OpenGL® Game Programming teaches you how to use OpenGL to create dynamic 3D environments and effects for use in game development. Beginning with the histories of OpenGL and Microsoft® DirectX®, programming essentials for Microsoft Windows®, and 3D theory, you'll quickly move on to lessons on the functionality of OpenGL. Most of the chapters include demo programs that will allow you to see OpenGL in action. You'll then learn how to pull together OpenGL, Microsoft DirectSound®, and Microsoft DirectInput® to create your own games!
(Prima Tech) Shows game developers how to use OpenGL to create dynamic 3D game environments and effects. The CD-ROM features software development kits, demos, libraries, sample games, and other utilities. System requirements: CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD or CD-RW drive, Web browser, 64MB-128MB RAM. Softcover.
About the Author
Kevin Hawkins received his master¿s degree in Software Engineering and his bachelor¿s degree in Computer Science from Embry-Riddle University. He is currently a software engineer at Raydon Corporation, where he is part of the Software Architecture team, developing new software architectures and techniques for the company¿s simulation product line. Along with Dave, he is co-founder of GameDev.net and co-author of OpenGL Game Programming. Besides the technical and engineering stuff, Kevin was drafted to play professional baseball by the Cleveland Indians in the 2002 Amateur Draft, but decided not to play. He enjoys playing guitar, reading, surfing, golfing, working out, and playing with his dog, Jak.
Dave Astle received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah, where he specialized in graphics, artificial intelligence, networking, and compiler theory and design. He has been programming games professionally for several years, and is currently a senior engineer in the Gaming and Graphics group at QUALCOMM Inc. He is the cofounder and Executive Producer of GameDev.net, the leading online community for game developers. He is the co-author of OpenGL Game Programming, has contributed to several other game development books, and has spoken at industry conferences, including the Game Developers Conference. When not absorbing radiation from his monitor, Dave enjoys music, reading, skating, collecting rhinos (not real ones¿ yet), and playing with his five kids. He lives in San Diego, California.