Character Modeling with Maya and ZBrush

Author: Jason Patnode
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136141812
Release Date: 2012-08-06
Genre: Art

Create believable CG character models with this unique book and DVD package. The stunning color images show just what you can achieve, and the detailed step-by-step tutorials show exactly how to achieve them. Every technique and tip is backed up with practical tutorials, using the models, textures and video on the companion DVD to offer a crash course to this vital skill. Jason Patnode takes you from low to high-resolution modeling - helping you span the gap between game and film industry skills. Based on Maya 2008 and ZBrush 3.0. You'll learn: Pipeline and modeling guidelines . Overview of Maya . Introduction to ZBrush modeling . Concept art . Anatomy . Creating a video game character . Creating a hyper-real character . Creating a photo-real character . UVs and texturing . How to create a demo reel

Polygonal Modeling Basic and Advanced Techniques

Author: Mario Russo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763798123
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Computers

Annotation This book covers the basic aspects of polygonal modeling theory as well as practical lessons on topology construction most often overlooked in other titles. The book is not software specific and focuses on the fundamentals of the subdivision workflow and operations. Providing in-depth coverage of polygonal modeling, this book is dedicated to a discussion of the technical aspects and methods of modeling organic and inorganic objects, revealing the tricks for absolute control of polygonal mesh modeling. The book includes an illustrated quick start modeling guide to 3dsmax and Maya.

Digital Modeling

Author: William Vaughan
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780321712646
Release Date: 2011-12-27
Genre: Computers

Professional modeling is the foundation of every aspect of the 3D production pipeline and is essential to the success of any 3D computer graphics project. [digital] Modeling is unlike any other modeling book you’ve seen—it gets to the core of what it takes to create efficient production-ready models and demystifies the process of producing realistic and jaw-dropping graphics. Taking a software-neutral approach, it teaches you the essential skills and concepts that you can apply to modeling in any industry 3D software, such as 3ds Max, LightWave 3D, Maya, Modo, Silo, XSI, ZBrush and other leading programs. Modelers, animators, texture artists, and technical directors can all benefit from the valuable information covered in this jam-packed guide containing years of industry knowledge. Simply put, if you work in 3D, you must have this book. In this inspiring and informative guide to modeling, industry veteran William Vaughan teaches you how to: Master modeling techniques to produce professional results in any 3D application Use the tools of a professional digital modeler Control your models polygon-count as well as polygon-flow Create both organic and hard surface models Understand a modeler’s role in a production environment Gain the knowledge to land a job in the industry as a digital modeler Model using specific tools such as LightWave and 3ds Max in over 6 hours of video training in the accompanying downloadable lesson files (see below for details) And much more! All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Poly Modeling with 3ds Max

Author: Todd Daniele
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136138218
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Art

Polymodeling is a modeling technique used in 3d modeling. Unlike box modeling, or other forms of modeling where you start out with a basic form or primitive object that determines the mass of an object, artists can use the polygon (the basic building block of all of the primitives available in 3ds Max). This approach allows for more control over the flow, placement and detail of the meshes that are built. Placement of vertices/points, edges and all other sub-elements that build our models is determined by the user, rather than pre-determined by a computer generated primitive. This book is a collection of tips, tricks and techniques on how to create professional models for advertising on T.V and the web. The author has tons of industry experience using Max toward this end, and he shares the secrets of his trade. As Production Modeler for some of today's hottest studios (including GuerillaFx, Coke Zero, MTV, Old Navy, Nike, Target, HP) Todd Daniele brings real-world experience to the book. Daniele teaches the technical aspects of polymodeling, while showing how to ultimately create content in a dynamic, efficient manner. Associated web site offers instructional files that show the models in progressive stages of development; plus a supporting internet forum: readers can log-on to this forum to ask questions or comment on anything covered in the book.

Maya for Games

Author: Michael Ingrassia
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780080927992
Release Date: 2008-10-03
Genre: Computers

Well-known Maya professional, Michael Ingrassia, takes readers through his unique style of modeling: "Image Based Modeling" where efficient, realistic models can be created very quickly. Ingrassia's techniques allow modelers to create exact replicas of their concept characters or objects. The techniques presented are very efficient and allow game modelers to quickly build out stand alone props to populate environments and game levels. Presented are tried and true techniques that the author has used successfully in game production for the past 10 years. Most, if not all 3D books, focus on basic "box" modeling techniques, which are the basis for proper 3D modeling but not the complete solution. In the author's experience, students who have learned through the Image Based Modeling brand, have quickly excelled into effective modelers. One of the hardest things for any modeler to do is match their model EXACTLY to the concept art or photos they are provided. The insider tips in this book walk artists through this process. Artists begin with basic modeling and advance to a creating a complete scene and set design/game level. Rather than including sporadic models with zero association from to one another, each model in the book becomes an integral part of an overall theme realistic in game development today. The accompanying DVD includes 8 exclusive video tutorials on advanced Maya techniques as bonus tracks for artists providing invaluable modeling, rigging and texturing samples. Also, an in-depth video on assembling a "Killer Demo Reel" showing simple but effective video editing techniques used by the author so that artists can learn how to get their work seen. The book not only teaches effective methodology, but provides the user with impressive content for producing effective demo reels and portfolios. Pros and cons of demo reel, website and artist representation are given, along with insights into the expectations of game studios today. The video tutorials show users the finished product, and then run through the process of step by step creation of that particular technique.

Polygon Mesh Processing

Author: Mario Botsch
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781568814261
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Computers

Geometry processing, or mesh processing, is a fast-growing area of research that uses concepts from applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering to design efficient algorithms for the acquisition, reconstruction, analysis, manipulation, simulation, and transmission of complex 3D models. Applications of geometry processing algorithms already cover a wide range of areas from multimedia, entertainment, and classical computer-aided design, to biomedical computing, reverse engineering, and scientific computing. Over the last several years, triangle meshes have become increasingly popular, as irregular triangle meshes have developed into a valuable alternative to traditional spline surfaces. This book discusses the whole geometry processing pipeline based on triangle meshes. The pipeline starts with data input, for example, a model acquired by 3D scanning techniques. This data can then go through processes of error removal, mesh creation, smoothing, conversion, morphing, and more. The authors detail techniques for those processes using triangle meshes. A supplemental website contains downloads and additional information.

Maya illuminated

Author: Lane Daughtry
Publisher: Mesmer Inc
ISBN: 0970753012
Release Date: 2003-07
Genre: Computers

Maya Illuminated: Games is a comprehensive guide to the powerful tools Maya gives you to create stunning game art. Inside you'll find exhaustive coverage of both Maya's polygonal modeling and UV mapping toolsets. Also covered is information on character rigging and animation as they apply to game work, and ways to use Maya for going beyond low-poly work for games. This book is the perfect companion for working game artists and aspiring game artists alike. Complete coverage of:o The polygonal modeling toolseto Polygonal modeling theoryo The UV mapping toolseto UV mapping tips and trickso Character rigging issues for game contento Animation issues for game contento Other ways Maya can be used to create game art

The Art of 3D

Author: Isaac V. Kerlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471430366
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Architecture

An updated, richly illustrated guide to creating 3D animation and special effects offers a step-by-step approach to the latest artistic and technical 3D animation techniques, taking readers through the entire process of creating a fully rendered 3D computer animation on any computer platform and covering such topics as multiple production pipelines, motion capture, image-based rendering, and more. Original. (Intermediate)

Polygonal Modeling Basic and Advanced Techniques

Author: Mario Russo
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781449631482
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Computers

Polygonal modeling is the process of creating objects in a 3D environment. It is the foundation for the creation of all 3D graphics and the essential building block of a career in computer graphics. Polygonal Modeling: Basic and Advanced Techniques provides in-depth coverage of polygonal modeling, including practical lessons on topology construction, a focus on the fundamentals of subdivision workflow, and a discussion of the technical aspects of modeling organic and inorganic objects. The book includes illustrated quick start modeling guides to 3ds max and Maya. Explore and evaluate a variety of subdivision techniques. Learn about polygonal objects and their most common properties. Discover how to use the tools and operations found in major 3D packages for polygonal modeling. Follow along with the step-by-step illustrated exercises that demonstrate the process of character modeling.

Modeling UV Mapping and Texturing 3D Game Weapons

Author: Christian Chang
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781556228704
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Computers

The Title Says It All: With Modeling, UV Mapping, And Texturing 3D Game Weapons You’Ll Learn How To Model, UV Map, And Texture First- And Third-Person Game Weapons In A Step-By-Step Progression From Simple To Complex. The Book Begins With A Lesson On Customizing Your Modeling Application For Ease Of Use, And Then Turns To Weapon Creation. Each Weapon — From A Samurai Sword To A Modern High-Velocity, Fully Automatic Machine Gun — Is First Modeled And Optimized, Then UV Mapped, And Finally Textured For Realism. While The Tutorials Were Written Using Maya, The Principles Described Will Work With Any Polygonal-Based Modeling Package. Companion CD Includes A Trial Version Of Adobe Photoshop CS2 For The Microsoft Windows Operating System, And More!

The Swordmaster

Author: Gavin Goulden
Publisher: 3Dtotal Pub
ISBN: 0956817173
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

Learn how to model, sculpt, unwrap, texture, and render a low poly game character using an industry-standard workflow.

3 D Human Modeling and Animation

Author: Peter Ratner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118399873
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Design

3-D Human Modeling and Animation Third Edition All the tools and techniques you need to bring human figures to 3-D life Thanks to today's remarkable technology, artists can create and animate realistic, three-dimensional human figures that were not possible just a few years ago. This easy-to-follow book guides you through all the necessary steps to adapt your own artistic skill in figure drawing, painting, and sculpture to this exciting digital canvas. 3-D Human Modeling and Animation, Third Edition starts you off with simple modeling, then prepares you for more advanced techniques for creating human characters. After a brief overview of human anatomy, you'll delve into the basic principles of proportion and structure, along with the different body parts. Exploring human modeling, texturing, rigging, and lighting leads you to more advanced techniques for digital figure animation. Filled with?detailed, practical information about creating and animating 3-D human models, this updated Third Edition now features more than 500 full-color images that detail, step by step, the modeling and animation processes for both male and female figures. Most helpful of all, the included DVD features QuickTime tutorials tied to the modeling chapters and provides detailed color images from the chapters so you can get a quick start in bringing your visions to fruition!

Art Gallery Theorems and Algorithms

Author: Joseph O'Rourke
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015048768066
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Mathematics

Art gallery theorems and algorithms are so called because they relate to problems involving the visibility of geometrical shapes and their internal surfaces. This book explores generalizations and specializations in these areas. Among the presentations are recently discovered theorems on orthogonal polygons, polygons with holes, exterior visibility, visibility graphs, and visibility in three dimensions. The author formulates many open problems and offers several conjectures, providing arguments which may be followed by anyone familiar with basic graph theory and algorithms. This work may be applied to robotics and artificial intelligence as well as other fields, and will be especially useful to computer scientists working with computational and combinatorial geometry.