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Graphics Tutorials

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XSI Illuminated: Foundation 2

By Shinsaku Arima

Brand: Mesmer Inc
Paperback (230 pages)

XSI Illuminated: Foundation 2
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A comprehensive and understandable examination of Avid|Softimage's elegant new computer animation system, XSI Illuminated: Foundation is a perfect companion for working animators, students, and teachers alike.

New for Version 4 of Softimage|XSI, 'XSI Foundation' is a complete learning tool for people picking up Softimage XSI for the first time. ‘XSI Foundation' now covers the new Texture Layer Editor, the Texture UV Editor, and the Compositor, in addition to a complete coverage of Polygon and NURBS modeling, animation tools and detailed information on Materials, Lighting and Rendering. This new, fourth version of the Mesmer Press book also contains numerous new tutorials, including ‘UV Mapping Dice’, ‘Rendering with Layered Shaders’, ‘Using the Compositor’ and more.
Complete coverage of:

The XSI Interface and Workflow
Organization: Hierarchy and Groups
Building Sets and Models
Working with the Operator Stack
Serious Polygon Modeling Techniques
Building with Subdivision Surfaces
NURBS Surface Modeling
Speeding Work with Layers
All About Curves and Snapping Tools
Keyframe Animation Technique
Path Animation
Deformations and Weightmaps
Using the Paint Tool with Weightmaps
Materials (Shaders) in the RenderTree
Lighting, and Rendering with mental ray
Refining with the Animation Editor
Viewing Your Renders with the Flipbook

New book sections include:

Images, Sources and Clips
Using XSI with PhotoShop
Texture Projections
The Texture Layer Editor
Polygon UV Editing
Compositing layers with XSI

Programming Microsoft DirectShow for Digital Video and Television (Developer Reference)

By Mark Pesce

Microsoft
Paperback (414 pages)

Programming Microsoft DirectShow for Digital Video and Television (Developer Reference)
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From desktop to television screen, deliver broadcast-ready digital video with DirectShow—the Microsoft DirectX streaming API integrated in the Windows operating system. Digital video expert and VRML creator Mark Pesce walks you through core DirectShow capabilities for capturing, editing, and rendering media—demonstrating basic to advanced techniques for producing studio-quality results. Whether you’re looking to add simple playback to an application or create your own movies and features, you’ll get the tools, guidance, and ready-to-use media clips you need to get started now.

Learn how to:

  • Use the GraphEdit design tool to rapidly prototype applications
  • Write your own source, transform, and renderer filters
  • Capture audio and video from Webcams, digital video cameras, and TV tuners
  • Compress digital video streams onto disk
  • Place clips and tracks on a timeline with DirectShow Editing Services
  • Merge multiple video streams with the Video Mixing Renderer (VMR)
  • Synchronize audio and video
  • Create simple programs to play MP3, WAV, MIDI, AVI, and Microsoft Windows Media files
  • Use DirectX Media Objects (DMOs) for faster, lightweight development of effects, encoders, and decoders
  • Extend DirectShow with AVIs and Windows Media Format

CD inside Includes reusable media and code samples

CD features:

  • Microsoft DirectX 9.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) and documentation
  • Music, a movie short, and other video and audio samples
  • All the book’s programs and code

AutoCAD 14 Bible

By Ellen Finkelstein

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Paperback (1104 pages)

AutoCAD 14 Bible
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With the release of the latest version, AutoCAD maintains its place as the most powerful computer-aided drawing software available for PCs today. Of course, to take advantage of all that power, you need a comprehensive guide that's as easy to understand as it is to use -- AutoCAD 14 Bible.

In AutoCAD 14 Bible, AutoCAD pro Ellen Finkelstein not only covers every important feature of the program but also provides practical, real-world advice useful for everyone from beginner to expert. Turn to AutoCAD 14 Bible for just the right combination of tutorial and reference on topics such as

How to install and customize your AutoCAD software How to draw in two dimensions, including working with layers and taking advantage of zooming, panning, dimensioning, plotting, and printing functions How to work with data, whether in the form of blocks, attributes, or external references, and transform it into meaningful drawings How to draw in three dimensions, from hiding and shading to rendering techniques How to organize and manage complex drawings -- and even how to use AutoCAD with the World Wide Web How to make use of the AutoLISP programming language to automate AutoCAD functions and extend the program's functionality Plus, AutoCAD 14 Bible comes complete with a bonus CD-ROM containing over 160 sample drawings and support files, over 40 freeware and shareware programs and block libraries, and a complete guide to third-party software to round out your AutoCAD application.

Autocad Release 14 for Dummies: Quick Reference

By Ellen Finkelstein

Brand: For Dummies
Paperback (209 pages)

Autocad Release 14 for Dummies: Quick Reference
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Briefly introduces the features of the AutoCAD program, and lists all of the commands and how they are used

Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classic Typefaces

Brand: RC Publications
Hardcover (192 pages)

Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classic Typefaces
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Revival of the Fittest: Digital Versions of Classical Typefaces

AutoCAD 2000 Bible

By Ellen Finkelstein

Brand: Hungry Minds Inc.
Paperback (1344 pages)

AutoCAD 2000 Bible
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Packed with practical, real-world examples and authoritative advice, the AutoCAD 2000 Bible is your complete guide to the fastest, smoothest AutoCAD yet. Expert author Ellen Finkelstein shows you how to master every aspect of this powerful design software, from fundamental commands and VBA programming to hot new features such as Visual LISP, improved 3D editing, multiple plots/prints, better text handling, and more flexible dimensions.

Opengl Reference Manual: The Official Reference Document for Opengl, Release 1 (OTL)

By OpenGL Architecture Review Board

Brand: Addison-Wesley
Paperback (388 pages)

Opengl Reference Manual: The Official Reference Document for Opengl, Release 1 (OTL)
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Provides a detailed overview of OpenGL, a software interface for graphics hardware that allows programmers to produced high-quality color images of 3D objects. The functions in the OpenGL library enable programmers to build geometric models, view models interactively in 3D space, control color and lighting, manipulate pixels, and perform such tasks as alpha blending, anti-aliasing, depth cueing, and texture mapping. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Producing Video Podcasts: A Guide for Media Professionals

By Richard Harrington

Focal Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Producing Video Podcasts: A Guide for Media Professionals
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Put the video podcast medium to work for you and your clients with a winning formula. Know how video podcasts work and every facet of what it takes to produce a professional-quality program that will meet every criterion for success. The authors are seasoned video production pros that have been on the crest of the video podcasting wave as it has risen. With over 2500 episodes produced, they can reveal what works and what doesn't with detailed, illustrated guidance. You get the nuts and bolts of the complete process, including:

* Preproduction: budgeting guidelines, mapping your production, and working with talent
* Production: the ENG shooting style, lighting values and portability, sound, essential camera features, acquisition formats, and gear lists
* Postproduction: resources for adding music and images, motion graphics, and editing techniques
* Delivery: cost-effective hosting options, creating RSS feeds, compression, and hosting processes
* Promotion: choosing directories, promoting your program, and monetizing your podcast

Instruction and case studies go in-depth on issues unique to the podcast medium. A full-color presentation delivers tangible, inspiring examples of creative video podcasts. The companion website-www.VidPodcaster.com-provides a blog, templates, planning documents, sample clips, and state-of-the-art updates.

* Written by video experts for video experts
* Artist profiles and case studies demonstrate creative implementations
* Companion web site provides template planning documents, sample clips and state-of-the-art updates

Autocad Release 13 for Beginners

By Dennis S. Balagtas & Jim Fitzgerald

Brand: New Riders Pub
Paperback (667 pages)

Autocad Release 13 for Beginners
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A how-to tutorial for the first-timer AutoCAD user, this book starts by teaching the basic AutoCAD commands and skills needed to use the program. It then builds upon the basics with methods of drawing more efficiently and accurately. The appendices provide information about installing, troubleshooting, and optimizing AutoCAD performance as well as a command table.

Learning Maya 4.0

By Alias|Wavefront

Alias|Wavefront
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Learning Maya 4.0
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Learning Maya 4 takes you through over twenty project-focused lessons that offer hands-on experience with Maya’s key tools and techniques. The tutorials and workflows in the book have been optimized for version 4.0 and provide step-by-step instructions for utilizing the powerful tools that are available in Maya.

This full color book gives you hands-on experience and includes five project-based lessons that demonstrate how to model, animate, texture map, add visual effects, and render.

This book introduces you to the following topics:

* The Maya user interface
* Working in 3D space
* NURBS (Spline) Modeling
* Polygonal Modeling
* Keyframes and Motion Paths
* Trax Non-linear animation
* Forward and Inverse Kinematics
* Surface Deformations
* Camera and lights
* Shaders and Textures
* Rendering Techniques
* Particles and Dynamics
* MEL (Maya Embedded Language)

Learning Maya 4 includes a helpful CD-ROM of support files, tutorial movies and how-to lessons. The CD-ROM includes lesson files compatible with Maya Complete 4.0 and Maya Unlimited 4.0.

This is the perfect companion book to The Art of Maya, also published by Alias|Wavefront.


 
 
 
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