The Art of 3D

Author: Isaac V. Kerlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471430360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An updated, richly illustrated guide to creating 3D animation and special effects offers a step-by-step approach to the latest artistic and technical 3D animation techniques, taking readers through the entire process of creating a fully rendered 3D computer animation on any computer platform and covering such topics as multiple production pipelines, motion capture, image-based rendering, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

Polygonal Modeling Basic and Advanced Techniques

Author: Mario Russo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1449631487
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Game Artist s Guide to Maya

Author: Michael McKinley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780782150537
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Definitive Resource for Up-and-Coming 3D Game Artists Alias' award-winning Maya 3D animation and effects softwarecontinues to lead the industry in technological innovation and isbeing adopted by more and more console and computer gamedevelopers. The Game Artist's Guide to Maya is an officialintroduction to creating 3D game art and animations with Maya,brought to you by Maya Press, a publishing partnership betweenAlias and Sybex. Written by a production artist at a prominent gamecompany, this detailed book focuses on the skills real game artistsuse daily to create stunning characters and environments. By following the discussions and tutorials, you'll bring aconcept through the entire game art development pipeline, learningeverything from modeling, texturing, rigging, and animation, tospecial effects. You'll also glean insights from industryprofessionals and see how Maya has been used in popular games. Ifyou're a 3D game artist, or looking to become one, this book willhelp you master the skills and techniques you'll need to excel inthe competitive games industry. Inside, you'll learn how to: Create a game model using a concept image as your guide Model with predetermined real-time polycount limitations inmind View martial arts videos on the book's CD to animate yourcharacter more realistically Prepare a model for texturing with UV mapping and layouttechniques Create different kinds of textures Master the rigging process, from setting up a skeleton topreparing blend shapes Practice techniques for creating animation clips to work within the Trax Editor Use particle effects, such as sprites and animated geometry, toadd pizzazz to your model

Game Modeling Using Low Polygon Techniques

Author: Chad Gregory Walker
Publisher: Charles River Media
ISBN: 9781584500551
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Demonstrates the programming techniques required to create realistic computer games, including sketching, modeling, texturing, U.V. mapping, and such 3D applications as Lightwave, Maya, and C4D.

Character Modeling with Maya and ZBrush

Author: Jason Patnode
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136141812
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Create believable CG character models with this unique book and DVD package. The stunning color images show just what you can achieve, and the detailed step-by-step tutorials show exactly how to achieve them. Every technique and tip is backed up with practical tutorials, using the models, textures and video on the companion DVD to offer a crash course to this vital skill. Jason Patnode takes you from low to high-resolution modeling - helping you span the gap between game and film industry skills. Based on Maya 2008 and ZBrush 3.0. You'll learn: Pipeline and modeling guidelines . Overview of Maya . Introduction to ZBrush modeling . Concept art . Anatomy . Creating a video game character . Creating a hyper-real character . Creating a photo-real character . UVs and texturing . How to create a demo reel

Maya 8 The Complete Reference

Author: Tom Meade
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071510060
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn cutting-edge 3D animation techniques Create breathtaking content for film, TV, games, print media, and the Web using Autodesk Maya and the detailed information contained in this comprehensive resource. Maya experts and special effects gurus Tom Meade and Shinsaku Arima cover every step in the Maya production workflow using easy-to-follow tutorials, real-world examples, and insider tips and tricks. Maya 8: The Complete Reference shows you how to use the latest version of Maya to its full potential. You'll learn to integrate motion, create complex effects, manipulate lighting, render your final animation, and prepare for postproduction. Build 3D models using polygons, NURBS, and subdivision surfaces Use displacement maps to enhance geometry Create and skin skeletons Connect the attributes of any nodes together Build a control rig to manipulate skeletons Create your own tools using MEL scripts Master the Hypershade to control textures, cameras, and lights Work with the Artisan tools, Paint Effects tools, and 3D Paint tools Render your animation for postproduction Ready-to-use sample files on DVD

State of the Art in Computer Graphics

Author: David F. Rogers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387975603
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today one of the hardest parts of computer aided design or analysis is first modeling the design, then recording and verifying it. For example, a typical vehicle such as a tank, automobile, ship or aircraft might be composed of tens of thousands of individual parts. Many of these parts are composed of cylinders, flats, and simple conic curves and surfaces such as are amenable to modeling using a constructive solid geometry (CSG) approach. However, especially with the increasing use of composite materials, many parts are designed using sculp tured surfaces. A marriage of these two techniques in now critical to continued development of computer aided design and analysis. Further, the graphical user interfaces used in most modeling systems are at best barely adequate to the required task. Critical work on these interfaces is required to continue pushing back the frontiers. Similarly, once the design is modeled, how are the varied and diverse pieces stored, retrieved, and modified? How are physical interferences prevented or eliminated? Although considerable progress has been made, there are still more questions and frustrations than answers. One of the fundamental problems of the 1990s is and will continue to be modeling. The second problem is interpretation. With the ever increasing computational power available, our ability to generate data far exceeds our ability to interpret, understand, and utilize that data.

Real Time Volume Graphics

Author: Klaus Engel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439864292
Format: PDF
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Based on course notes of SIGGRAPH course teaching techniques for real-time rendering of volumetric data and effects; covers both applications in scientific visualization and real-time rendering. Starts with the basics (texture-based ray casting) and then improves and expands the algorithms incrementally. Book includes source code, algorithms, diagrams, and rendered graphics.