Essential CG Lighting Techniques [NOOK Book]

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Illustrated in color throughout, this comprehensive text not only looks at the technical and theoretical aspects of becoming skilled at using the light tools available in 3D software, but also provides invaluable tutorials so you can ...
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Essential CG Lighting Techniques

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Overview

Illustrated in color throughout, this comprehensive text not only looks at the technical and theoretical aspects of becoming skilled at using the light tools available in 3D software, but also provides invaluable tutorials so you can explore these techniques in-depth.

Lighting is a core CG skill that makes or breaks a 3D environment. Providing all you need to master this vital aspect of CG, this comprehensive guide looks at the key concepts that can be applied in any 3D package.





Every ounce of theory is backed up with practical tutorials, using the free demo version of 3ds max supplied on the accompanying CD-ROM. The tutorials deal with the fundamentals of lighting and as such are easily transferable to any other major 3D software package. The free CD also includes all the files needed to complete the tutorials step-by-step, as well as demo versions of Dark Tree Textures, Deep Paint 3D and Cinelook, acclaimed applications that every lighting artist should be aware of.

If you are new to CG lighting, are thinking of specializing in this area, or want to brush up on your existing lighting skills, then this book will provide you with a one-stop master class so you too can achieve professional looking results.

Audience: Those entering, or having recently entered, CG lighting in gaming, feature film and commercial production. Architectural visualization creatives, TV production and postproduction, illustrators and fine artists working with CG. 3D hobbyists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136134692
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 367
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Darren Brooker is a CG artist, with experience at Cosgrove Hall Digital and Pepper's Ghost, both top UK production studios. He is an award-winning, independent rendering and lighting specialist and an experienced journalist with published work in the Guardian, 3D World, CGI, Computer Arts, Creation and Broadcast Engineering News.

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Table of Contents

About the author
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Theory
2 A little light theory 9
3 CG lights examined 29
4 Understanding shadows 43
Pt. 2 Techniques
5 Basic lighting techniques 61
6 Further lighting techniques 79
7 Indoor lighting techniques 91
8 Outdoor lighting techniques 125
9 Special lighting techniques 155
10 Match lighting 167
11 The natural elements 185
12 Lighting and lens effects 213
Pt. 3 Tips and tricks
13 In production 233
14 Tricks of the trade 253
Pt. 4 Taking it further
15 Composition and drama 271
16 Camerawork and technicalities 297
17 Looking further 317
App. A: About the CD-ROM 339
App. B: Glossary 345
App. C: Bibliography 355
Index 361
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