I'm sure you have all read enough questions on this kind of thing (hell, I've read enough of them trying to find answers) but I just wanted some extra input on the matter.
I have been looking at getting Accelerated C++ to learn it. Also the Microsoft DirectX 9 programmable graphics pipeline, as this sounds like it would teach me more on the Mathematics behind it. Can anyone recommend these books or suggest others.
I am fortunate enough to currently be working as an artist at a studio, so I don't need to learn these things to get me a job, I just want more knowledge on the matter to hopefully move into a more technical artist position