This Wrox Blox will guide you through the world of 3D programming and give you solid knowledge and a foundation in game programming using Microsoft's XNA Framework. You will learn the fundamentals from 3D mathematics to model animation, including all the subjects needed to start developing 3D games, such as how to position objects in 3D space, handle collision detection, control the game camera, and understand the basics of shaders special programs that execute on the graphics processor. Also covered are how to extend the XNA Content Pipeline to read and use model skeletal animation, and also load and play back timeline animation data created in 3D modeling tools. 3D concepts and systems can seem like a foreign language when you're a beginner. And not knowing the lingo can make it hard to know what terms to search for to solve a problem. This Wrox Blox will give you all the tools you need to build your own 3D game.Table of ContentsWho Is This Book For? 13D Overview 2Basic 3D Math 4Right-Hand Rule 4Working with Matrices 5Identity, Scale, Rotate, Orbit, Translate (ISROT) 6Working with Vectors 7Unit Vectors 10Working with Quaternions 12Controlling the Camera 13Basic Camera 13Follow Camera 19ViewPorts 20BoundingFrustum 223D Models 23Modeling Programs and Formats 23Loading a Model 24Collision Detection 27Skeletal Animations 29Extending the Content Pipeline 29Manipulating Bones at Run Time 31Using Model Animations 36About Michael C. Neel 39Usage Rights for Wiley Wrox BloxAny Wrox Blox you purchase from this site will come with certain restrictions that allow Wiley to protect the copyrights of its products. After you purchase and download this title, you:Are entitled to three downloadsAre entitled to make a backup copy of the file for your own useAre entitled to print the Wrox Blox for your own useAre entitled to make annotations and comments in the Wrox Blox file for your own useMay not lend, sell or give the Wrox Blox to another userMay not place the Wrox Blox file on a network or any file sharing service for use by anyone other than yourself or allow anyone other than yourself to access itMay not copy the Wrox Blox file other than as allowed aboveMay not copy, redistribute, or modify any portion of the Wrox Blox contents in any way without prior permission from WileyIf you have any questions about these restrictions, you may contact Customer Care at (877) 762-2974 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday). If you have any issues related to Technical Support, please contact us at 800-762-2974 (United States only) or 317-572-3994 (International) 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday).