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Shade 7 Designer Le: Model, Animate, Render : Step-by-step Tutorials from Curious Labs
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Shade 7 Designer Le: Model, Animate, Render : Step-by-step Tutorials from Curious Labs

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by Takeshi Ishikawa
 

The Shade family of 3D programs, developed by e-frontier, inc., has long been popular in Japan. Now, California-based Curious Labs brings Shade to the English-speaking market for the first time. Shade 7 Designer LE, the entry-level version of the product, provides an easy and inexpensive introduction to the world of 3D graphics. Shade 7 designer LE: Model,

Overview

The Shade family of 3D programs, developed by e-frontier, inc., has long been popular in Japan. Now, California-based Curious Labs brings Shade to the English-speaking market for the first time. Shade 7 Designer LE, the entry-level version of the product, provides an easy and inexpensive introduction to the world of 3D graphics. Shade 7 designer LE: Model, Animate, Render, written by a team of experts assembled by e-frontier, teaches you the basics- not only of Shade, but of 3D graphics as well.

The step-by-step tutorials in the book cover beginning modeling, the basics of textures, rendering and radiosity, an introduction to keyframe animation and more.

Shade Masters are computer graphics artists, illustrators, engineers, and teachers who have years of experience working with Shade. They have pooled their knowledge and expertise to produce these tutorials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321304773
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Publication date:
08/06/2004
Edition description:
Book with CD
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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I received my copy of Shade 7 designer LE earlier than expected. It was supposed to ship later in the month. Surprise one. I then started reading through the book. And let me tell you this book is excellent! Surprise two! First off let me tell you, the people that authored this book are some of the masters of Shade from Japan. You know the works you've admired? Well these are the folks that made it! The first thing that impressed me about this book was the short descriptive sections. Very easy to follow, and very easy to understand. Further on I noticed some excellent choices in the writing of this book. An example would be in the chapter on lighting. Not only do they give explanation of the different lighting setups, but they take the same model and show you exactly how each setup effects the same model. Allowing you to visually understand the concepts much easier! The tips throughout the book are a wonderful addition. You can learn lots just reading those alone! Finally you reach the tutorials. And these are some really nicely done tutorials that cover a lot of the topics from the book! All topics in the LE version of the software are covered in this book. The only downfall of the book was that it doesn't cover any of the additional functions in the Standard and Pro version (but it isn't meant too). I can recommend this book without any hesitation. This book not only is great for a beginner in 3D modeling, but would even be a benefit to the more experienced modeler who wants to quickly get a leg up on Shade.