Adobe Atmosphere Bible / Edition 1

Adobe Atmosphere Bible / Edition 1

by Kelly L. Murdock, Murdock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0764536419

ISBN-13: 9780764536410

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

"A very valuable resource for those getting started in the Atmosphere universe and for advanced users who want to hone their skills." —Michael R. Kaplan, Senior Engineering Manager, Atomosphere, Adobe Systems, Inc.

If Adobe Atmosphere can do it, you can do it too . . .

Designed expressly to create 3D worlds on the Web, Adobe Atmosphere offers unprecedented

Overview

"A very valuable resource for those getting started in the Atmosphere universe and for advanced users who want to hone their skills." —Michael R. Kaplan, Senior Engineering Manager, Atomosphere, Adobe Systems, Inc.

If Adobe Atmosphere can do it, you can do it too . . .

Designed expressly to create 3D worlds on the Web, Adobe Atmosphere offers unprecedented power, flexibility, and intuitive ease of use. This comprehensive book tells you how to put this innovative software to work for 3D communities, games, online showrooms, virtual tours, and more. A Quick Start guide and numerous tutorials cover everything from creating and positioning objects to building avatars, and help you become one of the first to explore the endless possibilities of 3D virtual worlds.

Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Adobe Atmosphere

* Master the concepts and principles of 3D space

* Create and position objects, then add colors, textures, and backgrounds

* Light your online worlds effectively to add realism and mood

* Navigate 3D space using different entry points and portals

* Import and export textures, objects, and screenshots

* Use JavaScript to add sound, control objects, and react to user events

* Build unique avatars to represent yourself and your visitors

* Test and troubleshoot your world, then publish it online

Bonus CD-ROM

* Tryout versions of Adobe software, including Atmosphere Browser, GoLive, LiveMotion, and Illustrator

* 3D graphics tools, including Viewpoint Datalab 3D Models, Viewpoint Scene Builder, PolyTrans Scene, and more

* trueSpace 5.1 and Reptile demo versions

* All examples from the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764536410
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Bible Series, #82
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
1.18(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Quick Start: Browsing and Building a Computer World.

Getting inside the Computer.

Planning the World.

Creating a Basic Layout.

Adding Detailed Objects.

Importing Viewpoint Objects.

Applying Colors and Textures.

Adding Lighting.

Publishing the World.

Browsing the World.

Part I: Becoming Familiar with Atmosphere.

Chapter 1: The Web and 3D.

Chapter 2: Browsing Atmosphere Worlds.

Chapter 3: Interacting with a Scene.

Part II: Getting Set to Build Worlds.

Chapter 4: Exploring the Atmosphere Builder Interface.

Chapter 5: Working with Files.

Chapter 6: Working with Views.

Part III: Working with Objects.

Chapter 7: Using Default Objects.

Chapter 8: Manipulating Objects.

Chapter 9: Transforming Objects.

Chapter 10: Using Viewpoint Objects.

Part IV: Working with Colors, Textures, and Lights.

Chapter 11: Using Colors and Textures.

Chapter 12: Working with Lights.

Part V: Making Worlds Interactive.

Chapter 13: Linking to Other Worlds.

Chapter 14: Creating JavaScript Effects.

Chapter 15: Building Avatars.

Part VI: Publishing Worlds.

Chapter 16: Testing and Debugging Worlds.

Chapter 17: Publishing Worlds.

Part VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Installing Atmosphere.

Appendix B: Atmosphere Keyboard Shortcuts.

Appendix C: JavaScript Basics.

Appendix D: JavaScript API.

Appendix E: What's on the CD-ROM?

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

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