Mastering 3D Studio VIZ 3

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Master 3D Studio VIZ
Including All the New Features of Release 3

In Mastering 3D Studio VIZ 3, world-renowned AutoCAD expert George Omura teaches you every aspect of AutoDesk's powerful 3D design and modeling tool. Whether you're entirely new to VIZ or just want to get up to speed on the latest release, this book offers the explanations and ...

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Overview

Master 3D Studio VIZ
Including All the New Features of Release 3

In Mastering 3D Studio VIZ 3, world-renowned AutoCAD expert George Omura teaches you every aspect of AutoDesk's powerful 3D design and modeling tool. Whether you're entirely new to VIZ or just want to get up to speed on the latest release, this book offers the explanations and clear, step-by-step instruction you need to put VIZ to work in even the most complex of design projects. Coverage includes:

  • Finding your way around in VIZ
  • Getting up to speed on the newest features
  • Importing and exporting AutoCAD files
  • Creating walls and doors
  • Creating complex shapes
  • Matching designs to background photographs
  • Creating realistic and dramatic lighting effects
  • Creating materials and applying materials to objects
  • Creating geometry from bitmap images
  • Basing designs on bitmap sketches
  • Setting up animated walkthroughs
  • Producing video output from animations
  • Adding props to VIZ models
  • Produce design presentation views-building elevations and top, front, and side views
  • Placing sunlight for sun-shadow studies
  • Using image editing programs in conjunction with VIZ
  • Using AutoCAD in conjunction with VIZ

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782127751
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Series: Mastering Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1127
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 2.28 (d)

Meet the Author

George Omura is an architect, illustrator, and CAD specialist who has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the prestigious San Francisco Library project. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he is the all-time best-selling AutoCAD author. His AutoCAD books, all from Sybex, include Mastering AutoCAD 14, Mastering AutoCAD 2000, Mastering AutoCAD 3D, Mastering AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD 14 Instant Reference, Mastering AutoCAD 14 and 2000 Premium Edition, and Mastering AutoCAD for Mechanical Engineers. When he's not writing, he helps architects produce 2D and 3D computer models and renderings in their real-world projects.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know VIZ.

Chapter 2: Introducing VIZ Objects.

Chapter 3: Creating Shapes with Splines.

Chapter 4: Editing Meshes for Complex Objects.

Chapter 5: Organizing and Editing Objects.

Chapter 6: Adding Cameras and Lights.

Chapter 7: Enhancing Models with Materials.

Chapter 8: Controlling Lights and Materials.

Chapter 9: Staging Your Design.

Chapter 10: Working with Files.

Chapter 11: Creating an Animation.

Chapter 12: Understanding Animation Files.

Chapter 13: Transferring Your Animations to Video.

Chapter 14: Using Photoshop with VIZ.

Chapter 15: Combining Photographs with VIZ Designs.

Chapter 16: Using AutoCAD with VIZ.

Appendix A: Installation Notes.

Appendix B: Modifiers and Materials.

Appendix C: Patches and NURBS Surfaces.

Appendix D: Helpers and Effects.

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