The Focal Easy Guide to Discreet Combustion 3: For New Users and Professionals

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Focal Press, 2004 - Computers - 321 pages
If you are new to Discreet combustion, or moving over to use this powerful animation and effects software from another effects package, then this is the book for you. It gives you all you need to know to get up and running with combustion, fast! It includes an overview of all the key features you need when starting out with simple and concise details on how to use them and how best to integrate the power of combustion into your workflow.

An ideal Discreet combustion primer for computer graphics students or professionals with some prior experience in the field of computer graphics. Learn how to do many familiar concepts such as animating with paint and layers of video specifically in combustion. This guide will provide a jump-start into the major features of the software without going too in-depth about every single button in the program. Through the use of various samples and screen captures, you will learn why an artist would use one tool over another in addition to just what the different buttons do.

Topics covered would include disciplines for motion graphics artists, broadcast designers, 3d animators, web artists, compositors and visual effects artists working for video and film based productions. People within the computer graphics industry of all sorts can take advantage of combustion because it is both a stand-alone application and also a bridge to several different disciplines including video editing, 3d animation, matte painting, 2d illustration and web design.

* Unique, fast introduction to Combustion 3, but relevant to all versions
* Concise color coverage, written by an experienced professional and trainer
* Ideal for professionals, new users and those migrating to Combustion from other compositing or effects packages

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About the author (2004)

Gary M. Davis is a thirteen-year industry veteran and certified Autodesk Training Specialist for combustion, 3ds Max and Toxik--currently the only person in the world certified to teach all three. In this guide he shares his professional insight and extensive production and training experience to ensure you get the most out of the professional tools combustion offers.

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