Multi-Platform Graphics Programming with Kivy: Basic Analytical Programming for 2D, 3D, and Stereoscopic Design

  • 2h 24m
  • David Cywiak, Moisés Cywiak
  • Apress
  • 2021

Modern science requires computer graphics models to provide realistic visual renderings. Learning the appropriate programming tools for 2D and 3D modeling doesn’t have to be so difficult. This book reviews the best programming tools to achieve this and explains how to apply them to mobile platforms like Android.

Multi-Platform Graphics Programming with Kivy provides a straightforward introductory approach for designing 2D, 3D, and stereoscopic applications, using analytical equations from vector algebra. Throughout the book you’ll look closely at this approach and develop scenes in Kivy, taking advantage of powerful mathematical functions for arrays by NumPy for Python.

Unbuntu is used to develop the programs, which allows you to easily convert to Android platform. Each chapter contains step-by-step descriptions on each subject and provides complete program listings.

What You’ll Learn

  • Work with Kivy, a modern, powerful multi-platform graphics system
  • Convert and run programs on Android devices
  • Program, fill faces, and rotate 2D and 3D polygons
  • Apply the concepts of 2D and 3D applications
  • Develop stereoscopic scenes
  • Review a straightforward introduction to 2D, 3D, and stereoscopic graphics applications
  • Use simple analytical equations from vector algebra

Who This Book Is For

The primary audience is students and researchers in graphics programming with experience in analytical equations.

In this Book

  • Getting Started: Software installation
  • Two-Dimensional Mapping and Rotation Equations of a Point
  • Two-Dimensional Polygon Programming
  • Three-Dimensional Projections and Rotations
  • Programming Three-Dimensional Polygons
  • Stereoscopic 3D Programming
  • 3D Plots Programming
  • Stereoscopic 3D Plots
  • Parametric 3D Plotting
  • Stereoscopic parametric 3D Plots
  • SymPy
  • Plotting Functions in Spherical Coordinates
  • Stereoscopic Plots in Spherical Coordinates
  • Stereoscopic Simple Numerical Method for Gravitational N-body
  • Stereoscopic Cylindrical Coordinates Plotting
  • Stereoscopic Plotting of Three-Dimensional Conics
  • Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform
  • Stereoscopic Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform