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Computer Graphics for Artists: An Introduction

Authors: Paquette, Andrew

  • Packed with exercises
  • Designed to help the reader strengthen his/her ability to use 3D graphics through practice
  • Students wanting to learn more about computer graphics from an artistic viewpoint will find this book invaluable
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About this Textbook

Computer Graphics for Artists: an introduction is an application-independent, reader-friendly primer for anyone with a serious desire to understand 3D Computer Graphics. Written by a veteran of the computer graphics industry whose previous career included film animation and various spells as Art Director for video games, Andrew Paquette draws on his experiences both as an artist and a manager. Far too often artists, even professionals, lack a basic understanding of the principles of computer graphics resulting in inefficiency and a lower quality of work. This book addresses these issues by providing fundamental information in a university course format, with theoretical material, detailed illustrations, and projects to test the reader’s understanding of the concepts covered.

Opening with the first and most basic elements of computer graphics, the book rapidly advances into progressively more complex concepts. Each of the elements, however simple, are important to understand because each is an essential link in a chain that allows an artist to master any computer graphics application. With this accomplished, the artist can use technology to satisfy his goals, instead of the technology being master of the artist.

All students wanting to learn more about computer graphics from an artistic viewpoint, particularly those intending to pursue a career in computer game design or film animation, will find this book invaluable.

About the authors

The author was formerly Art Director at Sony Image Pictureworks, Art Director at Universal Studios, and Art Director at Heavy Iron Studios, and has contributed to many film and game projects including Spider-Man, Daredevil, Space Jam, Scooby-Doo and Night of a Thousand Frights.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Graphics for Artists: An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-141-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-141-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
231 b/w illustrations, 222 illustrations in colour
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