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Overview

Polygonal modeling is the process of creating objects in a 3D environment. It is the foundation for the creation of all 3D graphics and the essential building block of a career in computer graphics. Polygonal Modeling: Basic and Advanced Techniques provides in-depth coverage of polygonal modeling, including practical lessons on topology construction, a focus on the fundamentals of subdivision workflow, and a discussion of the technical aspects of modeling organic and inorganic objects. The book includes illustrated quick start modeling guides to 3ds max and Maya.
Explore and evaluate a variety of subdivision techniques.
Learn about polygonal objects and their most common properties.
Discover how to use the tools and operations found in major 3D packages for polygonal modeling.
Follow along with the step-by-step illustrated exercises that demonstrate the process of character modeling.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598220070
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/18/2005
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Polygonal system basics 1
Ch. 2 Polygon operations 23
Ch. 3 Polygon subdivision 43
Ch. 4 Visual references 83
Ch. 5 Human project : male head 87
Ch. 6 Human project : male body 111
Ch. 7 Human project : female head 153
Ch. 8 Human project : female body 175
Ch. 9 Human project : anatomy details 205
Ch. 10 Ogre head 223
Ch. 11 Introduction to ZBrush 241
Ch. 12 Cartoon modeling 279
Ch. 13 Modeling for games 323
App. A 3ds max polygonal modeling quick start guide 339
App. B Maya polygonal modeling quick start guide 367
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