OpenGL ES 2.0 Programming Guide

OpenGL ES 2.0 Programming Guide

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OpenGL ES 2.0 is the industrya€™s leading software interface and graphics library for rendering sophisticated 3D graphics on handheld and embedded devices. With OpenGL ES 2.0, the full programmability of shaders is now available on small and portable devicesa€”including cell phones, PDAs, consoles, appliances, and vehicles. However, OpenGL ES differs significantly from OpenGL. Graphics programmers and mobile developers have had very little information about ita€”until now. In the OpenGLAr ES 2.0 Programming Guide , three leading authorities on the Open GL ES 2.0 interfacea€”including the specificationa€™s editora€”provide start-to-finish guidance for maximizing the interfacea€™s value in a wide range of high-performance applications. The authors cover the entire API, including Khronos-ratified extensions. Using detailed C-based code examples, they demonstrate how to set up and program every aspect of the graphics pipeline. Youa€™ll move from introductory techniques all the way to advanced per-pixel lighting, particle systems, and performance optimization. Coverage includes: Shaders in depth: creating shader objects, compiling shaders, checking for compile errors, attaching shader objects to program objects, and linking final program objects The OpenGL ES Shading Language: variables, types, constructors, structures, arrays, attributes, uniforms, varyings, precision qualifiers, and invariance Inputting geometry into the graphics pipeline, and assembling geometry into primitives Vertex shaders, their special variables, and their use in per-vertex lighting, skinning, and other applications Using fragment shadersa€”including examples of multitexturing, fog, alpha test, and user clip planes Fragment operations: scissor test, stencil test, depth test, multisampling, blending, and dithering Advanced rendering: per-pixel lighting with normal maps, environment mapping, particle systems, image post-processing, and projective texturing Real-world programming challenges: platform diversity, C++ portability, OpenKODE, and platform-specific shader binariesIf you already have Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, you can download the relevant Windows Mobile 6 SDK and develop ... The first decision you need to make when developing your OpenGL ES 2.0 application is which language you will use.

Title:OpenGL ES 2.0 Programming Guide
Author: Aaftab Munshi, Dan Ginsburg, Dave Shreiner
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2008-07-24

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