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The History of Visual Magic in Computers

How Beautiful Images are Made in CAD, 3D, VR and AR

Peddie, Jon

2013, XLI, 448 p. 369 illus., 226 illus. in color.

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From the reviews:

“This specialized book is useful to those interested in a detailed historical account of the various technologies that contributed to the development of realistic 3-D computer graphics. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and above.” (C. Tappert, Choice, Vol. 51 (8), April, 2014)

“It is dedicated to ‘the thousands of people over thousands of years who have developed the building blocks and made the discoveries in mathematics and science to make such 3D magic possible.’ … The brilliant timing of The History of Visual Magic in Computer … provides a new magical dimension on the time span to the topic, both fascinating information and indispensable references … . A must see for those who want to keep up with evolutionary graphics!!” (ComputeScotland.com, August, 2013)

“Peddie, a renowned industry analyst and lecturer at the forefront of the computer graphics industry, has chronicled the developments that have led to these wonderful images. They are all based on 3D geometry, and he begins the story with the first major 3D implementations-the pyramids-and ends with the implementation we know today … . Written in a narrative style with ample references for those interested in digging deeper. … This book is a historical and visual treat with some amazing images.” (cgw.com, June, 2013)

 

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