Create physically realistic 3D Graphics environments with this introduction to the ideas and techniques behind the process. Author David H. Eberly includes simulations to introduce the key problems involved and then gradually reveals the mathematical and physical concepts needed to solve them. He then describes all the algorithmic foundations and uses code examples and working source code to show how they are implemented, culminating in a large collection of physical simulations. The book tackles the complex, challenging issues that other books avoid, including Lagrangian dynamics, rigid body dynamics, impulse methods, resting contact, linear complementarity problems, deformable bodies, massspring systems, friction, numerical solution of differential equations, numerical stability and its relationship to physical stability, and Verlet integration methods. This book even describes when real physics isn't necessary  and hacked physics will do. There is a CDROM with extensive C source code that: supports physical simulation has many illustrative applications for Windows, Linux, and OS X and, is compatible with many game engines  including the Wild Magic engine, for which the complete source code is included. This title includes exercises for instructional use and review of essential mathematics. It is revised and updated to include a new chapter about fluid dynamics based on the NavierStokes equations. The CDROM contains implementations that run in real time using the graphics hardware. The chapter on physics engines was rewritten to include new sections on the physics tick, on multithreaded and multiprocessor collision culling, and on velocitybased dynamics.
About David H. Eberly
Dave Eberly is the 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 realtime 3D game engine, NetImmerse. He also worked for NDL on Gamebryo, which was the nextgeneration engine after NetImmerse. His background includes a BA degree in mathematics from Bloomsburg University, MS and PhD degrees in mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of North Carolina at ChapelHill. He is the author of 3D Game Engine Design, 2nd Edition (2006), 3D Game Engine Architecture (2005), Game Physics (2004), and coauthor with Philip Schneider of Geometric Tools for Computer Graphics (2003), all published by Morgan Kaufmann. As a mathematician, Dave did research in the mathematics of combustion, signal and image processing, and lengthbiased distributions in statistics. He was an associate professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio with an adjunct appointment in radiology at the U.T. Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 1991, he gave up his tenured position to retrain in computer science at the University of North Carolina. After graduating in 1994, he remained for one year as a research associate professor in computer science with a joint appointment in the Department of Neurosurgery, working in medical image analysis. His next stop was the SAS Institute, working for a year on SAS/Insight, a statistical graphics package. Finally, deciding that computer graphics and geometry were his real calling, Dave went to work for NDL (which is now Emergent Game Technologies), then to Magic Software, Inc., which later became Geometric Tools, Inc. Dave's participation in the newsgroup comp.graphics.algoritDetails Book
Author  :  David H. Eberly 
Publisher  :  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In 
Data Published  :  01 June 2010 
ISBN  :  0123749034 
EAN  :  9780123749031 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  944 pages 
Age +  :  15 years 
Language  :  English 
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