Review by Marlin Thomas


Most of the figures from the book are available in this 96MB zip archive. Please let me know if you have any trouble dearchiving it. Most of the figures are Adobe Illustrator eps files. I would be happy to convert them for you on demand.


Here is a list of errors in the first printing. (last update Nov 15, 06). These have been corrected in the second printing with the following exceptions: You can tell whether you have a first or second printing by looking at the page before "Contents" early in the book. In the lower right-hand corner there is a sequence of numbers 10 9 8 7 6 ... If that sequence ends in "2" it is a second printing. If a "1" it is a first printing.


Rich Riesenfeld has a nice set of powerpoint slides on his course web page

Some schools using the book in the 08/09 academic year

  • Bereley
  • Utrect University
  • Schools using the book in the 06/07 school year include: Schools that are used the text in the 05/06 school year include (please send me pointers to others!):


    Table of contents


    Sample chapter: ray tracing

    Sample chapter: using graphics hardware


    Most of the diagrams in the book were drawn using Abobe Illustrator. I will convert these to requested formats upon request.

    Useful links

    BSP instructional applet