3D Studio Visuals: Fundamentals Using Release 3.0

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Prentice Hall PTR, Nov 1, 2000 - Computers - 452 pages
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Ideal both for learners who know just the basics about computers and CAD and for those who are experts in CAD but wish to add a new dimension, 3D Studio VIZ Fundamentals blends theory and practical applications in a hands-on, lab- and exercise-intensive tutorial. It provides a basic introduction to computer animation, an overview of 3D Studio VIZ, preparation for 3D modeling, 3D modeling, presentation, and practical applications that reflect today's animated world, e.g., in films, advertisements, and gaming environments. Many of the features in VIZ have been modeled after AutoCAD's interface, allowing for faster learning and application. An appendix explains the features and procedure to bring AutoCAD files into 3D Studio VIZ. For those who use AutoCAD, and those whose work involves computer graphics, technical illustrations, architectural design and drafting, and animation.

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PARTTWO Exploring 3D Studio VIZ
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Stephen J. Ethier and Christine A. Ethier have been married for 23 years. Both born and raised in Southern Ontario, Stephen's initial training was in mechanical engineering followed by an entire life spent in various kinds of computer education while Christine was initially educated in psychology and education and has several years training in communication and journalism. The pair have been writing textbooks on computer aided drafting and design, animation, and various related topics for Prentice Hall for the past sixteen years and have developed quite a list of titles for the educational and professional market. They live in the maritime region of eastern Canada with Seth, Zachary, Frodo and Contessa, their four cats, and Terra, their one grown up daughter who is studying journalism.

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