The third edition of this book continues to focus on the 3D aspects of computer graphics, and reflects the growing demand for real-time applications such as games and virtual reality. It also includes new material on Visualization in Scientific Computing and graphics standards such as PHIGS. It deals with the processes involved in converting a mathematical or geometric description of an object -- a computer graphics model -- into a visualization -- a two-dimensional projection -- that simulates the appearance of a real object. Alan Watt provides students with a knowledge of complex and emerging topics in the field of computer graphics, including advances in rendering and new material on animation. This is an appropriate text for a first course on computer graphics at the Junior, Senior or graduate level. Features NEW! Chapter on Advanced Radiosity NEW! Chapter on Animation NEW! Chapter on Precalculation Techniques NEW! Material about real-time applications for high complexity, such as progressive mesh optimization, BSP tree, precalculation techniques, and photo-modeling techniques Enhanced coverage of advances in rendering Complete revision of material on animation Includes a CD-ROM with a 400 image study and several computer graphics programs 0201398559B04062001Watt, Alan is the author of '3D Computer Graphics', published 1999 under ISBN 9780201398557 and ISBN 0201398559.