The Art and Science of Digital Compositing: Techniques for Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics / Edition 2

The Art and Science of Digital Compositing: Techniques for Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics / Edition 2

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by Ron Brinkmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123706386

ISBN-13: 9780123706386

Pub. Date: 06/04/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

*The classic reference, with over 25,000 copies in print, has been massively expanded and thoroughly updated to include state-of-the-art methods and 400+ all-new full color images! At ILM, compositing is one of the most important tools we use. If you want to learn more, this excellent 2nd-edition is detailed with hundreds of secrets that will help make your comps

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*The classic reference, with over 25,000 copies in print, has been massively expanded and thoroughly updated to include state-of-the-art methods and 400+ all-new full color images! At ILM, compositing is one of the most important tools we use. If you want to learn more, this excellent 2nd-edition is detailed with hundreds of secrets that will help make your comps seamless. For beginners or experts, Ron walks you through the processes of analysis and workflows - linear thinking which will help you become deft and successfully tackle any shot. - Dennis Muren ASC, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Industrial Light & Magic Ron Brinkman's book is the definitive work on digital compositing and we have depended on this book as a critical part of our in-house training program at Imageworks since the 1999 Edition. We use this book as a daily textbook and reference for our lighters, compositors and anyone working with digital imagery. It is wonderful to see a new edition being released and it will certainly be required reading for all our digital artists here at Imageworks. - Sande Scoredos, Executive Director of Training & Artist Development, Sony Pictures Imageworks The Art and Science of Digital Compositing is the only complete overview of the technical and artistic nature of digital compositing. It covers a wide range of topics from basic image creation, representation and manipulation, to a look at the visual cues that are necessary to create a believable composite. Designed as an introduction to the field, as well as an authoritative technical reference, this book provides essential information for novices and professionals alike. *17 new case-studies provide in-depth looks at the compositing work done on films such as Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Golden Compass, The Incredibles, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sin City, Spider-Man 2, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith. *Includes new sections on 3D compositing, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, Rotoscoping, and much more!

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*17 new case-studies provide in-depth looks at the compositing work done on films such as Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Golden Compass, The Incredibles, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sin City, Spider-Man 2, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith.

*Includes new sections on 3D compositing, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging, Rotoscoping, and much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123706386
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/04/2008
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
1,139,840
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction to Digital Compositing
Chapter 2 Learning to See
Chapter 3 The Digital Representation of Visual Information
Chapter 4 Basic Image Manipulation
Chapter 5 Basic Image Compositing
Chapter 6 Matte Creation and Manipulation
Chapter 7 Time and Temporal Manipulations
Chapter 8 Image tracking and Stabilization
Chapter 9 Interface Interactions
Chapter 10 Formats: Media, Resolution, and Aspect Ratios
Chapter 11 Quality and Efficiency
Chapter 12 Creating Elements
Chapter 13 Additional Integration Techniques
Chapter 14 Advanced and Related Topics
Chapter 15 Case Studies
Appendix A Digital Compositing Software: Tools and Features
Appendix B Digital Image File Formats
Appendix C Common Film and Video Formats
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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