This page contains updates or errors that we
received with regard to the first printing of the book.
These have all been addressed in the second printing,
release in early 2006.
Many thanks to those who pointed out errors,
page 87, line 13
remove final sentence (repetition of 3rd
replace "where C1,C1,C1 and are constant" with "where C1, C2 and C3 are constants"
replace a^2 with d^2 in the bottom-right entry
in the matrix form of Kp
page 143, line 2
replace "3n vertices per triangle" with
"3n vertices for n triangles"
In Fig 7.4 (g) and (h), remove the vertical half
line segments from the center of the square to the middle of the
Fig 7.10 should have a delta symbol labeling the
arrow-headed vector, as referenced in the text on page 200.
page 204, line 15
"implementation nodes" should be
page 206, line 30
"than their ROAM implementation" should
be "than his ROAM implementation"
In Fig 7.17 caption, "Stefan Roettger" should be
"Stefan Röttger" for consistency with other references in the
page 210, line 5
"Section 5.3" should be "Section 4.4"
page 211, line 11
"De Floriani" should be "DeFloriani" (no
page 213, line 4
"De Floriani" should be "DeFloriani" (no
In Fig 7.26 caption, "(a)" should be italics a,
and "(b)" should be italics b, in the same font as in the figure.
In Table 7.2, the semi-major axis for Clarke 1880
should be 6378249.145 and not 6379249.145
Remove the trailing forward slashes from all
URLs without an http prefix
The reference to Figure 8.18(c) should be Figure 8.18(a)
Fig 8.24 caption makes reference to splats "drawn
in blue" but the image is in greyscale. The color version should be
added to the color plate section.
The coarse curve should be colored the same way
in both the left and right figures - make the data points in the
search time graph match the gray of the line segments. The medium and
coarse curves need to be darkened.
Figs 9.2 and 9.3
These two figures need to be more
consistent. Dotted lines currently mean artifacts in 9.2, and QSlim in
9.3. Change 9.2 so that the dotted lines are solid, leaving the shape
of the data points to differentiate animals/artifacts (dotted lines
remain in 9.3, so that four curves in one graph can be
differentiated). In 9.2, the data points for animals are square and
gray, while in 9.3, those data points are round and black. Change 9.3
so that the animal data points are square and gray (the "none" data
points in 9.2 can be left square and black, to indicate that they are
in fact identical between QSlim and VClust).
"Research shows as image fidelity declines"
should be "Research shows that as image fidelity declines"
"The two differences are repetitively reduced"
should be "The two stimuli levels are repetitively reduced"
"[Watson 00a]" should be "[A. Watson 00]"
"images in their digital form" should be "images
in their original digitial form"
"Section 5.4" should be "Section 5.5.2"
"[A. Watson 00a]" should be "[A. Watson 00]"
"using Minkowski sums. In one of these measures,
n was selected" should be "using Minkowski sums with different
exponents. In one of these measures, the exponent n was
"[Watson 98a]" should be "[A. Watson 98]"
"Bolin and Meyer [Bolin 98] in particular,
enhanced" should be "In particular, Bolin and Meyer [Bolin 98]
"with perspective-making errors in the foreground
particularly important" should be "with perspective enlarging errors
in the foreground and making them particularly important"
"and all lighting is Lambertian." should be
"and that all lighting is Lambertian and not dependent on
In the caption, "The underlying bunny shows the"
should be "The underlying schematic bunny represents the"
"whether time or accuracy" should be "whether
measured by time or accuracy"
"In another series of studies, B. Watson et al"
should be "In another series of studies, Watson et al"
"multichannel Bolin-and-Meyer measure" should be
"Bolin and Meyer's multichannel measure"
Lower all the curves except the frame time
curve by 25 ms. This will cause the frame time and latency curves to
merge. Label the combined curves "frame time/latency".
"in response to the effect on system latency"
should be "in response to the LO manipulation's effect on system
In the lower parallel animation portion of
the figure, the label "parallel animation" should be centered to group
the animator and rendering subsystems. Also, an arrowhead should be
added to the line from the second animate cycle in the animator
"responsiveness improve, a latency-only speedup"
should "responsiveness improve, effecting a latency-only speedup"
All vertical lines in the LOD subsystem
should have the same weight (likely like the first heavy line).
First, move the "cm/sec" dial to the
right to separate the two dials. Second,
the two paddles should not be merged into one, nor that the direction of
motion changed. Each dial should have a paddle over it. The paddle
over the "cm" dial should appear still, and slightly to the right of
the dial. The paddle over the "cm/sec" dial should be in the same
position, but appear to be moving to the right (a reversal of the
current wake would suffice).
"user interface control, such as by switching"
should be "user interface control, for example by switching"
Eliminate the break between the paddle and
its motion trail (as in figure 10.22). Use the same dial as in figure
10.22, but change the numbers +10 0 -10 to make the forecasted
position of the paddle in 100 ms (in gray) appear more realistic.
"in our example, by giving" should be "in our
examples, by giving"
"picking up an object" should be "picking up or
putting down an object"
Labeling of horizontal axis incorrect.
Change the horizontal tick marks to run from 250
to 350, in intervals of 25. The left end of the curve should be at 260
ms, the bend point at 290 ms, and the right end at 350 ms. The correct
version of this figure is included below.
Alter figure as below:
"the net effect would increased frame rates"
should be "the net effect would be increased frame rates"
"Meruvia and Watson found that" should be
"Meruvia found that"
In the definition of Retriangulation,
"minimizes the maximum angle" should be "maximizes the
Update the reference for Gerstner with
final publication details:
"Gerstner, T. Multiresolution Compression and Visualization of
Global Topographic Data. GeoInformatica, 7(1):7-32, 2003."
Add index entry for "level of detail" with
subtopics of discrete, continuous, view-dependent, progressive meshes,
alpha blending, geomorphs, hysteresis, history, terrain LOD, gaming