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Photoshop 3D for Animators
     

Photoshop 3D for Animators

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by Rafiq Elmansy
 

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ISBN-10: 0240813499

ISBN-13: 9780240813493

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Photoshop is not just for photographers anymore. Photoshop 3D for Animators is one of the only titles available that discusses 3D Photoshop techniques specifically for animators. Now with Adobe CSX, 3D Digital artists can integrate 3D models into Photoshop or create 3D models in Photoshop with the high capability to customize, edit and animate. With Photoshop 3D

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Photoshop is not just for photographers anymore. Photoshop 3D for Animators is one of the only titles available that discusses 3D Photoshop techniques specifically for animators. Now with Adobe CSX, 3D Digital artists can integrate 3D models into Photoshop or create 3D models in Photoshop with the high capability to customize, edit and animate. With Photoshop 3D for Animators, explore the new 3D tools and techniques that will enhance your animation pipeline and workflows with the Adobe Suite softwares, including After Effects and Flash. Explore the ins and outs of Adobe Photoshop and expand your 3D expertise with the comprehensive guide to Adobe 3D toolset for animators. Customize Adobe CSX tools for your specific, animation workflow and integrate your 3D models with Adobe Flash and the entire Adobe Suite platform with ease. Learn to manipulate 3D images as well as import 3D content from the Adobe creative suite. With in-depth, step-by-step tutorials, explore lighting, digital painting, texturing and rendering for 2D and 3D the power of Adobe Photoshop software. Enhance your digital workflow and expand your expertise with this hands-on guide to Photoshop CSX. Includes a DVD with source files, working samples and models.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240813493
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
931,609
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: Introduction to 3D in Photoshop CS4

Chapter 02: Getting into the 3D World

Chapter 03: Managing Resources Using Adobe Bridge

Chapter 04: Working with 3D Files

Chapter 05: Working with 3D Tools in Photoshop

Chapter 06: 3D Objects

Chapter 07: 3D Painting and textures

Chapter 08: Working with Light

Chapter 09: 3D Camera

Chapter 10: 3D animation

Chapter 11: Rendering

Chapter 12: Working with DICOM Files

Chapter 13: Integration Between Photoshop CS4 and Flash CS4 Professional

Chapter 14: Working with 3rd Party tools

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Photoshop 3D for Animators 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Trackerdoug More than 1 year ago
I really needed the insights this book gives. Especially the definitions of common phrases. Helped me understand other 3D formats.
TDeSimone More than 1 year ago
I've been using Adobe Creative Suite programs for the better part of a decade now, so needless to say I've also read a number of instructional guides to learn how to utilize these programs to the best of their potential. Because, let's face it, teaching yourself or trying to learn through the Help menu just doesn't cut it when you need to achieve and maintain a high level of proficiency in many complex design programs (as so many of us have found out the hard way). It's the maintaining of that proficiency that can be the most difficult, but also the most rewarding, keeping your skills on the cutting edge, learning innovative ways to use programs. So that's where this book comes in. Many animators don't even know that Photoshop has 3D animation capabilities, and it is an admittedly new function. You will also find that it is an indispensable one, but only after you learn how to harness its power, both with new knowledge, and also the knowledge you probably already have about using Photoshop. And there in lies the true beauty of this text, Photoshop 3D for Animators. The more you can get done within one program, the better. It saves SO much time! Both in terms of not having to switch between programs or reformat, but also saves time in terms of training. We all know how daunting a task it is to learn a new program, even to just reach a fairly good useable knowledge of it, let alone reaching a high level of expertise. This text helps to amplify a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop for 2D design quickly into a working knowledge and expertise in the lesser-known 3D capabilities, all within THE SAME PROGRAM. It's really exciting stuff. Or it was for me, anyway. For me to go into too much technical detail here is not really of much use. But I will say that the book takes you through even the most minute considerations, such as the best computer and program configurations, the small differences between Mac and Windows Photoshop shortcuts, and a variety of other things you probably wouldn't have thought of but can make a big difference. And at the same time, this book demonstrates in an easy to understand, step by step explanation, what you need to know to get you up to speed for using Photoshop as a 3D animator, doing everything your old software did and more, and more easily. Also, lets not forget another beauty of using Photoshop for your 3D animation work: the ease of integration between other Creative Suite applications, such as Flash and After Effects. This book makes this integration even easier, as well as most efficient. I mean, if you're going to shell of the big bucks it costs for Adobe Creative Suite, why no use it to its fullest? It's just silly not to. This is all not to mention the book's highly intuitive layout. Just as you think you have a question, it is answered immediately. Very well laid out and aesthetically pleasing format. This book is an absolute must-have for 3D animators, newbies and experts alike, who are using or thinking of using Photoshop for their 3D work. It really just makes sense. I've never looked back.