Maya Studio Projects

Author: Michael McKinley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470609330
Format: PDF
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Use Maya to create realistic environments and props for digital games Weapons, vehicles, tools, buildings, trees, plants, walls, ceilings, and floors-these items may seem secondary to the game environment, but they are integral parts of the game and they all need to be created. Maya Studio Projects: Game Environments and Props is a step-by-step project guide to creating some of the most popular game art. Author Michael McKinley shares techniques for getting the most out of Maya to create realistic, vivid, and compelling worlds and otherworldly props. Along the way, he provides notes and FYIs that give readers depth and breadth for bringing both reality and creativity to their game art. A bonus DVD features step-by-step videos to help drive home concepts. The Studio Projects series offers projects that start from nothing, just as they do in the studio; these books provide you with a step-by-step guide to software attributes and tools that encompass multiple disciplines so that you can create a finished, renderable object Many games have only a few characters, and multiple levels and environments, and hundreds of props-this book focuses on projects and techniques for creating everything but the character Maya is the top 3D app for creating console and computer games such as: Rock Band, Gears of War, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, Fallout 3, and Far Cry 2 Learn effective Maya studio techniques with this handy, step-by-step, full-color book. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

ZBrush Professional Tips and Techniques

Author: Paul Gaboury
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118236335
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn to work effectively and creatively with all versions of ZBrush! ZBrush is used by top artists in Hollywood to model and sculpt characters in such films as Avatar, Iron Man, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition, this amazing technology is also used in jewelry design, forensic science, aerospace, video games, toy creation, and the medical field. Written by Pixologic's in-house ZBrush expert Paul Gaboury, this full-color, beautifully illustrated guide provides you with the ultimate tips and tricks to maximize your use of all versions of ZBrush. Reveals numerous little-known tips and tricks that exist within ZBrush, but often go unexploited Shares an abundance of helpful techniques and insights that the author has acquired from years of helping professional artists in various industries Offers dozens of version-neutral solutions and shortcuts in areas such as sculpting, texturing, posing, rendering, and more Features "Artist Spotlights" from several ZBrush experts, offering their how-to's for using the feature-rich software in today's studios Improve your productivity and quality of work with this helpful, easy-to-understand resource.

Mastering Autodesk Maya 2012

Author: Todd Palamar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118148533
Format: PDF
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The exclusive, official guide to the very latest version of Maya Get extensive, hands-on, intermediate to advanced coverage of Autodesk Maya 2012, the top-selling 3D software on the market. If you already know Maya basics, this authoritative book takes you to the next level. From modeling, texturing, animation, and visual effects to high-level techniques for film, television, games, and more, this book provides professional-level Maya instruction. With pages of scenarios and examples from some of the leading professionals in the industry, author Todd Palamar will help you master the entire CG production pipeline. Provides professional-level instruction on Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software used in popular films, games, and commercials Covers the very latest Maya 2012 tools and features, including the new fluid simulation tools Showcases the techniques of professionals through numerous examples, demonstrating how to set up and manage 3D animation and visual effects pipelines Includes challenging tutorials and real-world scenarios from some of the leading professionals in the industry If you're looking for an in-depth, professional Maya resource to turn to again and again, this is the book you need.

In Game Advertising Werbung in Computerspielen

Author: Wolfgang Thomas
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834995428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Werbung in Computerspielen – In-Game Advertising genannt – ist ein viel versprechender Ansatz für die gebeutelte Werbebranche. Die Autoren zeigen, wie dieses neue Werbemedium funktioniert. Sie erfahren, welche Zielgruppen bereits heute in relevanten Größenordnungen erreicht werden können, wie Sie In-Game Advertising in Ihre Mediaplanung einbeziehen und wie Sie es in den Media-Mix integrieren. Beispiele von ersten Kampagnen internationaler Markenartikler – unter anderem von H&M, Burger King und Volkswagen – illustrieren, wie diese neue Werbeform in der Praxis eingesetzt wird.

Chrononauts Die Zeitreisenden

Author: Mark Millar
Publisher: Panini
ISBN: 3736722923
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Corbin Quinn und Danny Reilly sind beste Freunde, die gerne gemeinsam auf die Piste gehen. Doch die beiden verbindet nicht nur eine tiefe Freundschaft, beide sind wissenschaftliche Genies – keine Gleichung scheint ihnen unlösbar und so schrecken sie nicht einmal vor Zeitreisen zurück. Und dann klappt es tatsächlich! Stellt sich am Ende für die beiden nur die Frage: Nutzen sie ihr Wissen, um die Welt zu retten oder nutzen sie das Raumzeitkontinuum nur für ihren eigenen Spaß?