Carrara 1 For Dummies

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Overview

CD-ROM packed with software demos and 3D models

Your first aid kit® for making 3D objects spring to life!

Find out how to create 3D models and animations from scratch Whether you're a novice or professional animator, this friendly guide will show you how to liven things up using Carrara 1. From creating dazzling still images and using special effects to designing virtual reality scenes for Web sites, our easy-to-follow explanations guide you through this powerful new animation program. all this on the bonus CD-ROM Freeware versions of ViewPoint Datalab 3D models Trial version of VideoWave III from MGI Software Trial versions of Canoma, Bryce, and more from MetaCreations PC running Windows 98 or later, Windows NT4 or later, or a PowerMac G3 running OS 8.1 or later.See the CD Appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Discover how to: Streamline your projects using SmartFlow interface Make objects explode or dissolve Add an eerie glow to your objects Wisp fog into your scenes Enliven Web site backgrounds Make objects spin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764506567
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Sahlin, author of Carrara™ 1 Bible, writes product reviews and tutorials about 3D software for numerous technology magazines and Web sites.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Carrara: It's a 3D Program, Not a Sports Car.

Chapter 1: Introducing Carrara, Your 3D Friend.

Chapter 2: Getting It All Together in the Assemble Room.

Chapter 3: Serving It Up on Carrara's Trays.

PART II: Building 3D Models without Glue, Paint, or Decals.

Chapter 4: Modeling with Modifiers.

Chapter 5: In This Corner, the Spline Modeler.

Chapter 6: Making Organic Models with the Vertex Modeler.

Chapter 7: Making Metaball Models (No, You Can't Eat Them).

Chapter 8: Creating Landscape Models.

Chapter 9: Building the Perfect Beast.

PART III: Texturizing Your Finished Model.

Chapter 10: Applying the Finishing Touches.

Chapter 11: Creating and Modifying Shaders.

Chapter 12: Van Gogh's 3D Paint Academy.

PART IV: Adding Lights, Camera, and Action.

Chapter 13: Click. Turn On the Lights.

Chapter 14: Cameras — Bringing Out the Shutterbug in You.

Chapter 15: Holy Smokes, Batman, Special Effects!

Chapter 16: Creating the Next MGM Feature Animation.

Chapter 17: Showing Your Finished Scene to the World (or a Few Close Friends).

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: The Ten Commandments of 3D Modeling.

Chapter 19: The Ten Commandments of Scene Management.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips and Tricks to Bedazzle Your Viewers (and Yourself).

Appendix: About the CD.

Index.

IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement.

Installation Instructions.

Book Registration Information.

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