3D Studio Special Effects

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The complete and behind-the-scenes guide to professional special effects! Readers learn all the amazing 3D Studio techniques used in Hollywood.
  • CD-ROM includes everything readers need to create each special effect--plus 300M of original...
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Overview

The complete and behind-the-scenes guide to professional special effects! Readers learn all the amazing 3D Studio techniques used in Hollywood.
  • CD-ROM includes everything readers need to create each special effect--plus 300M of original material maps
  • In full color and written by noted professional artists and animators
  • Step-by-step instructions on every effect
  • Includes advanced IPAS plug-in effects and the use of third-party applications

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Interested in the amazing special effects techniques used to create some of your favorite movies? Then look no further than 3D Studio Special Effects Book and CD-ROM. Not only is it a behind-the-scenes look of how the Big Boys do it, but it's also an in-depth guide which will teach you how to follow in their footsteps. This all inclusive book and CD-ROM has lots of animated and still maps, 300M of original material maps, cyclical light and atmosphere animation, meshes, utilities, advanced IPAS plug-in effects, and using third party applications. From files to still images, you'll find everything you need for each special effect. Written by noted artists and animators, edited by 3D Studio Max guru Jon A. Bell, this book will show you how to spice up your special effects so they're as hot as they are in Hollywood.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562053031
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Animated Shadows with Color and Transparency 5
2 Following Letters 15
3 Cattails 27
4 Mountain Water 35
5 Refraction Mapping 49
6 Wind Tunnel 59
7 Destination: Deep Space 67
8 Animating Highlights, Glows, and Streaks 79
9 Laser Burn-In 87
10 Masks, Glows and Simulated Optical Effects 99
11 Energy Shield 109
12 Underwater Look 115
13 Creating Mattes for A/B/C Roll Video Editing 127
14 Precise Lofting with AutoCAD Shapes and Paths 133
15 Twist and Shout 149
16 Pastel Filter 161
17 Seamless Skin 167
Appendix Textures on the CD-ROM - Maps and AniMaps 177
Gallery 191
Index 223
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