This introduction to 3D computer graphics emphasizes fundamentals and the mathematics underlying computer graphics, while also covering programming techniques using OpenGL, a platform-independent graphics programming environment. The minimal prerequisites make it suitable for self-study or for use as an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate text as the author leads step-by-step from the basics of transformations to advanced topics such as animations and kinematics. Accompanying software, including source code for a ray tracing software package, is available freely from the book's web site.
1. Introduction 2. Transformations and viewing 3. Lighting, illumination, and shading 4. Averaging and interpolation 5. Texture mapping 6. Color 7. Bezier curves 8. B-Splines 9. Ray tracing 10. Intersection testing 11. Radiosity 12. Animation and kinematics
Appendix A. Mathematics background Appendix B. RayTracing software package.