Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2007
By George Omura, Scott Onstott, Jon McFarland
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: October 2006
Pages: 960

Turn Your Ideas Into High-Impact 3D Models and Animations

Transform flat drawings and concepts into impressive 3Dvisualizations that will amaze your clients with the comprehensiveinstruction you'll find in Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2007.Written by VIZ experts, this book shows you how to get the most outof the latest version of Autodesk's powerful 3D design, modeling,and animation tool with an in-depth, tutorial-based approachgrounded in real-world examples.

This new edition has been fully updated and revised to cover allof Autodesk VIZ 2007's new features—asset tracking, revampedXrefs, an updated interface, and the improved rendering and editingtools—and it's packed with professional techniques you canapply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whetheryou're new to VIZ or simply want to master the latest features,this book offers the clear explanations and step-by-stepinstructions you need to create, animate, and render realisticarchitectural visualizations with VIZ 2007.

Coverage includes:

  • Creating complex shapes with surface modeling tools
  • Using, organizing, and editing objects and meshes
  • Efficiently managing design data
  • Adding natural lighting effects
  • Staging a virtual walk-through of your room designs forclients
  • Applying radiosity to create lifelike views
  • Employing mental ray to achieve high-res rendering
  • Using AutoCAD and Photoshop® with VIZ
  • Exporting content to the Web

Featured on the CD
You'll find a trial version of VIZ 2007 plus project files for allof the book's exercises.

Master VIZ 2007's great new features, including asset tracking,scene states, new modeling and texturing enhancements, batchrendering, and improved interoperability with other Autodeskproducts.

Create 3D models quickly and intuitively using the new edit polytools and Sweep modifier.

Work effectively with lights, materials, and cameras.

Animate your models and create interactive views.

George Omura was cited as favorite CAD author by members of theAutodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's"Best of Everything CAD" issue, November/December 2003.

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