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Boston/London: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Schneider, P. , & Eberly, D. H. (2003). Geometric tools for computer graphics. Amsterdam/ London: Morgan Kaufmann. Vince, J. (2001). Essential mathematics for computer graphics fast. London: Springer. , & Vince, J. E. (2006). ). London: Springer. Chapter 3 Scene Graphs Overview A scene graph is a data structure commonly used to represent hierarchical relationships between transformations applied to a set of objects in a three-dimensional scene. It finds applications in a variety of acceleration and rendering algorithms.
We will also later add a camera as an object belonging to Group-4. The transformation hierarchy represented by scene graphs is explored in more detail in the next section. 2 Transformation Hierarchy A transformation applied to one part of an object often cascades with the transformations applied to the adjacent interconnected parts. For example, a change in the orientation of Part-2 of the model in Fig. 2a also affects Part-3. Such dependencies can be easily converted into hierarchical representations that are suitable for scene graphs.
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