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OpenGL Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version (8th Edition) [Dave Shreiner, Graham Sellers, John Kessenich, Bill. OpenGL Programming Guide: The Official Guide to Learning OpenGL, Version , 8th Edition. Dave Shreiner, ARM, Inc. Graham Sellers, ARM, Inc. Is OpenGL Programming Guide 8th Edition Version a good book to learn to download the sources, you'll find in there a pdf version too. 1.
Fragment shaders give you total control over the pixels rendered on the screen at a super fast speed. This is why they're used in all sort of cases, from video filters on cellphones to incredible 3D video games.
In the following chapters you will discover how incredibly fast and powerful this technique is and how to apply it to your professional and personal work. Who is this book for? This book is written for creative coders, game developers and engineers who have coding experience, a basic knowledge of linear algebra and trigonometry, and who want to take their work to an exciting new level of graphical quality.
If you want to learn how to code, I highly recommend you start with Processing and come back later when you are comfortable with it. This book will teach you how to use and integrate shaders into your projects, improving their performance and graphical quality.
In other words, you will be able to apply and use your knowledge with Processing sketches, openFrameworks applications, Cinder interactive installations, Three. What does this book cover?
It is however in rather desperate need of a team of editors. I'm not good enough at 3D stuff yet to be able to critique the math, but there are loads of typos and even incorrect references to other parts of the text.
The information it presents is also in an entirely inconvenient order. Many times you'll be reading along and feeling like you are missing something only to eventually come across a line like "don't worry, we'll talk in more detail about XYZ later.
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This book might be good for a reference if you already know a lot about OpenGL, but for someone new to it, it's plain awful. There's long expositions between bits of code that have little or nothing to do with the code at hand. The authors just reproduce API calls throughout the chapters without explaining anything useful about them.
Take the first few chapters, for instance. You get to see the most basic program possible, then you take a chapter long diatribe on shaders, which goes overkill since you don't even know how to draw a vertex yet. Then, when it comes back in chapter three!
The source code is a pile of crap, too. Instead of putting everything a user would want to see into each sample program, they abstracted a ton of setup into their own code, which is awful to read.
For example, who creates the main function inside of a macro? Well, these morons do. Oh, and it doesn't even compile on Linux without writing your own Makefiles and fixing problems throughout the code. Save yourself from this flaming pile of garbage.
More of an overview and reference than a tutorial. If you want a tutorial, get your hands dirty with Anton's OpenGL free online. If you are a beginner, I would only recommend you plowing through this book if you need the vocabulary. You are going to be lost without some graphics engine architecture. If you already know the concepts for the most part, seeing it again here isn't going to improve your understanding, but you will be stuck on things you haven't seen before, so again will be of little help.
The provided code looks like it was pulled from the previous version, is missing some chapters. The best this books does is to help you form a cohesion on what is going on, which earns back a star. Overall, slightly disappointed, however it is fine as a pass through to your furthur studies and a prelude to the blue book. After the two introductory chapters.
Kindle Edition Verified download. The writing is repetitive and awkward to read, and the overall organization is bad. After the two introductory chapters, the rest of the book is essentially a rehash of the OpenGL spec, and you're better off just reading about it there. There is sample code, but it often doesn't show anything beyond what you can already tell from the function signature. There are no bigger examples showing how to tie things together, andexcept for the introductory triangle program, there are no complete examples.
Some of the code even has easy to notice syntactic and logical errors.
I am also happy to report that the content of the book is much improved over the 7th edition, which was a confused mix of OpenGL 2. If you are a beginner programmer that would like to do graphical programming, do NOT get this book. It will be way over your head and you will be disappointed. There are simpler alternatives - SDL and the likes.
Again, the target demographic for this book is intermediate to experienced programmers. I would have given this book five stars, but the Kindle edition is rife with spelling and grammatical errors, even in the code examples! The spelling errors in the code examples make certain examples difficult to understand, especially when variable names change midway through the code. Not cool, guys authors. Don't include code snippets that would generate compile time errors.
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Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted May 20, I'd start with arcsynthesis online book too. Then see if you need a book or not. I am using it and it is way more in-depth than anything else I've found on the internet, I have bought the OpenGL Superbible but I never really use it anymore Btw can this book be downloaded?
Hey there. Lots of outdated OpenGL tutorials on the internet contribute to this confusion. This topic is now closed to further replies.