Visual Basic Graphics Programming

Rod Stephens

The definitive guide to creating graphics applications and features with Visual Basic—including version 5.0

In this book, Visual Basic expert Rod Stephens provides a powerful blend of graphics principles and proven hands-on techniques. He teaches the practical fundamentals for the full range of graphics-intensive programs, including data display, multimedia, and games. Readers will learn how to both create entire graphics applications and add sophisticated graphics capabilities to nongraphics applications. Visual Basic Graphics Programming covers:

  • Visual Basic controls programming.
  • Graphics programming with the Windows 95 API.
  • Image processing.
  • Animation, 2-D, and 3-D graphics.
  • Shading models, ray tracing, and radiosity.
  • Geometric and other graphics algorithms for Visual Basic.

Includes CD-ROM with

  • A complete library of graphics, subroutines, and functions.
  • Sample programs from the book, which readers can customize and reuse in their own programs.

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ROD STEPHENS is a contract software engineer specializing in graphical user interface design, algorithms, and database systems. He writes a column on Visual Basic algorithms for the professional newsletter Visual Basic Developer. Previously a senior member of the technical staff at GTE Laboratories, he has developed several large systems for GTE and other clients using components.

Table of Contents

  • WORKING WITH WINDOWS.
  • Visual Basics.
  • Using the API.
  • Beyond the Basics.
  • IMAGE PROCESSING AND ANIMATION.
  • Image Processing.
  • Animation.
  • TWO-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS.
  • Scan Conversion.
  • Two-Dimensional Transformations.
  • Fractals and Tilings.
  • THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS.
  • Three-Dimensional Transformations.
  • Surfaces.
  • Hidden Surface Removal.
  • Shading Models.
  • Ray Tracing.
  • GRAPHICS OF HIGHER DIMENSIONS.
  • Higher-Dimensional Transformations.
  • Appendices.
  • Index.

Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Computer Books

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$49.99
ISBN 0471155330
704 pages
March, 1997
Paper/Cd-Rom
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