Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition by David Graham, Mike McShaffry

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CHAPTER 143D GRAPHICS BASICS

by Mike McShaffry

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I want to tell you up front that the next three chapters won’t teach you everything you need to know about 3D graphics—actually, far from it. Walk the aisle of any decent computer bookstore, and you’ll see racks of books devoted entirely to 3D graphics. I’m only including three 3D chapters in this book, so I can’t compete with the classics on 3D graphics. What’s lacking in volume, I’ll try to make up in focus and content. My job in these three chapters is to open the door to 3D graphics, especially in the way that game programmers utilize 3D techniques within well-designed game architecture. Many ...

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