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Marcus Zarra, Matt Long
The definitive full-color reference for Core Animation, Apple's powerful new framework for building feature-rich user interfaces • • Shows Mac developers how to use Core Animation to build state-of-the-art user interfaces that previously required intensely complex OpenGL programming. • Task-based coverage ranges from the absolute basics to advanced optimization and integration - and every feature is illuminates with projects and detailed sample code. • Contains a full chapter on using Core Animation on the iPhone. Apple's Core Animation API offers Mac developers a whole new way to think about user interface design - and the opportunity to quickly and easily integrate advanced UI features ranging from transparent windows to head-up displays. Core Animation contains all the goodies Mac UI designers have been craving - and could previously implement only with highly complex OpenGL code. Core Animation is the definitive reference to this powerful API for every Macintosh and iPhone developer. Leading OSX developers Marcus S. Zarra and Matt Long begin with a complete introduction to Core Animation, offering invaluable insights into when it should be used - and when it shouldn't be. Next, the authors drill down to each specific task developers are likely to perform. Building on the essentials, the authors introduce several advanced techniques, including code optimization and leveraging the GPU to run OpenGL, QuickTime, and Core Animation code in tandem. They also present brand-new coverage of Core Animation programming for the iPhone. Each concept and technique is illuminated with usable code, end-to-end sample projects, functional examples, and advanced project suggestions designed to promote even deeper understanding.
Graphics and game developers must learn to program for mobility. This book will teach you how. "This book - written by some of the key technical experts...provides a comprehensive but practical and easily understood introduction for any software engineer seeking to delight the consumer with rich 3D interactive experiences on their phone. Like the OpenGL ES and M3G standards it covers, this book is destined to become an enduring standard for many years to come." - Lincoln Wallen, CTO, Electronic Arts, Mobile “This book is an escalator, which takes the field to new levels. This is especially true because the text ensures that the topic is easily accessible to everyone with some background in computer science...The foundations of this book are clear, and the authors are extremely knowledgeable about the subject.? - Tomas Akenine-Möller, bestselling author and Professor of Computer Science at Lund University "This book is an excellent introduction to M3G. The authors are all experienced M3G users and developers, and they do a great job of conveying that experience, as well as plenty of practical advice that has been proven in the field." - Sean Ellis, Consultant Graphics Engineer, ARM Ltd The exploding popularity of mobile computing is undeniable. From cell phones to portable gaming systems, the global demand for multifunctional mobile devices is driving amazing hardware and software developments. 3D graphics are becoming an integral part of these ubiquitous devices, and as a result, Mobile 3D Graphics is arguably the most rapidly advancing area of the computer graphics discipline. Mobile 3D Graphics is about writing real-time 3D graphics applications for mobile devices. The programming interfaces explained and demonstrated in this must-have reference enable dynamic 3D media on cell phones, GPS systems, portable gaming consoles and media players. The text begins by providing thorough coverage of background essentials, then presents detailed hands-on examples, including extensive working code in both of the dominant mobile APIs, OpenGL ES and M3G. C/C++ and Java Developers, graphic artists, students, and enthusiasts would do well to have a programmable mobile phone on hand to try out the techniques described in this book. The authors, industry experts who helped to develop the OpenGL ES and M3G standards, distill their years of accumulated knowledge within these pages, offering their insights into everything from sound mobile design principles and constraints, to efficient rendering, mixing 2D and 3D, lighting, texture mapping, skinning and morphing. Along the way, readers will benefit from the hundreds of included tips, tricks and caveats. *Written by key industry experts who helped develop the standards of the field *Hands-on code examples are presented throughout the book, and are also offered on the companion website *Provides examples in the two most popular programing interfaces, OpenGL ES and M3G
Graphics Gems II is a collection of articles shared by a diverse group of people that reflect ideas and approaches in graphics programming which can benefit other computer graphics programmers. This volume presents techniques for doing well-known graphics operations faster or easier. The book contains chapters devoted to topics on two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometry and algorithms, image processing, frame buffer techniques, and ray tracing techniques. The radiosity approach, matrix techniques, and numerical and programming techniques are likewise discussed. Graphics artists and computer programmers will find the book invaluable.
Rob Napier, Mugunth Kumar
Get ready to create killer apps for iPad and iPhone on the new iOS 7! With Apple's introduction of iOS 7, demand for developers who know the new iOS will be high. You need in-depth information about the new characteristics and capabilities of iOS 7, and that's what you'll find in this book. If you have experience with C or C++, this guide will show you how to create amazing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You'll also learn to maximize your programs for mobile devices using iPhone SDK 7.0. Advanced topics such as security services, running on multiple iPlatforms, and local networking with Core Bluetooth are also covered. Prepares experienced developers to create great apps for the newest version of Apple's iOS Thoroughly covers the serious capabilities of iOS 7; information you need in order to make your apps stand out Delves into advanced topics including how to control multitasking, security services, running apps on multiple iPlatforms and iDevices, enabling in-app purchases, advanced text layout, and building a core foundation Also covers REST, advanced GCD, internationalization and localization, and local networking with Core Bluetooth iOS 7 Programming: Pushing the Limits will help you develop applications that take full advantage of everything iOS 7 has to offer.