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SOFTIMAGE XSI Revealed provides a thorough introduction to XSI for the serious 3D animation student. Softimage|XSI offers an awesome rendering system. This book shows readers how they can take advantage of it. It teaches beginning students everything they need to know to render out exceptional frames. It also provides comprehensive information about textures--how they are projected onto models, and how to use them to modulate bump, transparency, reflectivity and other surface properties. Readers will explore lighting and will use caustics, global illumination, and final gathering to add realism and subtle beauty to scenes. They will also learn how the pros use motion blur and field rendering to put the finished touches on animation for TV and film. From using the RenderTree to create a believable metal material, to complex effects using output shaders, this book is a must for all students serious about understanding the formidable rendering power of SOFTIMAGE XSI.

Synopsis:

Welcome to the world of 3D animation with SOFTIMAGE XSI 5! Covering everything from modeling to animating, rendering, compositing, and even grooming hair, this official guide is designed to make the complexities of the XSI features accessible to beginning animators. After initial discussion of the fundamental concepts of 3D applications, you?ll quickly move on to more advanced topics that allow you to take advantage of each amazing feature of XSI 5. Full of tutorials designed to allow you to test each new skill, this book is your hands-on guide to the amazing possibilities of 3D animation with XSI 5.

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Table of Contents

1. The XSI Interface and Basic Foundation Concepts 2. Basic Terminology and Modeling 3. Organization, Hierarchy, and Groups 4. Simple Polygon Modeling 5. Basic Animation and Keyframing 6. Materials, Lighting, and Rendering 7. Path Animation 8. Building Sets and Models 9. Working with Layers 10. Deformations, and the Generic Attribute Painter 11. The Animation Editor 12. Working With Images 13. Simulations and Dynamics

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592005819
Publisher:
Course Technology
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Author:
Tbd
Author:
Anthon
Author:
Thomson Course PTR Development
Author:
y Rossano
Author:
Thomson, Course Technology PTR Developme
Author:
Rossano, Anthony
Author:
Rossano, Anthony (Anthony Rossano)
Author:
Harriss, Edward Atkins
Author:
Thomson Course Technology PTR Development
Subject:
Computer animation
Subject:
Three-dimensional display systems
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Electronic publishing
Subject:
Interactive Media
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Copyright:
Series:
Revealed
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.28x9.06x.85 in. 1.56 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Course Technology - English 9781592005819 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Welcome to the world of 3D animation with SOFTIMAGE XSI 5! Covering everything from modeling to animating, rendering, compositing, and even grooming hair, this official guide is designed to make the complexities of the XSI features accessible to beginning animators. After initial discussion of the fundamental concepts of 3D applications, you?ll quickly move on to more advanced topics that allow you to take advantage of each amazing feature of XSI 5. Full of tutorials designed to allow you to test each new skill, this book is your hands-on guide to the amazing possibilities of 3D animation with XSI 5.
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