Autodesk VIZ 2008 Fundamentals

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, May 1, 2007 - Architecture - 410 pages
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For intermediate/advanced-level courses in 3D Design and Concepts, Technical Illustration, Mechanical Design and Drafting, Architectural Design and Drafting, Animation, and Computer Graphics in departments of Engineering, Architecture, Drafting, and Computer Graphic Arts. Designed to provide students with the skills and practical applications necessary to use VIZ for those who are familiar with AutoCAD. Autodesk VIZ 2008 Fundamentals is the next book in the Instant AutoCAD series and continues with the tradition of delivering technical information in a quick and easy format. With integrated Hands-On sessions to illustrate basic concepts and lots of questions, texts and exercises, it will offer a look at VIZ, the 3D modeling and animation program for Autodesk. This book begins with an overview of VIZ and how it relates to AutoCAD thereby ensuring an increased learning speed. It then moves onto viewing, creating, and editing, special modeling including walls, doors, and windows. The book is completed with the creation and application of materials and the generation of animations.

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Contents

PART ONE Introduction to Computer Animation
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Summary
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Rendering
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Copyright

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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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