Digital Photography for 3D Imaging and Animation
By Dan Ablan
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2007
Pages: 314

Transform Your 3D Projects with Your Own Digital Photographs

Enhance your 3D animation by adding photographs that you'vecomposed, lit, and shot specifically for use in your 3D projects.This practical and easy-to-follow book will show you how. Even ifyou have limited experience, the tips and ideas you'll find willsoon have you creating quality photographs for use throughout the3D workflow. From the mechanics of megapixels to the tricks oflighting to the art of finding the best images to shoot, you'llgain control and learn valuable professional techniques that willtransform your designs.

  • Explore camera angles, lighting, and more from a 3Dperspective
  • Create textures, backgrounds, and 3D image models with yourphotographs
  • Notice details, find the right subjects, and learn photographicbest practices
  • Master the mechanics of f-stops, apertures, and lenses for3D
  • Apply digital photographic quality to your rendered 3Dimages
  • Use high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging for advanced 3Dlighting

No special software required. The instructions in this bookapply to most popular 3D applications.

Recognize useful real-world scenes and photographs with 3D inmind

Use stills more effectively for texture, background, andreference

Shoot and assemble complete 3D environments

Companion DVD with Video Training!

See how to incorporate photographs into your 3D projects withmore than two hours of video training provided on DVD. You'll alsofind valuable tools, including:

  • Over a hundred digital images for your use, royalty-free, fromthe author
  • Valuable software including LightWave 3D® demo version,Maya® 7 Personal Learning Edition, 3ds Max® 9 evaluationversion, Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 tryout version, andphoto-to-3D plug-ins
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