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

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

This new edition has been fully updated and revised to cover all of Autodesk VIZ 2007's new features—asset tracking, revamped Xrefs, an updated interface, and the improved rendering and editing tools—and it's packed with professional techniques you can apply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whether you're new to VIZ or simply want to master the latest features, this book offers the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions you need to create, animate, and render realistic architectural 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 for clients
  • 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 all of the book's exercises.

Master VIZ 2007's great new features, including asset tracking, scene states, new modeling and texturing enhancements, batch rendering, and improved interoperability with other Autodesk products.

Create 3D models quickly and intuitively using the new edit poly tools 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 the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue, November/December 2003.

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Book News Annotation:

Intended for designers, the tutorials in this guide illustrate how to construct geometric forms in Autodesk VIZ 2007, model a building, apply lighting and materials, animate a camera, and use Photoshop with VIZ. The fifth edition covers the new features for asset tracking, rendering, and editing. The CD-ROM contains project files and a trial version of VIZ 2007. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In "Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2007," world-renowned AutoCAD expert George Omura and two VIZ experts teachB students how to get the most out of Autodesk's potent 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. As students follow real-world examples, B they'll quickly see how to apply these techniques toB the design projects. This book offers the clear explanations and step-by-step instructionB students willB need to make VIZ work for them. .

Synopsis:

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

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

This new edition has been fully updated and revised to cover all of Autodesk VIZ 2007's new features--asset tracking, revamped Xrefs, an updated interface, and the improved rendering and editing tools--and it's packed with professional techniques you can apply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whether you're new to VIZ or simply want to master the latest features, this book offers the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions you need to create, animate, and render realistic architectural 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 for clients

* Applying radiosity to create lifelike views

* Employing mental ray to achieve high-res rendering

* Using AutoCAD and Photoshop(r) with VIZ

* Exporting content to the Web

Featured on the CD

You'll find a trial version of VIZ 2007 plus project files for all of the book's exercises.

Master VIZ 2007's great new features, including asset tracking, scene states, new modeling and texturing enhancements, batch rendering, and improved interoperability with other Autodesk products.

Create 3D models quickly and intuitively using the new edit poly tools 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 the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue, November/December 2003.

www.sybex.com

Synopsis:

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

Transform flat drawings and concepts into impressive 3D visualizations with the comprehensive instruction you'll find in Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2008. Expert author Jon McFarland helps you get the most out of this latest version of Autodesk's powerful 3D design, modeling, and animation tool with an in-depth, tutorial-based approach grounded in real-world examples.

This new edition has been fully updated for Autodesk VIZ 2008 and is packed with professional techniques you can apply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whether you're new to VIZ or simply want to master the latest features, this book offers the step-by-step instructions you need to create, animate, and render realistic architectural visualizations with VIZ 2008.

Coverage includes:

  • Creating complex shapes with surface modeling tools
  • Efficiently managing design data

  • Adding natural lighting effects

  • Staging a virtual walk-through of your room designs for clients

  • Applying radiosity to create lifelike views

  • Using mental ray to achieve the most realistic rendering

  • Understanding keyframes and function curve editing

  • Producing design presentation views

  • Acquiring 3D models and props from the Web

Discover and Use the New Improvements to File I/O, Splines, XRefs, and More

Produce Stunning, Photo-Realistic Imagery through Simpler, Faster Workflows

Create or Import Complex Scenes in a Fraction of the Time

Work Effectively with Lights, Materials, and Cameras

Render Drawings Faster and Better with mental ray 3.5

About the Author

George Omura is a licensed architect, award-winning Autodesk Authorized Author, and all-time bestselling AutoCAD author. Some of his other AutoCAD books include Just Enough AutoCAD 2007 and Mastering AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007 (Sybex).

Scott Onstott has contributed to more than a dozen books on AutoCAD and other applications, including Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 (Sybex).

Jon McFarland manages a property development company's design department, where he uses AutoCAD and VIZ to create visualizations of proposed facility construction and expansions. He has also taught VIZ, AutoCAD, and 3ds Max® courses at the university level.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know VIZ.

Chapter 2: Introducing VIZ Objects.

Chapter 3: Creating Shapes with Splines.

Chapter 4: Editing Meshes and Creating Complex Objects.

Chapter 5: Creating AEC and Entourage Objects.

Chapter 6: Organizing and Editing Objects.

Chapter 7: Light and Shadow.

Chapter 8: Enhancing Models with Materials.

Chapter 9: Staging Your Design.

Chapter 10: Working with Files.

Chapter 11: Using Radiosity.

Chapter 12: Using mental ray.

Chapter 13: Understanding Animation.

Chapter 14: Creating Animations.

Chapter 15: Using Photoshop with VIZ.

Chapter 16: Combining Photographs with VIZ Designs.

Chapter 17: Using AutoCAD-Based Applications with VIZ.

Chapter 18: Exporting to the Web.

Appendix A: Installation Notes.

Appendix B: Modifiers and Materials.

Appendix C: Patches and NURBS Surfaces.

Appendix D: Helpers and Effects.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470072721
Author:
Omura, George
Publisher:
Sybex
Author:
McFarland, Jon
Author:
Onstott, Scott
Subject:
CAD-CAM - General
Subject:
Computer simulation
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
VIZ 2008
Subject:
3D visualizations
Subject:
architectural visualizations
Subject:
BCE to c 500 CE
Subject:
animations
Subject:
architectural renderings
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
surface modeling
Subject:
complex shapes
Subject:
Radiosity.
Subject:
Mental ray
Subject:
curve editing
Subject:
keyframes
Subject:
3D models
Subject:
3D modeling
Subject:
Modeling
Subject:
Jon McFarland
Subject:
File I/O
Subject:
Splines.
Subject:
XRefs
Subject:
visualizations
Subject:
CAD
Subject:
Cam
Subject:
CAD-CAM
Subject:
Graphics & Design software (Non-Microsoft)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD
Publication Date:
20061002
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
9.20x7.38x2.07 in. 3.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In "Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2007," world-renowned AutoCAD expert George Omura and two VIZ experts teachB students how to get the most out of Autodesk's potent 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. As students follow real-world examples, B they'll quickly see how to apply these techniques toB the design projects. This book offers the clear explanations and step-by-step instructionB students willB need to make VIZ work for them. .

"Synopsis" by , Turn Your Ideas Into High-Impact 3D Models and Animations

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

This new edition has been fully updated and revised to cover all of Autodesk VIZ 2007's new features--asset tracking, revamped Xrefs, an updated interface, and the improved rendering and editing tools--and it's packed with professional techniques you can apply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whether you're new to VIZ or simply want to master the latest features, this book offers the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions you need to create, animate, and render realistic architectural 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 for clients

* Applying radiosity to create lifelike views

* Employing mental ray to achieve high-res rendering

* Using AutoCAD and Photoshop(r) with VIZ

* Exporting content to the Web

Featured on the CD

You'll find a trial version of VIZ 2007 plus project files for all of the book's exercises.

Master VIZ 2007's great new features, including asset tracking, scene states, new modeling and texturing enhancements, batch rendering, and improved interoperability with other Autodesk products.

Create 3D models quickly and intuitively using the new edit poly tools 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 the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine's "Best of Everything CAD" issue, November/December 2003.

www.sybex.com

"Synopsis" by , Turn Your Ideas Into High-Impact 3D Models and Animations

Transform flat drawings and concepts into impressive 3D visualizations with the comprehensive instruction you'll find in Mastering Autodesk VIZ 2008. Expert author Jon McFarland helps you get the most out of this latest version of Autodesk's powerful 3D design, modeling, and animation tool with an in-depth, tutorial-based approach grounded in real-world examples.

This new edition has been fully updated for Autodesk VIZ 2008 and is packed with professional techniques you can apply immediately to your own work for striking results. Whether you're new to VIZ or simply want to master the latest features, this book offers the step-by-step instructions you need to create, animate, and render realistic architectural visualizations with VIZ 2008.

Coverage includes:

  • Creating complex shapes with surface modeling tools
  • Efficiently managing design data

  • Adding natural lighting effects

  • Staging a virtual walk-through of your room designs for clients

  • Applying radiosity to create lifelike views

  • Using mental ray to achieve the most realistic rendering

  • Understanding keyframes and function curve editing

  • Producing design presentation views

  • Acquiring 3D models and props from the Web

Discover and Use the New Improvements to File I/O, Splines, XRefs, and More

Produce Stunning, Photo-Realistic Imagery through Simpler, Faster Workflows

Create or Import Complex Scenes in a Fraction of the Time

Work Effectively with Lights, Materials, and Cameras

Render Drawings Faster and Better with mental ray 3.5

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