The Java 3D API Specification / Edition 1

The Java 3D API Specification / Edition 1

by Kevin Sowizral, Michael Deering, Kevin Rushforth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201325764

ISBN-13: 9780201325768

Pub. Date: 12/15/1997

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

This book presents the definitive Java 3D API specification, complete with authoritative and detailed descriptions of each element. It offers an informative overview of Java 3D, comprehensive instructions for "scene graph" definition and construction, and coverage of the Java 3D View Model, an innovative model enabling applications to be displayed on a wide array of…  See more details below

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This book presents the definitive Java 3D API specification, complete with authoritative and detailed descriptions of each element. It offers an informative overview of Java 3D, comprehensive instructions for "scene graph" definition and construction, and coverage of the Java 3D View Model, an innovative model enabling applications to be displayed on a wide array of devices. Various input devices are featured, including six-degrees-of-freedom trackers, picking mechanisms, behaviors and interpolators for animating objects, and audio capabilities. The Java 3D Execution and Rendering Model is described in depth, including the immediate, retained, and compiled-retained modes. This book is an essential reference for any Java programmer interested in entering the exciting world of three-dimensional Internet applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201325768
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
12/15/1997
Series:
Java Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.33(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction to Java 3D1
2Scene Graph Basics15
3Scene Graph Superstructure27
4Group Node Objects37
5Leaf Node Objects49
6Reusing Scene Graphs91
7Node Component Objects103
8View Model187
9Behaviors and Interpolators209
10Input Devices and Picking251
11Audio Devices265
12Execution and Rendering Model271
13Immediate-Mode Rendering275
AMath Objects285
B3D Geometry Compression365
CView Model Details399
DExceptions425
EEquations431
FVRML Support449
Glossary455
Index459

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