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Learning Three.js: The JavaScript 3D Library for WebGL


Author: Jos Dirksen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782166297
Category: Computers
Page: 402
View: 9850
“Learning Three.js is a hands-on guide which provides everything you need to start working with the powerful JavaScript library, and start creating awesome in-browser visualizations”.Learning Three.js is written for anyone looking to get started with Three.js, or looking to improve their skills with the popular js library. The book assumes some knowledge of javascript, but you don’t need any knowledge of Three.js itself to follow the book.

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Learn Three.js

Programming 3D animations and visualizations for the web with HTML5 and WebGL, 3rd Edition
Author: Jos Dirksen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788835972
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 3679
Create and animate stunning 3D browser based graphics with Three.js JavaScript library Key Features Enhance your 3D graphics with light sources, shadows, advanced materials, and textures Load models from external sources, and visualize and animate them directly from JavaScript Create your own custom WebGL shader and explore the postprocessing feature of Three.js Book Description WebGL makes it possible to create 3D graphics in the browser without having to use plugins such as Flash and Java. Programming WebGL, however, is difficult and complex. With Three.js, it is possible to create stunning 3D graphics in an intuitive manner using JavaScript, without having to learn WebGL. With this book, you’ll learn how to create and animate beautiful looking 3D scenes directly in your browser-utilizing the full potential of WebGL and modern browsers. It starts with the basic concepts and building blocks used in Three.js. From there on, it will expand on these subjects using extensive examples and code samples. You will learn to create, or load, from externally created models, realistic looking 3D objects using materials and textures. You’ll find out how to easily control the camera using the Three.js built-in in camera controls, which will enable you to fly or walk around the 3D scene you created. You will then use the HTML5 video and canvas elements as a material for your 3D objects and to animate your models. Finally, you will learn to use morph and skeleton-based animation, and even how to add physics, such as gravity and collision detection, to your scene. After reading this book, you’ll know everything that is required to create 3D animated graphics using Three.js. What you will learn Work with the different types of materials in Three.js and see how they interact with your 3D objects and the rest of the environment Implement the different camera controls provided by Three.js to effortlessly navigate around your 3D scene Work with vertices directly to create snow, rain, and galaxy-like effects Import and animate models from external formats, such as OBJ, STL, and COLLADA Create and run animations using morph targets and bones animations Explore advanced textures on materials to create realistic looking 3D objects by using bump maps, normal maps, specular maps, and light maps Interact directly with WebGL by creating custom vertex and fragment shaders Who this book is for The ideal target audience for this book would be JavaScript developers who who want to learn how to use the Three.js library

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Three.js Essentials


Author: Jos Dirksen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783980877
Category: Computers
Page: 198
View: 9386
This book is an easy-to-follow guide that shows the essential parts of Three.js through a set of extensive examples. Through the explanation of these examples, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Three.js. If you already know JavaScript and want to quickly learn the essentials of Three.js, this book is for you. No prior knowledge of Three.js, WebGL, 3D modelling, or Maths is required.

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Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL

3D Animation and Visualization for Web Pages
Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449363954
Category: Computers
Page: 404
View: 3038
Create high-performance, visually stunning 3D applications for the Web, using HTML5 and related technologies such as CSS3 and WebGL—the emerging web graphics standard. With this book, you’ll learn how to use the tools, frameworks, and libraries for building 3D models and animations, mind-blowing visual effects, and advanced user interaction in both desktop and mobile browsers. In two parts—Foundations and Application Development Techniques—author Tony Parisi provides a thorough grounding in theory and practice for designing everything from a simple 3D product viewer to immersive games and interactive training systems. Ideal for developers with Javascript and HTML experience. Explore HTML5 APIs and related technologies for creating 3D web graphics, including WebGL, Canvas, and CSS Work with the popular JavaScript 3D rendering and animation libraries Three.js and Tween.js Delve into the 3D content creation pipeline, and the modeling and animation tools for creating killer 3D content Look into several game engines and frameworks for building 3D applications, including the author’s Vizi framework Create 3D environments with multiple objects and complex interaction, using examples and supporting code Examine the issues involved in building WebGL-based 3D applications for mobile browsers

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Three.js Cookbook


Author: Jos Dirksen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783981199
Category: Computers
Page: 300
View: 5343
This book is ideal for anyone who already knows JavaScript and would like to get a broad understanding of Three.js quickly, or for those of you who have a basic grasp of using Three.js but want to really make an impact with your 3D visualizations by learning its advanced features. To apply the recipes in this book you don’t need to know anything about WebGL; all you need is some general knowledge about JavaScript and HTML.

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WebGL Programming Guide

Interactive 3D Graphics Programming with WebGL
Author: Kouichi Matsuda,Rodger Lea
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133364925
Category: Computers
Page: 552
View: 8531
Using WebGL®, you can create sophisticated interactive 3D graphics inside web browsers, without plug-ins. WebGL makes it possible to build a new generation of 3D web games, user interfaces, and information visualization solutions that will run on any standard web browser, and on PCs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, or other devices. WebGL Programming Guide will help you get started quickly with interactive WebGL 3D programming, even if you have no prior knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, 3D graphics, mathematics, or OpenGL. You’ll learn step-by-step, through realistic examples, building your skills as you move from simple to complex solutions for building visually appealing web pages and 3D applications with WebGL. Media, 3D graphics, and WebGL pioneers Dr. Kouichi Matsuda and Dr. Rodger Lea offer easy-to-understand tutorials on key aspects of WebGL, plus 100 downloadable sample programs, each demonstrating a specific WebGL topic. You’ll move from basic techniques such as rendering, animating, and texturing triangles, all the way to advanced techniques such as fogging, shadowing, shader switching, and displaying 3D models generated by Blender or other authoring tools. This book won’t just teach you WebGL best practices, it will give you a library of code to jumpstart your own projects. Coverage includes: • WebGL’s origin, core concepts, features, advantages, and integration with other web standards • How and basic WebGL functions work together to deliver 3D graphics • Shader development with OpenGL ES Shading Language (GLSL ES) • 3D scene drawing: representing user views, controlling space volume, clipping, object creation, and perspective • Achieving greater realism through lighting and hierarchical objects • Advanced techniques: object manipulation, heads-up displays, alpha blending, shader switching, and more • Valuable reference appendixes covering key issues ranging from coordinate systems to matrices and shader loading to web browser settings This is the newest text in the OpenGL Technical Library, Addison-Wesley’s definitive collection of programming guides an reference manuals for OpenGL and its related technologies. The Library enables programmers to gain a practical understanding of OpenGL and the other Khronos application-programming libraries including OpenGL ES and OpenCL. All of the technologies in the OpenGL Technical Library evolve under the auspices of the Khronos Group, the industry consortium guiding the evolution of modern, open-standards media APIs.

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Learning Three.Js - The JavaScript 3D Library for Webgl Second Edition


Author: Jos Dirksen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784392215
Category: Computers
Page: 422
View: 7970
If you know JavaScript and want to start creating 3D graphics that run in any browser, this book is a great choice for you. You don't need to know anything about math or WebGL; all that you need is general knowledge of JavaScript and HTML.

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Game Development with Three.js


Author: Isaac Sukin
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1782168540
Category: Computers
Page: 118
View: 7597
A step-by-step, example-based guide to building immersive 3D games on the Web using the Three.js graphics library.This book is for people interested in programming 3D games for the Web. Readers are expected to have basic knowledge of JavaScript syntax and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. This book will be useful regardless of prior experience with game programming, whether you intend to build casual side projects or large-scale professional titles.

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Learning HTML5 Game Programming

A Hands-on Guide to Building Online Games Using Canvas, SVG, and WebGL
Author: James Lamar Williams
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321767365
Category: Computers
Page: 234
View: 867
Presents practical instrucion and theory for using the features of HTML5 to create a online gaming applications.

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WebGL: Up and Running


Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 144932357X
Category: Computers
Page: 211
View: 9225
Presents an introduction to WebGL development and production concepts to create full 3D applications.

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Professional WebGL Programming

Developing 3D Graphics for the Web
Author: Andreas Anyuru
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119940591
Category: Computers
Page: 320
View: 2194
Everything you need to know about developinghardware-accelerated 3D graphics with WebGL! As the newest technology for creating 3D graphics on the web, inboth games, applications, and on regular websites, WebGL gives webdevelopers the capability to produce eye-popping graphics. Thisbook teaches you how to use WebGL to create stunning cross-platformapps. The book features several detailed examples that show you howto develop 3D graphics with WebGL, including explanations of codesnippets that help you understand the why behind the how. You will also develop a stronger understanding of WebGLdevelopment from coverage that: •Provides a comprehensive overview of WebGL and shows howit relates to other graphics-related technologies •Addresses important topics such as the WebGL graphicspipeline, 3D transformations, texturing and lighting •Teaches you how to write vertex shaders and fragment shadersfor WebGL •Includes a lot of useful guidelines, tips, and tricks forWebGL performance optimizations Professional WebGL Programming is the first book on themarket to delve into this fascinating topic and it puts you on yourway to mastering the possibilities that exist with WebGL.

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WebGL Hotshot


Author: Mitch Williams
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783280921
Category: Computers
Page: 306
View: 1542
Every chapter starts with a 'mission briefing' section that describes what is to be achieved by the end of the chapter. This is followed with the decisions and steps required to accomplish the mission objective with challenges to take the project further. The scope for the book thus mimics the reallife requirements of a developer and gets you ready to successfully build your own project. If you are a web designer looking to expand your knowledge of 3D graphics concepts and broaden your existing skill set, then this book is for you. Those looking for an introduction to 3D graphics will benefit from WebGL Hotshot as it is a perfect guide to master 3D concepts, helping you build and deploy 3D worlds much quicker. The book assumes a basic knowledge of HTML, though it can be learned concurrently while reading this book. Basic programming knowledge is useful; however, the graphical nature of web 3D content allows you to learn programming through experimentation.

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100 Principles of Game Design


Author: DESPAIN
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133362744
Category: Computers
Page: 240
View: 9491
Game designers spend their lives solving extraordinary problems and facing mind-bending paradoxes. It’s their job to make a meticulous plan for “spontaneous fun” players will want to experience over and over again. Pressure is heaped on with demands for innovation and blockbuster status. So designers find themselves facing an abyss of problems, pressure, and possibilities, armed only with their brains and an assortment of design principles they picked up over years of experience. For the first time, 100 Principles of Game Design gathers some of the best of these big ideas into one toolkit. Seasoned designers will be glad they don’t have to hold it all in their heads anymore, and beginning design students can use the book to learn the tools of the trade. When the going gets tough, everyone can turn to this book for guidance, inspiration, or just to remind them of what works. Collected from every popular school of thought in game design, these core principles are organized by theme: innovation, creation, balancing, and troubleshooting. • Includes advances from the world’s leading authorities on game design, some explained by the creators themselves • A reference book of finite, individual principles for easy access, providing a jumping off point for further research • Principles originating in fields as diverse as architecture, psychiatry, and economics, but shown here as they apply to game design • Richly designed with illustrations and photos, making each principle easy to understand and memorable • Timeless approach includes feedback loops, game mechanics, prototyping, economies of scale, user-centered design, and much more Professional designers and instructors at one of the world’s leading game design institutions lay out the building blocks of diverse knowledge required to design even the simplest of games.

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Learn Three. Js

Programming 3D Animations and Visualizations for the Web with HTML5 and WebGL, 3rd Edition
Author: Jos Dirksen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781788833288
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 2710
Create and animate stunning 3D browser based graphics with Three.js JavaScript library Key Features Enhance your 3D graphics with light sources, shadows, advanced materials, and textures Load models from external sources, and visualize and animate them directly from JavaScript Create your own custom WebGL shader and explore the postprocessing feature of Three.js Book Description WebGL makes it possible to create 3D graphics in the browser without having to use plugins such as Flash and Java. Programming WebGL, however, is difficult and complex. With Three.js, it is possible to create stunning 3D graphics in an intuitive manner using JavaScript, without having to learn WebGL. With this book, you'll learn how to create and animate beautiful looking 3D scenes directly in your browser-utilizing the full potential of WebGL and modern browsers. It starts with the basic concepts and building blocks used in Three.js.

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Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations

with HTML5 Canvas
Author: Adrian Dobre,Dev Ramtal
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430263385
Category: Computers
Page: 508
View: 6031
Have you ever wanted to include believable physical behaviors in your games and projects to give them that extra edge? Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations teaches you how to incorporate real physics, such as gravity, friction, and buoyancy, into your HTML5 games, animations, and simulations. It also includes more advanced topics, such as particle systems, which are essential for creating effects such as sparks or smoke. The book also addresses the key issue of balancing accuracy and simplicity in your games and simulations, and the final chapters provide you with the information and the code to make the right choice for your project. Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations assumes you have a basic knowledge of JavaScript and HTML5. However, no previous knowledge of physics is required—only some very basic math skills. The authors present everything from basic principles to advanced concepts in an approachable way, so you’ll be able to follow the logic and easily adapt the principles to your own applications. The book is packed full of practical examples of how you can apply physics to your own games and applications. Spring behaviors can be used for anything from tweaking lowrider suspension to creating cloth simulation; flotation mechanics enable the simulation of submersibles or dirigibles; you can even create your own solar system with accurate orbits and gravity. It doesn’t matter if you’re modeling the Lorentz force in an electromagnetic field or you’re modeling the lift force in a flight simulator, Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations enables you to fill your games and applications with accurate and realistic effects.

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3D Game Programming for Kids

Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript
Author: Chris Strom
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 1680506250
Category: Computers
Page: 374
View: 712
You know what's even better than playing games? Programming your own! Make your own online games, even if you're an absolute beginner. Let your imagination come to 3D life as you learn real-world programming skills with the JavaScript programming language - the language used everywhere on the web. This new edition is completely revised, and takes advantage of new programming features to make game programming even easier to learn. Plus, new effects make your games even cooler. When you're done, you're going to be amazed at what you can create. Jump right in! Start programming cool stuff on page 1. Keep building new and different things until the very last page. This book wants you to play. Not just play games, but play with code. Play with programming. Because the best way to learn something is to have fun with it! This second edition is updated from start to finish to make it even easier to get started programming in JavaScript. Every example has been updated to make it easier, with new example games to explore and new 3D effects that make your games even more fun! Want a red donut? You can make hundreds of them, spinning around like mad. Want to create a star field? Make a hundred or a thousand stars. Make them red, green, or blue. Explosions? Fireworks? Planets? It's up to you. And, using a code editor created especially for this book, you'll program right in your web browser. You'll see the results of your work and imagination right away - right next to the code that you just typed! Along the way, you'll pick up a ton of programming knowledge, and dive in even deeper with some more advanced chapters. Whatever you want to do, this book has your back. Best of all, you get to create awesome games and say, "I made this!" What You Need: You need the latest version of the Google Chrome Web browser, available for free from https://chrome.google.com. You also need an Internet connection to access the ICE Code Editor the first time. ICE Code Editor will be loaded onto your computer, so you won't need Internet access for later projects.

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WebGL Game Development


Author: Sumeet Arora
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849699801
Category: Computers
Page: 418
View: 1338
This book is set-by-step, example-based tutorial that provides details on gaming logic using Web GL. If you are a programmer who wants to transform the skill of blending imagination and throughput in games, this is the book for you. You need to have a good understanding of object-oriented programming, JavaScript, and vector and matrix operations.

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WebGL Beginner's Guide


Author: Diego Cantor,Brandon Jones
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849691738
Category: Computers
Page: 376
View: 8559
Become a master of 3D web programming in WebGL and JavaScript.

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Practical Algorithms for 3D Computer Graphics, Second Edition


Author: R. Stuart Ferguson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466582529
Category: Computers
Page: 508
View: 1573
Practical Algorithms for 3D Computer Graphics, Second Edition covers the fundamental algorithms that are the core of all 3D computer graphics software packages. Using Core OpenGL and OpenGL ES, the book enables you to create a complete suite of programs for 3D computer animation, modeling, and image synthesis. Since the publication of the first edition, implementation aspects have changed significantly, including advances in graphics technology that are enhancing immersive experiences with virtual reality. Reflecting these considerable developments, this second edition presents up-to-date algorithms for each stage in the creative process. It takes you from the construction of polygonal models of real and imaginary objects to rigid body animation and hierarchical character animation to the rendering pipeline for the synthesis of realistic images. New to the Second Edition New chapter on the modern approach to real-time 3D programming using OpenGL New chapter that introduces 3D graphics for mobile devices New chapter on OpenFX, a comprehensive open source 3D tools suite for modeling and animation Discussions of new topics, such as particle modeling, marching cubes, and techniques for rendering hair and fur More web-only content, including source code for the algorithms, video transformations, comprehensive examples, and documentation for OpenFX The book is suitable for newcomers to graphics research and 3D computer games as well as more experienced software developers who wish to write plug-in modules for any 3D application program or shader code for a commercial games engine.