Pdf ebook: Rendering for Beginners

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Summary: \'Rendering for Beginners is bound to become a must-read for anyone interested in Pixar\'s RenderMan. Saty\'s experience as both RenderMan practitioner and

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  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136111255
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: 'Rendering for Beginners is bound to become a must-read for anyone interested in Pixar's RenderMan. Saty's experience as both RenderMan practitioner and RenderMan teacher gives him a unique and valuable perspective. I can't wait to add a copy to my own graphics library.' Dana Batali, Director of RenderMan Development, Pixar Animation Studios Whether you are an animator, artist or 2D illustrator looking to move to 3D rendering you will be amazed by what can be achieved with RenderMan. Saty Raghavachary offers a complete, non-technical introduction to RenderMan and rendering in general - finally a guide you don't need a math degree to follow! Full of clear explanations and plenty of samples on the associated website - www.smartcg.com/tech/cg/books/RfB - for you to play with, this color guide will quickly get you up to speed with this powerful, professional program so you too can harness the power of the program to create top quality imagery. The book features: * Clear explanations of rendering concepts to get you up and running fast * Extensive color illustrations to inspire you to make the most of your skills * An associated website with numerous self-contained examples which you can download, reproduce, modify and learn from * Comprehensive coverage of RenderMan's functionality to show you how to get the most out of this powerful renderer * Coverage relevant for all versions of the package, including a section on global illumination introduced in Release 11, as well as the key, general rendering concepts Pixar's award-winning RenderMan is one of the best renderers available and has been used to create visual effects for dozens of movies since 1985. It is also the renderer used to make blockbuster animated movies such as Toy Story and Finding Nemo. As the beautiful images in this book show, in addition to photoreal imagery you can also use it to create illustrations, visualizations, simulations of natural media and even abstract art! Contents: Rendering; RenderMan; RIB syntax; Geometric primitives; Transformations; Camera, output; Controls; Shading; What's next; Resources Saty Raghavachary is a senior graphics software developer at DreamWorks Feature Animation. He has written software used in The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas and Shark Tale. He is also a part-time instructor at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, USA where he teaches RenderMan and MEL (Maya) programming.


Pdf ebook: The Big Trivia Quiz Book

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Summary: Put your general knowledge to the test, and impress your family and friends with your astonishing brainpower and trivia genius. An addictive quiz ebook for

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0744036887
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Language: English
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Description: Put your general knowledge to the test, and impress your family and friends with your astonishing brainpower and trivia genius. An addictive quiz ebook for all the family featuring 10,000 questions, The Big Trivia Quiz Book has something for everyone. With 10 different general knowledge categories - from Science & Technology, Art & Literature, and Natural History, to Food & Drink, Film & TV, and Sport & Leisure - and three increasing levels of difficulty, it offers a fresh and up-to-the-minute quizzing experience that will educate and entertain all the family. Bursting with fascinating facts to boost your trivia knowledge, whatever your specialist subject or your nemesis topic, The Big Trivia Quiz Book is perfect for home entertainment and virtual pub quizzes. You won't be able to put it down!


Pdf ebook: Disney Stories

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Summary: Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explores how Disney, the man and the company, used technological innovation to create characters and stories that engage

  • Author : Newton Lee,Krystina Madej
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461421012
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 196
  • Language: English
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Description: Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explores how Disney, the man and the company, used technological innovation to create characters and stories that engage audiences in many different media, in particular in Video Games and on the Internet. Drawing on Disney films from the twenties and thirties, as well as the writings of historians, screenwriters and producers, Disney Stories: Getting to Digital explains how new film and animation techniques, many developed by Disney, worked together to evolve character and content development and produce entertaining stories that riveted audiences. Through an insider’s perspective of Disney’s legendary creation process, the book closely examines how the Disney Company moved its stories into the digital world in the 1990s and the virtual, online communities of the 2000s. By embracing the digital era, Disney led storytelling and technological innovation by granting their audience the unique opportunity to take part in their creation process through their online games, including The Lion King Animated Story Book, Disney Blast and Toontown. Disney Stories: Getting to Digital is intended for Disney fans and current practitioners looking to study the creation process of one of the most famous animation studios in existence. Professors teaching courses in new media, animation and interactive storytelling will also find this book a valuable asset.