3D Game Engine Architecture
Engineering Real-Time Applications with Wild MagicBy
- David Eberly, President of Geometric Tools, Inc (www.geometrictools.com), a company that specializes in software development for computer graphics, image analysis, and numerical methods. Previously, he was the Director of Engineering at Numerical Design Ltd (NDL), the company responsible for the real-time 3D game engine, Netlmmerse. His background includes a BA in Mathematics from Bloomsburg U, MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics from the U of Colorado at Boulder, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Professionals or students working in game development, simulation, scientific visualization, or virtual worlds.
Published: December 2004
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
"Readers of Eberly's previous books, 3D Game Engine Design and Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics, asked for a volume with more code samples and fewer equations. This book will please and aid them greatlyâ¦. That key points are sometimes underscored with a dry wit is characteristic of how a great teacher makes studying a difficult topic personally rewarding for the student." âJoseph Goldstone, Lilliputian Pictures "Credo Interactive has been using the WildMagic API for the past 3 years in various commercial projects. 3D Game Engine Architecture provides an excellent source of theoretical background and practical usage information for the API. Together the textbook and the WildMagic sourcecode form a comprehensive and well designed foundation for any 3D application." âLars Wilke, Director of Development, Credo Interactive Inc. "For those that have searched for a commercial quality rendering library available at virtually no cost and with extensive clear documentation. Let them look no further. From low level structures, to high level application design, Eberly has laid out everything necessary for commercial quality game development. May the projects inspired by his writings be plentiful and prosperous." âTimothy Prepscius, DimensionDoor, Inc.