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Beginning DirectX 9 by Wendy Jones
  

Beginning DirectX 9

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Synopsis

Beginning DirectX 9 by Wendy Jones

There exists a gap in the game programming market where beginning programmers are finding themselves without an introductory guide. Existing books focus on the 3D component of DirectX only, leaving readers without a complete understanding of DirectX. In order to fully understand DirectX and the game programming process, readers need examples that build on previous chapters to guide them through to the completion of a playable game. Beginning DirectX 9 does just that. Readers should have basic understanding of 3D math and C++. With this rudimentary experience, Beginning DirextX 9 enables readers to create a playable game using easy-to-understand examples.

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Introduction PART 1: Getting Down to the Basics 1. The What, Why, and How of DirectX 2. Your First DirectX Program 3. Surfaces, Sprites, and Salmon PART 2: It's a 3D World After All 4. 3D Primer 5. Matrices, Transforms, and Rotations 6. Vertex Colors, Texture Mapping, and 3D Lighting 7. Meshes 8. Point Sprites, Particles, and Pyrotechnics PART 3: Additional Needs 9: Using DirectInput 10. DirectSound 11. The Final Project Appendix A: Answers to End-of-Chapter Exercises Appendix B: Using the CD-ROM


About the Author

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones grew up in 1970’s suburbia, reading Mandy comic and eating Angel Delight for desert. Aged seven, she got a Brownie ‘Hostess’ Badge for which she set out a gold, wheeled trolley with a tea set and poured tea for the examiner.

Holidays were more productively spent at the ‘end of the world in the west of Wales’, playing in the undertaker’s workshop and paint shop that belonged to an uncle. It was a lot more fun than being good in suburbia and has provided ample material for her novels.

The first person to do an MA in Life Writing at UEA, Wendy has a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, where she teaches. She wrote Portrait of an Artist as a Young Girl, a biography of Grayson Perry, and hosts the literary programme ‘Interesting Conversations’ on Resonance104.4fm. Film rights to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, the first in the Wilfred Price series, have been sold.

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Publication date

1st April 2004

Author

Wendy Jones

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Author's Website

www.wendyjjones.com/

Publisher

Premier Press an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc

Format

Mixed media product
Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-ROM
352 pages

Categories

Digital lifestyle

ISBN

9781592003495

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