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Theoretical book about 3D graphics describing certain topics

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Hello,

can you advise some book for beginners about theoretical 3D graphics describing the topics of v-ray, mental ray and scanline?

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One of the best books on computer graphics I have ever used is, "Computer Graphics Principles and Practice" by Foley, vanDam, Feiner and Hughes.  It is published by Addison-Wesley.  Here is a link of places to order it quite cheaply.

http://www.directtextbook.com/prices/9780201121100

I had never heard of Mental-Ray.  I did a little research and found out that it is the name of a product, not a graphics technology.
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Are in the book "Computer Graphics Principles and Practices" described the topics from the question?
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 The book describes all of the principles used by the programs (V-Ray and Mental-Ray).  I was unclear if you wanted a book to teach you how to use those programs, or a book that would teach you the principles needed to build one like V-Ray or Mental-Ray on your own.  The book does not teach you how to use those programs.

  If you are looking for books that teach you how to use those programs let me know.  I will see what I can come up with.
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It does discuss scan line graphics.  It also discusses how software that uses projected rays (virtual rays) works to create photo realistic images from computer models.
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Thank you, this is what I'm looking for, I will buy it.
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