Mastering 3D Graphics: Digital Botany and Creepy Insects

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An indispensable guide to creating natural environments and insects using all major 3D graphics programs The setting is breathtaking . . . abundant green plants give way to majestic pine trees. A dragonfly resting on a small body of water suddenly takes off into the clearing . . . and you created it all. Now imagine getting paid for this! The power of computer-generated 3D graphics can be seen in everything from blockbuster motion pictures and your favorite video games to popular Web sites and commercial ...
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Overview

An indispensable guide to creating natural environments and insects using all major 3D graphics programs The setting is breathtaking . . . abundant green plants give way to majestic pine trees. A dragonfly resting on a small body of water suddenly takes off into the clearing . . . and you created it all. Now imagine getting paid for this! The power of computer-generated 3D graphics can be seen in everything from blockbuster motion pictures and your favorite video games to popular Web sites and commercial advertising. And the demand for 3D-graphic designers and illustrators continues to grow at an explosive rate in this wide range of industries. This book will provide you with the necessary tools to design 3D graphics using all major 3D graphics programs. Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/. The CD-ROM supplies you with:
  • All the tutorials presented in the book
  • Bonus tutorials
  • A gallery of images

About the Author:
BILL FLEMING is President of Komodo Studio, the world's leading photorealistic 3D studio. He is also the founder of Serious 3D, the most internationally renowned 3D print magazine, which has transformed into the #1 3D Web site and online magazine, known as Mastering 3D Graphics (www.mastering3dgraphics.com).

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  • ISBN-13: 9780471380894
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/7/2000
  • Edition description: BK&CD ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 313
  • Product dimensions: 7.53 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

DIGITAL BOTANY.
Creating Natural Environments.
Creating Plants and Flowers (LightWave).
A Bouquet from an Alien Friend (3D Studio MAX).
Tackling a Thorny Challenge (trueSpace).
The Entrance ... A Study on Digital Botany (Strata StudioPro).
Surfacing: Half the Battle (Photoshop).
CREEPY INSECTS.
What's Under the Fridge? Part 1: The Model (LightWave).
What's Under the Fridge? Part 2: The Surfacing (Photoshop and LightWave).
When Dragons Ruled the Skies (3D Studio MAX).
Stag Party (trueSpace).
The Postman Butterfly Caterpillar (Strata Studio Pro).
What's on the CD-ROM.
Index.
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