7, and more than a dozen other books.

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