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Old February 19th, 2007, 02:47 PM
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Hi Rod

Im a new programer coming from the art aspect of computor graphics. I have a project in mind i am gearing up for and trying to tailor my learning to achieve this end on a fix income, so Im limited and can not aford to make mistakes in my purchases.

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My project will be very heavaly graphics orented and I have been looking at books out there for VB And found 2 books by you. but the publish dates are rather old. With all of the changed todate in VB and VB.net along with advances in direct x. Just how usefull will your older titles be for me. I will need in my project to generate and manipulate 3d complex objects for the purpose of creating full graphic sceens, so this will also include precise handeling of 2d textures(bitmaps, jpeg's est)to give you a breaf view of the scope I need.

Any info and or suggestions for publications is appreciated.

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Hi Vel,

It depends on which books you're talking about. "Visual Basic Graphics Programming" is pretty old and was written for VB 5/6. If you're using Visual Basic .NET (which I would recommend), some of the higher level concepts will be useful but many of the details will not be. My book "Visual Basic 2005 Programmer's Reference" contains reasonable coverage of GDI+ drawing concepts but only a smallish section on Direct 3D.

If you need to use a lot of Direct 3D, I might look for a book specifically on that topic.

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Thank you for the responce Rod

Yes visual basic graphics programing is what i was refering to. I like the way you write so was hopeing you had a title that would deal with the subject for me.

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