Experience the Full Range of VIZ 2005's Powerful Tools
Creating hyper-realistic 3D visualizations of your designs just got easier with Autodesk VIZ 2005. Using its enhanced rendering technology, architectural materials, software interoperability, surface modeling tools, and user interface, you’ll work more efficiently and produce astounding results.
In Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2005, world-renowned AutoCAD expert George Omura teaches you how to get the most out of Autodesk's potent 3D modeling, rendering, and presentation software. As you follow his real-world examples, you’ll quickly see how to apply these techniques to your design projects. Whether you’re entirely new to VIZ or simply want to master its newest features, this book offers the clear explanations and step-by-step instruction you need to make VIZ work for you.
Finding your way around in VIZ
Importing and exporting AutoCAD files
Creating realistic and dramatic lighting effects
Managing your design data more efficiently
Creating complex shapes with surface modeling tools
Simulating lighting effects accurately with global illumination
Rendering real-world surfaces with Architectural material
Setting up animated walk-throughs
Using radiosity to create lifelike views of a scene
Using mental ray to achieve the most realistic rendering
Producing design presentation views
Understanding keyframes and the world of video time