By Peter Walsh
Microsoft’s DirectX is a robust set of program programming interfaces used for multimedia software improvement. the newest model deals elevated functionality, greater usability, and extra energy to create the following iteration of interactive leisure items that rival whatever obvious some time past. This revision of the best-selling complex 3D video game Programming utilizing DirectX 7.0 specializes in the hot beneficial properties of DirectX 8.0, offering lots of code to assist readers know the way to create desktop video games utilizing this complicated multimedia software improvement platform.
Among the subjects mentioned are: * lighting fixtures and shading schemes * Networking and multithreading * Texture mapping * Scene administration
Along with numerous pattern functions that concentrate on particular algorithms, complete resource code is supplied for a client-server networked 3D first-person online game that demonstrates a few of the suggestions mentioned within the e-book. this offers readers the chance to increase their very own code simply, basing it upon the expertise mentioned within the book.
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