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This category is for the theoretical side of Graphics Programming. It focuses on the algorithms and data structures used to produce visual imagery or data. This category covers topics commonly found in fields of Computer Science, such as Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Computer-Based Modeling.
http://www.realtimerendering.com/intersections.html
A grid of intersection routines for various popular objects, pointing to resources in books and on the web.
http://www.ibiblio.org/e-notes/Splines/Intro.htm
Bezier, B-spline, NURBS, and many other spline curves and surfaces with interactive 2D Java applets and VRML.
http://www.techmind.org/stereo/stereo.html
A detailed development of a stereogram-generation algorithm is presented, complete with a ready-to-run Windows program to download and experiment with.
http://www.andrijar.com/algorithms/algorithms.htm
Several unique algorithms for fast and optimal computations with integer numbers and graphics suitable for hardware implementation: dividing, square rooting, line drawing, ellipse drawing, Haiku plot routine.
http://www.caffeineowl.com/
Introduction to cubic and quadratic Bezier curves.
http://www.mrl.nyu.edu/~bregler/
Research and recent papers on video-based capture of human movements. The main applications are feature animation, video games, and analyzing Movement Disorder
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/graphics/algorithms-faq/
Basic computations frequently needed in graphics.
http://www.edepot.com/algorithm.html
Contains sources for graphical algorithms to draw lines. Included are the popular Bresenham algorithm, the Wu's Symmetric Double-Step, and the fastest non-cpu dependent algorithm, the Extremely Fast Line Algorithm (EFLA).
http://tog.acm.org/resources/GraphicsGems/
The official site for source code, errata, and addenda to the Graphics Gems book series.
http://dunnbypaul.net/perlin/
Article by Paul R. Dunn. Describes a fast way to generate perlin noise by using 3D texture blending hardware.
http://hinjang.com/
Several articles on real-time graphics rendering.
http://research.microsoft.com/~hoppe/
A collection of research graphics articles.
http://inferno.hildebrand.cz/
The research of Ray Tracing accelerated by modern Graphics Hardware (GPU).
http://www.resampling.narod.ru/
A linear and fast algorithm of raster image scaling.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MapProjection.html
Very basic grey page with some useful links on map projection.
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/mapproj/mapproj_f.html
Everything you always wanted to know about map projections, and then some.
http://www.fastgraph.com/fsm.html
Article by Diana Gruber on how to model sprite animation in a computer game.
http://r0k.us/graphics/pseudoGrey.html
Algorithm allows accurate encoding and decoding of 1786 levels of grey within a 24-bit image; text overview, sample images, and a Java test program can be found at this site.
http://www.irit.fr/~Loic.Barthe/
Comprehensive list of publications by L. Barthe on modelling from sketching, point based modelling, subdivision surfaces and implicit modelling.
http://tog.acm.org/resources/RTNews/html/
An infrequent newsletter on ray tracing and general computer-graphics research and resources.
https://graphics.llnl.gov/ROAM/
A paper describing a method for continuously maintaining view-dependent triangular meshes to achieve desired frame rates.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ph/shadow.html
This page gives a link to a (compressed postscript) paper on a shadow generation algorithm.
http://www.red3d.com/cwr/npr/
Survey of non-photorealistic rendering (NPR) for computer graphics and animation: painterly rendering, toon shading, painterly image processing, and simulation of traditional artistic media.
http://www.graficaobscura.com/texmap/
Article by Paul Haeberli and Mark Segal. Survey of applications of texture mapping including simple texture mapping, projective textures, and image warping; description of texture mapping techniques for drawing anti-aliased lines, air-brushes, and anti-aliased text; and show of how texture mapping may be used as a fundamental graphics primitive for volume rendering, environment mapping, color interpolation, and contouring.
http://www.cise.ufl.edu/research/SurfLab/
Research in geometric modeling and its application to areas such as Rapid design of complex geometry, 3D Graphics, Scientific Visualization
http://vdslib.virginia.edu/
Public domain package for view-dependent simplification and rendering of polygonal environments.
http://users.belgacom.net/gc610902/
Trilinear displacement mapping and depth addaptive tessellation with DX8. Terrain rendering example provided
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