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Creating 3D Worlds
     

Creating 3D Worlds

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by Simon Danaher
 

Artists working with computers can learn the secrets behind the techniques for creating convincing, realistic, highly professional 3D landscapes for videos, films, web comics, and websites. This book instructs on how to use modern graphics software and shows how to construct intricate, hyper-realistic worlds with topographical features that include mountains and

Overview


Artists working with computers can learn the secrets behind the techniques for creating convincing, realistic, highly professional 3D landscapes for videos, films, web comics, and websites. This book instructs on how to use modern graphics software and shows how to construct intricate, hyper-realistic worlds with topographical features that include mountains and hills, forests and foliage, oceans and rivers, skies with textured cloud layers, fog, rain, and even lightning. To these worlds, artist and author Simon Danaher shows how to add realistic living creatures and man-made structures. He explains the theory of 3D world modeling in easy-to-understand language, offering essential insights into how virtual worlds are created for movies and television dramas. Students of this medium can use the book in combination with its enclosed CD-ROM, as they follow step-by-step instructions for creating a wide variety of landscapes and environments. Instructive full-color illustrations and diagrams on every page of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764178436
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
With CD-ROM
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Simon Danaher serves a wide clientele, including BBC Worldwide, numerous U.K. magazines and book publishers, and international companies such as Fujitsu and Isuzu. He is a regular contributor to several creative journals and the author of several books on computer graphics.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Thorough coverage on every aspect as well as the CD to get started. I'm positive I will profit 1000's of times over from the education derived from this book. And it was at a very reasonable investment cost!