GPU Gems is avaliable online for free!

The performance chapter is an interesting read: … _ch28.html

As well as many other cool effects. It would be nice to put some of them into panda3d.

Indeed. I came upon that page too a few days ago and it’s really interesting indeed. I can’t wait till I have some time to make a good-looking sample program based on those.

The first chapters of the GPU Gems 2 are also available: … art01.html

they will be opening more chapters every week. Thats cool.

“The Cg Tutorial: The Definitive Guide to Programmable Real-Time Graphics” is also available online for free: … ter01.html

Good find. I would prefer not to have to learn about this but the auto shaders are too limited for any pratical use.

Me too. But lack of shadows I can’t stand.